Bill O’Reilly called the student effort to oust Father Greg Shaffer from the Newman Center “a fascist act.”
The letter rejects the students’ claims of mental anguish from their personal histories with Shaffer, saying “Nothing that has been reported by the media suggests that Father Shaffer has said anything inflammatory about these subjects.”
The blog, “The Chaplain We Know,” features 10 student testimonies backing Shaffer, drawing from students’ positive experiences with the Newman Center priest.
Father Greg Shaffer, chaplain of the on-campus Newman Center, wrote a post on his blog Friday lambasting President Barack Obama’s May 9 announcement supporting gay marriage.
Father Gary Thomas, the inspiration for a book and movie called “The Rite,” said exorcism is more about healing than about sensationalism, while speaking at St. Stephen’s Church Tuesday night.