Last Updated on September 1, 2020
Video footage shows a clergyman at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City demanding the congregation affirm that “white privilege is unfair and harmful” and pledge to fight for “racial justice,” as parishioners pass by an altar adorned with photos of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.
“Do you affirm that white privilege is unfair and harmful to those who have it and those who do not? Yes,” Kenneth Boller, a Jesuit who is listed as a pastor on the church website says.
“Do you affirm that white privilege and the culture of white supremacy must be dismantled where it is present? Yes.”
The clergyman continues, “Therefore, from this day forward, will you strive to understand more deeply the injustice and suffering that white privilege and white supremacy cause? Yes. Will you commit to help commit to transform our church culture to one that is actively engaged in seeking racial justice and equity for all, for everyone? Yes.”
As the bizarre screed continues, congregates can be seen filing by an altar festooned with massive portraits of convicted shoplifter Ahmaud Arbery, convicted armed robber George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor.
The footage was first posted to social media by Michelle Malkin, who wrote, “A tipster sent me this revolting BLM prayer at St Xavier Catholic Church in NYC yesterday: ‘Do you affirm that white privilege is unfair…will you commit to helping transform our church culture’ and worship daily at altar of ‘racial justice.’ St. George Floyd replaces Jesus.”
A tipster sent me this revolting BLM prayer at St Xavier Catholic Church in NYC yesterday: “Do you affirm that white privilege is unfair…will you commit to helping transform our church culture” and worship daily at altar of “racial justice.” St. George Floyd replaces Jesus. pic.twitter.com/P3IoXj3GsX
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 31, 2020
The St. Xavier church website make particular note of the congregation’s “diversity” in the about section:
As Community, we bear witness to our faith and celebrate the diversity of 2,436 parishioners who come from all walks of life and from all areas throughout Metropolitan New York.
The massive George Floyd altar has drawn comparisons to the floating George Floyd hologram that is being projected onto night skies at the sites of former Confederate monuments.