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Gay students organize campaign to kick out Catholic priest for saying homosexuality, abortion sinful
Life Site News ^ | 4-5-13 | John Jalsevac

Posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Catholic students at George Washington University are rallying to the support of their beloved priest after two gay seniors launched a campaign to kick him out of his post at the university’s Newman Center for preaching that homosexuality and abortion are sinful.

The GW Hatchet, a campus newspaper, reported this week that seniors Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen are spearheading the campaign. The story has since been picked up by numerous other news outlets.

Fr. Greg Shaffer

The students say that they will file a formal complaint with the university, release a video featuring ten other students who share their opinion, and hold prayer vigils until the priest is removed from his post. They are also demanding that the university’s Student Association defund the Newman Center, which receives $10,000 a year.

In their letter of complaint the pair will reportedly cite studies showing how being around “homophobic” behavior can lead to loss of appetite and problems sleeping.

The students complain that Fr. Greg Shaffer has spoken out against gay “marriage” and abortion, and has counseled homosexual Catholic students to embrace celibacy. They said they were disturbed when Fr. Shaffer quoted the Book of Romans and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic; gregshaffer; gwu; homosexualagenda; johnjalsevac; moralabsolutes; prolife; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; romancatholic
In other words, these students were upset that a Roman Catholic priest is actually Roman Catholic? Imagine if they ever actually listened to the Pope.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Why are they at a Catholic University? The priests are just affirming what the bible says.

Good grief. Let’s kick out christians for following their faith faithfully.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 8:49:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ReformationFan

Sexual Deviants Gone Wild!


4 posted on 04/05/2013 8:50:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: ReformationFan

Only liberal idiots do this kind of stuff and expect their demands be met.

What conservative joins PETA. starts eating a meat sandwich there, and then wants to kick people out of PETA because they’re vegetarians?

What conservative joins a liberal group and then demands the liberal group kick out liberals because they teach beliefs that are liberal?

What kind of media coverage would that get? Sympathetic, like this puff piece, or a scathing attack by the media?


5 posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Viennacon

Man, do I love me some tolerant gay folks. You gotta accept EVERYTHING they say or do but they ain’t listenin’ to squat you gotta say. More diversity training for someone required. And it ain’t me.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 8:55:02 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: ReformationFan

....” being around “homophobic” behavior can lead to loss of appetite and problems sleeping.”....

Among one of the behaviors among many young gays is the desire for attention....I’d love evidence that homosexual practices stunts ones growth!

But for these two...perhaps they’re having restless nights and loss of appetite, might evidence what they’re doing to each other is the cause....guilt has a way of bringing with it troublesome sleep.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 8:55:08 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I believe the scientific term is “Drama Queen”


8 posted on 04/05/2013 9:29:28 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

GWU isn’t Catholic.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 12:41:42 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: ReformationFan

These gay students need to be told that their ignorant comments are bigoted and hateful of all Catholics. Until they understand Catholic teaching on sin, their ignorant comments will be disregarded.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 12:42:34 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: iowamark

hmmm, thanks, i thought it was.


11 posted on 04/06/2013 12:56:45 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ReformationFan
The Catholics would have this problem it we would OBEY God.

Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
12 posted on 04/06/2013 1:21:35 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: ReformationFan
OMG....the Homos are going to hold a "PRAYER Vigil" til the Priest is kicked out for telling the TRUTH??? Now THAT is taking the Lord's name in VAIN!!!

If a CATHOLIC university would kick out a Priest for speaking the TRUTH, NO ONE is SAFE....NO ONE.....Good BYE AMerica.

13 posted on 04/06/2013 1:49:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ReformationFan
>> hold prayer vigils until the priest is removed from his post. <<

Prayer vigils to who? Satan?

14 posted on 04/06/2013 2:05:19 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Ann Archy

GWU is not a Catholic school.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 5:44:11 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This is a case of intolerance masquerading as tolerance. It’s the theme of lots of people, conservatives and liberals alike.


16 posted on 04/06/2013 5:47:28 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Why are they at a Catholic University? The priests are just affirming what the bible says.

