By Tim Waggoner
Washington, D.C., June 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic University in the U. S., has hired lesbian Shiva Subbaraman to act as director for its new Homosexual Campus centre that is to be opened in the fall.
Subbaraman was formerly the associate director of a homosexual equity office at the University of Maryland campus in College Park. After the school threatened to cut funding for the office, Subbaraman started looking for a new job.
The pro-homosexual newspaper, The Washing Blade, reports that Georgetown decided to start the LGBT Equity office after two “anti-gay incidents” occurred on campus. In the first case a student was arrested and accused of assaulting a homosexual student and shouting anti-homosexual slurs at him. The case, however, was dropped due to lack of evidence. In the second incident campus police prevented a group of homosexuals from presenting a petition for the LGBT resource center to the university president. According to the Blade, the police said they were restricting access to the building due to the fact that there was a special event going on inside.
Georgetown University, which is fully funding the new homosexual campus centre, including paying for two full time staff members, has been known to proclaim itself a Catholic institution while going out of its way to support things dramatically opposed to Catholic teaching, including abortion, homosexuality and certain bioethical issues.
In one of the more obvious examples, the institution’s High School Bioethics Curriculum Project seeks to provide high school teachers literature on bioethics in an attempt to “enrich their high schools’ curriculum.” The curriculum however, conveys messages contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and poses questions on bioethical quandaries that are worded in such a way as to lead students to make conclusions that oppose Catholic morality.
One sample of the curriculum referring to anencephalic babies (available at https://highschoolbioethics.georgetown.edu/units/unit1_3.html) states that, “They will never be able to think or achieve what is called ‘personhood.’”
“Yet there is general consensus that heroic measures should not be used to keep them alive. In fact, anencephaly may be one of the few medical conditions that all doctors agree is futile to treat,” continues the sample.
After statements such as these, the section describes a mother who was forced to go to the Supreme Court to force doctors to continue to treat her child, entitled Baby K.
The section then asks questions that seem to ascribe a monetary value to human life, such as, “Do you think individuals have the right to demand and get expensive long-term care in futile cases such as the case of Baby K?”
Similar questions ask: “Baby K lived for 2.5 years; her medical bills totaled half a million dollars. Do you think this is an appropriate use of the money? Do you think Baby K’s mother’s religious beliefs should trump issues of fair distribution of resources?”
The high school curriculum project is partially funded by a grant from the Greenwall Foundation, an organization known to support the culture of death. (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/feb/99021705.html)
The latest news about the founding of the LGBT resource center comes as little surprise to those who have been following Georgetown’s movement away from its Catholic identity:
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