TFP Student Action

White boys in red sashes blowing horns

TFP (The American Society for Tradition, Family and Property) is a Catholic personality cult idolizing the late Brazilian right wing activist and fascist, Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira. Oliveira, who supported men like Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, essentially founded the Brazil version of the John Birch Society. His movement was born of resistance to (much needed) agrarian reform efforts throughout Latin America.

Lately the pasty-faced white boys in red sashes have been doing an anti-gay marriage tour. On Friday they were at Notre Dame University passing out their pamphlet, “10 Reasons Why Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ is Harmful and Must Be Opposed.”

Apparently TFP was too much for Notre Dame. The Catholic University served the group with a cease and desist order which they enforced with campus police who evicted the group.

TFP Student Action leader, John Ritchie was flumuxed:

I’m still trying to fully understand why the event was shut down. I was hoping to find a more supportive environment for the
Catholic position on marriage. But instead, Notre Dame police officers
told us that we only had proper permission to have a table – but that
nobody was allowed to actually man the table, which was the whole point
of having a table in the first place. How can a table man itself?  So we
were forced to leave.

While these are rather dim bulbs, I am reasonably certain that Ritchie knows precisely why his group was escorted off campus.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.