Stalemate on University of San Diego drag show

Laymen wait for Bishop McElroy. Bishop waits for USD.

USD show shown on KUSI – supposed to be a celebration.

The following comes from an April 6 story on a San Diego TV station, KUSI.com.

Every year for the past six years, performers in drag have taken the stage at the University of San Diego, a private Catholic school.

The show, produced by a USD student group called Pride, is supposed to be a celebration, but Thomas McKenna, the founder of a group that promotes Christian values, says the show’s message is out of place on the campus of a catholic university.

McKenna who has seen the show in previous years, says the performances are not immoral, but they cross the line because of its views on homosexuality.

Thomas McKenna – still waiting for some sort of intervention by the San Diego’s bishop

Riley Read, a student at USD sees the drag show as an opportunity to educate, but he says he respects the rights of those with a different point of view.

There are 500 seats inside the Shiley Theater, tickets are only available to members of the USD community and this year, as in years past, every ticket is spoken for.

Critics like Thomas McKenna have even asked for the Vatican to weigh in. He says that in 2013, after appealing for help from the church establishment, officials agreed. However, McKenna is still waiting for some sort of intervention by the San Diego’s bishop.

When asked about the bishop’s response, the Diocese released this statement:

“Bishop McElroy is aware of the controversy and has every faith in USD president James Harris to handle it appropriately.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am glad to hear that the performances are not immoral.

  2. Kristin says:

    PRIDE, one of the seven deadly sins, and yet a name homosexuals use to describe their proclivities. Shame on you USD, for allowing this sinful display at your supposedly Catholic university.

  3. Disgusted with California Bishops says:

    “Bishop McElroy is aware of the controversy and has every faith in USD president James Harris to handle it appropriately.”

    Translation: Bishop McElroy can’t be bothered to give a statement or perform an activist stunt because he is a liberal and the shows on USD’s campus support liberalism.

    For six years this anti-Catholic garbage has gone on and McElroy can’t be bothered to lift his pinky finger to do anything about it.

    Yet President Trump is only in office for weeks and McElroy immediately takes center stage and clamors for resistance and opposition and makes speech after speech and writes articles telling Catholics that they need to stand up to the “evil” and lack of Christian charity in the new administration.

    McElroy…

  4. The Watchman says:

    Kristin you are right. Pride is also the sin that got the devil thrown out of Heaven. This is totally inappropriate for a Catholic university. It is time Americans take their country back from the forces of the culture of death who seem to have no shame. Pray America Pray for the Son of Man is coming like a thief in the night in the not too distant future.

  5. To be perfectly fair, this evil pride performance has been going on for six years, and McElroy has not been the Ordinary here in San Diego for all of this time. Some of the blame has to go to Bishop Emeritus Brom, under whose watch the evil pride shows began. Now, however, Bishop McElroy has the opportunity to show that he is more than just a political leader –

  6. Why use a gender specific noun — laymen — in the sub-headline? An inclusive noun — laity — is available. Are lay women excluded?

    • Disgusted with California Bishops says:

      laymen isn’t gender specific. It’s inclusive of both sexes when referring to a mixed-sex group, as is mankind, you guys, men, brethren, and so forth.

      Do you not use the word person because it too is gender specific?

      The absurd analysis that mikem offers rests on the false belief that the meaning of a word is the sum of its components. Hence strawberry is thought to contain straw. Mandolin is a sexist term. Guitar refers to black pitch. And poodle contains fecal matter.

      Absurd. Totally absurd.

      • Absurd is the least of it. This inclusive language fixation represents a intellect poisoned with liberalism, political correctness, and Masonic and Marxist ideals, all of which were developed specifically to oppose and ultimately extinguish Christianity. Recommended book: Msgr. Dillon, Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked, available from omnicbc.com.

    • Disgusted with California Bishops says:

      Also, laity refers to the entirety of laymen as a collective whereas laymen refers to more than one individual member of the laity. (Singular is layman.) Laymen is the proper word choice for the subline because the entire laity as a collective is not waiting for McElroy to do something but some laymen are waiting.

      Female members of the laity are laymen. One female member of the laity is a layman.

      Male and female members of the laity can be firemen, policemen, postmen, workmen, crewmen, spokesmen, and they are all members of mankind.

      • The Church is falling down around you and you are spending your time arguing about
        semantics. Get down on your knees and do some praying instead.

        • Disgusted with California Bishops says:

          Some men can walk and chew gum at the same time.

          And look at you: posting a message in a thread you consider a waste of time instead of getting on your knees and praying. What a hypocrite!

      • All inclusive language does is complicate the English language and often makes us use more words. I only use it when absolutely necessary.

      • One thing that is hilariously now is that some female actresses now call themselves “actors”. Whatever happened to inclusive language there? I call them “actresses” in protest.

  7. Sue Naoum says:

    Pope Pius XI: “The Church’s worst enemy is her own traitors.”

  8. Linda Maria says:

    Oh, the sacred Vatican II “freedom to do and to believe as you wish,” with no horrible, “mean” Church “authority figure,” to ruin your day, or tell you that you are WRONG— and (God forbid!) ORDER THAT THE WRONG-DOINGS SHALL END, PERIOD!! Whoop-dee–doo, Vatican II!!! Who can respect such a so-called “school,” Catholic or not? Our Catholic Faith, from Christ, is SACRED!!! He died on a terrible Cross, for our sins!! WHERE IS THE RESPECT FOR CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD???? “At the Name of Jesus, every knee shall bend…” (from St. Paul, Phil. 2: 6-11— one of the beautiful Palm Sunday readings)

  9. What a kerfuffle!!. Yes, I learned the same rules of usage, which others cite, many, many years ago in school. Unlike a few languages, American English is a living language. Accepted usage changes over time and, in some cases, becomes preferred usage.

    • Well, when people start arguing over whether to use humanity instead of mankind (or not to use either at all) and womxn instead of woman, as has happened, I think it has gone overboard. That is when I start rebelling against the rebels.

  10. Praying for USD and all students who attend it and so many other catholic universities throughout the usa. May true catholic faith be taught and lived through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen. St. Aloysius Gonzaga, patron for youth, pray for us!!

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