Last week, I gave a speech at Gonzaga University - a university I have written about on three separate occasions. After spending two days at this "Catholic" university, I have come to the conclusion that it is far worse than my previous articles had suggested. I use the term "worse," primarily to describe Gonzaga's betrayal of Catholic principles - all in the name of tolerance and diversity.
I could try to persuade my readers that my conclusion is correct by simply talking about the gay pride ribbons tied around lampposts and stair rails all around the Gonzaga campus.
I could also talk about the Gonzaga feminists who ran in and out of classrooms shouting the word "c**t" on Vagina Day, which was previously known as Valentine's Day. They were greeted with amused laughter from professors who had their lectures interrupted by these profane displays of feminist hysteria.
Finally, I could talk about the National Day of Silence at Gonzaga. This is the day that gays and their allies refrain from speaking on campus, in order to promote awareness of discrimination against gays.
But I won't talk about any of these things-especially the National Day of Silence. In fact, I would like to start a National Year of Silence. Imagine going twelve months without hearing some guy with a lisp decry the high cost of grooming his miniature poodle.
Instead of hearing about the above, I would like for my readers to see what a Gonzaga Professor of Religious Studies (Robert J. Egan) sent to various members of the Gonzaga University community on April 21, 2004:
"George W. Bush's proposal that we pass an amendment to the United States Constitution banning gay marriages (is) the first such amendment which would actually single out a specific group of American citizens for the explicit purpose of denying them their civil rights, in this case their right to marry whom they choose, their right for equal protection under the law, and their right to protection against illegal gender discrimination."
(Author' note: It is unclear whether Professor Egan is yet aware of the status of the Mormons' request to "marry whom they choose." The constitutional status of that request was only determined recently, I am told).