By William Stover
The College of Saint Rose appears to place the “tolerance” of grave error above its Catholic identity. On June 16, the college plans to welcome the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus for a performance titled “Born This Way.” [link]
The event is scheduled at the Massry Center for the
Arts at the Catholic College of Saint Rose in New York.
“Born This Way” is a promiscuous song by Lady Gaga designed to shatter common decency and offend God. It is a flat denial of the truth: “From the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female” (Mark 10:6).
The Catholic Medical Association confirms: There is no “homosexual gene.”
“The media have promoted the idea that a ‘gay gene’ has already been discovered…but, in spite of several attempts, none of the much-publicized studies… has been scientifically replicated. A number of authors have carefully reviewed these studies and found that not only do the studies not prove a genetic basis for same-sex attraction; the reports do not even contain such claims…
“If same-sex attraction were genetically determined, then one would expect identical twins to be identical in their sexual attractions. There are, however, numerous reports of identical twins who are not identical in their sexual attractions.”
However, the stated purpose of the pro-homosexual chorus is “to promote pride in and acceptance of the gay community.”
Reprehensible as it is, this event is not the College of Saint Rose’s only act of cooperation with the homosexual agenda. The college’s Office of Intercultural Leadership and Identity has hosted an annual “Lavender Reception” to give special recognition to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) graduates.
Lavender, they explain, is a “color of pride” for the “LGBT civil rights movement.” If that wasn’t bad enough, the college also recognizes the pro-homosexual student group Identity on campus, one among 107 such groups found on Catholic campuses.
Surely it is inappropriate for a Catholic college to cooperate in the promotion of a lifestyle the Church defines as gravely disordered. As a Catholic educational institution, we hope Saint Rose cancels the objectionable event.
Please join TFP Student Action, together with faithful Catholics around the country, in opposing this scandal by registering your online protest.
Please consider making a call to the president’s office.
Contact information (please be polite and respectful)
The College of Saint Rose
Dr. R. Mark Sullivan, President
432 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
Office phone: 518-454-5121
Assistant to the President
Mrs. Debra Liberatore-LeBlanc