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Seton Hall demotes dean critical of Church's homosexuality stance
Newsday ^ | October 28, 2005 | Newsday

Posted on 10/29/2005 7:16:46 PM PDT by DBeers

Seton Hall demotes dean critical of church's homosexuality stance


October 28, 2005, 4:12 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. --

A gay associate dean at Seton Hall University, a Roman Catholic institution, has been demoted after criticizing the church's position on homosexuality, according to published reports.

A letter written by W. King Mott, 44, who has been an associate dean at the school for three years, was published Oct. 19 in The Star-Ledger of Newark.

Mott, who is openly gay and said he lives with his partner, wrote in the letter that that the Catholic church is unfairly attacking gay men and making them scapegoats for the church's pedophile scandal.

The following day, the school's dean, Molly Smith, asked Mott to step down, saying he had confused his position with the university's by writing in his letter that he is an associate dean at the school, Mott and a university spokesman told The Star-Ledger for Friday newspapers.

Mott, who has been working at Seton Hall for the last seven years, said a university should be a place for free expression of ideas but said he holds no ill will toward Smith.

"She works for a Roman Catholic institution," Mott said. "If the church didn't have this position (against homosexuality) no dean would have to be so guarded on this issue."

A university spokesman, Tom White, said it was "inappropriate" for Mott to speak against the Catholic Church or its policies while identifying himself as part of Seton Hall's administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiccolleges; catholicschools; catholicuniversities; homosexualagenda; setonhall; setonhallu
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1 posted on 10/29/2005 7:16:46 PM PDT by DBeers
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To: little jeremiah; DirtyHarryY2K
poing!

The Natural Laws Can Not Be Denied
- Resistance Is Futile!

2 posted on 10/29/2005 7:17:50 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: DBeers

Bravo - but he should not be allowed to be at a Catholic institution without a pledge to NOT participate in homosexual conduct since it is against the tenets of The Church.


3 posted on 10/29/2005 7:20:45 PM PDT by soltice
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To: DBeers

A hopeful sign. This doesn't happen very often.


4 posted on 10/29/2005 7:21:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Coleus

A surprise from Seton Hall.


5 posted on 10/29/2005 7:21:57 PM PDT by Cagey (Conservatism is a movement, not a political party.)
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To: DBeers; Coleus

Man, how things have changed in South Orange. Seton Hall was infamous as the place that allowed Playboy access to its coeds in the late 1980s.


6 posted on 10/29/2005 7:22:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Clemenza
Things have changed there since the Dorm fire, Clemenza. They are still repairing an image problem.
7 posted on 10/29/2005 7:25:15 PM PDT by Cagey (Conservatism is a movement, not a political party.)
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To: DBeers
"She works for a Roman Catholic institution," Mott said. "If the church didn't have this position (against homosexuality) no dean would have to be so guarded on this issue."

You think! She hired you, probably knowing all about you, and you abused your position to push your views and betrayed her trust! Mott, you arrogant jerk!

8 posted on 10/29/2005 7:26:38 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: DBeers

Seton Hall also does recognize or support TRUTH Trust Respect and Unity at the Hall a gay straight alliance


9 posted on 10/29/2005 7:27:29 PM PDT by antihannityguy
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To: DBeers

This guy needs a smack upside the head. The pedophile scandals currently besieging the church are ALL MALE HOMOSEXUAL in nature.

In actual fact, he should be dismissed and excommunicated for his open and blatant flauting of church doctrine.

I'd say more, but I value remaining a member here.


10 posted on 10/29/2005 7:27:43 PM PDT by Don W (Stress is when you wake up screaming, and then you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.)
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To: Don W
I'd say more, but I value remaining a member here.

Yes -one must not be drawn in to the evil one opposes.

Truth will win out...

11 posted on 10/29/2005 7:32:26 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: soltice

He cannot be an official in an serious Christian organisation.

Christ did not say, "Go and send Some More," afterall.

Happy to see Anglican Catholic and Roman Catholic finally taking a stance.


12 posted on 10/29/2005 7:32:56 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: antihannityguy
Seton Hall also does recognize or support TRUTH Trust Respect and Unity at the Hall a gay straight alliance

The acronym is really quite humorous as the organization it identifies objectivly promotes the opposite of truth...

13 posted on 10/29/2005 7:36:07 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: DBeers
Mott, who is openly gay and said he lives with his partner, wrote in the letter that that the Catholic church is unfairly attacking gay men and making them scapegoats for the church's pedophile scandal.

When nuns start acting like Mary Kay Letourneau and assaulting young men, then the church can make heterosexual women scapegoats . But right now the only pedophile scandal that it has is owing to worst kind of homosexual perverts. That ain't scapegoating that is just the truth of the matter.

14 posted on 10/29/2005 7:42:34 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: DBeers; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...


15 posted on 10/29/2005 7:44:42 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: DBeers

I don't understand why he wasn't fired.


16 posted on 10/29/2005 7:47:42 PM PDT by USArmySpouse
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Seton Hall demotes administrator who criticized church
An associate dean of Seton Hall University's College of Arts and Sciences was demoted by the Catholic school's administration after he wrote a letter to The Star-Ledger critical of the Roman Catholic Church's stance against homosexuality. The school's dean, Molly Smith, called Mott, who is openly gay
17 posted on 10/29/2005 7:49:20 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

This happened at Seton Hall?

I wonder if the devil himself feels a chill coming on?


18 posted on 10/29/2005 7:49:28 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: RepublicanMensan
I don't understand why he wasn't fired.

It is a subjective call guided by the fact that he is human and merits dignity and respect in addition to the fact that he suffers the homosexual disorder. As an individual suffering the homosexual disorder and apparently also choosing to participate in homosexual activity he potentially incites, confusion, scandal and he merits just discrimination in several regards e.g. he can not hold positions that would necessarily be proximate to temptation he may encounter suffering the homosexual disorder, he can not teach etcetera.... Apparently moving him was adequate? If he continues to proclaim homosexuality 'normal' publicly and or on campus and or work to contravene Church teaching -his position would probably be reevaluated...

19 posted on 10/29/2005 8:00:09 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: Don W

He should have been fired just for being stupid and irrational. Gay pedophiles doing the damage.


20 posted on 10/29/2005 8:07:27 PM PDT by Mr. Rational (God gave me a brain and expects me to use it)
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