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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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Letter to the Editor 12/9/10

To the Editor:

I find it annoying that I have to endure the complaints of St. John’s students regarding the absence of an LGBT club on campus. Before enrolling at this University, students knew that it was a Catholic University. This wasn’t some secret. So then why are students surprised that St. John’s doesn’t want to endorse a club that goes against the Catholic Church? Just because St. John’s doesn’t allow this club, doesn’t mean that homosexuals or anyone else of a different sexual orientation isn’t to be respected.

Students need to accept the fact that they have to abide by the rules while they go to school here. If you don’t like it, or don’t agree with it, then leave. You don’t have to be here. Don’t call St. John’s narrow minded because it wants to remain a faithful Catholic university. You knew what you were getting into when you came here. Thousands of years of Catholic tradition and ideals aren’t going to change just because society tells it to.

Hannah Gutierrez, Class of 2013

Annysa Rodriguez, Class of 2014

 

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    Tricia BentinckApr 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Even though St. John’s is a Catholic School there still should be an LGBT club because clubs like that aren’t just for the LGBT community it is also for people who support them. I feel there should be a club like that because it would be a place for the LGBT community to talk about issues or whatever that they may be facing. I also feel like it’s kind of ignorant of the school or whoever to say that their shouldn’t be a club like that. They say that the school isn’t discriminatory about the LGBT community then why not have an LGBT club?

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