South Bend, Ind., Dec 6, 2012 / 15:23 pm
The University of Notre Dame has established a "GLBTQ" student organization that one critic says is "astonishingly extensive" and provides a potential venue for homosexual activists to undermine Catholic teaching.
William Dempsey, President of the Sycamore Trust, said the university previously opposed a gay student organization because it was "incompatible with its Catholic identity."
"Few will be credulous enough to think that the school finally got around to considering the matter carefully," he said in a Dec. 6 e-mail to supporters of his independent organization which aims to preserve and strengthen Notre Dame's Catholic character.
University of Notre Dame President Father John I. Jenkins on Dec. 5 accepted the Office of Student Affairs' recommendation to "expand and enhance the support and services for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (GLBTQ)." The recommendation includes the creation of a university-recognized student organization.