But some religious authorities, too, have acted with anti-adaptive zeal. In my own Catholicism, the diocese of Raleigh, N.C., didn’t just cancel Masses and close churches; it forebode [my bolding] its priests to attempt experiments like drive-through confessions that might make social distancing and the sacraments compatible.
(Ross Douthat, “When Coronavirus Lockdowns Go Too Far,” NYTimes, 4-14,20)
The past tense of “forbid” is “forbade.”
The past tense of archaic “forebode” is “foreboded.”
Right is right, until it isn’t.
(c) 2020 JMN