Student critical of drag show at CATHOLIC college under fire

The editor-in-chief of a Catholic Jesuit university student newspaper defended a student columnist critical of the college’s annual drag show, telling critics “if you are offended by his writing, don’t read his column.”

“I can’t help but wonder,” John Carroll University student Declan Leary wrote in an op-ed for the Carroll News, “who thought it would be a good idea to hire grown men to dress up as women on a Catholic campus for the deviant entertainment of misguided young people.”

“It is a terrifying testament to the decay of our faith and our University that, throughout the approval process for this event and the six years for which it has now continued, not a single person in a position of authority stood up (or at least stood with sufficient strength) to suggest that perhaps such a flagrant celebration of sexual perversity might just be wrong,” Leary added.

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