Seton Hall University Starts ‘Gay Marriage’ Course, Betrays Catholic Identity

By John Ritchie   
September 13, 2010
Why is Seton Hall Univ. betraying its Catholic roots?

Like putting a fox in charge of a chicken coop, Seton Hall University is allowing a pro-homosexual professor to give a course on “The Politics of Gay Marriage.”

When plans for the anti-Catholic course were first announced at the diocesan university, the Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, responded. “This proposed course seeks to promote as legitimate a train of thought that is contrary to what the Church teaches. As a result, the course is not in synch with Catholic teaching,” he stated.

However, despite the archbishop’s misgivings the course was not stopped.

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Is Seton Hall Training a New Generation of Pro-homosexual Activists?

According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, the undergraduate course requires students to purchase a book written by pro-homosexual state senators Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) titled: “What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Case for Same-Sex Marriage.” Both of the authors sponsored a bill in New Jersey to legalize same-sex “marriage.”

And who teaches the course? Political science professor W. King Mott, a pro-homosexual activist whose affiliation with Lambda Legal, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and Human Rights Campaign is mentioned on Seton Hall University’s web site.

Blatant Anti-Catholic Bias

Mott’s anti-Catholic bias is clear: “Efforts to condemn the [homosexual] culture itself as Pope John Paul II has done in recent encyclicals only illustrate the futility of orthodoxy in general and the papacy in particular,” he wrote.

“The notion that marriage is a stable and ancient human arrangement, derived from divine revelation, limited to that existing between one man and one woman, and binding save through the permission of a single Church is contrived. It is laughable to consider that human relationships could ever find satisfaction and expression in this single interpretation of marriage,” he said.

Just Cancel the Course

For 2,000 years the Holy Catholic Church has consistently condemned unnatural vice. This teaching is more relevant today given the homosexual movement’s relentless attempt to undermine traditional marriage with counterfeit unions.

In the current struggle to protect God’s marriage, how can Seton Hall possibly allow its classrooms to become outlets of anti-Catholic propaganda? What would Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the university’s patron, think of this scandal?

TFP Student Action invites its members to contact Seton Hall University with a simple message: “Just Cancel the Course.”


Contact: (Be polite and respectful)

Seton Hall University
Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, president
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 761-9620

Archbishop John J. Myers

Archbishop John J. Myers is the president of the Board of Regents as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Seton Hall. Thank him for opposing this situation.

Archdiocese of Newark
Archbishop John J. Myers
171 Clifton Ave
P.O. Box 9500
Newark, NJ 07104