Skip to comments.Robert George Warns of Catholic Oppression Over Marriage
Posted on 01/23/2013 12:11:14 PM PST by marshmallow
Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA).- A Princeton law professor has predicted increasing persecution of Catholic teaching on sexuality, amid accusations by a New York scholar that such teaching creates a culture of rape.
In a Jan. 17 email to CNA, Professor Robert George of Princeton University warned of rising oppression against those who oppose a redefinition of marriage.
Such persecution includes an increase in "the use of 'anti-discrimination' laws to violate the freedom of religious institutions and religious individuals to honor their beliefs about marriage and sexual morality, he said.
George's comments came amid claims by one scholar that Catholic teaching on human sexuality contributed to the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman on a Delhi bus one night in December. The woman died from her injuries days after the attack while undergoing treatment in Singapore.
Ian Buruma, who is a professor of democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College in New York, told CNA on Jan. 21 that Pope Benedict XVIs narrow views on proper human relationships reinforce the idea in other, more violent, men that women outside those traditional relationships are 'loose' and thus deserve what is coming to them.
He argued that the Popes tacit criticism of same-sex unions in a Christmas address to the Roman Curia supports sexual aggression and rage by promoting fear of sexual liberty.
While he acknowledged that the Popes speech which was delivered after the violent attack took place did not directly influence the rapists, Buruma said that arguments such as the Popes reinforce sexual norms that incite men to violence.
(T)he rapists, coming from a deeply conservative rural Indian background, he said, assumed that the only right place for a young woman was in the family home as a mother and wife.
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Why do people take these idjits seriously?
Seriously, who could possibly be that dumb?
Wasn’t she rape by the Religion of peace and why isn’t that blamed?
You notice the leftists aren’t blaming the MUSLIMS who did it and condone it. Somehow they blame the church that condemns rape for rape. How insane is that?
Robert George is stalwart in the faith, and frequently outspoken. He has been excellent on such things as the right to life and the right of Catholics and other Christians to speak their beliefs in the public square.
I’ll bet most of the faculty at Princeton wish they had never granted him tenure! There are not many of his kind left anywhere in the Ivy Leagues. George at Princeton, and Mary Ann Glendon at Harvard.
> Seriously, who could possibly be that dumb?
About 50% of the American public, including people who call themselves Catholics.
He’s a Communist.
The Catholic Church simply excommunicates those with which they find strong disagreement. (This is bad, very bad.)
The Muslims kill those with whom they find even the slightest disagreement. (This is good, very good, and we should tolerate it.)
Shove it up your collective gay Obamas, progressives.
Take it out and shove it in again.
Make it hurt.
So the muslim rapists, who were not catholic, raped a Hindu girl, who is also not catholic, but it is the catholic church’s fault for teaching that she was a ‘loose woman’
What Law School gives morons like this a degree?
The Pope said for a woman to be unmarried was not "proper"? When and where?
\ Because Catholics don't dress up in bomb-vests and blow up public transportation.
He is a well-respected professor at Princeton.
You are very uninformed about Catholicism.
Baruma, OTOH, is an anti-Catholic bigot, pure and simple.