Jesuit-run John Carroll University goes to the zoo over annual “drag queen” shows

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?

No!

[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 Catholic college in Ohio has canceled its annual drag show after a student newspaper column against the event sparked controversy last year, Cleveland.com reported.

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.

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15 Responses to Jesuit-run John Carroll University goes to the zoo over annual “drag queen” shows

  1. aroc981 says:

    *B as in B, S as in SJ lol… As always..

  2. Gaetano says:

    As to WWSIOLD (What Would St. Ignatius of Loyola Do?), let us recall the story from his autobiography of St. Ignatius and the Moor:

    One day in February or March of 1522, Ignatius, 30 years old at the time, was riding a mule on his way to the shrine of Monserrat when he was overtaken by a Moor. The two men rode together for a while and started talking about the Blessed Virgin. The Moor said he couldn’t believe she remained a virgin while giving birth to a child. Ignatius insisted that she did, and as they argued he grew increasingly agitated.

    Seeing what was happening and becoming alarmed, “the Moor pressed on so fast that Ignatius lost sight of him. He remained pondering on what had passed . . . and there arose in his soul feelings of discontentment because, as it seemed to him, he had not done his duty. . . .So he conceived a desire to seek out the Moor and stab him for what he had said.”

    “He had a long struggle over this desire, and at the end remained in doubt. . . .At last, tired of examining what would be best to do and unable to reach a fixed conclusion, he decided to drop the reins and let his mule go uncontrolled to the point where the roads divided. If the animal took the road to the town indicated, he would seek out the Moor and poniard him; if it kept to the high road, avoiding the town, he would let him be.

    Though the town stood little more than thirty or forty paces away, and the road to it was very broad and good, it pleased God that the mule kept to the Camino Real and avoided the road to the town.”

    And so the Moor was spared.

  3. Kerry says:

    Are the Jesuits channeling Irwin Corey?

  4. jaykay says:

    Trying to compare the “prose” of the “About” page with Newman’s “Idea of a University” is an interesting exercise. Not to mention that Newman’s writing could easily be translated into Ciceronian Latin, and back, whereas this tortured excretion can barely be understood. Unless you’re “woke”, of course.

  5. teomatteo says:

    “…serving the human search for truth and value,…)
    Men who dress like women for the shock from others. A lotta ‘truth’ there. [sarc]

  6. John21 says:

    I attend a Jesuit university in California. I experience a sense of alienation here as a Catholic who believes what he ought to. That’s tough to deal with in general, but it’s even more difficult when said alienation is felt on what should be “home turf” for me: a Catholic school.

    On the bright side, at least this experience has led me to dig my heels in even further as a Catholic.

  7. John V says:

    Thanks for that. It’s been years since I’ve seen anyone mention Irwin Corey.

  8. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Tony Curtis in drag, or a pantomime Widow Twankey, is a comedy that laughs with women.

    Obviously there are historical forms of theater where women were played by men and vice versa, some of which persist in the modern world. But mostly they seem to work well when the spirit is all in fun, and not work when there is hatred or envy, or weird sexual fixations.

    Drag enthusiasts seem to insist that their performers are just as glamorous and alluring as women, are upset when it is pointed out that they are not, and jubilant in a nasty way if they actually pull off the illusion. But generally, a nasty parody of women is what is produced and desired, and even found sexy. This is creepy. I have a young female acquaintance at work who spends a lot of time with supposed friends who are into this, but the “funny stories” she tells about hanging out with them are not fun at all. I keep trying to point this out, but no luck.

  9. OBLATEBEDE says:

    I finished Malachi Martin’s Jesuits late last night. What a tragedy. None of this surprises me now.

  10. GypsyMom says:

    This school has been heterodox for decades. Our now-deceased pastor warned parents not to send their children there. The theology department has atheists in it. Our seminarians have to take classes at John Carroll. Most of them are solid and well aware of the infiltration of the Church by Her enemies, and they use the classes there, particularly the theology classes, as debate training, because they spend their time there arguing with their professors. It is mostly a “prestigious” party school for rich families, and anything but Catholic.

  11. Hidden One says:

    “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!” – Luke 12:51 NRSVCE

  12. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Darned good library, though. You get on Ohiolink looking for something, and it is nearly always at John Carroll. Great for interlibrary borrowing.

  13. The Cobbler says:

    Suburbanbanshee,

    I think Anthony Esolen said it best: “What makes librarians and schoolteachers fall over themselves in a cloud of lavender, gushing over transvestite men who reduce the female sex to a caricature, I have no idea. … Women will have to explain this to me.”

    Alas! that in a cruel parody of Faith, for women who have not lost their heads no explanation is possible whereas to women who have lost their heads no explanation seems necessary.

  14. BrionyB says:

    Personally I never even liked pantomime dames, as a child they seemed creepy to me. But yes, the sexual fetish kind of drag is particularly unpleasant, and even at my most ‘woke’ I had an aversion to it that I couldn’t explain, just a deep sense of ‘this is wrong’. I suspect a lot of people have that natural sense, but now from an early age they are being groomed to overcome it.

    There is something demonic about all this, I think. Remember that the enemy hates and fears Our Lady, with her perfect femininity, above all mankind. And he cannot create, only twist and pervert what is good.

  15. Simon_GNR says:

    On three mornings this week I’m intending to attend Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London, the Jesuit-run church where, I believe, “LGBT Catholics” are catered for by having certain Masses tailored to their tastes. I’ll report back to the readers of this site on what I find.