A review of the web sites of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide last week revealed that 107 of them — 43 percent — have homosexual advocacy clubs on campuses.
Three years ago, a review conducted by the same group, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), revealed that 96 Catholic colleges had such clubs.
“Pro-homosexual lobby groups focus lots of effort on influencing the youth,” noted TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. “Too many Catholic bishops are silent, sadly. The culture in general (laws, movies, Hollywood, Lady Gaga, etc.) is relentless in pushing to mainstream the homosexual lifestyle.”
The clubs don’t just celebrate homosexual orientation; they often promote behaviors and policies that directly contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church, such as same-sex marriage.
As a result, TFP has launched a petition drive, hoping to gather 100,000 signatures asking the presidents of the universities to uphold Catholic doctrine by disbanding the clubs. In six days, 17,803 signatures have been gathered.
”I have no intention to disparage anyone,” the petition reads. “I only wish to restore moral values and protect the next generation of Catholic leaders.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
See the list of Catholic universities with pro-homosexual campus clubs.