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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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1 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Thank you, Wichita State.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: dfwgator

Go Shockers!!!!!


4 posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:57 AM PDT by Mercat (I'm loving this Pope)
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To: marshmallow

Gonzaga is ostensibly a Catholic University. This is insane.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:32 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: marshmallow

Do they also deny muslim groups?


6 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:58 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: marshmallow

So diversity on campus is acceptable as long as your not an “exclusionary” religious organization?

So if you’re a Knight, a Boy Scout, or a College Republican, you’re not allowed to discuss or espouse any of your beliefs on campus. Got it.

So glad I got out of the liberal prison of college over 10 years ago. Shit’s gone downhill since then.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: dfwgator

Why Wichita State? I’m confused.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 6:54:23 AM PDT by married21
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Don't be silly. Islam is the religion of peace. If Gonzaga administrators denied a muslim group, they'd get their heads bashed in.
9 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:07 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: married21

They beat Gonzaga in the NCAA Basketball tournament.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dirtboy
Gonzaga is ostensibly a Catholic University. This is insane.

But run by the Jesuits, who haven't been Catholic for decades.

11 posted on 04/05/2013 6:56:48 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe Gonzaga’s team should have been composed of entirely Catholic men.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT by married21
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To: marshmallow

Can I be in the chess club? I don’t play chess...


13 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:07 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: marshmallow

Freedom of assembly shot to hell again.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Mr. K

Do they also deny muslim groups?

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No!

http://spokanefavs.com/culture/education/muslim-students-feel-welcome-at-gonzaga


15 posted on 04/05/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: marshmallow

I thought Gonzaga was CAtholic????


16 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:08 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: FatherofFive
"But run by the Jesuits, who haven't been Catholic for decades."

The new Pope's a Jesuit.

17 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:30 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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The new Pope's a Jesuit.

So what's your point? ;)

18 posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow
...Dean of Students Kassi Kain..

Is that her stage name?

19 posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:27 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: marshmallow

And the saga of Alice in Wonderland meets animal farm continues on US Campusses.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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