Newt Gingrich’s scheduled speech at Catholic University next week is prompting criticism from students who contend that the appearance would violate the school’s policy barring speakers who have espoused positions contrary to Vatican teachings.
Frank Lankey Jr., 20, political director for the College Democrats, said that Gingrich’s support for the death penalty and his extramarital affair in the 1990s contradict church teachings and should prohibit him from appearing.
Last fall, organizers of an Italian film festival considered inviting actor-director Stanley Tucci to their event, but Catholic University officials objected because of his support for abortion rights organizations.
[. . .] Victor Nakas, the university’s spokesman, denied that Gingrich’s appearance violates the speaker policy, though he declined to explain the substance of the regulations.
In other words, clearly the school’s policy is that Republicans and their cronies may speak, and others may not!
(By the way, besides adultery and support for the death penalty there’s also Gingrich’s greed, lying, support for war, contempt for the poor, lust, gluttony, pride, sloth, and wrath. Have I missed any? Oh yeah, envy.)
(Found at Crooks and Liars.)