SPRING GROVE, PA, December 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A review by the youth network of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), found that out of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, 107, or 43%, recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda, according to their official websites.
A similar survey by TFP Student Action in 2008 found that 96 Catholic university websites contained information about pro-homosexual clubs.
“A sort of dictatorship of tolerance is slowly squeezing out the truth, silencing Catholic teaching right on Catholic campuses,” said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. “More and more Catholic college students are confronted with visible, active and well-funded pro-homosexual clubs that openly contradict natural law and undermine moral values.”
“To see this happening at Catholic institutions of higher learning is particularly disturbing,” Ritchie said, adding that many of the pro-homosexual clubs at Catholic institutions promote same-sex “marriage” and other anti-family measures.
TFP Student Action points to Georgetown University, America’s oldest Catholic college, as an example of the open promotion of homosexuality. The school’s website promotes a “Genderfunk Drag Ball” described in these terms: “No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life, only you can say you’re born this way. Uncap the lipstick, break out the fishnets, draw on the ‘stache, unleash the chest hair, and redefine gender in your own way… Challenge yourself, challenge the binary.”
The TFP Student Action report lists many other prestigious Catholic universities, including Boston College, Fordham, Marquette, Notre Dame, Loyola, and Villanova.
TFP Student Action has launched a petition aimed at collecting 100,000 signatures urging the presidents of Catholic universities to uphold authentic Catholic doctrine.
“Over 12,000 students and concerned parents have already signed the protest petition,” Ritchie said. “It’s time to correct the scandal and disband these 107 pro-homosexual clubs.”
Contact information is available here for those wishing to write letters or make personal phone calls to Catholic university presidents.
Visit the TFP Student Action website for more information.