Catholic University: Easter Drag Show Doesn’t Defy Church Teaching

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by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  April 4, 2016   

It's not heresy, it's an "interactive experience"

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DAYTON, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) — The self-described Catholic University of Dayton (UD) is defending their decision to host a drag show Easter Wednesday.

In response to inquires from the Cardinal Newman Society, a college guide for faithful Catholics, Dayton officials said the drag show "did not challenge Church teaching" but was an "educational program" of "artistic expression" with a "broader understanding of diversity and respect."

When the Cardinal Newman Society questioned how a drag show is compatible with Church teaching, UD officials replied that "every person has innate dignity" since everyone is "made in the image and likeness of God."

Dayton's drag show was called "Rubi Girls: Transformation, An Interactive Experience" and was sponsored by multiple sodomite supporters within the college such as University of Dayton LGBTQ which claims to be based on a "Marian" perspective.

UD’s drag shows performers, the "Rubi Girls" are a group of men between the ages of 30 and 50 who have been dressing as women since the 1980s, performing "charity-driven comedic" shows. They also advocate for "redefining family values."

The alleged charity causes which Rubi Girls support are for HIV/ AIDS and other sodomite political activist causes.

The "Marian" LGBT group which hosted Rubi Girls, is a Dayton organization which actively works toward a society where people with "different sexual orientations can dialogue honestly" and where all LGBT people can "feel comfortable self-identifying." They profess to be "prophetic leaders" and seek to change the Church's teaching.

The "Marian" sodomite group claims to base their understanding of social justice on the US Bishops statement "Always Our Children," which says, among other things, that:

  • "All homosexual persons have a right to be welcomed into the community" and should be "embraced with unconditional love."

  • HIV/ AIDs is not a "punishment from God."

  • Homosexuals "should have an active role in the community."

Despite Dayton's alleged conformity to the USCCB document, the same statement also says that homosexual behavior is "objectively immoral."

UD has promoted the Rubi Girls multiple times before, including a 2012 production of a documentary about the drag group.

The Cardinal Newman Society responded to University of Dayton saying that focusing on Church teaching about sexuality would be "far more beneficial to students" than "exploring drag culture."

 

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