A student commission at the Georgetown University has said it will not take any action against a student group that had been accused of fostering hatred and intolerance for supporting the official Church teaching on marriage and sexuality.
The Student Activities Commission at the prominent Catholic university in Washington, D.C. voted 8-to-4 to impose no sanctions on Love Saxa, which exists to promote “healthy relationships and sexual integrity” on campus, according to The Washington Post.
The group advocates for marriage as “a monogamous and permanent union between a man and a woman,” according to its constitution.
Last month, Jasmin Ouseph, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Chad Gasman, a sophomore from Los Angeles, had complained that Love Saxa “excludes and dehumanizes” people in the LGBT community, asking that it be defunded.
The group receives $250 per year in university funds.
Sen. Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, applauded the decision of the student panel to not impose sanctions on the group. “Good decision by @Georgetown Student Activities Commission. Academia should welcome diversity for ALL student groups,” he wrote on Twitter.
Writing on their Facebook page, Love Saxa had earlier clarified that they “are not interested in promoting hatred of any kind, nor are we interested in the support of individuals who use threats and harassment.”
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Source: Christian Post