St. Edward's in Austin Bans Gay-Rights Group Recruiting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A private, Roman Catholic liberal arts college in Austin has barred a gay-rights group from participating in a campus fair to recruit volunteers.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday that St. Edward's
University says the homosexual group's support for same-sex marriage conflicts with church teachings.

Chuck Smith with Austin-based Equality Texas says organization still hopes to participate in Wednesday's event.

A statement from the Holy Cross institution in South Austin says the matter is closed.

St. Edward's has given its blessing to a gay rights organization for students called Pride. School spokeswoman Mischelle Diaz says the support group exists as a means of pastoral outreach.

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