Support Traditional Marriage on Notre Dame Campus? Better Watch Out for the Cops!

Notre Dame, a Catholic university located in Indiana, sent a message of non-acceptance to a student group that stands for and supports traditional marriage. The TFP Student Action describes themselves as a project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, says they had university permission to set up their traditional marriage table. However, when the group manned the table and handed out literature, the police arrived and ordered them to ‘cease and desist.’ The group says they were told at that time that while they did have permission to have a table, they did not have permission to actually man the table. 

Campus Reform reports that TFP Student Action participants were surprised that they were ordered to shut down. John Richie, TFP Student Action Director, said, “I’m still trying to fully understand why the event was shut down. I was hoping to find a more supportive environment for the Catholic position on marriage.” He continued, “Marriage is the cornerstone of the family, the foundation of society, the future of America. But still, anti-family activists want to silence our voices and muzzle 2,000 years of Catholic teaching. It won’t happen.”

University officials claim that the group’s traditional marriage table was only shut down because it did not fall in line with university policies. A spokesman, Dennis Brown, said, “The Orestes Brownson Council student group received permission to distribute information on campus last week. Our policies explicitly state that only members of the University community may organize or lead such events on campus. When university officials learned that, contrary to our policies, the student group made this request on behalf of an outside organization, we asked that they leave.”

The group was handing out literature entitled 10 Reasons Why Same-Sex “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed.  Reports from students indicate that gay activist students ripped up their flyers, shouted profanity, and told them their pro-religious voice did not deserve to be heard. One man encouraged people to throw the flyers away without reading them.

The University of Notre Dame has come under fire in the past for the honorary degree that it bestowed upon Barack Obama despite the fact that he fervently supports abortion and infanticide, denying babies who survive abortion medical care thereby just letting them die. This was in violation of United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops policy. This award happened after Georgetown University, another Catholic institution, covered the name of Jesus, symbolized with the letters IHS, during a 2009 Obama speech by order of the White House. 

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  1. This country is so afraid of Obama the dictator…….they will not allow anyone to have free speech.

  2. This country is so afraid of Obama the dictator…….they will not allow anyone to have free speech.

  3. Seems funny to me that universities do what ever Obama tells them to do. Covering up the name of Jesus on a Catholic campus because it would offend Obama…. wow.

    1. Obama will be judged according to God’s rules, not his own rules. Obama is a sick man.

  4. A Catholic University takes issue with a group supporting traditional marriage.

    By doing so, they are mocking God and His word.

    The prophecy that “many will fall away” is being fulfilled before us.

    The season is upon us.

    1. Why i do not trust religion as it is currupted by man, follow my own “look in the churches and Synagogues you will NOT Find me but look in your own heart there you will find me”
      a few of my favorites to share with you. Matthew 7:15-23; Matthew 24:10; Mark 22:23; Acts 20:25-31; Romans 16:17-18; Galatians 1:6-9; Colossians 2:8,18-19; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 1:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 1 Timothy 4:1-8,16; 1 Timothy 5:3-10; 1 Timothy 6:20-21; 2 Timothy 2:14-18; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Titus 1:9-16; 2 Peter 2:1-22; 2 Peter 3:14-18; 1 John 1:18-27; 1 John 4:1-6; 2 John 7-11; Jude 3-19

    2. I don’t attend any churches who cherry pick scripture to make a point. We study the entire Bible in context.
      We don’t try to change the meaning, nor add or subtract. While I would agree than some churches are a country club atmosphere, I don’t go near them. The Word remains true, but study all of it.

  5. It’s time to stop public ally funding these universities. Shut dome the grants and take Mike Rowe’s advice. Learn a real skill and get a job. The rampant Marxism and muting of options not consider PC in public schools and universities has to stop. The Constitution is being trampled on and it’s time to stand up for it or become to the Monarchy we left over 250 years ago.

