We believe the message of the recent editorial, entitled “Reslife Poster Does Not Support ‘Love,’” has been misconstrued by an irate student body. The Observer has no issue with homosexuality or homosexual persons who live according to the faith. We take issue with a Catholic university’s implied endorsement of homosexual relationships through a supportive poster. The Catholic faith supports and loves individuals who are homosexual but calls them to chastity – like it does all unmarried individuals.
The Observer has no intention of vilifying or alienating any group of people on campus; our intention was never to offend or make any group uncomfortable. We simply want Boston College and its officials to remain committed to Catholic identity. We would like to extend a heartfelt apology to anyone who interpreted the article to have a different intent.