Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where not to learn Logic

Loyala University of Chicago.  Why?

They rejected a speech by Karl Rove on the grounds that it would jeopardize their tax exempt status, replacing him with an Obama appointee--demonstrating that they not only did not understand laws regarding tax exempt status (Presidents and their appointees have been making commencement speeches for generations), but also demonstrated a strong political bias.

Ironically, they may be setting up the stage for someone to challenge their tax exempt status.  Oops.  They used to have a good basketball team, though.


Gino said...

its a 'catholic' university. the jesuits probably think a representative from obama is almost as good as having the apostle john speak to them.

Bike Bubba said...

Great point. Who better to speak to young students at a Catholic university than someone who denies all of the key doctrines of the Catholic faith?

Yeesh. Like you, I have to wonder if Old Scratch himself is running a lot of "Catholic" universities.

Gino said...

but it is heartening to know, as a catholic, that there has been a rise, some may call it a reaction, of truly catholic universities and colleges.
fraciscan U, in OH...
thomas aquinas college...
there are others.
these come to mind.

and the jesuits dont run any of them. that is a good thing.

Bike Bubba said...

Interesting how the Jesuits have been both a byword for true Catholic piety (spearheading the counterreformation) and also dereliction of doctrine. Might be a lesson there somewhere.