    1. The Left HATES tolerance…it’s just that they have to sell themselves as the tolerant side of our culture in order to vilify the conservative Right for being “so rigid and intolerant”…
      You wanna see some serious intolerance? – just offend muzlims or Islam or the local Imam, or better still, offend Muhammed…

  6. Notre Dame is no longer a place you want to send you God fearing son or daughter . Find a real Christian university that takes God and His Truth seriously . Notre Dame is now just another liberal godless school that bows to public opinion and “Political Correctness “. The administration and all their hierarchy up to the top, needs to , ” repent toward God and place their faith and trust toward The LORD Jesus Christ ” ( Acts 20:21)KJB. Jesus said , ” Ye MUST be born again ” ( John 3:3; I Peter 1:23)KJB 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8,9; I John 5:13)KJB ( Philippians 1:6)KJB

    1. The thing is its not public opinion , the select group of Communist that call themselves liberals, are not as massive and powerful as the media makes them out to be. The only reason change for the worst has begun is the government was high jacked by corporations. Christians still out number these people 10-1 its just an illusion created by the TV experience. 60′s- 70′s the government did an experiment and has millions of documents on how they can influence and control the way people think by merely altering there thought patterns with Media control.
      …… IMO if they really want to Separate Church and state then Marriage should be part of that as well as it is a CHURCH instituted Practice of unity, originally Created by 2 of the Pagan religions before instituted by the roman Catholics a decade later….. But the corrupt system makes money hand over fist. Why separate things you don’t and adopt the portions of it that you make money off of pure corruption,there is no Ethnics in this.
      I say make Marriage a Church instituted practice, with no legal bindings, that the government or UN-justice system has no power over. many would argue that legal issues related to divorce’s but you could still hold civil laws for division of properties as joint ownership disputes, they have them for business owners and other institutions already.

    2. I disagree completely on the Marriage thing… Marriage is the joining of two people, one male human being and one female human being. That joining renders them into one ‘being’… legally and otherwise.

      There’s no way to separate that legal standing from the Government.

      Here’s a bette idea. Crush socialism as a tolerated notion. You know… how Homosexuality and other deviancies are not axiomatically ‘accepted’, and how any decent from that notion is unacceptable? Like that only the exact opposite.

      Now some would ask: “Who are we to tell someone else how to live?” The answer to which is: “We’re free sovereigns responsible for our culture. Which makes us “The People who tell others how to live’.”

      By that, I don’t mean to tell others what to do, but what not to do, for instance: As a man, you can’t marry a man, and get your hands out of my pocket, if you want to keep your hands.”

    3. Just because you think you’re born again doesn’t mean you are. I think some of you are in for a surprise. There is one true Church despite the many defects of its members, and that Church is the Body of Christ. You walked away, just as it happened in John 6:59 and is still happening today.

    4. “60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING : THE WORDS that I speak unto you, THEY are spirit, and THEY are life. 64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father”.( John 6:60-65)KJB In I John 5:7 The LORD Jesus is referred to as The WORD of God . In (John 1:1-4), ” The Word was God ” . To consume The LORD Jesus is to make His WORDS a part of your very being by reading them , hearing them , studying them , memorizing them , meditating on them , believing Them and Obeying them .”Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?” ( Matthew 15:17)KJB

    5. i like Mathew chapter 6 myself. About 90% of religious organizations fall into this category.
      1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

      2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

      3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

      4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

      5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

      6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

      7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

  7. I live in a University town. I don’t know how it works on other campuses around the country, but here the University Police Dept. handles all its own problems. They are fully staffed with Detectives and investigate all their own cases. The city,state or Sheriffs, do nothing on campus unless we have a campus police officer accompany us. I would be willing to bet this also was handled by Notre Dame campus police.

    1. So it would have been the Campus Gestapo, rather than the local municipal law enforcement (who probably still have their souls).

  8. Perhaps, just perhaps the Catholic church is the Great Harlot spoken about in Revelation chapter 17. Copy the link below and smoke it in your pipe and see what your conclusion is. I feel as though the Catholic church alienates itself from the rest of us. Its too smug, too pat, to perfect. The spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ has and will always be a messy affair made by ordinary people who may even lead dual vocations just to support their families. Do not let appearances fool you.

    The Catholic church isn’t as traditional as one might think. In fact Peter would not fit in at all. So basically students need to live on the Notre Dame campus as evangelists to first save the unsaved Catholics who may not have their names written in the book of life.

    1. Too smug? Too pat? Too perfect? I thought we were talking about the Catholic Church, not Obama.

    2. You probably have some comic-book type theology reference book with Rome wearing seven crowns …

  9. As Judas was chosen by God to deceive Christ to fulfill a prophecy, Obama was chosen for the same reason.

  10. Par for the course for current Notre Dame policies. They should be dropped from their affiliation with the Catholic Church.

  11. Well, I’ve never like Notre Dame… I like them even less. They are supposed to be a Catholic based university. It seems they would follow the creed designated by the Catholic Church. Disgusting. Go Michigan State and any other school that plays against them.

