Seattle University, Center for the Study of Justice in Society host Angela Davis
Catholic University to Welcome Communist Leader
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With no room for opposing views or questions, Seattle University is planning to host a talk, complete with a book signing and reception for Angela Davis, on October 17. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society.
There is no justice for Catholics in any of Angela Davis’ books. Like all Communists, it’s Angela’s way or the highway.
“It would be difficult to find a speaker who contradicts the teaching of the Catholic Church on more levels than Angela Davis. Stalin, maybe? She is a notorious feminist, Marxist, communist, socialist who engages in pro-abortion, pro-same-sex “marriage” activism,” James Bascom wrote for TFP Student Action, a group whose goal is “Defending Moral Values on Campus.”
Founded in 1973, the American TFP, now numbering 120,000 members nation wide, was formed “to resist, in the realm of ideas, the liberal, socialist and communist trends of the times and proudly affirm the positive values of tradition, family and private property”.
“Hello, Whatever attention you can give to this issue would be greatly appreciated.” John Ritchie, TFP Student Action Director wrote Canada Free Press (CFP) this morning.
“You don’t need to be a student to participate.”
TFP Student Action members are up against it, for reasons not the least of which is that Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, the president of their university is described thus on Seattle University’s homepage: strongly committed to promoting Social Justice, a core value of the Jesuit Catholic Education.” (Italics, CFP’s).
TFP Student Action invites you to protest via peaceful petition because:
1. “Angela Davis publically supports abortion
“Birth control—individual choice, safe contraceptive methods, as well as abortions when necessary—is a fundamental prerequisite for the emancipation of women,” wrote Davis in her book Women, Race and Class. (source)
During a 2012 speech at the University of Kansas, Davis said: “I was asked to write a statement that very specifically engaged with the issue of abortion rights. Of course, I was in favor of women’s abortion rights…”
2. “Angela Davis promotes same-sex “marriage”
At San Jose State University, Davis stated: “Even those of us who are critical of the institution of marriage should be able to say if some people have the right to get marriage, then everybody should have the civil right to get married.”
“The pro-homosexual web site “LGBT History Month” calls Angela Davis an icon of the homosexual movement and features a video about her left-wing activism.
3. “Angela Davis promotes atheistic communism / socialism
In 1980 and 1984, Davis ran for vice-president of the United States on the Communist Party ticket together with Gus Hall. In 1979, Davis was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize (formerly the International Stalin Peace Prize) by then-communist East Germany. More recently, she delivered a speech in Detroit proposing “socialism for us all.” Davis was also active in the Black Panther Party and was a friend of the Freudian, Marxist intellectual, Herbert Marcuse. For a period of time, she was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list. (source)
4. “Angela Davis still clings to anti-Catholic ideology
There is no indication that Davis has either relinquished her anti-family views, which stand against natural marriage and the right to life, or let go of her radical egalitarian ideology. In fact, she promoted Marxist class struggle in a public speech to the Occupy Wall Street gathering at Washington Square in New York in 2011. And she has renewed her pro-abortion stance on multiple occasions.
5. “Angela Davis undermines Catholic education and identity
Seattle University’s web site displays the time-honored motto of the Society of Jesus: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, meaning “For the greater glory of God.” This phrase faithfully represents the spirit of the heroic Saint Ignatius who founded the Company of Jesus. However, by giving a platform to Angela Davis, Seattle University harms its own Catholic reputation and identity and signals a sharp shift away from that glorious motto to do all things “for the greater glory of God.”“
Aiming for 15,000, TFP only has six signatures on their petition as of this morning.
CFP is asking all Catholics reading this article to help them retrieve their noble motto “for the greater glory of God” from the Communist trash can by signing their petition.