Catholic University of San Diego OKs Pro-Homosexual "Drag Show" Again

By John Ritchie   
April 22, 2013

04-23-13 update:  It was just announced that Manila Luzon, an open homosexual drag queen, will be one of the featured "artists" at the drag show.

The Catholic University of San Diego is hosting its second pro-homosexual “drag show” on April 25 at Shiley Theatre.  The offensive event is called A Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar.

Drag Show at USD
 Screenshot of a promotional ad for the "drag show."


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According to a statement signed by Carmen Vazquez, vice-president of student affairs, "students of USD PRIDE will once again highlight the principles of inclusion and diversity with their second annual 'edutainment' event..."

"The Celebration of Gender Expression," she claims, "supports the Church’s teaching on the dignity of the human person and does not promote either behavior or lifestyle that is contrary to the teachings of the Church."

However, multiple eye-witness accounts of last year's "drag show" tell a very different story.  This is how one student described it:

The event felt more like an underhanded attempt at indoctrination than anything else. This feeling was furthered by the banning of video, photography, and audio recording, which came across as a desire for secrecy. Even worse, the hosts of the event sought to encourage the performers as well as the audience, referring to them as “revolutionaries,” to take a more active role in making DRAG, homosexuality, and transgender identity an acceptable part of the campus.

Some of the suggestions, which resulted were gender neutral bathrooms, an increase in DRAG related events, and gay pride parades. It became rather clear over the course of the two and a half hours, that the event was less about acceptance and more about an open rebellion against Catholic values. Make no mistake, this event fostered sinful behaviors and set the stage for more in the future.

For the administration of a Catholic University to take part in this scandal came across as a betrayal, not only a betrayal of the Church but also a betrayal of every devout Catholic student who attends USD.This year's drag show promises to be more of the same. 

However, a group of concerned Catholic USD students has issued an open letter today, April 22, against the “Supreme Drag Superstar 2” show.

Speaking on the group's behalf, sophomore Ailsa Tirado points out how the drag show advances an ideology that is opposed to natural law, and serves to perpetuate moral confusion rather than provide true spiritual healing.

"The University of San Diego is unquestionably being deceitful by identifying itself as a Catholic University, while permitting the acceptance and promotion of an ideology that is in direct contradiction to the Catholic moral teaching and social tradition," the open letter states.

According to its mission statement, the University of San Diego presents itself as a Roman Catholic institution and, as such, embraces Catholic moral teaching and tradition.  However, Catholic students are increasingly troubled by the promotion of activities and events on campus that undermine moral values.

"Catholic parents who send their children to a university that self-identifies and advertises itself as Catholic," the open letter continues, "should be able to expect at least basic standards of decency and morality. As students, we are obligated to hold our school accountable to that statement, that commitment, which it has made to us the students, and which it is not fulfilling."

The University of San Diego has three pro-homosexual clubs: Pride, Rainbow Educators and Safe Space Allies.  This might explain why the university features web site links to the Human Rights Campaign, the pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) and V-Day as "resources."  It also might explain why the Student Senate at USD voted to cut its affiliation with Chick-fil-A after its owner expressed his support for traditional marriage. 

So much for "diversity" of opinion.


This "drag show" is only part of a larger movement to distort the meaning of marriage, and destroy God's plan. 

Contact information (please be firm and polite)

Dr. Mary Lyons, President
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
[email protected]
Phone: (619) 260-4520
Fax: (619) 260-6833

Msgr.  Daniel Dillabough
USD Vice President, Mission & Ministry
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-2247
[email protected]

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-13 # Charles Frey 2013-04-23 13:01
Allowing "Supreme Drag Superstar" on campus causes SCANDAL on a "Catholic" campus. Please act immediately to cancel this event. You will be held responsible for endangering the morals of your students and could cause your school to lose it's Catholic identity.
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-14 # Rosa Rotondi 2013-04-23 13:10
A catholic campus should never, never have anything to do with homosexuality except to teach what homosexuality is in the eyes of God, "An abomination!"
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-9 # Lycie Barber 2013-04-23 13:33
Such unseemly entertainment, as a "drag show" provides, smears the dignity of your institution, straight and gay students alike. Educational Entertainment at the expense of all involved must have another purpose. What might that be....?
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-12 # James McMahon 2013-04-23 15:16
The Catholic University of San Diego is hosting its second pro-homosexual "drag show" on April 25. The offensive event is called A Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar.
It's indecent. It offends God. It leads young Catholics astray.
This is so misleading. And upsetting.
Sign your instant e-protest to oppose this scandal
Thank you!
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-11 # Patrick Coyne 2013-04-23 17:52
Please cease offending the Lord our God. This university is beginning to behave like a modern day Sodom and Gommorrah.
Evil is all around us in today's society, from lying and stealing to pornography, drugs, illicit sex, and violence. God calls us to be holy people set apart, not influenced by our wicked culture. Sin always has consequences. Do you take sin and God's wrath seriously?
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-9 # marcela vaquera 2013-04-23 23:38
Please dont allow this to happen, it is offensive and wrong.
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+10 # John 2013-04-24 12:08
Gender-neutral bathrooms are sinful?
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-11 # Ofelia M. Jones 2013-04-25 17:04
As a Catholic I'm appalled over this university's crazy show. We need to be compassionate toward those people but we should not be procurers or supporters of same. To the Head of this University: Please limit yourselves to teach! Those shows belong in the circus.
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-9 # Claudia Rocha 2013-04-25 20:24
Do not host things that are against our religion or do not call yourself a Catholic University.
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+6 # Louis 2013-04-26 14:00
You bible thumpers are idiots
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+4 # Phyllis-Joy Manfra 2013-04-26 18:39
Please send the definition of the environment offered that a parent and grandparent can expect from a Private
Catholic University when sending their children and grandchildren there and paying their tuition.

If the information is all in your brochure, besides knowing the classes that are offered and that there is a chapel on campus and how the university was founded by a certain priest does the brochure also give information regarding the "Catholic Belief Environment Events" that are offered to our children and grandchildren.

If "Non-Catholic Belief Environment Events" are also offered to our children and grandchildren please also include that information in your brochure. So we clearly know the environment we are paying for and directing our children and grandchildren to.

By paying their tuition we are also giving approval of the "Non-Catholic Belief Environment Events" that we are directing our children and grandchildren to. Thank you.
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