Catholic university, Franciscan University, includes ‘homosexuality’ in course on ‘deviant behavior’

  • metta

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    Sep 04, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    Catholic university includes ‘homosexuality’ in course on ‘deviant behavior’

    "SWK 314
    DEVIANT BEHAVIOR focuses on the sociological theories of deviant behavior such as strain theory, differential association theory, labeling theory, and phenomenological theory. The behaviors that are primarily examined are murder, rape, robbery, prostitution, homosexuality, mental illness, and drug use. The course focuses on structural conditions in society that potentially play a role in influencing deviant behavior."


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/09/catholic-university-includes-homosexuality-in-course-on-deviant-behavior/

    see...I knew getting into Halloween was going to cause issues. ;)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 04, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    The Roman Catholic Church is still in the dark ages when it comes to homosexuality. Go figure.
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Yeah, right. And let's talk about how a vow of chastity taken by physically healthy men is not 'deviant.'

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    Sep 05, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Quelle surprise! I'm shocked! Who knew? Tell us something new why dontcha?
  • Medjai

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    Sep 05, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    And by god, I do love being deviant...
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    Medjai saidAnd by god, I do love being deviant...


    I know! They use the word deviant like it's a bad thing.
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    Sep 05, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    Maybe they should also include sexual abstinency since human beings are the only animal that practices it.
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    Sep 05, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    There's academic freedom, and then there's teaching students that the moon is made of cheese while expecting to keep your nationally recognized accreditation.

    Was looking for specific national accreditation standards. Didn't find just now, but here's some googling results...

    http://www.franciscan.edu/about/Default.aspx?id=2089&menu_id=133
    accredited by the North Central Association (NCA).

    http://www.ncacasi.org/
    The NCA CASI Office of Postsecondary Education is responsible for the accountability of schools with postsecondary certificate-granting designation in accordance with federal regulations.

    Contact Postsecondary NCA CASI
    Carolyn Gasiorek
    Vice President of Postsecondary Education
    Phone: 888.413.3669, ext. 5747
    cgasiorek@ncacasi.org
    Jerry Monroe
    Director of Postsecondary Education
    Phone: 888.413.3669, ext. 5638
    jmonroe@ncacasi.org
    Brenda Mason
    Assistant Director of Postsecondary Education
    Phone: 888.413.3669, ext. 6978
    bmason@ncacasi.org
    Lacy Sampey
    Administrative Assistant of Postsecondary Education
    Phone: 888.413.3669, ext. 5639
    lsampey@ncacasi.org


    http://www.ncacasi.org/docs/nca_postsecondary_policies_and_procedures.pdf
    POLICY XVII: COMPLAINTS BY AND ABOUT ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS
    17.02 Complaints Regarding Child Abuse, Sexual Harassment, or Discrimination. Any complaint that identifies potential child abuse, sexual harassment, or discrimination on the part of a student or staff member, shall be forwarded immediately to the appropriate federal or state agency authorized to investigate such complaints. Unsigned complaints concerning potential child abuse, sexual harassment, or discrimination will be forwarded to the dean of student affairs or other similar official in the institution’s organization. Findings by the appropriate agency may result in action by the NCA CASI Board of Directors.


    http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg2.html
    Some Functions of Accreditation
    Protecting an institution against harmful internal and external pressure
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    I go to the largest Roman Catholic University in the USA and they are very tolerant here and very supportive of the lgbt. They have a huge club for that and are accepting to all religions. I like it here because they try to teach about being tolerable with everyone no matter what and encourage is to volunteer and help out the community.
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidYeah, right. And let's talk about how a vow of chastity taken by physically healthy men is not 'deviant.'



    thats where the child molesting comes in.
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    Sep 10, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Is this school in Steubenville or Stupidville?

    http://www.npr.org/2012/09/10/160763549/college-course-lumps-homosexuality-rape-murder

    NPRGay and lesbian alumni are not satisfied with that explanation.

    "What if you're a gay student at Franciscan University? How are you going to feel if you're sitting in that class and they're putting you in the same category as murderers?" asks Gregory Gronbacher, who graduated from Franciscan University in 1990.

    Gronbacher and Vermilyea contacted school officials, trying to get the course description changed. The university's attorney responded instead with an email warning them not to use the university's name or logo in their activities.


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    Sep 10, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Sounds like a bunch of discriminatory fucknuggets to me.
  • bischero

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    Sep 10, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    It's a Franciscan University... what would you expect?

    The Catholic Church should really just let the Jesuits do the teaching.


    On a side note... the love story between Francis and Claire is mesmerizing, they should be trying to replicate that more. ;)
  • Aodhan

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    Sep 10, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    Yeah being raised in a catholic background teaches you that, they don't approve over here much anyway (in rural areas)

    but feck it anyway, who cares icon_razz.gif
  • GQjock

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    Sep 10, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Ummm .... like the Catholic Church .... OF ALL INSTITUTIONS should be classing ANYONE with the term Deviant Behavior icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 10, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    But, you won't find Child Molestation under "deviant behavior" in their course study. It will be under "relocation services".
  • Pontifex

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    Sep 11, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    Deviant means departing from the norm. Homosexuality is a characteristic of a minority so I could see how it would fit the category. But I wouldn't find it appropriate to call all ethnic or religious minorities in my city deviants even though they are not part of the majority so I don't think that deviant would be the best word to use there.

    Personally I find it more comical than insulting since you know how they intended it to come across and they probably think they are coyly skating around the issue while those of us who are not 300 years behind the times take it for what they mean. They might as well have said we'll study those freaks who are going to hell because they like to fuck people of the same sex(obviously not including kids because that is apparently acceptable).
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    Sep 11, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    Pontifex saidDeviant means departing from the norm. Homosexuality is a characteristic of a minority so I could see how it would fit the category. But I wouldn't find it appropriate to call all ethnic or religious minorities in my city deviants even though they are not part of the majority so I don't think that deviant would be the best word to use there....


    A gangster departing from the norm would be considered deviant. Maybe a bankster should be considered a deviant but probably isn't. While downloading copyrighted music isn't considered deviant at all.

    So is deviance simply departing from the norm or in some way perceived as degrading to the norm, particularly in regard to labeling an entire subculture as deviant.

    If the norm is to walk around Iceland as a Caucasian, would an African American tourist there be considered a deviant?

    Gay sex is considered by modern psychology to be normal. We are the norm, regardless of our minority status. That men are attracted to men is not deviant. To call it so is an affront to humanity.