It wasn't talking about Trinity DC.

They kicked their Catholic chaplain out a long time ago.

17 posted on 04/06/2013 7:04:21 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: ReformationFan
In another time, not too long ago, there would have been an organized campaign to get the gay students sodomites thrown out.

The communists are certainly working hard on their 45 Goals. Especially number 26 lately.

18 posted on 04/06/2013 7:40:31 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Yosemitest
"Legacy has since been ordained in the North American Old Catholic Church, which encourages homosexuals to become clergy..."

Looked it up. The North American Old Catholic Church, founded in 2007 in Louisville, KY, says it "has developed its own Old Catholic history and culture," its faith tradition being described as "rooted in the early days of Jesus".

[Fabulous! In existence for six years, they have already "developed their own history"! Going "back to the early days of Jesus!"]

In addition to not recognizing the pope, the North American Old Catholic Church "provides that priest celibacy is optional, married men may be ordained as priest, and divorced Catholics may remarry within the Old Catholic Church without getting an annulment. It also "ordains bisexual people, divorced people, gay, lesbian, married people, transgender people, and women."

"Together, the church collective supports social justice concerns such as women's rights, gay rights, and "being good stewards of the environment."

They ought to invite Garry Wills to be their next Fabulous Ordinary, since he, like they, just managed to discover the genius of Protestantism a mere 500 years later than everybody else did. True Ancient and Primitive Successors to the Spin-Offs of the Apostles, going back to when Peter, John and Mary Magdalen used to sit around the house-church and read to each other from the Book of Neuteronomy (KJV only).

Dang. I just LOVE bit about "developing their own history." I'm joining! I want to be 19 again, and the Cardinal-Queen of Romania.

19 posted on 04/06/2013 8:59:17 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (You may kiss my ring.)
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To: Campion; markomalley
Sorry, fumblin' fingers. I meant to ping you to this one:

#19

20 posted on 04/06/2013 9:02:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (You may kiss my ring.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The church better kick out anti-Catholics who enter Catholic universities just to subvert it’s basic teachings. Enough with this casper milk toast Christianity. Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, why doesn’t the Church kick out its enemies from the universities. Every applicant to a Christian university should have to sign a contract vowing that they will not work to undermine the religious principles of the institution.


21 posted on 04/06/2013 2:55:19 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Follow the money....it ususally leads to George Soros.


22 posted on 04/06/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: ReformationFan

Just another part of the organized crusade by liberals to rid public life of every possible influence of religion.


23 posted on 04/06/2013 3:02:33 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I think ... you better think again.
I don't know how religious you are, but consider this:
24 posted on 04/06/2013 5:44:04 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest
If you have half a minute, re-read what I wrote. It should be fairly obvious that this absurd, cheap knock-off "North American Old Catholic Church" has no appeal for me except for providing a dumb-as-a-doofus target for my aroused sense of irony.

"North American" it is, apparently. But the other three words are howlers.

Kinda like Flannery O'Connor's "Holy Church of Christ Without Christ: where the lame don't walk, and the blind don't see, and what's dead stays that way."

Tagline.

25 posted on 04/06/2013 7:05:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (/s/ --- Your sarcasm tag: never leave home without it. --- /s/)
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

26 posted on 04/06/2013 7:07:19 PM PDT by narses
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To: ReformationFan


Thank you, father.

27 posted on 04/06/2013 7:14:55 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: ReformationFan

This is the same typical stuff. The same people that implore others to be “open minded” and “tolerant” prove over and over again they are not just intolerant but aggressively do. The reason is they want to make sure that the only message getting out is that if you speak up against homosexuality or any sexual liberal stance you will be punished so you’d better keep quiet or else. There are an awful lot of so called “conservatives” who seem not to have a problem with this because they are silent. Someday that silence will not be voluntary and then it will be too late.


28 posted on 04/06/2013 7:34:14 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I see. It's best not to read FR when you're very tired.
29 posted on 04/07/2013 10:57:04 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: annalex

AMEN...


30 posted on 04/10/2013 10:08:01 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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