SOUTH BEND — Saint Mary’s College recently added a statement to its employment policy stating the college is committed to avoiding discrimination based on sexual or political orientation.
The change was approved by the college’s board of trustees during the summer.
…It’s only fair to not discriminate against things you can’t change. I think it’s good they added these (items),” said freshman Lisa Teague, of New Bremen, Ohio. “It’s a good step forward.”
“It’s definitely a liberal step to take. I don’t know if I’m in support of it or not,” said junior Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati.
Sister Kathleen Dolphin thinks the new policy is a good idea.
“It contributes to a healthy sense of plurality at the college,” said Dolphin, a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Dolphin is director of the college’s Center for Spirituality and an instructor in the religious studies department.
The change is based on Catholic social teaching that views each human as being a valuable individual, Dolphin said.
Political Orientation? I suffer from Conservative Philosophy Attraction (CPA), so it is a good thing that those like me could still get employment at a Catholic College. I don’t think that Political Orientation is genetic since I once suffered from Liberal Philosophy Attraction or maybe my CPA was just in remission for a while. Or we can get the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove conservatism from their category of diseases. The APA could also deem that “conversion” or “reparative” therapy to convert Conservatives to a more politically correct outlook as unethical. We could then make a deal with liberals that if we stay out of their bedrooms, that they will stay out of our courtrooms.
My books on Catholicism must be out of date and I must be missing a supplement from the Catechism. I can’t seem to find where plurality is a virtue. If someone is to teach religious studies who suffers from Same Sex Attraction and they are not living a chaste life then probably they will not teach Catholic truth. I doubt they would hire a holocaust-denying historian and then say under Catholic social teaching each human is viewed as being a valuable individual. Would the Harvey Milk High School in New York City hire a teacher who fervently believes that homosexual acts are disordered? This is just par for the course for in name only Catholic colleges.