The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to rethink our lives and cancel various plans. Vacations have been canceled. Sports have been canceled. Classes have been canceled. But at my university, I soon found “cancel culture” taking this canceling to whole new level. I was removed from my job as Student Senate President at Florida State University because my peers and administrators decided to cancel my Catholic faith.
My story started on a bright day in early June. Though we were in the midst of the summer semester, I remained digitally engaged with my classmates during the pandemic, including those in the Catholic Student Union. In our Catholic GroupMe chat, one student shared a YouTube video that was soliciting donations and collecting ad revenue for several organizations, including the ACLU and BlackLivesMatter.com.
These two organizations take several positions that clearly conflict with Catholic doctrine. For example, the ACLU is so unabashedly pro-abortion that it is fighting Ohio’s law that