Can The University Georgetown Still Be Called ‘Catholic’ If They Do This…?

Written by Kevin Fobbs on October 27, 2017

The war to protect traditional marriage is not over and is now being fought on the campus of Georgetown University by student group Love Saxa, Their effort is come under attack from LGBTQ groups on campus, PRIDE and Queer People of Color, according to Fox News. The gay groups want to have Love Saxa expelled from the university.

Why are these anti-traditional marriage student groups targeting this Catholic group as a supposed “hate group”?

The answer is simple.

Campuses across the nation have become breeding grounds of intolerance and anti-Christian and ant-traditional values and Georgetown is certainly no exception. That is why a campus pro-choice student senator has filed a notice in September that insisted that Love Saxa’s definition of marriage and relationships violates university standards. Bottom line, a group that supports marriage between a man and woman somehow fosters intolerance and hatred.

Not only is the absurdity of this notion contemptible, but the logic of this claim flies in the face of a campus’ group right to freedom of speech and religious right of expression. Somehow the constitutional protections that these same narrow thinking gay rights campus organizations clamor for are not to be afforded to Love Saxa. Anyone surprised?

What is interesting as well as perplexing is how America’s oldest Catholic university could even consider stripping a campus organization for upholding Catholic traditional values and beliefs and have it labeled a hate group. Yet, when the president of Love Saxa, Amelia Irvine, published an op-ed titled “Confessions of a College Virgin” in the student newspaper The Hoya, the wheels of injustice began to turn.

To grease the anti-traditional marriage tracks, the student newspaper, The Hoya, published an editorial attacking Love Saxa, stating, “Love Saxa does not deserve the benefit of university recognition” and “should be ineligible for any university benefits.” It added, “the group’s “mission advocates against equal rights for the LGBTQ community” and “fosters intolerance,” reported Fox News.

If one were to examine the group’s Facebook page or its website, there is no possible logical way that any intelligent person could conclude that Love Saxa “fosters intolerance” as the student newspaper writes. What is definitely intolerant is the heavy-handed conclusions that are drawn by the newspaper and the campus gay rights groups who seek adherence to political correctness over personal or organizational religious free speech.

Irvine countered the newspaper’s narrow-minded claims by emphasizing,

Love Saxa exists to promote healthy and loving relationships at Georgetown. Our definition of “healthy relationships” and “sexual integrity” is synonymous with those of the Catholic Church, and therefore those of Georgetown University.

Judi Lake, Executive Director of American Christian Civil Rights Movement, concurs with Irvine and supports her organization Love Saxa and its support for traditional marriage.

Amelia Irvine and her campus organization Love Saxa, should be commended for their principled stance in support of traditional marriage. Because of their stance in the face of growing religious and traditional marriage intolerance, other students on campuses across the nation will be inspired to stand up!

In Love Saxa President Irvine’s response she also warned,” If the Hoya wishes to call Love Saxa a hate group, we anticipate that it will not be long until other traditional religious groups are labeled ‘hate groups’ as well.”

It is time to stand with Love Saxa, because “Silence is Betrayal.”

Image: By Enricokamasa – Own work, Public Domain,

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.