4.30.2009

notre dame

All the controversy over pro-choice Barack Obama giving a commencement speech at Notre Dame has me wondering: must applicants to Notre Dame pass some sort of litmus test to ensure that their positions on issues converge with those of the Catholic Church?

If it's an outrage to have a pro-choice President speaking to your students, then surely it would be an outrage to have pro-choice students. Or students who use birth control. Or students who believe in the death penalty. Or students who support gay marriage. And so on.

So I'm going to go ahead and assume the student body at Notre Dame is 100% pro-life, abstinent (unless married, in which case they do not use any birth control), anti-death penalty, and anti-gay marriage.

If this is not true, then there is no controversy, right?

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