And if by thinking this centuries old idea, you are necessarily hateful.
You don’t actually get a choice in whether you’re a hater, it’s just so. Who says so? The student paper at Georgetown University, a Nominally Catholic University™.
The Family Research Council’s Kelly Marcum:
In today’s bitter and vitriolic political climate, there are few labels more intellectually lazy than “hate group.” When you label an entity as a “hate group,” you automatically demonize it. In so doing, you immediately remove from your shoulders any mantle of responsibility to dialogue or engage in civil discourse with this denounced entity. “They” are haters and must be sacrificed at the altar of tolerance without any further question.
This cowardly melodrama is currently playing out at our nation’s oldest Catholic university, where a student group has come under attack for taking the allegedly “hateful” position that Christianity got it right when it said sexual relations were meant for marriage, and that marriage was meant to be between a man and woman.
For a long time, no…a really long time…the Catholic Church has upheld the idea that sex has a specific mission. Or at least by-product. I giggled a bit through the catechism class on sex, but I remember specifically something about marriage, sex and children. Father McLaughlin seemed pretty consistent on the subject.
NOT having sex seemed to be an article of faith, or even an expression of religion.
The FRC quotes a Georgetown press release:
“As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown listens deeply and discerningly to the plurality of voices that exist among our students, faculty, and staff and is committed to the care of each member of our community,” Rachel Pugh, a university spokesperson, said.
Understand the LGBTQ community wants the group called Love Saxa disbanded. The FRC figures this is a pretty weak statement of support.
Chad Gasman, a sophomore at Georgetown and the president of GU Pride, told The Hoya that this petition, which he helped to file, will “force Georgetown University to actually be queer-friendly and queer-affirming.”
I was once a member of a Catholic singing group, the Abstinence Quartet. We sang songs about not having sex. We disbanded shortly after adding two other members. Apparently no one thought the new group name was appropriate, and one of the girls turned up pregnant. On the other hand, I’m not a prude on these subjects…I just wonder if every organization must be both queer-friendly and queer-affirming.
Can’t the avowed heterosexual virgins have a club, and think what they want?
[Which by the way is some version of “Wow, I really wish God would let me have sex!”]