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California Catholic college hosts drag show

Catholic World News - April 12, 2012

The University of San Diego, a Catholic college governed by a lay board of trustees, has hosted its first drag show.

The show was hosted by PRIDE, a student organization that describes itself as “an alliance at the University of San Diego for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered queer and questioning students and their supporters.”

The show began with a lecture by Lori Watson, a philosophy and gender studies professor.

Father Jacob Bertrand, a priest of the Diocese of San Diego, prayed before the event with others who were opposed to the show.

“Every person that I have dealt with who is experiencing same-sex attraction has had childhood problems,” he said. “I am here because Jesus has a message of healing. I think there is a better way to healing than expressing something that is broken … Any way a culture breaks apart the bonds between a man and a woman breaks the threads of the human heart.”

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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Apr. 13, 2012 10:21 AM ET USA

    Pride is one of the seven deadly sins.

  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 12, 2012 5:56 PM ET USA

    While most of the colleges and universities that have these types of activities are Jesuit (Santa Clara University School of Law and Loyola Marymount University, etc), this proves that ALL instutions of higher learning that call themselves Catholic need to be reviewed by the bishops-and it doesn't take 10 years to do so! This shouldn't take long at all - their histories since the Land O Lakes Conference of 1967 are of public record and their use of mandatums should be known.

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