Skip to comments.College unsure if naked woman mocking pope violates 'our community standards
Posted on 04/30/2013 7:12:11 PM PDT by Morgana
PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Catholics in Pennsylvania and around the country are outraged after learning that a college student dressed as the pope from the waist up and nude from the waist down handed out condoms in an event organized by Carnegie Mellon University's art department. The university has said in a release that it has not yet taken action against the student, who shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross, because it is still investigating whether the incident violates our community standards.
CMU spokesman Ken Walters said, We are continuing our review of the incident. If our community standards or laws were violated, we will take appropriate action.
Local ordinances forbid public nudity, and university officials have confirmed that photos of the nude woman accurately depict the April 18 event.
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh reached out to the university after hearing reports and receiving photographs of the incident.
The Carnegie Mellon Code says students are expected to meet the highest standards of personal, ethical, and moral conduct possible.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League says CMU's inaction is morally indefensible. He noted that late last month the university indefinitely suspended the activities of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity upon reports that its members had taken sexually explicit photos and videos inside its frat house and shared them with members.
But when it comes to a female student who walks the streets naked from the waist down while mocking the pope, the administrators are much more relaxed: she has not been suspended during a probe of this matter, Donohue said.
What if instead of shaved pubic hair in the shape of a cross, a student chooses to depict a swastika? Donohue asked.
Bishop Zubik says he does not want this woman punished for her own sake. What I do want to have happen is that this person could learn an important lesson: That prejudice, bigotry, there's no place for it, he said.
He noted he would feel the same if she had disrespected any religion.
Local media News Catcher 31 broadcast interviews with only two students, both of whom defended the woman one, Ivy Kristov, who said it was all in good fun and another, Kyri Baker, who said it fell under freedom of speech.
Bishop Zubik said the event and its response raises uncomfortable questions. "It's not a matter of pointing to one young lady, the bishop said. We have to ask what could cause things in our society that would make her think it's acceptable to do something like this. I hope that this gives every one of us the opportunity to pause and think about what it is that we say to one another, and how it is that we say what we say."
Gina Casalegno, Dean of Students: email@example.com
NRA t shirt BAD , Naked GOOD
I’m going to go ahead and say that given this woman’s ideological proclivities, that pictures are definitely not needed in this thread.
...dress up in a Chewie suit and parade around campus as Moochell and see how long it takes before your cuffed and detained...
Perhaps I ought to shave my pubic hair in the shape of a crescent.
Just post a pic of Helen Thomas and people will get the point.
“Local media News Catcher 31....”
I live literally 5 miles away. I’ve never heard of this local media outlet.
There is a group of Oratorians who serve this campus. I’m praying forthem this evening. What wonderful priests they are. Talk about entering the lion’s den!
The big asteroid is entering the atmosphere, and it’s starting to glow.
LOL! I’m seeing it!
“Community standards”? We are a college. We don’t need no “community standards”.
Oh how low Pittsburgh has come from the time they had great workers and less intellectuals (though Carnegie-Mellon did a lot of work for the government on defense projects during WW2, and they gave us Steve Bocho (producer of Hill Street Blues and “LA LAW”, with actors Michael Tucker, a friend of mine, and Bruce Weitz).
I wonder if the Un. of Pittsburgh is as confused about “community standards”?
I’m not sure what is happening in our society that would cause people to do these things... What about no push back from those in authority? What about a bishop that has all the conviction of a bucket of warm spit? What about a society that does not teach its kids to have respect.
I am becoming very disappointed in many of our religious “leaders”. Where is the outrage?
I guess a lot of it depends on what community one lives in.
That would definitely be considered taboo where I live.
I’m guessing that had she been half dressed as an ayatollah, with her pubes shaved into the shape of a star and crescent, she would have already been stoned to death as a hate criminal.
If they have to consider, probably not as the community standards for a whore house or meth house aren’t exceeding high.
The students should have stopped this.
One can only imagine what the perp looks like, and it ain't Paulina Porizkova, that's for sure...........
My thoughts exactly. That and the fact that with the election of progressive “leaders” these idiots feel empowered.
Where the Hell do people like this come from? Who in their right mind could ever think this is a valid way to “protest” against anything?
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