Over 26,000 Sign Petition Calling Upon Catholic University to Cancel ‘Hyper-Sexualized Drag Show’

USD-compressedSAN DIEGO, Calif. — Over 26,000 people have signed a petition calling upon a Roman Catholic university in California to cancel a “hyper-sexualized drag show,” the fifth of its kind at the Catholic-based educational institution.

The University of San Diego is schedule to host its “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar V” on Thursday, April 14 at its Shiley Theatre. The event page on the university website characterizes the show as an “edu-tainment event” that will “teach about the experiences of trans and gender-fluid communities, including the prevalence of violence, while students entertain with light-hearted lip-sync and astounding choreography.”

The event is put on by the university’s PRIDE group, which is an “organization of undergraduate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, pansexual and other identities and/or allies of the LGBTQ community.” The University of San Diego also has other homosexual advocacy groups on campus, such as Queer Women of USD and LGBTIQQ Rainbow Wellness.

Some students who have attended the drag show in the past, an event where men dress as women and vice versa, have expressed concern about its celebration of transgenderism and homosexuality.

“The event which transpired was anything but educational and presented a biased view regarding the nature of DRAG, homosexuality, and transgender lifestyles,” wrote one anonymous student in 2012. “The event felt more like an underhanded attempt at indoctrination than anything else. … Make no mistake, this event fostered sinful behaviors and set the stage for more in the future.”

“This feeling was furthered by the banning of video, photography, and audio recording, which came across as a desire for secrecy,” they stated. “Even worse, the hosts of the event sought to encourage the performers as well as the audience, referring to them as ‘revolutionaries,’ to take a more active role in making DRAG, homosexuality, and transgender identity an acceptable part of the campus.”

As in years past, the group FTP Student Action is petitioning the University of San Diego to put an end to the drag show as they believe that it promotes sinful behavior.

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“What students need most in our culture of impurity is a greater counter-culture of purity and virtue, not a hyper-sexualized drag show that showcases revolt against God’s creation of male and female,” said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie in a statement.

The group says that one year a student dressed up as Baphomet and danced to the song “Good ‘N’ Evil,” which asserts that evil is good and good is evil.

As of press time, TFP Student Action had garnered over 26,800 petition signatures to stop the show. The petition simply reads, “I am appalled that your university plans to host a pro-homosexual ‘drag show’ on April 14, 2016. I respectfully urge you to cancel it to avoid further public scandal.”

“Why is there a preferential treatment for movements that peddle the public acceptance of sin?” Ritchie asked. “Why is the prayerful plea of Catholic students to cancel the annual drag show brushed aside by university officials?”

The group has a goal of reaching 35,000 signatures, which will be submitted to university President Dr. James T. Harris III, Robert McElroy, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, and others.

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  • Paige Turner

    Its just a guy in a dress. Nothing to see here.

    • Amos Moses

      If it was you,,, probably…………

      • Paige Turner

        Only if it was Chanel or Pucci.

        You, on the other hand appear all to often in fly blown hessian sacks as your ensemble of choice.

        • Amos Moses

          i was referring to what would be hanging….. but sure.

          • Paige Turner

            Capital “I” at the beginning of a sentence. Grammar and punctuation are your friends. That takes the total to 1.

          • Amos Moses

            i must grow smaller so that He may grow larger, He is the I AM.

            i no longer capital “i” in reference to myself.

          • Paige Turner

            Well that makes perfect sense.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Secularism lives only for nudism, sexual decadence, infanticide (abortion) and suicide. The Catholics need sound Biblical Christian doctrines to do what is right.

  • Becky

    “Why is there a preferential treatment for movements that peddle the public acceptance of sin?” Ritchie asked. “Why is the prayerful plea of Catholic students to cancel the annual drag show brushed aside by university officials?”

    The leaders of the catholic church have always been willing servants to the god of this world, Satan, whilst teaching their followers to do the same. I pray this causes many to leave Catholicism and instead follow God Almighty according to his word, Christ, alone.

  • Robert Taylor

    Well most of us know that the Catholic Church is out of whack when it comes to following sound biblical doctrine and that many of their churches support immoral ungodly behavior! This certainly proves it!

  • Nowadays, most “Catholic” universities are Catholic in name only. The Church remains firm in its rejection of homosexuality, so to impugn the entire Church on the basis of one student GROUP is no more than tedious Catholic bashing.

  • Found One

    Religious people push for censorship, while accusing the other of presenting a biased view. So how often is the Gay side of the story told in your church, hypocrite?

  • Found One

    The mood and morals have already changed. The church must catch up or die.

  • Found One

    It is only preferential treatment if they allowed ONLY Gay programs. The religious are out of touch with freedom and the dictionary!

  • Found One

    Dogma and ancient rules geared toward a pastoral society, in near desert conditions, is inappropriate in 21st century America.

  • Found One

    The bible did not work well for sheepherders and olive pressers, and it works out even less so today.