Helena’s Carroll College, named after bishop, John Carroll, is a member of the Catholic diocese and is subject to values affirmed by the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church, headquartered worldwide from Vatican City, has maintained a Biblical sexual ethic and affirmed traditional gender roles since – they would say – Peter was the first Pope. Regardless of lore, the Roman Catholic Church has maintained these traditional values for a thousand years.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that homosexuality is “intrinsically immoral and contrary to the natural law,” and names “homosexual tendencies” as “objectively disordered.” Likewise, the Catholic Church officially rejected ‘transgenderism’ (when someone believes they are the wrong gender) in a 2019 Vatican statement entitled, “Male and Female He Created Them.”
Nonetheless, there is a vibrant LGBTQ contingent at Carroll College and they maintain an advocacy group entitled, “Gay Straight Alliance.” The group, which is allowed to operate on Carroll’s campus, planned a drag show event to show “love and support” for the LGBTQ Community. However, Carroll College – although permissive of the event – reminded the Gay Straight Alliance” that college has a dress code that requires…well…clothes.
So-called “drag queens” (men who dress as women) routinely strip their clothes during a burlesque performance as the shows progress. Outraged students with the alliance then canceled the event, because they “could not preserve the integrity of the event.”
Apparently, “integrity” requires a clothing-free option.
The LGBTQ and LTBTQ-supporting students held a rally at the college yesterday along with the Feminists Advocating Equality Club, livid that the Catholic College maintains Catholic beliefs.
A protesting student told the press, “There is a stark difference between tolerance and acceptance. The LGBTQ+ community on this campus will not be silent.”
But, for now, they will remain clothed.