I have a complaint. The University of Toronto does not affirm and accept my lifestyle and beliefs. Moreover, by not agreeing with me it has left me feeling excluded and marginalized. The U of T has consistently and deliberately offered programs and operated in a manner which is inconsistent with my values. It has supported and encouraged voluntary associations of students and faculty which are at odds with my convictions. I urge the university to cease all support for groups and programs that disagree with me!
Sounds a little silly, doesn't it? Apparently not if you are objecting to a new Courage group which has formed at the Newman Centre at the U of T. Unlike other groups, Courage encourages living a chaste lifestyle in keeping with the Church's teachings and it is a voluntary, anonymous group. Lets get something straight. It is the function of the Newman Centre, as it is that of any Catholic institution, to act in a manner which is “inconsistent with the university’s values” as claimed by Angela Hildyard. This is what it means to be counter cultural, to stand fast and oppose the prevailing winds and currents of fashion. The claim that homosexuality “was never an issue” at the centre until last fall is a little disingenuous. So long as there was no open expression of Catholic teaching on the subject this may have been true. Now there is Courage and never was a group so aptly named... I will keep them in my prayers.