Irish university suspends Legion of Mary for promoting Catholic view on homosexuality
Catholic World News - December 06, 2013
An Irish university has suspended the Legion of Mary’s status as an approved campus organization, after the group handed out leaflets promoting a Catholic approach to same-sex attraction.
At the National University of Ireland-Galway, members of the Legion of Mary distributed a pamphlet encouraging young people to develop “an interior life of chastity,” and discouraging them from identifying themselves as “gay.” The leaflet was a part of a “Purity Matters” initiative, sponsored by the Courage Community.
Officials at the National University of Ireland-Galway said that distribution of the leaflet violated the “pluralist ethos” of the institution, which forbids discrimination against any students.
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Posted by: John J Plick -
Dec. 15, 2013 11:16 PM ET USA
The "right" to drink poison must be protected... If it wasn't so obnoxious this insanity, this obsession with self-destructive behavior might fascinate me.
Posted by: dover beachcomber -
Dec. 07, 2013 12:45 AM ET USA
Having saved civilization once, the Irish now seem bent on making sure it doesn't happen again.
Posted by: geoffreysmith1 -
Dec. 06, 2013 5:23 PM ET USA
Just ignore the NUI-G and keep on handing out those leaflets. There is nothing they can do about it, unless they want to be smeared as censors. Not that they are averse to censorship, but they don't want to be seen as censors. Not good for the LGBT image, right?