Contact: Robert Ritchie, 717-309-1990
WORCESTER, Mass., April 4, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- A firestorm of outrage erupted over blasphemous claims made by Prof. Tat Siong Benny Liew, chair of New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, that Jesus was an erotic "drag king."
Catholic laity from across Massachusetts plan to gather in front of Holy Cross on Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 AM for a Rosary of Reparation, and to deliver a faith-filled message to the Jesuit-run college: Prof Liew should disavow his attack against Christ or resign his teaching position at the Catholic college.
The Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, bishop of the Diocese of Worcester, called Liew's writings "blasphemous" and added that if he "...disavows them, then he must state so publicly, so as not to create confusion about the nature of Christ."
According to The Fenwick Review, Prof. Liew uses the Gospel of Saint John in his writings to claim that Jesus Christ was an impure "cross-dresser" who had "queer desires," and eroticizes the Passion and Crucifixion of Our Lord, and uses unrepeatable language to attack the holy purity of Jesus and His Apostles.
TFP Student Action, a network of young Catholics, gathered more than 16,045 petitions, urging Holy Cross president Fr. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. to "correct the scandal" and "remove Prof. Tat-Siong Benny Liew, Chair of New Testament Studies, for openly attacking the Sacred Person of Our Lord Jesus Christ with unrepeatable blasphemy."
The petition can be accessed here.
The Catholic faithful and all Americans of good will are invited to join the rally of reparation.
When: Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 AM
Where: At College St. and Linden Lane, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Why: To offer reparation to Our Lord for the blasphemous claims.
Bishop McManus' full statement regarding the blasphemous writings of Prof. Liew can be found HERE.
For more information, please call Robert Ritchie at 717-309-1990.