  12. How can Notre Dame, a Catholic College not believe in Christian beliefs?

    1. They got pressure from the “white” house, which does not harbor Christian beliefs, and, anyway, Obama trumps GOD…’just ask him…

    2. I do not have a religion, I have a personal one on one Relationship and I do not need some priest or your Holy Man on this present Evil world to lead me into Destruction so keep following him and the False Religion.

  13. Sounds like they were “issued a permit to have a table and to show up…but they somehow were NOT issued a permit that would have allowed them “to do or say anything” around that table once they were there…’Way to go, Notre Dame…that’s the communist bait ‘n switch way to do things…

  14. Our universities are infected with sin. Prayer and fasting is the only cure.

  15. Were there other groups with tables there with different ideologies? Were there other groups at anytime in the past with different ideologies? Research them and see if there were outside influences. If so, demand recourse as well as the one who made the policy be terminated or sue. Sue by proxy because the students and family had to sign a non libel agreement. Sue and don’t settle…make it hurt so they get the message. Make it public on social media and on any news agency that will air it. See what happens next. With all the bad publicity, the University will cave and will start looking for someone new to fill in the vacant position….one that’s more in keeping with their Catholic values.

  16. If you do not agree with the intolerant [political correct hate group, they show their intolerance real quick.

  17. Catholic Religion is a feel good do any thing except follow the word of GOD they are not even credible just like most religions. Being a Follower of Jesus is an individual choice and we are not to let Religion stop us from Living the Word after all GOD said it.

  18. I’m not going to attempt to get into the spiritual side of this. I will stick with the First Amendment side. On what basis does the “tolerant” left believe that some gay, or some atheist, or some liberal being offended trumps my right to speak my mind regardless of how unpopular my beliefs may be? The free speech clause isn’t there to protect what has become known as politically correct. It is there specifically to protect the most vile, unpopular and politically incorrect speech that can be made. When one side of an argument wants to prevent the other side from making theirs then you no longer have a fair and balanced debate on an issue. You have communism, socialism or one of the other names that goes with a place where a leaders power is manifested by decree. Regardless of the will of those affected. That is not the place I was born. It is not a place I will live. And I’m more that happy to endure ridicule and scorn from the ignorant left who willingly choose not to know God.

    1. It is time for the awakening……I think it maybe happening in this country but, it is each of our own responsibilities. Great post.

    2. The gay community was allowed to speak their mind when it was very unpopular. Now they have turned into the most bigoted, abrasive, intolerant faction of the population. Shows that power does indeed corrupt and that their aim was never equality or tolerance.

    3. Your position is correct. What’s more, it is consistent and in keeping with the spiritual aspects to which you spoke, but from which you attempted to turn. I believe that I understand why you did so and I would caution you from empowering your opposition, by stripping yourself of the authority on which your right to speak freely, entirely rests.

  19. All great countries are destroyed from within, after they lose their moral way.

  20. “Your opinion does not deserve to be heard !” “Free speech” for the progressives is the freedom to advance any “truthful” statement, which translates to statements that back up their agenda. Others need not apply. They talk a good line, but in the application they are fascists.

  21. Just another Mob rules College. Parents, don’t let your babies grow up to be liberals…

    let them be entrepreneur small business owners and such, don’t let em be college campus activist’s and suck…

  22. ND lost their moral fiber long ago and using the outside group as an excuse to shut them down is lame. First the U officials give them permission then call the cops on them. More bureaucratic regulations and policies that diminish the first amendment. Tearing up their literature just shows their immaturity and intolerance. People lack the common sense to realize that free speech also applies to things you might disagree with. Instead of lashing out have the maturity to simply ignore it.

  23. Tolerance for me, but not for thee. “Reports from students indicate that gay activist students ripped up their flyers, shouted profanity, and told them their pro-religious voice did not deserve to be heard.” Unbelievers, and even some Christians who want to continue getting away with a particular sin are uncomfortable when confronted with it and tend to say things like “You don’t have the right to force you views on me” when protesting against religion. Then they proceed to force their views on believers. Do I have to point out that this is the definition of irony?

  24. The Catholic church should publicly disassociate itself from Notre Dame. It should state the reasons, as most of the posts here reflect, due to being contrary to Christian doctrine. It is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and if it cannot be tolerated as a Christian organization. This would include any tax benefits it receives on donations.

