“Naughty” photo on cover of Seattle University’s student newspaper website has unhinged the Jesuit administration. Photo of Spectator website by M. Strangeways; original photo by Samira Shobeiri/The Spectator
Prudish administrator pitches fit over “indecent” drag photo on cover of Seattle University student paper/news outlet.
Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. apparently clutched her papal pearls in shock and horror that a fully clothed “spread eagle” shot of a young student in an amateur drag talent show on campus was on the front cover of the Spectator.
After unclenching his Jesuit sphincter, Miss Sundborg had this to say:
“I thought it was indecent,” Sundborg said. “I thought it offended all dignity and respect of sexuality and of persons of bodies. I think it was a mistake on the part of the editorial staff to put that on the cover. I was offended by it… Anybody who would see that who has a sense of propriety would find that offensive.”
Sundborg said he was not alone, and that he encountered other faculty on campus who expressed a similar disdain for the photo, though he would not disclose who.
“I allow the drag show,” Sundborg continued. “Most Jesuit-Catholic universities would not. But then to go and show that pose—indecent pose—from a drag show on the cover is taking it too far. It doesn’t support me in my support of having the drag show on campus, which I allow to have, which I needn’t do, but I do. But then to take it and to push it to the cover of a magazine with an indecent pose from that, expose it out—these are not people then that have chosen to go to a drag show that are seeing that. These are not people who understand what that is. They’ve taken it too far.”
More from the Spectator on this travesty:
This is the most horrifying thing to happen to the Catholic Church since hordes of priests molested thousands of children over the last 2000 years….including many in Seattle. Unforgivable!!!!
Now, how do we track down this nubile young performer? What do THEY have to say about all of this brouhaha?
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