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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:35 AM
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Bronx Catholic school principal Frank Borzellieri fired over ties to white supremacist group
Edited on Tue Aug-02-11 11:37 AM by NoGOPZone
Source: New York Daily News

The principal of a Bronx Catholic school was fired Tuesday after the Daily News exposed his ties to a white supremacist group and his controversial writings.

"Frank Borzellieri has been relieved of his position as principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School," said Joe Zwilling, spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.

"This decision was reached following a thorough internal review of his opinions and beliefs as expressed in his books and columns, and a discussion with Mr. Borzellieri himself."

The 48-year-old, who was named principal at the mostly black and Latino school two years ago, had pushed in the past to ban a biography of martyred civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/08/02/2011-08-...



the article also indicates that in the past he tried to remove a gay teacher from a classroom
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:45 AM
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1. Our Lady of Perpetual Hate (R)
Edited on Tue Aug-02-11 11:46 AM by SpiralHawk
These shriveled-soul RepubliWankers defile every holy thing they come in contact with...
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Heading North Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 11:50 AM
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2. I agree
I remember Barry Goldwater saying that good Christians ought to kick Jerry Falwell in the ass. Truth remains truth.
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:01 PM
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3. Someone should remind this clown that a few short decades ago
no self-respecting white supremacist group would allow an Italian-American Catholic to sully its snowy whiteness. What a shithead.
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donquijoterocket Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:51 PM
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12. and in fact
As you say,the KKK was as much anti-catholic as it was racist.Apt description although that's really one of the areas where American English falls a bit short.
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 01:11 PM
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13. In my personal experience, a lot of Americans don't really grasp
the difference between the various forms of Christianity out there. Fifty years ago, you wouldn't dare confuse a Catholic with a Protestant. Now the lines are blurred. Blurred lines are generally a good thing, but when people have no grasp of history... they're doomed to be asshats, basically.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:13 PM
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4. One brave person stood up, literally. One.
"Word of Borzellieri's racist ties caused a ruckus at the parish's Sunday Mass, where one parishioner stood to demand the principal's ouster."

The Daily News published that story and is now taking credit for the ouster, but, IMO, it was the man who stood up during Mass and demanded the bigot's departure who deserves the credit.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:24 PM
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6. I don't think that statement in and of itself
"where one parishioner stood to demand the principal's ouster..."

I don't think that statement in and of itself denies the possibility that anyone else stood up, merely that one who stood indicated a demand. :shrug:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:48 PM
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11. Bronx man interrupts church Mass to rip 'racist' principal, gets kicked out and arrested
BY Nicholas Rizzi, Reuven Blau and Bill Hutchinson
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Monday, August 1st 2011, 4:00 AM

... Cops were called to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Fordham after a church-goer interrupted the service to call for the removal of Frank Borzellieri as principal of the parish school.

"I wanted them to feel my sense of outrage that he was brought into the community to teach," said Juan Varela, 54, who was arrested yesterday on disorderly conduct and weapons possession charges and spent seven hours in police custody.

Varela, who is Catholic but lives in Queens, said he sat in a pew during the 10 a.m. Mass. At one point he stood up, walked to the altar, faced parishioners and began railing against Borzellieri.

"This church hired a racist. This church does not like Hispanics and blacks," one police source quoted Varela as saying ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2011/08/0...
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:15 PM
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5. Pervs and sickos, hiding behind religion...
Guess he wasn't worried about no burn'n in hell.
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iandhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:28 PM
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7. I thought
White supremacists hated Catholic's.
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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:36 PM
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8. I think it depends
on whether or not it's a TRUE white supremacist. ;-)
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:41 PM
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9. :Thud:
In the racial utopian North???
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 12:46 PM
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10. ... "Any form of discrimination or bigotry is inconsistent with Catholic teaching, and will not be
tolerated in our schools," said <Archdiocese spokesman Joseph> Zwilling ... After The News published a story Sunday, chaos broke out at a morning Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel when churchgoer Juan Varela loudly called for Borzellieri's removal ...
Church targets principal Bx. Catholic school educator, pastor who hired him under fire after News ex
BY Corinne Lestch
DAILY NEWS WRITER
Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 4:00 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2011/08/0...
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