Ask Notre Dame to Cancel "Day of Silence" and Other Pro-Homosexual Events

By TFP Student Action   
April 11, 2010
Notre Dame Dome
Ask the Board of Trustees to cancel pro-homosexual events on campus.

The dictatorship of relativism is alive at the University of Notre Dame. While the 88 pro-lifers who peacefully prayed on campus during the 2009 commencement fiasco still face charges and possible jail time, the homosexual movement is welcomed.


From April 12-16, Notre Dame plans to host a pro-homosexual "Stand Against Hate Week."  According to the promotional flier, the events are being sponsored by various groups, including the Office of the President (Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.), the Office of Student Affairs, the Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Students, the Feminist Voice and Campus Ministry.

Why should any Catholic university cater to the homosexual movement's agenda and sow moral confusion among students?

Ask ND's Board of Trustees to cancel the events

The week-long program mentions a screening of the pro-homosexual film "The Laramie Project," a lecture in the Carey Auditorium titled "Homosexuality Under the Dome: Past Struggles and Present Solutions," free t-shirt distribution, and finally a "Day of Silence" on April 16.

Important to remember is the fact that the "Day of Silence" is a pro-homosexual propaganda tool designed by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) to persuade young school children and college students to show sympathy and acceptance for homosexuality.

To counteract this moral threat against the innocence of children, nineteen pro-family organizations formed a coalition encouraging parents to walk out of school with their children on the "Day of Silence."  Exodus International is also sponsoring a nationwide "Day of Truth" in schools.

For the record, GLSEN:

  • Promotes explicit homosexual books for 7th-12th graders
  • Encourages same-sex prom dates & promiscuity
  • Organizes 4,000 "Gay-Straight Alliance" clubs in schools
Fr. Jenkins
Fr. Jenkins has not dropped the charges against 88 pro-lifers who entered campus in 2009.

And now, GLSEN's "Day of Silence" agenda is being welcomed right into the hallowed halls of Notre Dame.  In fact, the moral teaching of the Catholic Church condemning homosexual acts as "intrinsically disordered" is what is being silenced.

In fact, beginning in 2004, the University of Notre Dame started hosting a yearly "Queer Film Festival." One such event featured Terrence McNally, author of the blasphemous production Corpus Christi that portrays Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles as homosexuals.

Reacting to the scandal back then, TFP Student Action lead multiple petitions of peaceful protest addressed to Fr. John I. Jenkins, politely requesting that he cancel events that promote homosexual vice.  Thank God, we believe these efforts made a difference.  According to an article published in The Observer on February 16, 2009, "not only will there be no gay film festival this year [at the University of Notre Dame], it's probably kaput for good."

Protest this new scandal at ND


TFP Student Action invites its members to contact Notre Dame's Board of Trustees today. Ask them not to allow the university to become a vehicle for the homosexual movement.  It's a matter of Catholic morality. Honor. Fidelity. And truth.

What will the protest achieve?  Maybe the scandal will be canceled.

More importantly, God will be honored by our peaceful action.  Our faithful protest against the sexual revolution is like a prayer that rises up before the throne of God.  Together we affirm: "Even when others abandon Thee and scorn Thy Law, my Lord, I pledge to remain faithful to Thy Commandments."

Contact information:

Office of the Board Secretariat
Ms. Nancy Chapleau, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (574)631-6525
[email protected]

Taking a Principled not a Personal Stand

In writing this statement, TFP Student Action has no intention to defame or disparage anyone. We are not moved by personal hatred against any individual. In intellectually opposing individuals or organizations promoting the homosexual agenda, our only intent is the defense of traditional marriage, the family, and the precious remnants of Christian civilization.

As practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against unrelenting and violent temptation to homosexual sin. We pray for those who fall into homosexual sin out of human weakness, that God may assist them with His grace.

We are conscious of the enormous difference between these individuals who struggle with their weakness and strive to overcome it and others who transform their sin into a reason for pride and try to impose their lifestyle on society as a whole, in flagrant opposition to traditional Christian morality and natural law. However, we pray for these too.

We pray also for the judges, legislators and government officials who in one way or another take steps that favor homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.” We do not judge their intentions, interior dispositions, or personal motivations.

We reject and condemn any violence. We simply exercise our liberty as children of God (Rom. 8:21) and our constitutional rights to free speech and the candid, unapologetic and unashamed public display of our Catholic faith. We oppose arguments with arguments. To the arguments in favor of homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” we respond with arguments based on right reason, natural law and Divine Revelation.

In a polemical statement like this, it is possible that one or another formulation may be perceived as excessive or ironic. Such is not our intention.




+8 # James 2010-04-12 15:34
We must love the sinner, but HATE THE SIN. Homosexuality is a sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance.

You only love a homosexual when you try to help them repent of their vice.
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+9 # Feargal 2010-04-12 16:59
I was appalled when I saw a link to this on Catholic Answers Forums. I live in Ireland and have been disappointed at the antics of Notre Dame concerning the 88. But to compound this injustice by holding a gay pride week really stinks. Worse again the co-chair of the core council is a nun!!
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-5 # mary 2010-04-13 14:40
Unbelievable. Such hatred is pathetic.

