Villanova withdraws invitation to radical gay activist
February 22, 2012
Villanova University, a Catholic school in Pennsylvania administered by the Augustinian order, has withdraw an invitation to a flamboyant homosexual activist to perform and conduct workshops for students.
“Villanova University embraces intellectual freedom and academic discourse,” the university said in a statement. “Indeed, it is at the very heart of our University and our Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition. With regard to the forthcoming residency and performance workshops by Tim Miller, we had concerns that his performances were not in keeping with our Catholic and Augustinian values and mission.”
“Therefore, Villanova has decided not to host Mr. Miller on our campus,” the statement continued. “Villanova University is an open and inclusive community and in no way does this singular decision change that.”
Villanova withdrew the invitation to Miller after the artist's scheduled appearance on campus and his radical affiliations were publicized by the Cardinal Newman Society.
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Posted by: chasann113163 -
Feb. 23, 2012 8:30 AM ET USA
Thank Goodness for the Cardinal Newman Society. It's hard to believe what is going on in our Catholic Universities. We need to pray that God will bring these preist to their senses.Satan is indeed busy.
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Feb. 22, 2012 7:37 PM ET USA
What would those Catholic and Augustinian "values" be? Judging by the their initial invitation, suspect, for sure. I imagine some heavy hitter donors helped Villanova to see the light. What a crime,this college is doing Satan's work handily.