Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:43 AM
muriel_volestrangler (65,349 posts)
Right-Wing Groups Protest Desmond Tutu's Appearance at Gonzaga University
After failing in their attempt to block President Obama from speaking at Notre Dame University, far-right activists are now trying to stop Desmond Tutu from appearing at Gonzaga University, a Jesuit institution. Tutu, an Anglican bishop who received a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in bringing down South Africa’s Apartheid government, is coming under fire from right-wing organizations protesting his views on legal abortion and “affirmation of the homosexual agenda.” The conservative website LifeSiteNews reports that two Catholic groups, the American Life League and TFP Student Action, the political arm of the American Society for Tradition Family and Property, want Gonzaga to rescind its invitation to Archbishop Tutu. TFP Student Action’s director John Ritchie said Gonzaga’s “shameful” decision has “tarnished” its reputation:
Observers are asking why a Catholic university in Spokane would invite Archbishop Desmond Tutu to address its graduating class considering his decades-long record of supporting abortion, homosexuality, female ordination, theological liberalism, and collectivist economic theories condemned by the Roman Catholic Church.
Of course, in reality, Tutu is only luke-warm about being pro-choice - he accepts laws allowing abortion, but thinks that, when it's not a result of rape or incest, a woman should have to get 'counselling' before being allowed to have an abortion: http://archive.wfn.org/1996/05/msg00707.html
And his 'collectivist economic theories' are a fairly standard support for a proper welfare safety net, and advocacy for jobs and dignity for the working class - the kind of thing which the Vatican itself sometimes speaks up for, despite what these rabid RW American organisations think. But they are desperate to throw a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was a major figure in the fight against apartheid, overboard in their fight against equality and women's health. It wouldn't surprise me to see these fuckers being apartheid apologists.
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Right-Wing Groups Protest Desmond Tutu's Appearance at Gonzaga University (Original post)
Response to pinto (Reply #1)
Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:43 PM
2ndAmForComputers (3,309 posts)
5. Catholic ultra-fundy subsect. I think they were founded in Spain. Edit: no, Brazil.
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Why do black-and-white movies of marching people and a military fanfare pop up in my head all of a sudden?
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Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:53 AM
CurtEastPoint (4,125 posts)
2. American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property
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is the name. Extremely right-wing.
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Mon Apr 9, 2012, 10:50 AM
bongbong (5,436 posts)
4. The should rename themselves
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THe "We Hate The Ideals Of Jesus Society" would be appropriate.