Catholic Georgetown University sponsors pro-gay marriage fundraiser
Administrators at the nation’s most prominent Catholic University, Georgetown, provided indirect financial support for an organization that exists mainly to support gay rights and marriage.
Administrators at Georgetown donated at least four tickets to university sporting events to be auctioned off by the Human Rights Campaign to raise funds for the group’s activities.
Georgetown would not tell Campus Reform the value of those donated tickets, two of which were to a women’s basketball game and two for a men’s game. Those tickets will not be made available to be purchased by the general public at any price until Oct. 23.
The Human Right’s Campaign is described on their website as “the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.”
The group is actively working to elect pro-gay marriage candidates to office and has endorsed individuals that will “fight for equality under the law for the LGBT community.”
As a private Catholic institution, Georgetown University is technically bound by Catholic Doctrine which teaches that homosexual behavior is a direct violation of God’s will.
Several students on Georgetown’s campus expressed outrage that administrators would financially support an organization that opposes church doctrine.
“As a Catholic university I don’t think it [Georgetown] should be endorsing something that is against our beliefs,” Eileene Marino, a student, told Campus Reform.
She did, however, add that she thinks most students are “pro-gay marriage and probably wouldn’t be upset.”
A spokesperson for Georgetown University was not immediately available to provide further comment to Campus Reform.
The fundraiser was attended by Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker, along with celebrity guests Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sally Field.
Georgetown University previously came under fire for allegedly disciplining a student for refusing to attend an LGBT sensitivity workshop.
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