Friday, May 16, 2008

USF Homosexual Activism update!

It's Commencement time at USF again. And who has USF chosen as their primary honoree? Ambassador Mark Dybul, an out and open homosexual.

From: Lifesite News:

"Dybul is the United States’ Global AIDS Coordinator, a position that carries the rank of ambassador. He has the role of leading the implementation of President Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Dybul was sworn in by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice October 10, while his homosexual “partner”, Jason Claire, held the Bible.

Referring to Claire’s mother, who was also present, as Dybul’s “mother-in-law,” Rice commented, “You have a wonderful family to support you, Mark.”

It will be good here to remember the guidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops set forth in "Catholics in Political Life":

"The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."

It was good to see our California Catholic Bishops coming out against yesterday's California Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex "marriage." Let's hope they're even more forceful during the upcoming Constitutional Amendment battle. We'd hoped to see some of our other local Catholic institutions on the side of the Church on this issue, but as usual we've been disappointed.

*For the origin of the "Gay Rome" tag, go here. It's at about 1:14 into this audio of a USF seminar, sponsored by the Lane Center, and held at (where else?) Most Holy Redeemer.


Anonymous said...

After one of our soldiers in Iraq used a Koran for target practice, his general kissed a new Koran as he presented it to local leaders. Meanwhile, the Secretary of State and First Lady of the *conservative* party are here shown smiling as a man takes an oath on a Bible held by his gay lover. Where are the apologies?
USF had at least one orthodox and committed Catholic on its list of honorees--Dr. Starr--they should have let him give the speech and sent this gay man to an Episcopalian university, if there is such a thing.

Anonymous said...

I came to USF ten years ago and was duly and immediately scandalized by the place BEFORE Father Privett sauntered into the Presidency. The only thing that keeps me surprised is how my respect for this institution can sink even lower with each news item like these. Honestly. Honestly. What can we do to stop this? I often drive by USF on my way about town and whenever I see a tour of parents and prospective students, I want to yell out, "Go to State! Get in your car and GET OUT OF THERE!" I ask again: what can a person do to end this mockery?