Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Queen Of Seattle University Sylvia O'Stayformore

Sylvia O'Stayformore
Sylvia O'Stayformore wasn't surprised there was a negative response; religious conservativism is something the host is familiar with. But even with religious communities there is usually room for diversity, according to O'Stayformore. "There is usually a pocket of acceptance in every religion no matter how conservative it is," O'Stayformore said. Originally a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, O'Stayformore is no stranger to religious conservatism; the fact that Seattle U is willing to support an event like a drag show comes as a welcome surprise to O'Stayformore. "It's pretty amazing that it happened in a Jesuit college, and that [the show] is getting support. I don't think it's going to say that the college is going to be accepting all but its pretty eye opening," said O'Stayformore. As far as the Cardinal Newman Society goes, O'Stayformore wasn't really surprised. "I guess it is a passive aggressive way of saying they don't agree with it," O'Stayformore said. Sylvia is a non-affiliate performer, so from her perspective the allegations against Seattle U. aren't personal. For the Catholic community on campus, however, the assertion that Seattle U is somehow non-Catholic is personal. "I believe whole-heartedly that Seattle University is thoroughly Catholic," said Director of Campus Ministry Mike Bayard, S.J..
Link (here) to read the full article at Spectator.


Maria said...

"A woman shall not be clothed with man's apparel, neither shall a man use woman's apparel : for he that doeth these things is abominable before God".
Deuteronomy 22:5

Hell is inclusive. It bars no one.

Maria said...

"Welcome is mixed for gays on Catholic campuses"
By Catherine M. Odell
November 15, 2010
Page 6

"Ten years ago, according to BAYARD,Seattle University began to offer weekend retreats for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students each spring. The retreats, now called “Colors Retreats,” supported students exploring sexuality. The retreats helped them to look at faith, the social implications of being gay, safe
sex, dealing with community responses, and making friends.

Not everyone endorses the higher
profile outreach to gay students emerging on some Catholic campuses. In a late September opinion column in Loyola Marymount’s student newspaper, the Los Angeles Loyolan, one student expressed the hope that his university would not compromise Catholic teaching for gay outreach".,winter2010-11.pdf

Jack in Park Slope said...

If V-Monologues is an inclusive part of the Jesuit tradition, than drag shows should be expected and encouraged.