Visit by Keith Boykin sparked debate
SCRANTON, Pa. — A Roman Catholic bishop in northeastern Pennsylvania wants a Catholic university to close a multicultural center because it hosted a visit by a gay-rights advocate.
Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino says Misericordia University shouldn’t have sanctioned a Feb. 17 visit by author Keith Boykin. He says viewpoints that contradict Catholic teaching should not be presented "under the guise of ‘diversity.’"
The school’s Diversity Institute describes itself as an educational resource center that promotes multicultural understanding.
The school said in a statement Tuesday that it "welcomes the opportunity" to discuss the matter with Martino.