The issue is essentially about how to understand the relationship between the search for the truth and the things that cannot be doubted. In this a true Catholic University is ahead of its secular counterparts precisely because it is upfront about its orthodoxies, and allows the investigation of them for sake of greater clarification. The problem with the secular school is that it does not know how to express its orthodoxies coherently, how to think about them clearly, how to feel comfortable with their scrutiny. I will never accept that Christ was only God or only man, but I will enjoy studying Arius', or even Hans Kung's, negations of His divinity. Yet because the secular school clings to vague ideals (since, paradoxically, it clings to postmodernism and rejects an objective worldview) it cannot identify the boundaries of its own beliefs, and so it protects them with paranoia, not with reason.
- More than 75% of homosexual men admitted to having sex with more than 100 different males in their lifetime: approximately 15% claimed to have had 100-249 sex partners, 17% claimed 250-499, 15% claimed 500-999 and 28% claimed more than 1,000 lifetime sexual partners.
- The homosexual lifestyle is associated with a shortened life expectancy of up to 20 years.
- The number of homosexuals in essentially all surveys is less than 3%. (Statistics Canada found only 1% of the population who described themselves as homosexual.)
- However, the percentage of homosexuals among pedophiles is 25%... Therefore, the prevalence of pedophilia among homosexuals is about 10-25 times higher than one would expect if the proportion of pedophiles were evenly distributed within the (hetero- and homosexual) populations.
- The average length of a 'committed' homosexual partnership was only 1.5 years.
- Violence among homosexual partnerships is two to three times as common as in heterosexual relationships.
In the end, when all is said and done, in light of all of the above considerations, does the University of Illinois not see any basis on which to consider the 'soundness' of the homosexual lifestyle a question worthy of the academy's consideration?