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Gay activists celebrate Our Lady of the Lake Universityís new policy on homosexuals, transgenders
Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2013 | TIM DRAKE

Posted on 02/08/2013 2:34:02 PM PST by NYer

SAN ANTONIO, February 8, 2013, (Cardinal Newman Society) - The New Civil Rights Movement, a homosexual activist blog, is celebrating reports that Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), a Catholic university in San Antonio, Texas, has become the first Catholic school in Texas to revise its student handbook to protect students, faculty and staff of the university from discrimination based upon “sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.”

“By embracing this full vision of equality, we can realize the best nature of who we are and what we stand for at OLLU,” said Leda Barnett, assistant professor of political science.

Work to change the handbook began in 2005 with Cynthia Squiabro-Kee, then a graduate student at the University, and her efforts to establish a Gay/Straight Alliance. That group was formed by 2007. In early 2012, The Alliance posted a petition on the Change.org website seeking community support for their efforts to revise the university handbook with fully inclusive policies.

A resolution was submitted to the Student Voice Assembly for approval, seeking to “include the statement of ‘sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression’ to all relevant policies within the student handbook.”

After meeting with representatives of The Alliance, Equality Texas, the Rainbow Coalition and GetEQUAL TX, Jack Hank, OLLU’s vice president for Student Life, worked on revisions to the policy with the university’s attorney. On January 16, 2013, Hank announced approval of the policy change by the OLLU Student Life Council.

Pope Benedict XVI, in his Christmas address to the Roman Curia in December, warned against the dangers of celebrating “gender” outside of male and female.

“The attack we are currently experiencing on the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child, goes much deeper,” said the Holy Father:

While up to now we regarded a false understanding of the nature of human freedom as one cause of the crisis of the family, it is now becoming clear that the very notion of being – of what being human really means – is being called into question…. According to this philosophy, sex is no longer a given element of nature, that man has to accept and personally make sense of: it is a social role that we choose for ourselves, while in the past it was chosen for us by society. The profound falsehood of this theory and of the anthropological revolution contained within it is obvious. People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being. They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves. According to the biblical creation account, being created by God as male and female pertains to the essence of the human creature. This duality is an essential aspect of what being human is all about, as ordained by God. This very duality as something previously given is what is now disputed. The words of the creation account: “male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27) no longer apply. No, what applies now is this: it was not God who created them male and female – hitherto society did this, now we decide for ourselves. Man and woman as created realities, as the nature of the human being, no longer exist. Man calls his nature into question. From now on he is merely spirit and will. The manipulation of nature, which we deplore today where our environment is concerned, now becomes man’s fundamental choice where he himself is concerned. From now on there is only the abstract human being, who chooses for himself what his nature is to be. Man and woman in their created state as complementary versions of what it means to be human are disputed. But if there is no pre-ordained duality of man and woman in creation, then neither is the family any longer a reality established by creation. Likewise, the child has lost the place he had occupied hitherto and the dignity pertaining to him. Bernheim shows that now, perforce, from being a subject of rights, the child has become an object to which people have a right and which they have a right to obtain. When the freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to create oneself, then necessarily the Maker himself is denied and ultimately man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God, as the image of God at the core of his being. The defence of the family is about man himself. And it becomes clear that when God is denied, human dignity also disappears. Whoever defends God is defending man.



TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholicschools; education; highereducation; homosexual; homosexualagenda; transgender
This article originally appeared on the Cardinal Newman Society website and is reprinted with permission.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 2:34:09 PM PST by NYer
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For those with kids preparing to attend college.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 2:35:35 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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Nooooo!


3 posted on 02/08/2013 2:52:50 PM PST by bgill
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There are still some faithful Catholic colleges left, but evidently this isn’t one of them.

The Cardinal Newman Society is pretty reliable at recommending colleges that still provide a good Catholic education and warning against those that have problems.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 2:54:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Is there a college besides Hillsdale we’d want to send kids too?


5 posted on 02/08/2013 2:55:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Franciscan U?


6 posted on 02/08/2013 3:09:14 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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Another for both lists. Any institution of higher learning calling itself "Catholic" and at the same time pushing the homonazi agenda has to stop calling itself Catholic. I hope alumni burn up the phone lines, quit donating, and parents learn about this so they won't send their kids to this school.

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7 posted on 02/08/2013 3:25:50 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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And to top it off, the silly President of the University tried to force people get degrees in subjects that might ACTUALLY LEAD TO A JOB!. They showed her as well:

“Our Lady of the Lake University President Tessa Martinez Pollack will leave her post March 1 after more than a decade in charge, the university announced Thursday.

The move came after months of tumult in which students and faculty protested Pollack’s decision to eliminate a dozen degree majors, including religious studies and Mexican American studies,”

There will be none of that “learning crap that has some value in the real world” here!!!


8 posted on 02/08/2013 3:30:41 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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The state of putatively "Catholic" universities is nothing short of revolting. I scoped out my Alma Mater's website - a search on the word "gay" bought up 87 hits, including LGBT support groups, catalog listings of courses geared to LGBT students, profiles of faculty members with interests in LGBT "studies" and so on.

Despite the gratitude I feel for the excellent education I received there almost four decades ago, I will not be sending any more money to them and will be communicating the reason why to the Administration.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 02/08/2013 4:35:54 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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And this remains a Catholic University for how long?


10 posted on 02/08/2013 4:45:44 PM PST by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2)
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Bookmark.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 5:20:32 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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12 posted on 02/08/2013 5:22:44 PM PST by narses
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13 posted on 02/08/2013 5:23:23 PM PST by narses
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The words of the creation account: “male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27) no longer apply. No, what applies now is this: it was not God who created them male and female – hitherto society did this, now we decide for ourselves. Man and woman as created realities, as the nature of the human being, no longer exist.

Just.... wow......

This is so wrong on so many levels.

The deception is palpable.

Wonder where the Vatican condemnation of this is?

Wonder where the rest of the FRoman Catholic condemnation of this is?

14 posted on 02/08/2013 7:46:21 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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Is there a college besides Hillsdale we’d want to send kids too?

Check out Ave Maria University, in Ave Maria, FL, east of Naples.

15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:41:20 PM PST by SuziQ
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Yes. Belmont Abbey in Charlotte, North Carolina.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 4:51:07 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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So, Catholics, tell me how a Catholic university can do this.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 4:16:53 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, the TFP Student Action found that 107 – or 43% have pro-homosexual clubs. TFP Student Action Dec. 6. 2011; studentaction.org/get-involved/online-petitions/pro-homosexual-clubs-at-107-catholic-colleges/print.html

91% of faculty and administrators from America’s top 23 Catholic universities who contributed to presidential campaigns in 2012 gave to President Obama. 89.6% of all 928 donors contributed to Obama, versus 10.3% who gave to Romney. - Based on official Federal Election Commission data made available by OpenSecrets.org; http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4529

18 posted on 02/10/2013 4:57:34 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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