March 27, 2013

Odd timing

I wonder about the timing of this attack on students by a Catholic institution (Boston University).
University officials sent a letter on March 15 demanding an end to student-run Safe Sites, a network of dorm rooms and other locations where free contraceptives and safe-sex information are available. The university says the distribution of condoms is a violation of the school's Roman Catholic values. 
Dog forbid the students do something sensible that has a connection! The Catholic disease strikes again. But seriously, why now? And by "why now", I mean shouldn't they wait for a cue from the new popeyguy?
Lizzie Jekanowski, chairwoman of BC Students for Sexual Health, tells The Boston Globe the administration has known about the condom distribution for two years yet has never before threatened action. 
Why now, BU? You look like idiots. Luckily, the ACLU is on it. They're filing a suit against the school. I wonder if tired old Catholics will continue to do stupid things like this once Francis hits his stride. I hope he's not going to focus on sex, like his predecessors. It's so old, so wrong, so tired. I hope the ACLU smacks the school down in a very public, vicious manner.

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