No wonder the catholic church is losing members on a daily bass. The ignorance you exhibit with this protest is astounding.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.
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+7 # ArkCatholic 2010-04-14 09:29
It's not hatred to be against homosexuality. It's hatred to be discriminatory against someone BECAUSE of his or her homosexuality. To promote homosexuality is to in essence say homosexuality is ok, and it's not. The Church also teaches that cohabitation is wrong. She advocates against it, and it's not considered hate speech. Same principal here. The Church must continually stand up for morality against this increasingly morally relativistic society.

We can all with our free will agree that 2+2=5;we can pass a law that says 2+2=5;we can change books to teach 2+2=5, but a truth exists and 2+2=4, not five... so we can say homosexuality isn't a sin, that it does not go against nature; we can pass a law saying homosexuality is an alternative "lifestyle"; we can change the books to say that homosexuality is ok - it doesn't change the truth that homosexuality is a sin, and there is a consequence to defying that truth.
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0 # David 2010-04-14 09:30
James, I just want to state that homosexuality itself is not a sin. What is a sin is when the people act on it.
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-7 # ROBERT URQUHART 2010-04-15 09:59
You should be believe in the dignity of ALL persons regardless of sexuality. Be homosexual is not sinful. It is only sex outside the sacrament of marriage that is sinful.
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+1 # Rosangela 2010-04-15 11:43
Homosexuality IS A SIN.
GOD himself SAID it many times in the Bible.
Lev. 20:13 is one of the many examples.
Man laying with man is abominable - those are the words God said!!!!!!!!
Read the bible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the difference between protestants and catholics. protestants KNOW the bible.
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+1 # Nancy 2010-04-15 13:12
We live in a time when there are those who refuse to recognize the self-evident Truth, that all MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL BY GOD, endowed by their Creator, at the moment of their creation at Conception, with the fundamental, unalienable Right to Life AND thus deny that a Child residing in their Mother's Womb is a Human Individual, yet claim that there exists a separate personhood based upon sexual preferences, in order that it may appear that those who do not condone homosexual sexual acts or any sexual act that does not respect the Dignity and Sacredness of the Human Person are discriminating against a Human Individual, when in fact, they are discriminating against demeaning sexual acts. Such is the Time of the great delusion.
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+3 # FREE THE ND 88 2010-04-15 13:14
It seems as though every month now, those who run Notre Dame, reach for a new low.
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+2 # Nancy 2010-04-15 13:36
What is the new Bishop's response to this event?
We will know by his response if the Bishop is for or against Christ and His Church.
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+4 # Nubia 2010-04-15 14:18
Whatever our state in life, we are called to live chastely holiness
The Homosexual act is a sin
Don't be fooled. Those who commit sexual sins will not receive the kingdom. Neither will those who worship statues of gods or commit adultery. Neither will men who are prostitutes or who commit homosexual acts. People who live like that will not receive God's kingdom. 1 Cor 6
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+2 # David 2010-04-15 16:20
Actually homosexual desires are not in themselves sinful. People are subject to a wide variety of sinful desires over which they have little direct control, but these do not become sinful until a person acts upon them, either by acting out the desire or by encouraging the desire and deliberately engaging in fantasies about acting it out. People tempted by homosexual desires, like people tempted by improper heterosexual desires, are not sinning until they act upon those desires in some manner. (almost a direct quote from
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+4 # Mark 2010-04-15 18:12
I'm sorry you don't think that Catholics don't know the bible, as we do. Love the sinner, hate the sin. This is contrary to what you suggest.
Also, before you attack Catholics for not knowing the Bible, what do you know about Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, and Baruch?
The Bible was put together by Catholics, not Protestants.
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0 # Philip John 2010-04-16 03:59
It is not the Sacred Heart of Jesus today, but the unnatural sin of sodomy is the most exhalted, glorified, protected, institionalized, and spread throughout the world. This is the quickest short cut to bring down all greatest curses to the earth. Therefore, in this special case, Luciphor himself is spearheading the campaign. Evil therefore is extremely powerful here, the governments, politics, educational departments, health departments, social organizations, and now, etc., even our Catholic institutions are under the stranglehold of the kingdom of darkness.

Parodoxically, the most powerful instruments of the devil in this situation would be the conventional catholics (priests, nuns, and laity), as Judas was most succesful in betraying Jesus compared any of Jesus' natural enemies, the Jews or the Romans.
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-2 # Walter 2010-04-20 11:24
When did God die and put you and the moderator in charge? How are the students to prepare for the "REAL WORLD" if you keep them in a sterile perfect world? Jesus did not condone the sin but he did not comdamn the sinner and make them not feel welcome Judas. So where do you get off condamming the sinner and not welcoming the child of God?
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+2 # carmen 2010-05-13 11:10
My two grandsons who are in college hold virginity a sacred thing wear a virginity ring and are waiting to get married before sex.
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0 # Carl Kelly 2012-03-24 18:57
Fr. Jenkins has been a direct influence on the downward spin projections of Morality spoken by so man young Catholic's today and according to Roman Catholic Conon Law is walking as a person and Offical not duly able to Act as an Officer of Notre Dame University! Notre Dame (OUR LADY) is being really placed in a very harmful way with positions taken by Fr. Jenkins and Our Catholic being as frgfile as it is can not be punished any more by persons Fr. jenkins has Given Honorary Degree's to as so called Guest Speakers.
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0 # Carl Kelly 2012-03-24 19:01
Fr. Jenkins has brought GREAT SHAME to himself and Notre Dame University! He must step down promptly!
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