Vice Principal Who Called ‘White Christian Men’ Terrorists Issues Apology

facebookROCKPORT, Maine — The vice principal of a school in Maine has apologized for a recent Facebook post in which he referred to “white Christian men” as terrorists.

“The only terrorists we need to fear are domestic white ‘Christian’ men with easy access to guns,” wrote Piet Lammert of Camden Hills Regional High School wrote last Saturday, the day after the shooting at the Colorado Planned Parenthood. “Vote Bernie. That is all…”

Lammert’s remarks caused alarm for some parents, who contacted the school district to express their concerns.

This week, Lammert deleted his comment and posted an apology.

“With true humility, I write to apologize for the offensive statement that I recently posted on Facebook,” he wrote. “I did not intend this statement literally when I wrote it — it was an exaggeration — but soon after realized that it was unintentionally hurtful, offensive, and divisive at a time when more than ever we need compassion and understanding.”

Lammert suggested that he himself is a professing Christian.

“Had I simply written what I meant, the post would have reflected my urgent distress at the epidemic of mass violence in our country, which more recent events have proven to span all social groups,” he said. “Ironically, in my effort to point out that we run the risk of simplifying the problem by singling out a particular ethnic group, I did exactly that to the group to which I belong.”

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Maria Libby, the superintendent at Five-Town Community School District, told reporters that she investigated the matter after receiving complaints, and without further explanation, advised that she took “appropriate action.”

“It was a mistake,” Libby stated. “It was a poor choice in words and it should never have been posted.”

“I will say that I know Piet, and he is someone who genuinely accepts all people,” she remarked. “The Five-Town CSD is committed to providing an atmosphere open to all students, families and staff and has a well-earned reputation for doing so.”

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  • George Jenkins

    A school vice-principal who says ““I did not intend this statement literally when I wrote it ” ? Does he understand English? Yeah right! Wanna’ buy a bridge in Brooklyn?

    • Josey

      I am not buying it either.

      • Becky

        Exactly. He knew what he was doing, which was putting it out there…he planted the seed.

  • TheBBP

    How does he still have a job? If he has said The only terrorists we need to fear are middle-eastern, Muslim men with easy access to guns,” He would have been instantly fired without recourse and it would have been national headlines.

    This story gets burried.

    • acontraryview

      “If he has said The only terrorists we need to fear are middle-eastern, Muslim men with easy access to guns,” He would have been instantly fired without recourse

      If that were the case, every FOX news anchor should be instantly fired, as well as many others.

  • FoJC_Forever

    Whatever damage that was done by his comment cannot be changed. Relenting a comment doesn’t change anything.

  • Bill

    Just “sorry” he got caught?

    • acontraryview

      That’s significantly more than you’ll hear from those who attempt to paint all Muslims as terrorists.

      • Bill

        You are familiar with their book right?

        • acontraryview

          You mean the Quran?

  • acontraryview

    While I certainly don’t agree with his statement, I find it hypocritical that people were so upset about what he said, but at the same time have no issue with people saying that all Muslims are all terrorists.

  • Cady555

    The point is that most mass killings in the US are perpetrated by one demographic (and that demographic is white, Christian and male). Yet we rightly do not vilify all members of that demographic. We shout “All Muslims are evil.” while ignoring the fact that they are only responsible for a fraction of mass killings. Good public policy must acknowledge that the risk is not limited to “those people over there who look different than me.”

    • Nidalap

      Well, lets see how the two demographics react when there’s a mass killing. The Christians will, on the whole, condemn the action while calling for prayer for both victims and perpetrators. What we see from the Muslims is city-wide end zone dancing over what ‘the holy martyrs’ have done. Oh we might hear “We strongly condemn this terrorist attack.” from their leadership in English. Right after that, in Arabic to their own people, it’s all “Death to America!”
      Muslims logically cannot all be terrorists, it’s true. They COULD, however, help themselves a lot by actually making a believable effort to police these murderers themselves.

      • Cady555

        Many Muslims do denounce terrorists. Many news organizations do not publicize those statements.

        Just as Muslims should denounce terrorism in the name of Islam, Christians should denounce those who claim to be Christians yet use threats of death to advance their “pro life” opinions.

  • greatscot

    He should be fired! If for no other reason than his actions were hate speech. He has no business being around children.