When did free speech die at Georgetown?
Although the official date free speech died is yet to be determined by forensic experts and a competent coroner, TFP Student Action volunteers verified that the freedom to repeat basic Catholic teaching is no longer alive at the oldest Catholic university in the nation.
“I witnessed the death of free speech after I posted two signs on the free speech wall at Georgetown,” lamented TFP volunteer Jon Paul Fabrizio. “One of my signs stated: ‘God’s marriage = 1 man + one woman.’ The other sign quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church: ‘Homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’”
Both signs were ripped down seconds after they went up.
“Acceptance and inclusion are promoted everywhere,” said Mr. Fabrizio. “But at Jesuit Georgetown, the truth is not included, not welcomed, and not accepted. I can only imagine what would happen if a rainbow flag was ripped down. But pride flags are celebrated on campus, and basic Catholic teaching is censored.”
True freedom thrives in a framework of virtue. However, when virtue is mocked and God’s Ten Commandments are scorned, the upright exercise of freedom is jeopardized. Dismissing the truth creates conditions for relativism and secularism to thrive, which eventually leads to a dictatorship of disorder and sin.
Last month, Georgetown University Lecture Fund hosted leaders of the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves and Malcolm Jarry, to speak on campus. Somehow, the satanic speakers fit the objective of the Lecture Fund to “enlighten” and “educate” students.
“While God’s truth is scorned at Georgetown, the door for evil appears to be wide open,” Mr. Fabrizio said. “The best way to turn things around is to heed Our Lady of Fatima’s message of conversion. Doing what Our Lady asked – prayer, penance, and amendment of life – is the way to restore Catholic higher learning and the moral fabric of our nation.”
With renewed fidelity, TFP Student Action invites faithful Catholics to face the present crisis by trusting in God’s grace, embracing the Cross, and proclaiming the truth.
As St. Paul instructed, “Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables (2 Tim 2:2-4).
Watch how the signs got ripped down at Georgetown.