Student Protest at break in Basketball game as Discord grows over John Carroll University not including gays in anti-bias policy

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    Feb 07, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    John Carroll University is a Private Jesuit Catholic University in Cleveland Ohio....

    read the following article http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/post_206.html


    The following comment As posted on Youtube by "SingingForOurLife" on February 04, 2010

    "In light of the recent decision by the John Carroll University administration to not specifically include the protection of Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexuals, Transgendered, and Questioning students in its Anti-Discrimination Statement, we, the students, faculty, and alumni of John Carroll University choose to voice our support for those the university leaves without protection.

    John Carroll's mission is to create people for others. That means support, protection, love, and understanding for all people without regard to color, creed, sexual preference, gender, age, or other personal factors. That's the goal of a Jesuit institution.

    By not explicitly voicing its support of LGBTQ students, faculty, and alumni, John Carroll's administration is breaking those unspoken bonds of trust that make JCU a community.

    It's time for those who have called Carroll home in some capacity to speak up and demand of the President, Board of Directors, and Administration the words that promise safety and security to those whose rights are so tenuous and often unprotected.

    In short, we expect better of John Carroll University. We demand better. We are a gentle, angry people and we are singing, singing for our lives!!!"


    WATCH THE PROTEST on YOUTUBE

  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 07, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    Wow! Good for them! It would have been better if some of their parents were out there and maybe a few grand parents.
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    Feb 07, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    i liked the bands version of Hot Stuff
  • jc_online

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    Feb 07, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    An awesome peaceful protest! I hope these thoughtful, committed students and faculty members can bring about the change they seek.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world . . . Indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
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    Feb 07, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    jc_online saidAn awesome peaceful protest! I hope these thoughtful, committed students and faculty members can bring about the change they seek.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world . . . Indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead


    I hope the protest did more good than harm. I am totally for people protesting their beliefs and standing up for what they believe in however the crowd seemed annoyed, not moved. Even the fellow students had that look on their face like "get them out of here" and when they were escorted out people clapped like "thank God".
  • GQjock

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    Feb 07, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    Excellent protest .... excellent video post
    Bravo to those kids

    But you're right the video posts go to show
    it might be falling on deaf ears
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    Feb 07, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    I'm so proud of the JCU kids! :-)

    I should say that the Cleveland.com comments section is generally filled with the local fascists ---- it's best ignored.
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    Feb 07, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    Uh, Jesuits = Catholics = WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER we'll do anything that might even hint that being gay is OK. There are many, many Catholics that in general have no problem with gay people because they believe the science that proves it's not an "abomination" but clergy and those who set policy within the church......forget it!