If you’re just joining us, here is the post describing Daniella’s situation.
Thank you to all of my readers who offered their prayers and empathy to Daniella after my post two days ago. We both appreciate your response, especially in the light of how many of our fellow Catholics we have seen remaining silent in the face of racism and violence lately. I want to tell everyone that Mr. Lippert had at least two facebook accounts, both of which have been deactivated, but he apparently tends to start new accounts all the time. Be careful whom you friend on social media, as always. This is not the first time he’s threatened violence or harassed online, according to several people who have contacted me about him. But we’re reasonably certain that Daniella is safe from any harm at this time. The police and FBI have been notified and are investigating.
Also, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius have confirmed that Lippert lied on his Linked In account about having anything to do with the seminary, either as a student or an employee. Here is their statement:
I’m grateful that they clarified this, as his claimed affiliation with the church I loved so much horrified me.
In light of recent developments on social media, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Pittsburgh, PA has issued the following statement:
Kaleb Patrick Lippert is neither a student nor employee of the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There is no record of him ever being associated with the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in any way.
As an educational institution and as an employer, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary upholds the revealed truth of the equal dignity of all human persons as bearers of the divine image. The educational mission of the Seminary is bound to the official teaching of the Catholic Church and to the received patrimony of Byzantine Tradition. The Byzantine Catholic Seminary welcomes all qualified applicants who wish to be educated in this particular faith tradition. In its admissions and employment policies, the Seminary eschews discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Finally, I would like to caution my readers that certain friends of Mr. Lippert are claiming that he is an innocent and “sweet” man who only attacked Daniella (and his other alleged victims who have come forward) due to his “terrible” case of Asperger’s syndrome. I have many good friends on the autism spectrum. I want to make very clear that Asperger’s does not in any way cause people to open multiple facebook accounts, lie about their affiliation with seminaries, pretend to be evangelists or make graphic threats of rape and murder. I understand Lippert’s friends want to protect him, but slandering the autistic community is not an appropriate way to do this. Having autism makes it harder to process and communicate information. It does not make you a sociopath. Lippert could, indeed, have Asperger’s Syndrome, but these attacks can’t be blamed on the autism spectrum.
8/24/2017 update: Kaleb is back on Facebook, he has at least two accounts as before, and he is claiming that his phone was stolen, the thief attacked Daniella, and that he rejects all racism. However, the supposed phone thief copied his exact writing pattern, grammar and spelling errors and is certainly not the one who lied about his affiliation with the seminary on his Linked In. Also, Kaleb instantly attacked me and called me a “narcissistic witch” and “not a Catholic” when I laughed at his cock-a-mamie story. Furthermore, as of this evening he still has posts with the n-word on his public Facebook page. His story has no credibility and I stand by everything I have written.
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