Skip to comments.The Catholic University of America Rejects Gay Student Organization
Posted on 12/11/2012 2:25:46 PM PST by marshmallow
In the same week that the University of Notre Dame approved of a gay student organization, The Catholic University of America denied official recognition to a gay student organization on campus, reportedly citing a concern that it could become an advocacy group.
CUAllies, on their Facebook page, compared the denial to being denied Communion.
Yesterday, Catholic University handed down its decision to once again deny official recognition to CUAllies. They cited a possibiltiy of becoming an advoacy group as the reason.
This denial is very much like having been denied communiona particpation in ones faith community.
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CUAllies will continue to function as an unofficial group on campus. And a dialogue regarding the LGBT community will continue with administrators. They have acknowledged voids and have communicated a willingness to address these voids.
In a letter published by The National Catholic Reporter, CUAllies leader Ryan Fecteau said the group had shown a willingness to fully embrace Catholic identity. He said he was especially surprised given Notre Dames recent decision to approve a similar organization.
There is some history here in that The Catholic University of America reportedly previously recognized a gay and lesbian club starting in 1988 but political opinions led to increased tension between the administration and the group and the organization was disbanded in 2002. In recent years, CUA has continued to deny recognition to students organized as CUAllies, because of concerns about upholding Catholic teaching
An American Catholic University finds some spine. Who expected that?
Watch the campaign of outrage and abuse begin against the University and the Church. 5...4...3...2...
About damn time somebody had some balls. A university, hard to believe.
It is a bit of a stretch to “This denial is very much like having been denied communion”
Good. I hope they have a Courage group.
They’re right: It IS very much like being denied Communion. And for the same reason.