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if she's good enough for the Jesuits...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 31, 2010

Christian activists are rightly distressed by President Obama's nomination of Chai Feldblum, a radical lesbian activist, to a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But it will be tough to persuade the US Senate to block the appointment. Right now Feldblum is a professor at Georgetown Law School. She was judged acceptable as a faculty member at America's oldest Catholic university; why isn't she acceptable as an official of a secular government? 

I know; I know. Georgetown is a Jesuit university; whether it's Catholic in any meaningful sense is another question. Georgetown Law School is the old stomping ground of the late Father Robert Drinan, SJ-- when he wasn't in Congress supporting legislation to protect legal abortion. I'm not arguing in favor of the Feldblum nomination. I'm arguing against Georgetown's faculty-hiring practices.

 

 

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  • Posted by: ILM - Apr. 03, 2010 7:51 PM ET USA

    This is so depressing. I guess putting up with the way our Church is so badly represented was included in Christ's thinking when He said us in the Gospel 'Those who indure to the end will gain eternal life'.

  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 01, 2010 12:30 AM ET USA

    Obviously Georgetown and the other Catholic universities have never heard about(much less taught) the Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance. It's not surprising that the Cathechism isn't part of "higher learning" anymore. I was surprised, however, to run across a priest who ministers to other priests who was unfamilar with it.

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