Has Keene State College succumbed to homosexual ideology?
Even while opposing homosexual acts as gravely sinful [objectively speaking], the Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 2358 teaches that:
"The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition."
One has to wonder then why Keene State College has bought into the use of the word "homophobia" and why the College is offering a course entitled HOLO 254, the description of which reads:
"Explores gender in Central Europe in the 1930's and 40s and women's experiences under Nazi rule - in ghettos, camps, and anti-Fascist resistance - and as Holocaust survivors. Examines connections between the Holocaust and present-day manifestations of anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, nationalism, masculinity, and feminism." (Source: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/courses/HOLO.cfm).
As documented here: http://lasalettejourney.blogspot.com/2007/12/is-cohen-center-for-holocaust-studies.html, George Weinberg, a friend of the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA), coined the word as a semantic weapon designed to intimidate opponents of homosexuality into silence by painting them as being somehow mentally ill. In his own words, "I would never consider a patient healthy unless he had overcome his prejudice against homosexuality." (Quoted in Jack Nichols, "George Weinberg, Ph.D - Badpuppy's February Interview," http://gaytoday.badpuppy.com/garchive/interview/020397in.htm
How does this not constitute an attempt at coercion and or harassment? The Vatican II Fathers taught us that:
"The Church of Christ reproves, as foreign to the mind of Christ, any discrimination against men or harassment of them because of their race, color, condition of life, or religion." (Nostra Aetate, No. 5).
The Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College has called for "hospitality" and a "discussion" where all are respected. But is it very respectful to paint Catholics (or anyone else) who oppose homosexuality based upon the moral teaching of their Church or religion [not to mention the Natural Law] as being somehow mentally ill or psychologically unhealthy?
Although I have called upon the Cohen Center and Keene State College to explain why they have adopted the use of the word "homophobia" or what is meant by the course description of HOLO 254 when it says, "Examines connections between the Holocaust and present-day manifestations of..homophobia," my request has largely been met with silence. The only exception being a Keene State College student who tried to convince me that the course hardly mentions homophobia at all. How comforting.
Is this what Keene State College and the Cohen Center mean by "discussion"?