Marquette University has shut down a fund-raiser by Republican students for “Adopt a Sniper,” a group of police and military sharpshooters raising money for their U.S. counterparts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Jesuit school said the wording on some of the signs and merchandise for sale at the student booth was bothersome, particularly the slogan, “1 Shot, 1 Kill, No Remorse, I Decide.”
“In the context of the university’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, we could not allow fund raising in the student union for a group whose rhetoric regarding ’snipers’ could be widely misinterpreted as having a cavalier attitude toward the taking of a human life,” the university said in a statement Wednesday.
So, K-Lo, would it be OK for Marquette Republicans to sponsor an armored division? A fighter squadron? I’m a little unclear on the theological issues here.