William Donohue of the Catholic League sent a letter to James H. Mullen Jr PhD, the president of Allegheny College in northeastern Pennsylvania. In the letter, Donohue makes reference to lessons in masturbation offered on February 20 at the historic college's campus chapel. Sponsored by student groups, Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg demonstrated masturbation techniques to giggling college students. Weinberg asserted that there is nothing sinful about masturbation, despite longstanding Judeo-Christian prohibtions. The college chaplain, Jane Ellen Nickel, said she saw nothing wrong with the event, and expects students will feel comfortable attending Christian services there. According to The College Fix, Nickel said, "I don’t have a problem with it being held in the chapel. The program advocates responsible, respectful decision-making regarding sexual behavior, and includes the option waiting for marriage, a message that resonates with many students of faith."
Catholic League questions masturbation lessons at college chapel
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