Jesuit University Bans Conservative Speaker Then Invites Beastiality Advocate

Fordham University was founded in 1841 by the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. Over the years it has become an independent school under a lay Board of Trustees which still describes itself as functioning as a university in the Jesuit tradition. Today Fordham is a private nonprofit coeducational research university with an enrollment of around 15,000 students distributed through its three main campuses in New York.

If in fact the University functions in a traditional Jesuit fashion one would expect it to be somewhat conservative, but evidently that is not the case.

Recently Fordham made the news when it barred Ann Coulter from speaking on campus last week. Coulter is a lawyer, conservative social and political commentator author and syndicated columnist. She is known for being very outspoken concerning her conservative political and social views. Evidently those views are not shared by the administration of Ford and university.

After barring Coulter from speaking on campus, the university extended a warm greeting to Peter Singer. Serving as a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, Singer is also a well-known animal-rights advocate who has even promoted the extinction of the human race for the benefit of the rest of the planet. When advertising for singers speaking engagement to be university promised that it would provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways.

Some years back I was doing some research on Peter Singer in red were he advocated infanticide, euthanasia, letting the terminally ill, the handicapped, and people of lesser means to die unless they are able to take care of themselves. Ironically when his mother became ill Singer did what he could to try to save her in direct contradiction to what he was teaching and an advocate.

Lately Singer’s become better known for his advocacy of animal-rights to the point of justifying human – animal sexual relations, i.e. beastiality. Some of Singer’s writings include:

“Not so long ago, any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen as, at best, wanton lust, or worse, a perversion. One by one, the taboos have fallen. But… not every taboo has crumbled.”

From his essay entitled, Heavy Petting, Singer wrote:

“Sex across the species barrier, ceases to be an offense to our status and dignity as human beings. Occasionally mutually satisfying activities may develop.”

Concerning his views on infanticide, Singer wrote in 1993:

“Killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often it is not wrong at all.”

Even though some spoke out against singers speaking engagement, they seem to be few and far between. In defense of Fordham’s invitation to have Singer speak Georgetown University senior government professor James Schall told The Daily Caller:

“Basically, the Church is not afraid of any idea, if it has a fair chance freely to explain its own position. Normally, the University is the place, but this [issue] demands more liberty to hear the Catholic view than most places permit. His position is lethal really, and incoherent, but too much of the culture accepts it.”

Here in lies a sad commentary on American society. A well-known conservative is barred from speaking to students and faculty when a morally perverse and worked individual who believes in killing babies, killing old people, killing disabled people, and having sex with animals, is welcomed with open arms. And then to hear a defense stating that the church is not afraid of such an idea to be discussed because too much of our culture accepts it.

Perhaps that should be the epitaph placed on the tombstone of America that once was:

“America died from moral corruption because too much of the culture accepted it.”