(LifeSiteNews) — Villanova University near Philadelphia is set to host a lecture by a black lesbian LGBT activist on “the end of white Christian America.”
Naomi Washington-Leapheart, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is scheduled to speak at the Falvey Library on Wednesday, March 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The school’s Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Theology and Religious Studies department are co-sponsoring the talk.
A promotional flyer for the event, which is titled “A Womanist Path to Ending White Christian America,” claims that the “murders” of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other African Americans are the consequences of a “white supremacist system,” one that is “grounded in Christian history, texts, ideas, and institutions.”
It goes on to ask: “Is Christian faith possible apart from anti-Blackness? In this session, we will explore this question as we contemplate the meaning of the end of ‘White Christian America.’ We will study the liberative possibilities found in womanist theology, a discourse developed by Black women.”
The FBI is planning to intensify its “assessment” and “mitigation” of “Radical Traditionalist Catholics” over the next 12 to 24 months according to an explosive document from a former agent turned whistleblower.
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The bombshell 8-page memo was released by former FBI agent Kyle Serpahin on his website UncoveredDC Wednesday. The report, written by an FBI analyst in Richmond, Virginia, was published for internal agency use only on January 23, is titled, “Interest of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology Almost Certainly Presents New Mitigation Opportunities.”
Seraphin describes the briefing as an “intelligence product” that, though not being exhaustive, can be used as an initial reference point for the agency to “prop up” future investigations on the subject. He says he obtained the document from an anonymous Baptist employee for the agency.
“This is the first FBI Richmond domain product to focus on the interest of racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists in the Radical Traditional Catholic movement,” the document states. “A search of FBI databases indicates this is also the first FBI finished intelligence product to specifically address this environmental variable.”
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Among the most controversial aspects of the memo is that it directly cites a defamatory study conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on the subject “Radical Traditional Catholicism.” The SPLC has long been rejected as a legitimate resource for the FBI, Seraphin says, but in this instance, it is being relied on as a primary source to justify its efforts. The memo also references three anti-Catholic smear articles (here, here, and here) published by leftwing websites Salon and The Atlantic to defend its monitoring.
The report alleges that its real motivation is a concern that “Radical Traditionalist Catholic Ideology” possesses an “anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, and white supremacy” outlook, and that this presents a threat to the US’s domestic well-being. The report further claims that adherents to RTC ideology “frequently share language and symbolism, such as crusader references or anti-Semitic discourses” online that pro-life white nationalists also support.
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The conference is only the latest instance of Villanova’s wholehearted embrace of social justice ideology. In 2014, the school featured a lecture on “moving beyond the gender-binary” during its “LGBTQ Awareness Week.” That same year, Jill Biden delivered the commencement address. Meanwhile, pro-abortion former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg spoke at graduation ceremonies in 2017. The Vagina Monologues have also been held on campus.
Washington-Leapheart previously worked as the faith director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, which is purportedly the U.S.’s “oldest national LGBTQ justice and equality group.” She has also served as the director for faith-based and interfaith affairs for the city of Philadelphia. Currently, she is an adjunct professor for Villanova’s Theology and Religious Studies department. She is on record as having once said, “The only way I’m able to remain a Christian is to imagine that Jesus is Black and queer.”
Villanova is home to left-wing professor Massimo Faggioli, who teaches theology and religious studies. Faggioli routinely belittles Catholics who attend the Latin Mass and who resist the heterodox teachings of Pope Francis. In 2019, he labeled Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, and Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas “devout schismatics.” Dissident Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin has also spoken at the school to promote his pro-LGBT book Building a Bridge.