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Paul Tagliabue’s LGBTQ ‘Gift’ to Georgetown

By on 7.3.12 | 11:53AM

The most recent edition of Georgetown Magazine, Georgetown University's alumni magazine, reports that former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife, Chandler, have made a $5 million donation to the $1.5 billion For Generations to Come campaign.

One million dollars will be devoted to establishing the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life: Fostering Formation and Transformation, which will be overseen by Georgetown's LGBTQ Resource Center.

Tagliabue is a Georgetown grad and chairman of GU's board of directors. The couple has a son, Drew, who is openly gay.

"The Center is inspired by Catholic and Jesuit principles of respect for the dignity of all and education of the whole person, and we are very pleased to support its services that provide a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for LGBTQ students and promote their acceptance in the entire campus community," the Tagliabues said in a statement.

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, said that the Tagliabues' donation is "further evidence of their belief in and support for what Georgetown is and aspires to become."

It's also further evidence that GU is leading the way in the continuing surrender of Catholic higher education to the secular culture.

Georgetown University was in the news recently when GU Law School student Sandra Fluke complained before a fake congressional hearing that her friends couldn't get free contraceptives because the Jesuit Catholic university wouldn't cover the allegedly onerous costs of birth control (which turned out to be about $9 a month, hardly burdensome for students who can expect to make six figures upon graduation).

GU hasn't yet changed its policy against paying for its students' birth control. But it's done more to advance the homosexual rights agenda than any other Catholic university. GU's LBGTQ Center, Georgetown Magazine proudly notes, is "the first such center at a Catholic university."

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