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‘How Georgetown became a gay-friendly campus’

Catholic World News - July 31, 2013

The New York Times has published an article on the acceptance of homosexuality at Georgetown University. “Indeed, there’s a Gender Liberation Week, Gay Pride Month, a popular drag ball called Genderfunk, and a Lavender graduation ceremony attended by the university president,” the Times reported.

“Every month is a good month to be gay at Georgetown,” said the president of the student gay pride group, who has considered converting to the Episcopal Church. “You stay Catholic because you have a love of the institution and you want to change it.”

The article continues:

Todd A. Olson, Georgetown’s dean of students, says he is confident that providing gay students support, freedom of expression and a place to celebrate who they are does not conflict with the university’s Jesuit heritage … The university, he said, is careful not to take positions or advocate behavior that contradicts church teachings. The resource center, for example, does not distribute condoms or provide safe-sex counseling.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 31, 2013 11:51 PM ET USA

    "Georgetown’s dean of students, says he is confident that providing gay students support, freedom of expression and a place to celebrate who they are does not conflict with the university’s Jesuit heritage." In contrast with the Holy Father's crystal clear teaching on homosexuals, Georgetown, a university in the Jesuit tradition, muddies up Church teaching by its ambiguous policies and support of questionable activities. Cardinal Wuerl and Georgetown don't teach as Jesus did!

  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 31, 2013 10:42 AM ET USA

    "...celebrate who they are does not conflict with the university’s Jesuit heritage … ". Well, it never seems to bother most of the Jesuits and Cardinal Wuerl, but it does bother Catholics who believe in the Magisterium!

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