Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marin Catholic Sisters Walk out on GLSEN Propaganda

Sisters Won’t Compromise on Faith, or Responsibility to Students

God bless 'em! On April 21, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that five members of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist walked out of their classrooms last Friday rather than tolerate pro-LGBT literature in their classrooms.

Left (Sister Miriam leading students at Walk for Life West Coast, 2014)

The Chronicle reported (via SF Sentinel):

 “The five members of the Dominican Sisters of Mary order exited their classrooms Friday as students began handing out flyers at the Kentfield school promoting a nationwide Day of Silence.
At issue was Friday’s annual Day of Silence, promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network — whose corporate sponsors include McDonald’s, Target, Disney/ABC, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Google and the NBA. It bills itself as a group of ‘students, parents, and teachers that tries to effect positive change in schools,’ but the nuns at Marin Catholic High see it as anti-Catholic.
The school declined to participate in the Day of Silence. Instead, a morning prayer was read over the school’s PA system ‘to acknowledge and pray for students everywhere who have the experience of being ostracized, marginalized or silenced by bullying,’ school officials wrote in their letter.
‘Our intention was not to take part in a Day of Silence, but rather take a moment in the morning to pray together as a school community,’ the letter to parents said.
Unfortunately, the administrators said, the school’s message was ‘compromised and misinterpreted’ the night before when it was linked on Facebook to the campaign by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, ‘an activist group with which we are not affiliated.’
When some Marin Catholic High students began handing out Day of Silence-related stickers and flyers on campus Friday morning, the five nuns felt ‘felt compromised, offended and uncomfortable,’ Sister Clare Marie, one of the teachers, later wrote in a lengthy e-mail to her students.
She said the sisters ‘do not support bigotry or any kind of prejudice,’ but that they were compelled to act out against an event promoted by a group that ‘believes actively in promoting homosexuality in all classrooms, K-12.’
Her e-mail also accused the group’s members of speaking out ‘against Christians who do not share their views’ and handing out materials that ‘say that any church which teaches homosexuality is sinful is an ‘oppressor’ and should be opposed….”

The Chronicle continued “Kari Hudnell, a spokeswoman for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, denied that the group ‘actively promoted’ homosexuality in the classroom.”

The content of the GLSEN webpage proves that the Marin Catholic Sisters are right and Ms. Hudnell is wrong. Hudnell’s statement denying “that the group ‘actively promoted’ homosexuality in the classroom” is directly contradicted by her own organization’s webpage, which says:

“We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country -- from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community -- to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.

The GLSEN mission statement elaborates further: “Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.”

“Hetrosexism” is the LGBT term for the proposition that normal sexuality is superior to sodomy. A “healthy school climate,” for GLSEN, is one where sodomy is celebrated as something good.

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are one of the fastest growing, and youngest, orders of women religious in the country. Founded by four Sisters in 1997, it currently has over 120 members. The average age at entry is 21.

The walkout clarified that the endgame of the battle between the Catholic Church, as personified by the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, and the champions of “gay rights” can be distilled into one single issue: is sodomy to be celebrated in Catholic schools and Churches or not?


Anonymous said...

You should pick up a dictionary, because there is a substantial difference between 'promoting' and protecting. To acknowledge that LGBT students exist and to protect them from physical and emotional harm is light years away from your implications of recruitment. To oppose such protection is hardly Christian.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Anonymous, how about YOU acquire some common sense and stop shilling for a lifestyle that is mortally dangerous, both in this world and the next? Those teachers work so that all are protected from harm. To single out one group for special solicitude is indeed tantamount to glorifying their lifestyle. If you're so concerned for the safety of the LGBT kids, you'll do your utmost to ensure that they leave the homosexual lifestyle for therein lies the greatest peril for physical and emotional harm.

Gibbons said...

Bosh. It's right on GLSEN's webpage, reproduced in the post: their goal is to "champion LGBT issues in K-12 education." "Champion" and "promote" are synonyms, my friend.

Anonymous said...

As a student who is gay and at an Order school, all I'm seeing is hate. I do not live a mortally dangerous lifestyle, I'm a person trying to be who I actually am. What you're saying is synonymous to "to single out black students for special solicitude is tantamount to glorifying the harmful desegregation of society." I am not harmed by emotional or physical pain, nor do I plan to live at any point with emotional or physical pain. I have been bullied, and I could now care less about what bullies have to say. Homosexuality was mentioned seven times in the Bible, love was mentioned around 250 times. Pay attention to the Lord's words, not to your interpretation of His words.

Anonymous said...

I live in the SF Bay Area and know that the Sisters know what it's all about.

J Martin said...


Please. There are homosexuals who are practicing Catholics - they are chaste and celibate - a challenging calling to be sure. Chastity is something that is an expectations for heterosexual Catholics outside of the Sacrament of Marriage, by the way.

Because Catholics believe that God made man and woman for the purpose of procreation and raising a family that will do the same, we don't acknowledge same sex unions as Sacramental. As a devout Catholic, I am not judging unmarried couples - gay or straight - living outside of the Sacrament. Civil unions are something that are legal unions that are acknowledged as something that exists.

But the radical 'gay lobby' lives to push the envelope and take our legitimate beliefs and twist them into a value judgement against individuals. As children, we learn to 'hate the sin but love the sinner.'

The only difference in my position on heterosexual or homosexual couples is that a hetero couple might possibly make that commitment to accept the sacramental marriage. I don't see where the hatred or the bullying enter into the picture.

TLM said...

GLSEN and gay activists like them are INDEED promoting the lifestyle. It's now COOL to be gay. Common knowledge in our Public Schools, and indeed in some of our Catholic Schools. The Gay Nazis have moved the bar from 'acceptance' to 'promotion' and I must say 'totalitarianism'. I would say the worst form of 'bullying' comes directly from them. When they ruin people's lives via the court system in premeditated attacks on businesses, that is not 'BULLYING'? Wonder what you call it??

These Sisters know the score and are courageously witnessing to the truth.