TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Displaying decay at CMU I

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Letter to the Editor
Monday, May 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Kudos to Bishop David Zubik for challenging Carnegie Mellon University's acceptance of the recent “papal parody” (“Zubik: Papal parody at CMU ‘crossed line,'” May 1 and TribLIVE.com).

CMU's tolerance of this student's act is beyond belief. It responded that “an inquiry is under way.” Exactly how long does it take for this inquiry to begin and end?

In 30 seconds, I was able to discover that the student, whose identity can easily be discerned from the clear photograph accompanying the story, committed a misdemeanor — exposing her genitals in public, in violation of Pennsylvania's indecent-exposure law.

Perhaps more important than the legal aspects of this act are its moral implications. What does CMU's and fellow students' tacit acceptance of it say about our society?

She mocked religion in general and the Catholic papacy in particular by being half-naked at a public parade (where I assume young children were present) with her pubic hair exposed. Was no one other than Bishop Zubik outraged? Why were there no complaints made to CMU? Are we becoming a society where behavior of this sort is tolerated in the name of “personal expression” and even found amusing?

It seems most are standing by, witnessing the moral disintegration and decay of our society. More like Zubik need to speak out and say this is not acceptable.

Elena Colianni

Oakmont

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Taxing tobacco II
  2. Taxing tobacco I
  3. Exiting Wal-Mart
  4. Be wary of contractor claims
  5. An expensive renovation
  6. Indians true victims
  7. Trump: Stealing the thunder
  8. Burden eased
  9. Sickened by politicians
  10. Much to explain
  11. Wrong about Ludlum contracts