Rev. Holtschneider, president of DePaul University, recently denied permission for students to post a pro-life poster on campus. He claimed that the poster containing the phrase “unborn lives matter” was “bigotry . . . under the cover of free speech” and was “inconsistent with Catholic values.” In addition, the president sent a letter to the entire student body explaining why the pro-life posters were “bigotry” and were not considered free speech.
Are you kidding me?
Denying this pro-life flyer under the notion that it contained bigotry is absolutely ridiculous! The real bigotry is against the 2,899 babies murdered every day in the United States. Mass murder of innocent human beings occurs daily, yet this president is concerned about a pro-life poster offending people.
This is absolutely not how a Catholic university should act!
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, has stated: “Defend the unborn against abortion even if they [other people] persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court or kill you.” Pope Francis is clearly inviting everyone to defend the tiny babies regardless of the threat of persecution.
Unfortunately, students at DePaul must face persecution from the president of their Catholic school. It’s clear the intentions of these students are innocent. They are cleverly trying to communicate to their fellow schoolmates the importance of defending life. We encourage the students to stay strong and keep submitting pro-life posters for approval!
Thank you students of DePaul University for being Life Defenders!