The priest of a Catholic church in Carmel is under fire for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to "maggots and parasites" in his weekly message.
He went on to say the church must oppose Black Lives Matter and Antifa and carry the "message of peace."
He also criticized the destruction of monuments and questioned whether Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. would have been marching with the Black Lives Matter organizers because of the "alleged systematic racism."
"Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the other nefarious acolytes of their persuasion are not the friends or allies we have been led to believe," Rothrock wrote.
The newly formed Carmel Against Racial Injustice group called for parishioners of the church, other religious leaders and members of the community to denounce the message.