Skip to comments.Students Try to Banish Catholic Chaplain From Campus for Anti-Gay Stance
Posted on 04/04/2013 6:39:18 AM PDT by marshmallow
Two gay seniors at George Washington University say they feel alienated because the chaplain at George Washingtons Newman Center rejects homosexuality, and they arent going to take it anymore.
The seniors, Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen, have announced a coordinated campaign to rid the campus of the Roman Catholic priest, reports The GW Hatchet, the schools independent student newspaper.
They also assert that 12 or more students have quit the Newman Center in recent years because they cant tolerate Father Greg Shaffers ardent anti-gay and, for the record, anti-abortion beliefs.
Shaffer has worked for five years at George Washingtons Newman Center. He told the Hatchet that religion and unrestricted speech play a vital role at a diverse university like GW.
Legacy and Bergen say they are primarily upset about the counseling Shaffer offers. They say he urges students who have homosexual feelings to lead a life of celibacy.
Catholic Church doctrine maintains that homosexual desire isnt a sin, but acting on that desire is, according to the website Catholic.com.
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They could just quit the Catholic Church and go Episcopalian. The ECUSA celebrates homosexuals, having elevated to bishop at least one openly gay man who left his wife and children to be with his male partner. The ECUSA even seized property of parishes that didn’t want to go along with gay pride. It’s perfect for Legacy and Bergen.
There is no evidence she was a lesbian, but now all the university literati (with the morals of papparazzi) are combing through her papers trying to find out if she got down with her life-long female friends.
It is truly disgusting, especially since Cather was intensely private by nature, and a classicist by training and temperament. There is nothing she would like less than ginned-up gossip that she had passionate affairs with women --- for which there is (still) no evidence, but the Queer Theorists keep on dredging along.
It's like trying to make a Sapphist out of Emily Dickenson.
Should have destroyed her correspondence instead of leaving it for posterity.
I've read most of Willa Cather's novels, after refusing to read "My Antonia" in high school. Good stuff.
I’m told she burned boxes of private papers, so I really don’t understand what the deal is with the literary executors. Maybe they traced down the people she wrote to, and got the letters from them???? Claiming they had rights to them, because they were written by Cather? I don’t know.
I liked The Song of the Lark. I like the simple language, and the fact that (somehow) it can have srong emotions and at the same time be bracingly unsentimental. Takes a great writer to do that.
That's a good description.
Being from the Midwest, I like the stories set in Nebraska.
earth to gays...........Catholics consider homosexuality a sin, you can’t change that with your bigotry
catholic doctrine says sexual intercourse is for married people. Marriage is between a man and woman. That is all.
I'm puzzled by the same thing vis a vis abortion and lesbians. It's not like they are going to need them.
In other words they’re upset that a Roman Catholic priest actually agrees with the official teaching on the church he was ordained in and I assume took vows saying he would uphold?
It would be like someone being mad at the president of the League of Women Voters for supporting female suffrage.
You mean Miss Cather thought her private life was her own business and no one else’s? What an out-of-step thought in our present day narcissic culture.
Can a day go by without one of these gay threads? I am not blaming the OP, but the gays have some PR Dept.!
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