Caution: disturbing news of a lewd theater play, scheduled for April 4 at Jesuit run Gonzaga University. According to the article "'V-Monologues' OK'd on campus" from the online version of The Gonzaga Bulletin:
"For the first time in Gonzaga University history, the performance of the 'V-Monologues' will be allowed on campus."
Now, the V****** Monologues play is a mix of vulgarities, obscenities and explicit discussions of sexuality and sexual encounters including lesbian activity and masturbation.
It openly flaunts sins against nature, and thus subverts the order established by God. The play tramples purity, modesty and degrades women. It offends God and every good Catholic and has absolutely no place on a Catholic campus.
This is how one student described the play after seeing it:
"...it was a horrible exhibit of vice, lust, and infidelity. Everything about the play – the content, the performers, the atmosphere – was decidedly opposed to just about everything the Church teaches, whether it be about sexuality, abortion, contraception, holy matrimony, modesty, chastity, vulgarity, humility, reverence, you name it.
Protests are very effective.
In fact, several performances of the V-Monologues were canceled at Catholic colleges in previous years due to the large number of complaints from students, alumni, and concerned Catholics.
For example, Catholics nationwide applauded Fr. Brian J. Shanley, president of Providence College, when he prohibited the play on campus. He stated:
"Doubtless some will reply that this is a violation of artistic freedom. But artistic freedom on a Catholic campus cannot mean the complete license to perform or display any work of art regardless of its intellectual or moral content.
So protests work. Lewd plays can be canceled at Catholic colleges like Gonzaga, if you and I pray, speak out and spread the word to enough Catholics.
As Pope Benedict said in his 2008 visit to the U.S.:
"It is timely, then, to reflect on what is particular to our Catholic institutions. How do they contribute to the good of society through the Church's primary mission of evangelization?"
Concerned Catholic Parents
Catholic parents with children at Gonzaga must be deeply distraught when they hear about the V-Monologues. They probably assume their tuition goes towards a good "Catholic" education and that their children are safe in matters of Faith and morals.
However, by hosting the lustful "V***** Monologues" on campus, Gonzaga officials send mixed messages to students, and jeopardize students' Faith.
For the good of souls, please help stop this terrible scandal at this Catholic college by sending your instant e-protest message to Jesuit run Gonzaga University.
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