Friday, November 17, 2017

You Will Be MADE to Accept It

In the tumultuous decline of America and the West, another minor--but significant--milestone.

...The recent uproar over a social work course titled “Deviant Behavior” at Franciscan University of Steubenville—which lists homosexuality as a form of deviant behavior—demonstrates just how vigilant the gay community remains in confronting anyone who might suggest that homosexual behavior could be anything but normal. It also shows how difficult it is for faithful Catholic institutions to teach students what the Church says about the nature of homosexual acts....

...The dispute at the Steubenville, Ohio university emerged when two graduates —both members of the Franciscan Gay Alumni and Allies Facebook group—issued a press release complaining about the course description, which lists homosexuality as a form of deviant behavior. The group has demanded that the university revise its course descriptions “to stop contributing to the culture of hate and ignorance.”...

And the "accrediting agency" for college social-work courses was called in.  They are "concerned."

Franciscan U. will have a problem when the "concern" leads to a war over accreditation.

...for faithful Catholics, social justice demands that the teachings of the Church be followed. The Catechism of the Catholic Church requires that homosexual persons be treated with “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” (2358). Yet Catholic teachings also maintain that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” (2357).  Whether that teaching will be viewed as a violation of the rights of homosexual persons by the accrediting council remains to be seen....

Good luck with that.  Franciscan was ill-advised to institute a "social work" curriculum in the first place--but that's water over the dam.  Now they will face a nasty choice, eh?

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