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Gonzaga Denies Knights of Columbus Student Group Because itís Catholic
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/5/13 | Tim Drake

Posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by marshmallow

Spokane's Gonzaga University has denied a Knights of Columbus group application to be recognized as an official student organization. Those seeking the status were notified of the University’s decision at a meeting on March 7.

The group was notified of the decision by Dean of Students Kassi Kain and Assistant Director for Student Activities Dave Rovick.

“The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” says a letter obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society written by Sue Weitz, Vice President for Student Life. “These criteria are inconsistent with the policy and practice of student organization recognition at Gonzaga University, as well as the University’s commitment to non-discrimination based on certain characteristics, one of which is religion.”

The letter continued:

The discussion at the meeting touched on formation of a Catholic Daughters student organization at Gonzaga. Such a group would address the gender exclusivity issue. However, it would not address the requirement that all members of a student Knights of Columbus group must be Catholic.

Individuals who spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society only on condition of anonymity explained that the group has been stalled by the administration for the entire academic year. Efforts were made by students to apply for official student group status beginning in September. The group was told they would have a response by November. The group wasn’t notified of the University’s decision until March.

Weitz did not return the call from The Cardinal Newman Society seeking comment on the decision.

One Knights of Columbus member told The Cardinal Newman Society that other University organizations, including club sports, currently limit membership and exclude people.

(Excerpt) Read more at cardinalnewmansociety.org ...


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To: eCSMaster

Oh yeah, it is all his fault, he’s been pope for a few weeks and he already caused this.

This is something that they need to take to a higher level.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT by tiki
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To: marshmallow

Does this school have a “black student union” group? If so I’m sure white conservatives would be welcomed with open arms.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: dfwgator

And why is that pertinent to this discussion?


23 posted on 04/05/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

The first objection listed is that we are “a men’s organization”.


24 posted on 04/05/2013 7:25:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: eCSMaster
The new Pope's a Jesuit.

There still are few good ones. He actually got in trouble with his order for being really catholic.

25 posted on 04/05/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Yes, it does have a black student union.

” The History of the Black Student Union:
Gonzaga University’s Black Student Union was chartered in 1979 in order to engage in projects which the membership considered to be in the interest of the Gonzaga campus and Spokane Community.”


26 posted on 04/05/2013 7:34:13 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: mardi59; Mr. K
Here is the website of the GU MSA:

http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~islam/

Unbelievable - hopefully somebody will take them to court to either abolish all clubs or let the KoC into the campus.

27 posted on 04/05/2013 7:37:03 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: marshmallow

who really gives a she it, why would a Catholic organization wish to bee recognized by a bunch of depraved liberal lunatics


28 posted on 04/05/2013 7:37:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: capydick

The local KOC is having an argument over a building Gonzaga is putting up that affects their property.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 7:39:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: capydick

Unbelievable - hopefully somebody will take them to court to either abolish all clubs or let the KoC into the campus.

****

This should never have become an issue, but I harken back to ND covering the crucifix when Zero showed up. Very disappointing, and it makes me furious that they are not fighting this nonsense.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: marshmallow

To celebrate diversity it is acceptable to be intolerant.


31 posted on 04/05/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: marshmallow

Doesn’t that decision violate the right to free assembly and association clause?

Non-lawyer paging lawyer types!


32 posted on 04/05/2013 7:50:33 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: marshmallow
Isn't Gonzaga a Catholic school?

If so, then whats the problem? Or more to the point, why are they still a “Catholic” school?

33 posted on 04/05/2013 7:55:15 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: marshmallow

I guess it’s time for money to stop being given to Gonzaga.

Strange, because there is a beautiful, new chapel on the campus — I’ve been in it.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 7:56:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: eCSMaster

Because of this one point, this whole thing may turn around.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 7:57:48 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
..Dean of Students Kassi Kain.. Is that her stage name?

Sister named Kandi.

36 posted on 04/05/2013 8:00:40 AM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: marshmallow

Let them turn down a muslim group.
Nah, they would except them with open arms........ or they would end up losing their arms!


37 posted on 04/05/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: massgopguy

and....


38 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:39 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Salvation

And who should stop giving them money?


39 posted on 04/05/2013 8:19:45 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Salvation

Parents should at least educate themselves enough to know that they are not sending their kid to a truly “Catholic” college.


40 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT by EDINVA
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