Skip to comments.Knights of Columbus- Grand Knight Resigns, Alleges Discrimination of Sexuality
Posted on 05/14/2018 6:44:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
Controversy has surrounded the Saint Anselm Chapter of the Knights of Columbus recently as former Grand Knight Andrew Keyes resigned over what he claims was unfair discrimination based on his sexuality. Members from the school and national chapters have all issued responses to the Saint Anselm Crier over the events which have transpired.
Keyes, a double major in Criminal Justice and Politics in the Class of 2018, states that he was approached by the schools chapter and told that he was formally asked to resign after he brought a member of the same sex to the Knights of Columbus Formal held on March 16. In an interview with the Crier, the Massachusetts Native said that at the event he didnt receive any negative backlash for his decision to bring a male date to the formal. According to Keyes, many people were aware of his sexuality and the night continued smoothly. In the days following the formal, he claims knowledge of what occurred at the formal became public and it was requested by some that action be taken against the Grand Knight.
Keyes has been part of the Saint Anselm Chapter for four years states that he was not told outright that he was being forced to quit, but suspected that the Chapter was being pressured by the Supreme Council with threats to cut funding. Keyes told the Crier that while Chapter Chaplain Father Benedict Guevin was incredibly supportive, he expressed to Andrew that his hands were essentially tied. Keyes stated that in a meeting with Father Benedict, he said I do not want any fight in the community- you can either resign peacefully or fight it and choose to go through an impeachment trial.
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I support his ouster.
It seems that the old thinking that homosexuals are 2% of the population is understated. Their recruitment efforts seem to be working.
Me too. He brought his ‘wife’ ? Um, Catholics don’t hold sodomy in high regard.
Might have been because his date’s shoes, dress and purse didn’t match and not so much about his sexuality.
Keyes...states that he was not told outright that he was being forced to quit, but suspected that the Chapter was being pressured by the Supreme Council with threats to cut funding."
Doesn't sound like he was ousted, but that he read the writing on the wall of what was probably coming down based on his public actions and preemptively resigned, while taking the opportunity to whine a little about being "discriminated" against. Whatever, the result is the right one.
Support his ouster.
Does he even study what he claims to honor and cherish?
We’re supposed to be outraged that a well-known Catholic organization sent a fudgepacker packing?
I left the Knights here in L.A. because they werent doing jack sh*t about charity, which was the reason why I joined. All we do is order pizza and drink beer at the meetings. Come to think of it, maybe I should have stayed..
So which club is open to *female* Catholic adults?
What is the logical counterpart to "Knights of Columbus" ..... "Ladies in Distress of Cleveland"?
Well, someone just did.
Freak Show America 24/7. It’s getting old.
3 months to fix a transmission?
Catholic Daughters of America.
The K of C started out as a mutual benefit society to provide life insurance to Catholic working men. Most of the other societies that did that sort of thing in the 19th Century either discriminated against Catholics, or were organizations (like the Odd Fellows and Freemasons) which Catholics were prohibited from joining.
A practicing homosexual cannot truthfully she he supports the doctrines of the Catholic Church. He HAD to be kicked out; end of story.
Has no place in KoC.
Yeah, only slightly out of concert with the Church’s teachings. Historical, that is. Not from the current Marxist Liberation theory occupier of Peter’s Chair.
I remember well their original whine... ...all we ask for is a little tolerance...
Not to pollute over every corner of society.
That goes far beyond "just a little tolerance..."
I am a Knight... You must be a Practicing Catholic. he obviously isn’t a Practicing Catholic in Good Standing.
We have 12 Fundraisers a Year in our Council. The Knights donated 30 Million Dollars for the feeding and Building of Housing for Catholic refugees in Erbil Iraq that Left Mosul & Niniveh. Now Groups of Knights are banding together to fundraise for rebuilding numerous small towns in Niniveh Plains.
The Knights helped Start Special Olympics and pay for all Travel expenses for special Olympic participants every 4 years and Qualifying events where needed.
The Knights were on the Frontlines in WWI giving chocolate candy Cigarettes snacks for Soldiers FREE.
6 Knights who were priest were Martyred in Mexico in 1920’s by Masons. The Priest were Martyred and Hung on the Cross over looking the Altar..
During Syrian Civil war We donated Food for over 2 yrs to Aleppo Syria... USA never donated a Dime..under Obama.
The Knights Documented the genocide of Christians for US Congress to make case for AID to save believers like they give Muslims.
All The Coaches in our school CYO are Knights..
Majority of Lectots ushers and Eucharistic Ministers are Knights.
We Run 2 Food drives a year for our Day Room for Homeless.
We sell Christmas trees to fund sports Programs.
We Raise $7k-10,000 ayr in Change for Life every October for 5 Prolife organization.
Seperately Knights Councils Funded 857 Ultra sound machines 1000 by 2019 for Crisis Pregnancy Centers Our Council 5.
We Give $500 College Book Scholarship to 5 Hs Seniors from area Public schools and 4 catholic Ones
We Donate 3 $2000 a Yr scholarships for Students of Knight members
Our parish is 3rd oldest in Diocese 225 yrs old we paid for new Desks and Lockers for grade school who later won Blue Ribbon from US dept Education in 2016.
WE Honor pennsylvania National Guard B4 deployment and upon return. We send care packages to all Family members active Duty Military in parish for Christmas. Each receives 25 Handmade Christmas cards from students and 10 Blank ones to send home. We also send a Personalized Banner from Kids telling them Thanks
We have lots more but it is late