The “Support Love” campaign at Boston College has, for years now, been a movement by the GLC advocating for the acceptance and support of gay and lesbian persons and relationships on campus. The popular t-shirts with symbols of three couples – two men, two women, and a man and a woman – do not merely promote respect and tolerance; they imply that these three relationship types are equally acceptable in the eyes of a Catholic university.
Boston College has, until now, been cautious in its approach towards the GLC and this campaign. However, the recent display of these symbols in Edmond’s Hall, with the words “Edmond’s Supports Love,” is a very blatant and public endorsement of homosexual relationships by a Jesuit Catholic University.
Boston College has no business endorsing homosexual relationships among its students. Indeed, it is extremely troubling that Residential Life staff at Boston College feel it is appropriate and “educational” for a Catholic University to openly promote a position contrary to Catholic moral teaching.
Will this series of “educational” posters in residence halls include displays promoting chastity, traditional marriage, and the defense of life? Or is ResLife more concerned with placating and supporting the GLC and other groups that oppose Catholic moral teaching on campus?
The “love” of the GLC’s campaign and the Edmond’s poster is not rooted in genuine Christian charity. The Church calls homosexual acts intrinsically disordered. As such, they do not flow from authentic love, the love of Christ.
By supporting same-sex relationships, Boston College betrays this mission in favor of the pernicious fiction of secular, atheistic “tolerance.”