Thursday, March 05, 2009

Spokesmanship 101: Stonehill College

Some spokesfolk for Catholic institutions might take a lesson from Martin McGovern, spokesman for Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

Seems a student, "frustrated that her college does not distribute birth control," took it upon herself to collect a bunch of condoms and place them in student dormitories across the campus. School administrators confiscated them.

Here's what Mr. McGovern told the media:

"We're a private Catholic college. We make no secret of our religious affiliation, and our belief system is fairly straightforward. We don't expect everyone on campus to agree with our beliefs, but we would ask people, and students in particular, to respect them."

Short, sweet, and end of story.

Source: The Boston Globe