Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Thursday to Georgetown University calling for a thorough investigation into the university’s apparent misappropriation of donations made to a pro-family student organization. The letter details how the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university systematically took private donations intended for Love Saxa and illegally deposited them into the accounts of other student organizations.
Last fall, Love Saxa outlined its views on marriage and the family, which align with official Catholic teaching. This sparked a campus firestorm with students demanding that Georgetown derecognizethe club. Georgetown investigated Love Saxa for weeks and quizzed its officers for almost four hours before finally rejecting those calls and refusing to kick the group off campus for advocating views that mirror Catholic teaching on a Catholic campus.
The ADF letter describes how several donations from private individuals to Love Saxa were misappropriated “either [by] funneling those funds to different organizations or just losing them completely.”
For example, in November 2017, an individual sent Love Saxa a check for $50, which the club’s president, Amelia Irvine, promptly deposited with Georgetown officials. But Love Saxa never received the funds, and the donor received a receipt from Georgetown showing that his donation had been credited to the LGBTQ Resource Center Reserve.
The following month, another donor contributed $100 to Love Saxa through a university phonathon. The receipt he received, however, showed that Georgetown directed his donation to the Saxatones, a musical group that partners with another LGBT advocacy organization, the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League of Washington, D.C. That same month, Irvine deposited another donor’s $250 check into her club’s account, but the club has not received those funds either.
Full story at Alliance Defending Freedom.
Once is an incident, twice is a coincidence, three times is enemy action. Deliberate misappropriation of donated funds: that is worth firing someone over.
Not just firing. Someone needs to be charged with a crime, tried, convicted, and sent to prison for this.
Love Saxa should not be derecognizethe on a Catholic University Campus for holding views that are in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church. If anything they should be applauded for holding Catholic family values at a time when those values are being attacked by hostile diabolical forces bent on destroying the Church and all that it stands for. Fr. Michael you are right this is not only enemy action but also spiritual warfare the likes of which mankind has ever seen. The devil and his earthly minions know that their time to reap havoc in this world is quickly coming to an end. Jesus Christ King of Kings Lord of Lords True God and True Man is coming back soon like a thief in the night. Be not afraid! Repent and convert! Pray…
You just get to the point where there is nothing left to say. Georgetown will make up some lame excuse and no one will be named and held accountable in this definite abuse. I’ve been scandalized by Georgetown since 1981.
Sodom and Gomorrah AND Georgetown.
Question I have is………did the bank not check the endorsement when it was deposited? Or, did the bank overlook the endorsement when processing that check to curry favor with the university? Regardless, here is
yet another example of this Jesuit school giving the middle finger salute to its Catholic heritage! Sure looks like the Jesuits have become part of the problem vs standing strong for our faith! So sad…………….
…Banks rarely catch things like that. I’ve had checks run through the bank made out to “Christy” rather than by business DBA.
Why not report this to the city police? Perhaps they can determine the extent of these misappropriations. The threat of criminal charges may clean up the University’s bookkeeping practices.
Why are we surprised? Isn’t this the University that covered religious symbols when Barack Obama was
going to address the students? Once again, Jesuit thinking!
Does this Jesuit act mean anything to a Jesuit Pope?
It’s theft, call the cops. It’s what worked in the child sex abuse scandals.
This is the same university that covered up all the religious statues/icons at the direction of the president of the US so he would not be offended by them when he spoke there. A Catholic university? I think not any longer. It used to mean something to say your degree came from G’town. Not now.
Phoney bigots masquerading as Christians. No one is following to this dumb “story”