Monday, March 30, 2009

USF Honored Same-Sex Marriage Case Attorneys

Speaking of outrages at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco, here is a story from last November that that we unaccountably missed:

"USF Fundraising Event Honors Work of LGBT Rights Advocates"

Nov. 14, 2008 -- On Nov. 7, the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Fifth Annual Gala Auction and Award Ceremony raised money for students to intern in the public sector, while honoring the work of Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Therese Stewart, San Francisco's chief deputy city attorney. Minter and Stewart successfully argued before the California Supreme Court this year that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

So, while every Catholic bishop in California was doing his best to defend natural marriage, the law school of San Francisco's Catholic University was honoring those who are committed to its destruction. And this was not a "spur of the moment" thing. Note the date of the event: November 7, three days after the election. The preparations must have been going on for at least a couple of months--at the very time our Bishops had asked Catholics to volunteer for, contribute financially to, and vote for Proposition 8.

The story continues:

"The evening's highlight was the award ceremony for Minter and Stewart, who Dean Jeffrey Brand and PILF Co-Chairs Jeff Kaloustian 3L and Freeman exalted as people that make a difference."

Back on January 19, 2009 in the post "USF Update/Proposition 8", I wrote: "USF has been inactive in the fight to defend marriage in California, and that in itself is significant. That a Catholic University should declare itself neutral when every Bishop in California was in the battle for marriage and the family, over what the Holy Father has called a “non-negotiable” issue, would be bad enough, but in point of fact the Jesuits of USF are on the other side."

h/t to an outraged USF Alumnus.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney


Anonymous said...

A time of reckoning will come. The Jesuits of USF cannot maintain their intransigent rejection of Church teaching without some repercussion, eventually and in due time.

Anonymous said...

Maybe USF is really the reason that ND invited Obama. Not wanting to be outdone by a Jesuit University honoring the lead counsel for the fight against protecting marriage (Prop 8 - the School of Law honored Shannon Minter) Notre Dame realized they could be even more scandalous and offensive to God and Our Lady (as she kneels weeping at the foot of the cross) during Lent by inviting the most pro-death politician ever to Our Lady's University.