  25. But we are suppose to only accept the Gay agenda Right? Hipocrates, my how tolorant.

  26. This is the work of the demon. There should be no surprise that it is being carried out by democrats; demon – the lessor sprit of self… demon.

    -cracy; the power, or ‘rule’; demon-cracy.

    demo-cracy, democracy… Democrat: an adherent of the power or rule of the lessor spirit of self. Demon Ruler; Democrat.

  27. Very disappointed. NOtre Dame, goes down in shame. I can’t believe what is happening to America.

    1. This is old testament stuff. It is, in short, the popular acceptance of evil. And … if you’re familiar with God’s position on this, you know that this is: Evil!

      Nothing ‘good’, ever comes out of evil.

  28. There are no more Catholic universities that run on Catholic principles. Catholicism has lost it’s way. The politics of the Church is responsible for so many members leaving. I have not lost my faith in God, but have lost my faith in the church. The diocesan newspapers are full of liberal, socialist, and communist editorial. Charity can not be provided by government, but yet these newspapers support mandatory government programs for food, phones, and health insurance.

    1. I would argue that your faith in the church, has responded to the church having turned from the truth that it formerly represented, thus the church has forfeited the trust which comes only from adherence to the truth.

      As an adherent to the truth, you would be foolish to trust those who have broken from that truth.

      This is the problem with the Catholic Church. It, like Islam is a political machine, an entity unto itself. Thus, it’s position is ‘self’; which is to say subjective. And a large entity is a powerful entity and a powerful entity is one which is prone to believing that “IT” represents “The Law”; and that “The Law” is whatever it needs the law to be, is what “The Law” is.

      So, the problem is not the Church. The Problem is the individuals in the Church, who have made the Church: God.

      I sense that you know that “The Church” is not God. That God is the force of nature, which we do not understand beyond the sense that informs us of its presence, it’s authority and it’s power, as the guiding force of the universe; the Creator who so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that we may live, to fellowship with him. That is an objective understanding that God is in ALL of us, that we are ALL equal before God and that we are ALL equally subject to Gods law; without regard to any other circumstance relative to us. And understanding that, we both know that the Church is not an authority… WE are the bearer of the authority which lives within us, who join with one another to celebrate God’s love for us.

      As God’s authority, we have no need to fear these people. They live in darkness, they’re to be pitied, as it is they who are suffering in the darkness, as they grope and cling to another, futilely hoping that their collectiveness will protect them.

      In greater nature, they are what is otherwise known, as “FOOD”.

      We, knowing of God’s power, have little need of them… except where we carry the light to them. And it matters not to us, if they fear the light, turn from or com eto know it and embrace God’s light. Ours is to merely ‘be’ as God will have us.

  29. Further evidence the communist-pagan-homosexuals have invaded the once
    proud and disciplined Catholic Church. You don’t believe it? Then read the book
    “Goodbye Good Men” by Michael S. Rose.

  30. This is, apparently, no longer a Catholic school! Catholics DO NOT SUPPORT homosexual marriage…PERIOD. If any Catholic begs to differ, then I suggest you look at the Church’s position is on the subject…and then rethink whether you want to be Catholic any longer as you do no believe the Church’s teachings!

  31. If all Catholic Alumni who believe in traditional marriage refused to SUPPORT a catholic University that has strayed…… talks!!

  32. why did they have to cover up the name Jesus just for obama’s arrival???? anyone know. there is and always will be one acceptable marriage and that is between a man and a woman.. remember that old saying If the glove don’t fit

  33. C’mon people! This is supposed to happen. Book of Revelations says so. Sit back and watch Rome fall. Got Popcorn?

  34. I had no idea Georgetown was a school of loser sissies until I read this article.

  35. The catholic church has been playing both sides of the fence for years. Besides, even if one doesn’t believe it, one only has to look at what Notre Dame has been doing since Obama has been in Washington on his behalf when he shows up there.

  36. Notre Dame lost its Catholicism a long time ago, and Catholic parents are willing to make their deal with the devil with it.

    I have various friends who consider themselves arch Catholics, la creme de la creme types, who have large families and go to daily mass. Yet some of them still pine to get their kids into Notre Dame, since it’s prestigious to them, and once their kid gets accepted, of course, they send him.

    They make all sorts of excuses about how their kid and other such kids can help ND regain its Catholicism. However, despite the addition of their Mary Elizabeth Mary and young John Paul to the student body, the school doesn’t get any more Catholic.