Skip to comments.Catholic university cancels LGBTQ exhibit amid complaints [Newman University, Wichita KS]
Posted on 01/17/2018 5:15:22 PM PST by Olog-hai
A Catholic university in Wichita canceled an exhibit intended to highlight contributions to the arts by LGBTQ Kansans after it heard community concerns that the exhibit would expose students to evil.
The exhibit, Rainbow in Reverse: Queer Kansas History, was scheduled to open next week at Newman Universitys Steckline Gallery.
The artist, Genevieve Waller, a Wichita native now living in Denver, was scheduled to present the show to highlight LGBTQ Kansans who worked through various art forms, The Wichita Eagle reported.
During the weekend, an email with the subject line, Newman University sponsors LGBTQ event Your action is needed! was sent to local religious circles. In the email, Jean Heimann a Wichita Catholic writer and speaker wrote: First of all, why is it necessary to expose students to evil? Why do students need to be encouraged to learn more about a sickness in our society?
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Good for the University.
If the people in question actually produced good art, they could be “highlighted” without regard to their personal proclivities. If they weren’t good enough to gain admiration as “Artist Z,” then the whole thing is garbage propaganda.
One would think if all the trouble the homo infiltration did to the Catholic Church they wouldn’t even consider such an exhibit of rimmers, sex-offenders, pederasts, dykes and what have you.
My thoughts exactly. The art should be highlighted not the ins and outs of someone’s personal sex life.
I think art should stand on its own. Whatever one learns about the artist, later, is secondary to whether it’s good art or not.
Admittedly, “good art” is a personal judgment in many ways, but one should make it regardless of any information about the artist.
The history of disease, shortened lifespan and death.
It would serve as a warning to others.
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