From The Blaze comes a story about how some students at a JESUIT college are miffed because the annual – that was annual and since 2013 – drag queen show was cancelled.
Some of you might say, “Hey! At least the Jesuits cancelled it!”
To which I reply, “Hey? Why the hell did they have it in the first place? Annually?”
But wait for the reason why it was cancelled.
Because it was immoral? Because it was scandalous? Because it was disgusting? Because it is an insult to God?
[To be read with the proper … inflections…]
Catholic college cancels annual drag show — and some students aren’t happy: ‘Having that taken away from us is so diminishing’
A John Carroll University spokesman told the outlet that “divisiveness” on the Jesuit school’s campus led to the decision. [So! They cancelled it because it was “divisive”! Not because it was disgusting, immoral, a wholesale betrayal of the Jesuit identity they claim (- well, that one…) and an offense to God.]
“We are working with our students on new and more extensive programming that will promote the expression, appreciation, and understanding of the many identities represented at John Carroll University,” the spokesman said. “We are also engaging with community partners, alumni, and experts to advance the understanding of different points of view related to sexuality, faith, inclusion and respect.”
B as in B. S as in S!
Here’s how these feckless sellouts at John Carroll University describe themselves on the “About” page. Read this and think about YEARS of sanctioned “drag queen shows”.
The University finds the source of its inspiration in the experience of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the centuries-long commitment of the Society of Jesus to academic excellence and service to the common good. [Yeah… I’ll be ol’ Ignaz would be over the moon about drag queens.]
The Jesuit Catholic character of John Carroll University is a single reality based on the integration of faith and culture. [What does that even mean? Their “character” is a “single reality”?] It represents a commitment to a church [“a church”… not to the “Catholic Church”] within the world, serving the human search for truth and value, and for justice and solidarity. [And… and… solidarity!] It also represents a reverence for the transcendent vision that Christ preached and lived as the ?nal best expression of human ful?llment. [See anything wrong with that? How about the fact that it is entirely inconsistent with the first part.]
This Jesuit Catholic character inspires and guides the intellectual, professional, and ethical labors that make John Carroll a university. [But apparently, not “moral”, or “commonsensical”.]
God save those students.
It’s time now for the usual Jesuits to swoosh in and arbitrate.