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MIT Chaplain was Forced to Resign After He Dared to Speak The Truth About George Floyd’s Criminal Past

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The College Fix reported that the Archdiocese of Boston made Daniel Moloney resign from his chaplain position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after students and alumni threw a fit about Moloney brining up George Floyds criminal history in an email to students.

Even though Moloney, a Catholic priest, made the case that Floyd’s criminal past should not have justified his death, his mentioning of Floyd’s rap sheet spurred several individuals to protest the chaplain’s message. They immediately turned to campus officials and filed bias complaints over the statement

“George Floyd was killed by a police officer, and shouldn’t have been,” Moloney wrote in an email on June 7 directed to the Tech Catholic Community, a group of Catholic students at MIT.

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“He had not lived a virtuous life. He was convicted of several crimes, including armed robbery, which he seems to have committed to feed his drug habit. And he was high on drugs at the time of his arrest. But we do not kill such people. He committed sins, but we root for sinners to change their lives and convert to the Gospel,” the priest wrote.

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“ In the wake of George Floyd’s death, most people in the country have framed this as an act of racism. I don’t think we know that. Many people have claimed that racism is major problem in police forces. I don’t think we know that.”

The New Boston Post republished the entire e-mail.

The MIT student body wasn’t having any of Maloney’s insightful commentary.

According to an article in The Tech campus newspaper, MIT’s dean for student life, Suzy Nelson, stated that administrators and the bias response team received reports concerning Moloney’s email.

In an email directed to student and faculty leaders on June 12, Nelson declared that Moloney’s message “contradicted the Institute’s values” and “was deeply disturbing” and that “by devaluing and disparaging George Floyd’s character,” Moloney did not “acknowledge the dignity of each human being and the devastating impact of systemic racism” on “African Americans, people of African descent, and communities of color,” The Tech reported.

As a result of this outrage over Moloney’a comments, the Archdiocese of Boston urged Moloney to resign from his chaplain position at the school on June 9, according to the Boston Globe.

Terrence Donilon, a spokesman for the archdiocese, informed WBZ-TV “While Fr. Moloney’s comments should not reflect on the entirety of his priestly ministry, they nonetheless were wrong and by his resignation he accepts the hurt they have caused.”

Moloney said in an interview with the Boston Globe on June 16, “I regret what happened, I regret it was misunderstood, I regret that [it] became difficult for me to be a voice for Christ on campus.”

Matt Lamb of the Campus Fix gave an overview of Moloney’s overall credentials:

Moloney is a published author at First Things, The Wall Street Journal and National Review. He used to work at the Heritage Foundation as a senior policy analyst for the DeVos Center for Religion and Society. His doctoral dissertation focused on justice and mercy, the subject of a recent book he published as well. He also maintains an active Tumblr page but has not explicitly addressed the controversy on it.

Today’s culture war will spare no one who dares to provide nuanced takes that go against established dogma.

The Right must be mentally prepared for a decade of harassment like never seen before.

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Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation

Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.

Under The Background Check Expansion Act,  gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House

“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.

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According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.

Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms. 

Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.

Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race. 

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