Washington, D.C., June 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic University in the U. S., has hired lesbian Shiva Subbaraman to act as director for its new Homosexual Campus centre that is to be opened in the fall.
Subbaraman was formerly the associate director of a homosexual equity office at the University of Maryland campus in College Park. After the school threatened to cut funding for the office, Subbaraman started looking for a new job.
The pro-homosexual newspaper, The Washing Blade, reports that Georgetown decided to start the LGBT Equity office after two "anti-gay incidents" occurred on campus. In the first case a student was arrested and accused of assaulting a homosexual student and shouting anti-homosexual slurs at him. The case, however, was dropped due to lack of evidence. In the second incident campus police prevented a group of homosexuals from presenting a petition for the LGBT resource center to the university president. According to the Blade, the police said they were restricting access to the building due to the fact that there was a special event going on inside.
Georgetown University, which is fully funding the new homosexual campus centre, including paying for two full time staff members, has been known to proclaim itself a Catholic institution while going out of its way to support things dramatically opposed to Catholic teaching, including abortion, homosexuality and certain bioethical issues.
The latest news about the founding of the LGBT resource center comes as little surprise to those who have been following Georgetown's movement away from its Catholic identity.Catholic University Hires Homosexual Campus Director for Gay Campus Centre
The article also pointed out a horrible portion of high school literature that their High School Bioethics Curriculum Project uses in its program. It brings up a situation where a baby, who needed long-term medical care, only lived 2 1/2 years and the medical costs totaled half a million dollars. (And why can't they just say $500,000? Oh, yes. 'Half a million' sounds so much more extreme...)
The literature posed this question: "Do you think this is an appropriate use of the money? Do you think Baby K's mother's religious beliefs should trump issues of fair distribution of resources?"
As long as Georgetown University is throwing sick babies under the bus, they may as well strip themselves entirely of what little Catholic identity is left and declare themselves a communist college.
Because the Bible has made it clear that homosexuality is a sin, I would think a Catholic university (or any Catholic group) would want to make sure a person was confronted lovingly with the truth. I do stress lovingly because I've seen too many Christians become harshly judgemental when dealing with this issue. God is a loving God who desires all to have relationship with Him. He does, however, judge our sin. If we can't admit that maybe our way is the wrong way, then it only makes it more difficult for the truth to enter our hearts.
This bit of news from Georgetown saddens me because I see it as the church capitulating to society. We are to stand strong for the truth and the truth is - sexuality is a very important part of our identity; but it is not the only part of it. I've met many gays and they are far from being "gay" or happy. They are wounded on many levels. It is my prayer that the Catholic church will stand more strongly in this area and not justify immorality or euthanasia.
And to think this happened after Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States.
Georgetown U definitely needs our prayers.