|Fr. James Thompson, |
Director General of the Basilian Fathers
Toronto, Canada - In an exclusive interview with SCCB, Director General of the Basilian Order, James 'Little Basil' Thompson, said that the order "one-hundred percent supports Fr. Timothy Scott."
It had been widely reported that Scott had been relieved of his position as spokesman for the order as a consequence of his profane tweet about Cardinal Burke. In fact, the Basilians now report that Scott's position had expired in the summer and not because of the tweet.
When SCCB asked Thompson about this, the director said, "There is no [expletive] way we would do such a thing to an esteemed member of the congregation."
"Sure, what Scott did was [expletive] stupid. Scott obviously had his [expletive] up his [expletive] when he said that, but [expletive] - who doesn't do stupid [expletive] [expletive] every once in a while?"
Fr. Thompson said that the order has learned a great deal from the whole experience and he is personally touched for how much support from the order has been given to Fr. Scott.
"I think [expletive] Saint Basil is looking down from [expletive] heaven right now with great [expletive] pride."