HERO: (Helping Educate Regarding Orientation: A Gay/Straight Alliance) As an integral part of the Gonzaga University, HERO members are motivated by the humanistic, Catholic, and Jesuit traditions to which this university belongs. They seek to encourage the development of self-knowledge, self-acceptance, a restless curiosity, a desire for truth, a mature concern for others, and a thirst for justice within the context of faith development and human transformation. In October, HERO hosts an annual "Coming Out Day" BBQ. [Source]
Advisor: Fr. Bob Egan S.J. Contact #: (509) 323-6018
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Update: One of my readers had an email exchange with Fr. Egan that included this:
I think there is an effort by many people to give comfort and encouragement to all gay people who have, after all, suffered taunts, bullying, torture, and even capital punishment for a sexual orientation that the Church teaches is not a sin because it is not a matter a choice. Of course some of them do act on their desires — but then most people act on their sexual desires — and the Vatican teaches that when these acts involve genital arousal they are sinful.
But there is and always has been a variety of views within the Church about how to judge these acts from a pastoral perspective. It would be prudent to keep in mind that life-long celibacy is considered a very demanding obligation. The Church has never taught that hell is the only possible destiny for gay people who do not choose celibacy. In addition, there is controversy within the Church about the meaning of homosexual affection and the way moral judgments should be made about sexual behavior. These discussions include thoughtful, learned, and devout men and women who have in conscience come to different conclusions. Then there is the fact that many people, even at Catholic universities, are not Catholics, and few non-Catholics in American life find our official teachings about human sexuality plausible or convincing. There are many people, intelligent and morally outstanding people, who believe that same-sex love-making is natural and good for gay persons and that the official Catholic teaching is erroneous and harmful, and that teaching it is oppressive and objectively sinful. One must get used to a pluralism of views and voices at a university. You seem persuaded that many gay people are going to hell. I am less certain. The Church teaches that none of us can be certain that we will be saved. That gives each one of us more than enough to worry about!
His perspective on Church teaching has been nuanced into nonsense. So I guess by this definition heterosexuals can now lust after those of the opposite sex, just as long a it does not cause genital arousal. "But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully and has genital arousal has already committed adultery with her in his heart." It is ironic that those who usually ignore what the Church actually teaches will always throw in such phrases as "the Vatican teaches" and of course this is always done without a reference. Then we always get to the argument about plurality at a Catholic school. So I guess they would have no problem with a pygmy cannibal attending their school from taking a nice lunch snack out of their arm or leg. I also read the whole email exchange between my reader and Fr. Egan and not once did my reader make any such charge as that many homosexuals are going to Hell or in fact even bringing Hell up once. This is typical obfuscation where you move from a specific charge that yo are not following Church teaching to calling the other judgmental.