Priest Under Fire For Showing Beheading Video to High School Class
A Roman Catholic priest is facing criticism after he showed high school students the February video of the mass beheading in Libya.
Priest Krzysztof Jeruzalski played the unedited video, which shows Egyptian Coptic Christians being beheading by ISIS members, as part of a lesson on Christian martyrdom to his 10th grade religion class in Poland.
Andrea Tantaros reported on “Outnumbered” today that one student was so upset by the video, that her mother told a newspaper she couldn’t sleep at night.
Tantaros said that the school is defending the priest, because he warned students before playing the horrific video and told them that they could leave at any time.
Father Jonathan Morris weighed in stating that he would never do it here.
“We would never ever get away with doing that, I don’t mean just priests, but teachers in the United States showing a video like this,” Morris said. “This was in Poland, maybe they can get away with it.”
Morris added that “at least he’s telling the story of what’s happening to these Christians.”