"Save the last dance for me" -- BC
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Dec 09, 2005
A Boston College student shows he knows what he's been taught, and what he hasn't:
For the three-and-a-half years I've been at BC, the school has taken steady, ease-into-the-hot-tub steps to give the green light to the GLBT community. ... BC did all this, but I'm not sure what it will allow and what it won't. I don't know where it stands on the issue of homosexuality because it doesn't stand in one place.
It has been suggested -- by a stubbornly orthodox faculty member -- that BC's cancellation of the GLBT dance was a purely tactical withdrawal designed to keep the good will of the Holy See until the merger with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology comes off. The last thing BC wants just now is a CD-full of jpegs showing its gays-at-play Fed-Ex'd to Cardinal Grocholewski and tagged with the usual PR office gibberish about the role of academic freedom and plum-tone mascara in the Catholic intellectual tradition, etc., etc. It will be instructive to see what moves are made once the Vatican's approbation is no longer in play.
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