Catholic University Rejects LGBT Student Group

The Catholic University of American has rejected the creation of a group to support LGBT students and allies (CUAllies). According to Ryan Fecteau, the student who has organized the group, administrators considered the proposal for nine months, then announced last week it could not form because it “might become an advocacy organization.” The Catholic Church condemns homosexuality as sinful, but still claims that gay people “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.” The University of Notre Dame is taking steps — albeit imperfect ones — to recognize there are LGBT students on its campus with unique needs, which is apparently going too far for CUA.