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Thursday, February 15, 2007



The story about Elizabeth A. Oljar, "Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy, "a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions.", has been circling the blogs the last few days. Much of the uproar is about the sticker on her office door that states "Just Say No to Sex With Pro-Lifers"

Check out that flyer right under the sticker. It says:
To my fellow citizens who are gay or lesbian:

I am appalled at the recent decisions of 11 American
states to deny gays and lesbians the legal benefits of
marriage. I believe it to be as unjust as denying
interracial or mixed faith couples the same set of
benefits. It [unable to make out] an unconstitutional denial of civil
rights, and we must fight together to change it. I
would be honored to join you in this struggle. Until
justice prevails, we might remember the words of
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn.

When you're lover's in a dangerous time
Sometimes you're made to feel that your love is a crime
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of
fight
Got to kick at the darkness til it bleeds
daylight.

Bruce Cockburn
"Lover's in a Dangerous Time"

There is something handwritten in red ink at the bottom of the flyer that I can't make it. The best I can come up with is "I'm *** Purity!" But I have no idea. It is signed Elizabeth A. Oljar.

There is also a cartoon right below the flyer. The title says, "Operation Heterosexual Freedom". It is a political cartoon that depicts President Bush as trying to equate homosexuals with terrorists.

Is this really a person that should be teaching ethics at a Catholic university?

2 comments:

Moneybags said...

At a Catholic University? Wow. Let's hope they clean up the school from flyers like that one.

Chris said...

Hopefully if this gets enough attention something will be done about it.