Pro-family student club at Georgetown retains recognized status

Friday, November 03, 2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer regarding Thursday night’s decision by the Student Activities Commission at Georgetown University, “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning in the United States,” to reject calls to derecognize student organization Love Saxa, represented by the ADF Center for Academic Freedom, for the student group’s Catholic and Jesuit views of marriage:

“A student organization at a Catholic university clearly should be able to hold to Christian views on marriage or any other issue without having its recognized status threatened. We commend the Student Activities Commission for rejecting calls to derecognize Love Saxa for its views on marriage and the family, which are wholly consistent with the Catholic faith and Georgetown’s own Catholic identity.”

The following quote may be attributed to Love Saxa President Amelia Irvine:

“The Student Activities Commission was right to continue to recognize us as a student organization in light of the fact that we hold views consistent with Georgetown’s own Catholic identity. We hope that the outcome of this situation means that any and all other student groups at Georgetown which hold to beliefs consistent with Georgetown’s founding values will likewise be protected from unwarranted demands that they be dissolved.”
  • Pronunciation guide: Langhofer (LANG’-hoff-ur)
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