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Drag Show at a Catholic University?

We know priests wear robes, but we’ve never heard of a Catholic drag show before. The University of San Diego, a Catholic institution, is planning to host a drag show performance this week, with a local drag queen named Tootie serving as emcee.

At least one alumnus isn’t happy about it.

“The teachings on Catholic social justice do not align with this event, and anyone with a formed Christian conscience cannot approve an event that is sexually perverse,” said lawyer Charles LiMandri, a Rancho Santa Fe lawyer, USD graduate and former member of the alumni board.

LiMandri has called on the USD administration to cancel the show.

But University President Mary Lyons, in a letter published in the California Catholic Daily, said the show is meant to “foster students’ understanding of, and empathy for, the complexities of gender non-conformity.”

That sounds like serious academic subject matter Ms. Lyons is dealing with there. We wonder if students plan to take detailed notes about the “complexities of gender non-conformity” during the performance, or if they’ll just get smashed and laugh while Tootie blows them kisses.

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