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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
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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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