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The MAROON Vol. 62, No. 22 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 April 6,1984 Kelly, Shea to meet in SGA runoff By Germaine Age Clark Kelly, accounting junior, and Scott Shea, political science junior, will enter a runoff election Tuesday and Wednesday for Student Government Association president. Kelly received 721 of the 1,520 votes cast, short of the 50 percent needed to claim the presidency. Shea received 654 votes and Kenneth Kyle, political science sophomore, the third candidate, received 145. Shea said Kelly had a very good campaign and that he did well in mobilizing his support. Shea added Kelly did very well in the business school. "Obviously, I can't get beat 2 to 1 in business again," Shea said. Kelly said he plans to continue a serious and positive campaign and he hopes everyone who voted for him before will do the same in the runoff elections. Business Representative Miles Faust defeated John Guidry, arts and sciences representative, in the race Students cast their ballots Wednesday during the SGA election. — Photo by Nancee E. Lewis Ordinance provokes rights dispute By Andrew Moreau New Orleans' Roman Catholic clergymen traditionally have worn the black garb associated with their faith, but now they find themselves with the image of being the bad guys who wear the black hats. The New Orleans City Council on April 12 will vote on an ordinance that calls for banning discrimination against homosexuals in regard to public accommodations, housing and employment. The issue, pitting the church against members of the gay community, has rekindled the passions that marked the civil rights battles of the 19605. The ordinance was proposed by Councilmen Mike Early and Wayne Babovich as a result of actions last year that homosexuals claimed were discriminatory. The Most Rev. Philip M. Hannan, archbishop of New Orleans, relying on the.traditional moral teachings of the NEWS ANALYSIS Catholic church, opposes the ordinance. The church believes the ordinance, as written, would limit its "discretionary judgment" in regard to its hiring practices, according to the Rev. Ted Muench, assistant to the archbishop. But the Rev. Linda Bynum, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church, which has a largely gay congregation, said the ordinance "is a human rights issue and not a moral issue. The city council is not being asked to put a rubber stamp on the morality of the gay lifestyle." Instead, the ordinance is "a progressive move for the city to recognize the basic rights of all citizens," she said. Homosexuals, supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, also have said the ordinance should not be construed as an endorsement of the morality of the gay lifestyle. Rather, they claim the proposal would give homosexuals the fundamental civil rights accorded heterosexuals: D - "To me it seems almost ridiculous because those rights should already be guaranteed to us in accordance with the constitution," said Henry Klinek, a member of Dignity, a group of gay Catholics and their friends. The group, which aims to bring homosexuals back into the mainstream of the church, meets twice a week for Mass and a coffeehouse, he said. Muench, however, said, "To simplify this matter and say it is a matter of basic civil rights is to oversimplify." He said the church does not now, nor has it ever, opposed equal accommodations or housing for homosexuals. But, he said, the ordinance would give homosexuals rights that are not accorded other individuals.The church is not opposed to hiring individuals who are oriented toward the gay lifestyle, he said. The church does not want to hire homosexuals who actively participate in sexual relations that are "totally opposed" to the church's moral teachings, Muench said. .......... The church approves passive homosexuality, which Muench defined as those individuals oriented toward the gay lifestyle who do not actively participate in sexual relations. In effect, the church seems to be saying it is all right to be gay as long as one doesn't do anything about it. The church's approval of passive homosexuality, while ignoring those willing to share their sexuality with others is duplicitous, Klinek said. "Sexuality is a gift," he said. "If it is one's nature to express that, then the gift should not be ignored." Muench said the hiring clause of the ordinance would force the church to hire teachers who live "in a manner that we cannot accept or sanction as morally acceptable on the basis of Scripture and church tradition." Muench said the ordinance proposes that "you are forced to consider them on an equal basis with anybody else. So the rights of the employer become seriously abridged." See Elections /page 5 See Gay Rights / page S Student Government Association runoff elections will be Tuesday and Wednesday. Vote in front of the Danna Center 9-5 p.m. or in City College 6-9 p.m.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 62 No. 22|
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