A Catholic university in Washington with close ties to the Vatican, aptly named Catholic University, has pressured students to postpone a screening of the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk over concerns that the event promoted gay lifestyles.
The event flyer, seen right, advertises the screening as “kicking off LGBT awareness month with the CUA College Democrats,” with special guest Dr. John White, author of such scintillating books as Eros Defiled: The Christian and Sexual Sin. It features a rainbow flag, and also implies there will be cookies, which is more than enough reason to show up anywhere in our opinion.
University spokesperson Victor Nakas said:
“For university administrators, it called into question whether the event had changed in nature from one of education to one of advocacy. Given the confusion caused by the advertising, the Office of the Dean of Students contacted the College Democrats to postpone the event.”
Jasckson Tovar, a 19-year-old sophomore who is active in the College Democrats, is quoted saying:
“I’m still confused and still disappointed in my university that an event like this cannot go on for the reason that it says ‘LGBT awareness month.”
We’re guessing it has everything to do with the rainbow flag. Gay tolerance/awareness? Permissible. But gay pride?! What would The Pope think?
“Who am I to judge?” is what he’d think. Maybe it’s CUA takes a few pointers from their main man in the robes.
Or maybe it was the cookies all along. Students shouldn’t be consuming all that sugar.
via Washington Post