To determine the scope of the moral crisis affecting Catholic institutions of higher learning, TFP Student Action volunteers examined the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America. The results are alarming.
After careful research, the TFP survey discovered that 101 (41%) of Catholic universities and colleges currently list pro-homosexual student clubs on their web sites. Among Jesuit-run universities, however, the number increases to 100%. Many of these clubs sponsor events that promote the homosexual movement’s most radical agenda, the redefinition of marriage and the social acceptance of unnatural vice, which is contrary to Catholic moral teaching.
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Here are some illustrative examples:
• Georgetown University, America’s oldest Catholic University, established an LGBTQ Resource Center. Its activities include National Coming Out Week, Gender Liberation Week, Pride Week and Lavender Graduation, among other anti-Catholic events.
• This fall semester, Seton Hall University, the oldest diocesan university in America, started a course called “The Politics of Gay Marriage.” The course uses pro-homosexual literature and is given by a homosexual activist professor.
• Earlier this year, the University of Notre Dame sponsored a “Stand Against Hate Week.” The week-long event sponsored pro-homosexual speakers and screened objectionable movies.
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“When Catholic students enroll at Catholic universities, their faith should be strengthened. But unfortunately, their faith is often weakened by the presence of pro-homosexual clubs and immoral events,” said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. “Just like abortion, homosexual vice is part of the culture of death. It should be opposed, not promoted.”
“The homosexual movement is careful to advance slowly to avoid pushback. ‘Dialogue,’ ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are just tools to reach a final stage: sexual anarchy,” he said. “When you drop a frog into boiling water, it jumps right out. But when you put the same frog in lukewarm water and increase the temperature slowly, the frog cooks to death without reacting. So, we need to speak up in charity and truth before it’s too late.”
Compared to similar research conducted in 2009, this year’s study found that the number of pro-homosexual clubs slightly increased in 2010, from 96 to 101.
Urgent Appeal to Catholic Educators: Promote Purity
The dictatorship of relativism and its stifling political correctness have long infiltrated the halls of academia, including Catholic classrooms, where the homosexual movement works hard to warp the moral conscience of upcoming generations, and thus, move society away from God.
Therefore, it is vital to encourage Catholic educators and leaders, students and parents to boldly defend the truth and reject the homosexual agenda. We must peacefully call for the disbanding of pro-homosexual clubs on Catholic campuses. Purity is the answer-a solution that needs to be highlighted, repeated and proclaimed.
In fact, God’s grace is working in souls. More and more students are rejecting the lies of the sexual revolution and embracing the virtues of purity, modesty and abstinence. Millions of teenagers and college students are choosing to remain virgins until marriage.
In his address to Catholic educators at the Catholic University of America in April 2008, Pope Benedict XVI said:
Teachers and administrators, whether in universities or schools, have the duty and privilege to ensure that students receive instruction in Catholic doctrine and practice. This requires that public witness to the way of Christ, as found in the Gospel and upheld by the Church’s Magisterium, shapes all aspects of an institution’s life, both inside and outside the classroom. Divergence from this vision weakens Catholic identity and, far from advancing freedom, inevitably leads to confusion, whether moral, intellectual or spiritual.
To help stem the tide of this growing confusion, TFP Student Action is launching an online protest, urging the presidents and administrators of Catholic universities to restore the Catholic identity of their institutions.
TFP Student Action has no intention to defame or disparage anyone with this campaign. We do not harbor personal hatred against any individual. By intellectually opposing individuals or organizations promoting the homosexual agenda, our only intent is to defend marriage, the family, Catholic education, and the precious remnants of Christian civilization in society.
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There are three ways to join this effort: