Catholic Priest: Critics of Donald Trump Should Kill Themselves By Jumping Off of a Building January 31, 2017

Catholic Priest: Critics of Donald Trump Should Kill Themselves By Jumping Off of a Building

Rev. Philip Pizzo, a priest at St. Benedict Joseph Labre Roman Catholic Church in Queens, urged people on his social media to kill themselves if they opposed Donald Trump, posting a meme featuring a man jumping off the top of a building.

To put it another way, the pro-life priest urged liberals to commit suicide.


Why post something like that? Because, said the priest, it made him laugh.

Pizzo, 67, told The Post on Monday that he just thought the “Jump Against Trump’’ meme was “funny.”

“I do not promote suicide,’’ Pizzo insisted. “I’ve helped many people over the years, and it does not promote suicide. It was funny.”

I’m not really understanding the humor. Maybe someone can explain it to me.

At least one member of Pizzo’s congregation says he’ll be looking for another place of worship:

“Suicide is not funny, plain and simple,” said Carlos Coburn, a congregant who once sought counseling from Pizzo because he was struggling with thoughts about killing himself.

Coburn said he has attended the church for 20 years but will start worshiping elsewhere, given the controversial posting.

Pizzo’s Church, by the way, is made up of a lot of immigrants — to the point where several services are offered in Spanish. I have no clue how you rationalize reaching out to Spanish speakers and supporting Trump after everything he’s said about that community. But logic is clearly not one of Pizzo’s strong suits.

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