Dallas Catholic Church Calls Cops On Maskless, Pregnant Mother Holding Child Throughout Mass, Officers Threaten Arrest
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is responding to Dallas mom Deirdre Hairston’s allegation that she was escorted out of Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, whereas holding her child — for not carrying a masks.
And there’s video of the incident.
Showing on Dr. Taylor Marshall’s podcast, Hairston, who’s pregnant, described how she was escorted out by officers after Holy Communion with the eucharist “nonetheless on her tongue,” and instructed the church didn’t need her there. Within the video proven on the podcast, one of many three officers tells Hairston that she’s going to “place her in handcuffs,” if she doesn’t depart.
“Am I getting arrested?” Hairston asks.
“No, not proper now. However should you don’t hear you may be,” replies the officer.
Cellphone footage exhibits Hairston asking what crime she has dedicated, to which police replied she was “trespassing on a enterprise.”
Hairston stated her parish-priest, Father Ryan referred to as police.
As soon as outdoors, Hairston stated the usher ran to her automobile and took images of her license plate as police had been taking her info. She additionally stated she was issued a ticket for trespassing.
Holy Trinity, which serves the uptown neighborhood close to Oak Garden and Lemmon Ave. responded on March 29, two weeks after the incident and two days after Marshall shared the interview on Youtube.
In it, they state that Hairston wasn’t arrested or ticketed, merely issued a trespass warning. In addition they stated the pastor of the parish has required masks at Mass out of concern for the well being and welfare of its complete congregation. Hairston and her husband stated that isn’t true. They stated it wasn’t required – solely inspired.
Moreover, the church expects “the trustworthy to put on masks out of charity and concern for others,” the church continued.
The Diocese is wanting into the small print relating to the incident, and stated, “recognizing that this pandemic has been disturbing for everybody, a rise in persistence and charity is important throughout lately.”