Beyond Shameful: Immoral Drag Shows Spread to 5 Catholic Universities

By John Ritchie   
June 25, 2014

Coming Out Day

Photo:  "Coming Out Day" at Georgetown University

At least five Catholic universities have been hosting pro-homosexual drag shows on campus.  That number may sharply increase given the aggressive demands of the homosexual revolution.  In most cases, these annual events are designed to undermine Catholic moral teaching, normalize unnatural vice and erode the natural, God-made differences between man and woman.


John Carroll University, for example, even dips into student funds to pay for the annual drag show, without giving Catholic students the option to opt-out of financing an event that undermines their own Catholic beliefs.  According to Carroll News, students who follow Church teaching are essentially forced to fund the annual drag show against their will, which features professional "drag queens."

This year the mask really fell off at the University of San Diego.  During the drag show there a performer emerged on stage dressed like satan and lip-synced a song that explicitly calls good evil and evil good.

University administrators who have the authority to keep the wolves away are too often ready to let them in to the detriment of moral values and Catholic identity.  As Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said: "If you want your children to defend their Faith, send them to a public school; if you want them to lose their Faith, send them to a Catholic school."

These are the Catholic universities that give the homosexual movement a platform to promote drag shows:

Georgetown University

According to the Georgetown Voice, GU Pride hosted its ninth annual Georgetown Drag Ball on April 12.  The event, known as GenderFunk, is promoted as "a fun night of dancing and Drag performances: it provides a safe space on campus to be gender nonconforming and demonstrates that more Georgetown students are becoming increasingly comfortable with challenging their gender expression."

Source:  GU Pride hosts ninth annual Georgetown Drag Ball


Gonzaga University

The Cardinal Newman Society reports that a Gonzaga University student group called "HERO" sponsored a series of pro-homosexual events on campus, including "DRAG tabling" and a "bisexuality panel."  The objectionable activities held on April 6–11 were posted on Gonzaga's web site.

Source:  Gonzaga University Promoted 'Drag' Event in Email to Faculty and Staff


University of San Diego

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The Catholic University of San Diego hosted another drag show on April 10.  Despite widespread opposition, university officials supported the event for a third consecutive year.  This time, the immoral show took a satanic turn when one "performer" dressed like a devil mocked good and extolled evil.

Source:  "Drag Show" at Catholic USD Takes Satanic Turn: 14,700 Protest the Scandal


Seattle University

Seattle University, run by the Jesuits, held its 8th annual drag show on March 14.  Once again, the event undermined Catholic moral teaching and was a cause of grave scandal.  The insistent plea of young faithful Catholics calling for its cancelation fell on deaf ears.

Source:  Sinful "Drag Show" at Jesuit Seattle University


John Carroll University

For approximately nine years, John Carroll University has been hosting a yearly drag show on campus.  According to Carroll News, the 2013 drag show was funded with Catholic student dollars.  Fr. Jayme Stayer, S.J. who attended the offensive event, said: “I thought the drag show was tame, sober and rather sweet.  What was considered outrageous in the 1970s and ’80s has become so domesticated that folks hardly raise an eyebrow nowadays."

Source:  JCU Dragged Into Controversy
Source:  2013 Drag Show Announcement 

Seven more Catholic universities, according to reports, have also hosted drag shows in the past.  They include:

  • Boston College
  • College of St. Benedict (CSB) and St. John’s University (SJU)
  • College of Saint Rose
  • LeMoyne College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Santa Clara University

 

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