A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

GUCR in the Grapevine!

Recently the hypocritical Gonzaga University denied the GU College Republicans the right to advertize a speaker because the speaker was giving a talk on the true medical facts of homosexuality (though GU is a "Catholic" university and the Catholic Church teaches that the practice of homosexuality is a very grave sin). I posted about it here.

After the event, my friend Paul, former excellent GUCR President, posted about it (and was quoted in our city paper, which I call the Socialist-Review). You can read his post here.

About an hour ago I was watching Special Report with Brit Hume and he had the Grapevine segment, which I always find interesting---just little political facts and tidbits.

To my surprise, this whole incident at Gonzaga was mentioned, right at the end!

I found this link at Fox News just a bit ago.

Here is the text of the story:

Catholic Censorship

Two Catholic universities have censored students this week for defending the church's teachings on homosexuality. Cybercast News reports that Duquesne University in Pittsburgh ordered one student to remove his website opposing a "gay-straight alliance" on campus and to write an essay on Catholic teaching about human dignity. The student took down the site, but refused to write an essay, claiming his post was a paraphrase of Catholic teachings.

And at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, officials ordered students not to advertise a lecture on the medical implications of homosexual sex fearing it might stir up anti-gay sentiment. Despite, or perhaps because of the ban, Gonzaga students packed the auditorium for the event.
They had graphic of a map of Washington up, with Spokane highlighted and a big Gonzaga University graphic next to the map. Brit pronounced the name the eastern way "Gon-zog-a" (we say Gon-ZAG-a), but it was a great story. Special Report is repeated at 9:00pm pst, with the Grapevine on after the 9:30pm news update.

Unfortunately, "Catholic" universities have become breeding grounds for left-wing, humanistic, Jesuit (same thing) rhetoric, where true Catholic Church teachings, such as opposing the practice of homsexuality, are considered bigoted and intolerant and wrong.

The true intolerance is on the part of the Leftists, who have turned away from Catholic teachings.

This is what the Catholic Catechism says about homosexuality:

2357: Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. (emphasis added)
Perhaps the higher ups at Duquesne and Gonzaga ought to take a refresher course.

And great work, GUCR! I am proud to be a (former) member!