Well it’s quite hard to say because the article isn’t specific enough.
after the incident, Notre Dame students painted their “spirit rock” in rainbow colors and added the words, “God Loves U” and “Matthew 5:43-48,” which talks about loving one’s enemies.
It’s difficult to tell if this is referring to the school girls who were actually involved in the incident or other students. Either way, given the article also states that most of the parents were against the action of the chaperones, and that the few who posted in support of the chaperones, were attacked, one might believe that if the majority of the parents are against it, it would be highly likely that the majority of the girls, who have been raised by these parents, would feel the same. In this sense the thread title is a little misleading. I assumed it was the girls who themselves decided to get up and leave the performance, as a form of protest.
The reaction to this incident leads me to my other point.
What kind of president does this school have, who apologises for this and says it goes against the school’s ‘spirit of inclusion’ policy?
What kind of alumni has the school produced, who are saying they felt embarrassed by what happened?
And again, why are the majority of parent’s attacking this move? They either don’t understand their own faith, or aren’t really Catholics, or at least not practicing ones. If it’s the first, I suggest they start leaning. If it’s the second, I suggest they take their kids out of the school if they don’t agree with the Catholic teachings it follows, and send them elsewhere.