A reader sent me the following:
Manassas, Va. – Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino has publicly criticized Misericordia University for its scheduled February 17 lecture by gay rights advocate Keith Boykin. The Cardinal Newman Society, which reported on the planned lectures last week, praised Bishop Martino for calling Misericordia to task in the abuse of its Catholic identity.
Keith Boykin, who served President Bill Clinton as special assistant in his administration, is a regular contributor to CNBC. Boykin is an avid supporter of gay rights and was president of the National Black Justice Coalition, an organization established in 2003 to organize African American support for same-sex marriage rights. Boykin is the New York Times best-selling author of One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America, in which he discusses his own “coming out,” his first sexual experience, and the lives of prominent black and gay individuals.
Bishop Martino called Boykin’s beliefs “disturbingly opposed to Catholic moral teaching,” according to The Times Tribune. He also expressed “absolute disapproval” of the appearance of an “avid supporter of same-sex marriage” at Misericordia.
The Diocese of Scranton issued a statement which reads in part: “The faithful of the Diocese of Scranton… should be in no doubt that Misericordia University in this instance is seriously failing in maintaining its Catholic identity.”
LOL- Boykin is not his real name! You’re playing with us right? National Black Justice Coaltition – LOL again!
This stuff is so stupid only an intellectual could believe it.
Am I the only person in America that sees the “university” as wasteland and most “professors” (not including accounting and engineering profs, of course) as rank idiots at best or at worst no-good, useless maleducated perverters of young minds?
Praise God for bishops like him who utilizes his authority to bring his subjects in line with the teachings of the Church! May we be blessed with more priests and bishops like him.
Richard Sipe, a psychotherapist and former priest, has studied celibacy and sexuality in the priesthood for four decades. He has authored three books on the topic. He once estimated that 30% of the priesthood is homosexually oriented. Elsewhere, he is quoted as estimating that between 25% and 45% of American priests are homosexual in orientation. He told the Boston Globe: “If they were to eliminate all those who were homosexually oriented, the number would be so staggering that it would be like an atomic bomb; it would do the same damage to the church’s operation…It would mean the resignation of at least a third of the bishops of the world. And it’s very much against the tradition of the church; many saints had a gay orientation, and many popes had gay orientations. Discriminating against orientation is not going to solve the problem.”