#FatherBruceWilkinson is, according to his bio at America magazine, a retired Catholic priest.
I had never heard of him until his recent hate mongering against Polish people was brought to my attention.
Wilkinson hates Poles, and he wants those he influences to hate Poles, as well.
Wilkinson has over 7,000 followers, and if those 7,000 people read Wilkinson's recent anti-Polish posts, they have been educated by a Catholic priest to hate.
On March 14, 2022, Wilkinson posted an article from the New York Times falsely alleging that Poles are white supremacists who have been kind to Ukrainians fleeing a war aimed at destroying civilians for no other reason than that those Ukrainians are white.
Wilkinson reported that he had "personal encounters" with Poles in Chicago, and those "personal encounters" caused him to decide that "#Poland has never been one of my favorite countries to think about or uphold with positive values."
Wilkinson's statement is borderline incoherent and it does not reflect deep thought or a high intellect. Wilkinson's hatred is clear, though.
Wilkinson's followers respond with further hatred against Poles.
Wilkinson's hatred disgusts me. It causes me to despair.
Wilkinson's hatred is especially toxic because it comes from a priest. A leader of Catholics.
If a Polish American priest were to make an equally hateful comment about black people, that Polish priest would face defrocking by sundown. Black Americans exercise power that Polonians only dream about.
Wilkinson justifies his hatred by saying that he has had negative encounters with Poles.
Look at crime statistics in Chicago. Below is just one set of statistics from the Chicago Tribune.
If someone did say that, the punishment would be severe. Wilkinson, though, can spew his hatred with abandon and remain a contributor to America, a prominent American Catholic magazine.
And when did Wilkinson say this? When the world is on the verge of a nuclear war. When millions of Ukrainian mothers and children, children with cancer, babies, old women, are running for their lives.
Link to Wilkinson's tweet here
Thank you to Jerzy for sending this in.