John M. Becker

Corvino Responds After Catholic College Cancels Lecture

Filed By John M. Becker | September 25, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Catholic Church, Catholicism, censorship, gay marriage, John Corvino, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, Providence College, Roman Catholic Church, same-sex marriage

"It... does not speak well of Provost Lena's confidence in his philosophy and theology departments that he believes that no one there can persuasively articulate the Catholic position on marriage with a week's notice...

"The provost seems to want to have it both ways: the appearance of a commitment to vigorous academic dialogue, combined with an isolationist approach to disfavored views; in other words, a Catholic identity defined primarily by what it excludes rather than what it includes."

-- Prominent philosopher and marriage equality activist John Corvino, responding to the abrupt cancellation last weekend of a lecture he was scheduled to give on same-sex marriage at Providence College in Rhode Island.

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