Gregory Angelo, a “marriage equality” advocate and the executive director of Log Cabin Republicans—the nation’s “largest organization representing gay conservatives,” according to the group’s website—will be the guest speaker at Fairfield University’s Fairfield College Preparatory School alumni event later this month, according to the School.
The event is hosted by Father John Hanwell, S.J., president of Fairfield College Preparatory School, a division of the Jesuit-run Fairfield University. Fr. Hanwell was appointed to his current post in 2005 by Fairfield University President Father Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.
Gregory Angelo was selected as executive director last year by the board of directors of Log Cabin Republicans. According to the group’s website, it “continues to lead the charge in lobbying Republican officials in Congress on LGBT legislation” and is “actively involved in lobbying on legislation regarding marriage equality,” among other issues.
In addition to lobbying for same-sex marriage, Angelo is also the executive director of the Liberty Education Forum, “a non-partisan think tank that advocates a message of gay acceptance among conservatives and people of faith throughout the United States,” as advertised on the invitation.
Angelo was quoted by USA Today this past summer, stating, “It seems the dam has finally broken: from legislators to United States Senators, Republicans around the country are coming to the common-sense conservative conclusion that marriage equality strengthens society and is no threat to religious liberty,” according to Religion News Service.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that men and women with homosexual tendencies must be treated with “respect, compassion, and sensitivity,” that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered” and that “[h]omosexual persons are called to chastity.”
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 21, in Washington, D.C.
Reprinted with permission from Catholic Education Daily.