The student's letter to the faculty member is absolutely mind-boggling in its level of ignorance, but I suppose that shouldn't be surprising coming from a college-age student in 2010, who has undoubtedly been completely indoctrinated in politically-correct, morally-defunct rationalism from the very first day of kindergarten.
Some of the choicer gems:
It sickens me to know that hard-working Illinoisans are funding the salary of a man who does nothing but try to indoctrinate students and perpetuate stereotypes.
Really? If the indoctrination and stereotypes were, say, "America is an oppressive imperialist country", or "White people are certainly more racist than black people", or "Christians always try to shove their morality down everybody else's throat", I'll bet you a two-dollar dog the kid would have eaten that right up and agreed with it 900%.
Teaching a student about the tenets of a religion is one thing. Declaring that homosexual acts violate the natural laws of man is another.
So he thinks that homosexual acts don't violate natural law? The alimentary canal is designed for the disposal of waste, not the reception of a sexual organ, and the male sexual organ is designed for the introduction of semen into the female reproductive tract. I would be wiling to bet that if someone suggested to him that broccoli is best accepted into the body by being shoved up one's nose, he'd find that idea (rightly) ridiculous---the nose wasn't designed for that. But it makes just as much sense as the other.
I can only imagine how ashamed and uncomfortable a gay student would feel if he/she were to take this course. I am a heterosexual male and I found this completely appalling.
It's good to know that the homosexuals have people like him looking out for them---being, as they are, evidently unable to speak for themselves....
Also, my friend also told me that the teacher allowed little room for any opposition to Catholic dogma. Once again, he is guilty of limiting the marketplace of ideas and acting out of accord with this institution's mission and principles.
It's a Catholic professor teaching a Catholic course on Catholic moral theology---what did they expect him to say? If Catholicism offends you, then don't take the friggin' course. Nobody's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to become a devout Catholic.
I mean, this ain't rocket science, lad. If it bothers you, don't partake. Isn't that what the mantra usually is for people who find certain TV progamming offensive? "Just shut it off! Nobody's forcing you to watch!"
I have Cc'd Leslie Morrow, director of the LGBT Resource Center, on this e-mail as well as...Siobhan Somerville, a former teacher of mine and the founder of the queer studies major.
Good to see he obviously has no bias underpinning his heartfelt concerns, there. :rolleyes:
I didn't go to Notre Dame for a reason
I think that much is fairly obvious.