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Suit against Catholic U. seen as test for Catholic liberals

June 24, 2011

Political theorist Robert George sees a special significance in the lawsuit that John Banzhaf is bringing against the Catholic University of America, for switching to single-sex dormitories. That suit, George argues, provides a clear case of the authoritarian side of contemporary liberalism: an effort to force obedience to liberal ideological norms. George wonders how many Catholic liberals will recoil against that tendency, and oppose Banzhaf's suit.


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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jun. 25, 2011 2:56 PM ET USA

    This is also the big anti-smoking man, for what that's worth.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jun. 25, 2011 12:41 PM ET USA

    What is the thinking here? We are talking about young folks who have very little in the way of protection. Can they not have same sex dorms at that tender age? They think they are adults, we know better. We know that they can seek out premarital sex before they are ready, we don't have to throw the opportunity in their faces. Give them a break! We turn our children over to schools to educate them, we should expect some measure of safety, or we are no better than the secular world.