Report: Georgetown Hijacked Funds Intended for Pro-Family Campus Group

Posted: Feb 02, 2018 11:15 AM
 Report: Georgetown Hijacked Funds Intended for Pro-Family Campus Group

Georgetown University is accused of misappropriating donations intended for a pro-family campus group called Love Saxa that promotes traditional marriage and redirecting the money to LGBT organizations during the 2017-18 academic year.

Love Saxa sparked a "controversy" of sorts last year when its president penned an op-ed in a campus newspaper explaining that the group aligns with Catholic teaching and advocates for the traditional view of marriage between a man and a woman. Outraged students filed complaints with the Student Activities Commission, condemning Love Saxa as a hateful, "homophobic" organization. The commission launched an investigation into the group, but concluded the complaints were unfounded and let Love Saxa remain on campus.

But, reports then came to light that Georgetown officials were misappropriating Love Saxa's funds.

Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit legal organization that represents Americans whose religious freedom is threatened, sent a letter to the school detailing the missing funds. They demanded answers and accountability.

On November 1, 2017, an individual sent Love Saxa a check for $50.00. Miss Irvine promptly deposited that check with the Center for Student Engagement, but the funds were never placed in Love Saxa's account. Instead, on December 8, 2017, this donor received a receipt from Georgetown University, showing that his $50.00 donation was allocated to the "LGBTQ Resource Center Reserve."

On December 11, 2017 another donor contributed $100.00 to Love Saxa through Georgetown's Phonathon. But his receipt from Georgetown showed that his donation had been allocated to the Saxatones. Curiously, this group has partnered with the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League.

In December 2017, Miss Irvine also deposited a $250 check from another donor with the Center for Student Engagement. Once again, those funds have not appeared in Love Saxa's account.

Clearly, ADF concludes, Georgetown found a more "secretive way" of expressing their animosity towards Love Saxa and its traditional views.

If an investigation proves these funds were misdirected, the money should be recovered and "immediately" returned to Love Saxa, ADF writes.