Thursday, May 08, 2014

Notre Dame Boots Pro-marriage Advocates, Twice

Although a few homosexualists ripped up fliers, virtually everyone was welcoming to the message from the Tradition Family Property Student Action volunteers handing out literature at Notre Dame, except for the campus police who ordered the group to leave.
"It seems like the more you hear about inclusion and diversity in higher education, the less you hear about the truth, the more the truth is shut out of the conversation."
-- John Ritchie, spokesman for TFP Student Action
For background, read Notre Dame Blesses Homosexual Student Organization as well as Notre Dame Pays Students for Homosexual Activism

Also read Catholics Blast Notre Dame for Honoring Barack Obama (the abortion president)

-- From "Notre Dame Orders Removal of Advocates of Traditional Marriage Twice From Campus" by Stephen Adkins, University Herald Reporter 5/2/14

The pro-marriage group was taken out the first time for failing to obtain a proper official permission. Notre Dame's Student Activities Office apologized for the mix-up and asked them to install their table again the following day. Despite obtaining approval through an officially recognized on-campus student group, police officials handed a "cease and desist" order to the conservative group.

"Notre Dame police officers told us that we only had proper permission to have a table - but that nobody was allowed to actually man the table, which was the whole point of having a table in the first place. How can a table man itself? So we were forced to leave," John Ritchie, spokesman for TFP Student Action, said in a statement.

Ritchie said that police officers arrived soon after volunteers started distributing pro-family literature, 10 Reasons Why Same-Sex "Marriage" is Harmful and Must Be Opposed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Traditional Marriage Group Accuses Notre Dame of Censorship" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 5/1/14

"Working with the Orestes Brownson Council, a Catholic student club on campus, a table was reserved outside DeBartolo Hall on April 24," said Ritchie.

[Notre Dame spokesman Dennis] Brown explained that the student group Orestes Brownson Council is recognized and had gotten permission to have a pro-traditional marriage display.

"Our policies explicitly state that only members of the university community may organize or lead such events on campus," said Brown.

"When university officials learned that, contrary to our policies, the student group made this request on behalf of an outside organization, TFP Student Action, we asked that its members leave."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Obama Administration Muzzles College Students' Moral Speech