Some ideologues are now becoming more active in agitating for recognition of their cherished opinions and moving beyond classrooms by turning institutional events into forums to promote those opinions. In The Motley Monk's opinion, that's when ideologues trespass beyond decorum and civility and besmirch the purpose for which those institutions exist.
Consider the January 4th NCAA basketball game (vs. Pepperdine) at the University of San Francisco (USF). Even though USF is a Catholic institution of higher education in the Jesuit tradition, the game was billed as an “LGBTQ Community Celebration.”
About 11 minutes into the game, during a time-out, the announcer
asked for a round of applause for the two co-chairs of the Jesuit
school's “LGBTQ Caucus.” As the two went to center court, the
announcer briefly described the mission of the LGBTQ Caucus,
roots in the Jesuit tradition. He went on to say that last year 75
members and said it had its (students and faculty) of USF had
marched in San Francisco’s “Gay Pride” parade. He then
encouraged the crowd “to join the USF contingent in this year’s
parade on June 29, 2014.”
Activism of this stripe on a campus is one matter, irrespective of how people may feel about it. Promoting an ideology of any type has no place on any university or college campus, as this conduct besmirches the purpose for which institutions of higher education exist.
More importantly, when it takes place on the campus of a Catholic institution of higher education, activism of this stripe represents an affront, if not a direct assault upon the institution's Catholic identity. How USF's academic and athletic administrators tolerated this conduct, first, by allowing the game to be publicized as a "LGBT Community Celebration" and, second, by allowing events to bring greater attention to the homosexual ideology, stretches the boundaries of credulity.
Let the discussion begin...
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