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Lavender Graduation Trend Continues at Catholic Colleges
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/30/12 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT by marshmallow

“Lavender graduation” events for homosexual students are sadly becoming common on Catholic campuses across the country.

Georgetown University president John DeGioia is scheduled to deliver remarks at this evening’s “Lavender Graduation” ceremony. The Jesuit university’s website describes the event as “a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University.”

(For readers unfamiliar with today’s campus jargon, “LGBTQ” means “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer,” and “ally” means any “heterosexual” person who is accepting of those who claim such other sexual “identities.” An “ally” is also commonly expected to have no objection to the “gay and lesbian culture” or LGBTQ sexual activities.)

Melissa L. Bradley, a Georgetown alumna and CEO of the Tides Foundation, is today’s keynote speaker. The Tides Foundation is a public foundation that in 2010 made grants totaling $144.6 million to a number of leftist groups, according to its latest IRS filing posted at Guidestar. Grantees included the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Catholics United, Center for Reproductive Rights, Choice USA, Human Rights Watch, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Ms. Foundation for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Planned Parenthood and Transgender Law Center.

The event is sponsored by Georgetown’s Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of Mission and Ministry, Georgetown University Law Center, School of Nursing & Health Studies, McDonough School of Business, School of Continuing Studies and Division of Student Affairs.

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, held a “lavender reception” on April 22, co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Intercultural Leadership and Identity. They described the event as “an opportunity for the Saint Rose..............

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: 2012commencements; balkanization; catholic; catholiccolleges; degioia; highereducation; homosexualagenda; segregation; tidesfoundation

1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:41:29 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Outrageous — no pun intended.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:45:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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3 posted on 05/01/2012 6:49:14 AM PDT by narses
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To: marshmallow

How much say does the Catholic church have in the activities at these so-called Catholic colleges?


4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:51:55 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: marshmallow

Lavender? Now they’ve gone and killed another color. They weren’t satisfied with turning red into a political statement.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: marshmallow

Pathetic that the very Bible itself that the Church is built on is being completely ignored.

The Vatican should be excommunicating hundred if not thousands of these heretics.

But, they won’t . . . bad publicity, ya’ know!


6 posted on 05/01/2012 6:55:13 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: marshmallow

Is there still a graduation for normal people?


7 posted on 05/01/2012 6:55:54 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: marshmallow

“unique experiences” - NSFW, I’m sure


8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:06:38 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Hacksaw

Yes, it sounds like it, but they do not get any special recognition for being normal. Just the weirdos get special recognition.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:26:52 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: marshmallow

Have whatever ceremony you like, so long I’m not paying for it. Apparently, though, I AM paying.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:37:48 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: kitkat

Yep, the color lavendar is now a homosexual themed color.

Well, they did that with the word “gay”. At one time, gay meant happy and carefree. Now it means homosexual, and only homosexual. It is never used by people according to its dictionary definition anymore.

Heck, I was at a Christmas pageant last year at a school. The kids sang a jazzed up version of “Deck The Halls”, in which the line about “gay apparel” was taken out. I assume that the school didn’t want kids saying the word “gay”.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 8:14:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What did theynreplace “gay apparel” with?


12 posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:30 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: Arm_Bears

Not enough, I’m afraid. When you have the chance, google “land o’lakes statement,” and read.

If I’m not misreading between the lines, I, too, would love to see this end, and if it took the Church using leverage, I am all for it.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 8:36:28 AM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: marshmallow

LGBTQ.

I see they recently added “Q” for queer, as if Lesbian and Gay didn’t cover it.

I think the addition was really because the easiest way to remember the acronym “LGBT” was to think of “Large Butt.”


14 posted on 05/01/2012 8:42:27 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Arm_Bears
How much say does the Catholic church have in the activities at these so-called Catholic colleges?

Forget the Catholic colleges. Ask, rather, how much say does the RCC have in the activities of ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES?!!! The answer will tell you why these colleges are so profligate.

Ask yourself why a priest refusing to give communion to a known unrepentant homosexual would be dismissed from his position. Ask yourself why Catholic churches in the most liberal enclaves are given free reign to affirm homosexuality to fit in with their perverted communities. Ask why several Catholic churches in Washington State are refusing to fight the fight for marriage there by refusing to sponsor petition circulations in their congregations? Ask why the RCC in Maine is remaining completely silent on the battle for the perversion of marriage in that state?

15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:44:37 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: marshmallow

We are WAY overdue for another Papal Slapdown of the Jesuits.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: laweeks
Pathetic that the very Bible itself that the Church is built on is being completely ignored.

Not really. The Bible speaks against so many of the things that the Catholic church does. The Catholic church is built mostly upon pagan traditions.
17 posted on 05/01/2012 9:36:22 AM PDT by crosshairs (Worship the Creator, not the created.)
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To: laweeks

They excommunicate themselves by their actions, ipso facto.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 11:17:16 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: crosshairs
The Catholic church is built mostly upon pagan traditions.

I think you confuse the Church with some men e.g. those that suffer from the homosexual disorder. Maybe you should look to other men, say Peter? Regardless, faith in the Church is not premised upon faith in men. If instead of faith you seek inspiration and men to model yourself after I would suggest you look to holy men rather than the unholy.

19 posted on 05/01/2012 12:14:28 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Hildy

At the concert I attended, they didn’t replace “gay apparel” with anything. They just omitted that entire line. They omitted a few other lines from the song to, perhaps so as not to get picked on that they censored “gay” out of the song.


20 posted on 05/01/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Hildy

At the concert I attended, they didn’t replace “gay apparel” with anything. They just omitted that entire line. They omitted a few other lines from the song to, perhaps so as not to get picked on that they censored “gay” out of the song.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 1:12:21 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Arm_Bears

“How much say does the Catholic church have in the activities at these so-called Catholic colleges?”

The local bishop has to let them operate in his diocese; the buck stops with him.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 2:19:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: paterfamilias

My diocean university offers a course on “gay marriage”; this isn’t a school operated by an order, but by the diocese itself.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 2:21:39 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

I must insist that you name the university. You may freepmail me and I will take action on my own without ever mentioning you. This must be stopped.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 10:25:11 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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