‘Finally, A Church That Is Acting Like A Church’: Iowa Diocese Bans Preferred Pronouns, Insists On Traditional Bathrooms, Locker Rooms | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    One Catholic diocese is leading the charge against wokeism, insisting that students and worshippers use bathrooms and lockers consistent with their biological sex and banning the use of preferred pronouns in schools and parishes.

    Woke activists have reacted with anger that the Diocese of Des Moines in Iowa, which started implementing its anti-woke policies on Monday, is openly fighting back against the woke agenda while supporters have gratefully acknowledged the efforts of the diocese.

    "Any parochial, organizational, or institutional documentation which requires the designation of a person's sex is to reflect that person's biological sex," the diocese writes. "No person may designate a 'preferred pronoun' in speech or in writing when related to ministry activities of any kind, nor are parishes, organizations, or institutions to permit such a designation. To permit the designation of a preferred pronoun, while intended as an act of charity, instead promotes the dissociation of biological sex and 'gender' and thereby confuses or denies personal integrity."

    "All persons must use the bathroom or locker room that matches their biological sex," the diocese continues. "Diocesan parishes, organizations, and institutions are permitted to have individual-use bathrooms that are available for all members of the respective community."

    "Finally, a church that is acting like a church," one supporter declared, according to The Daily Mail.

    But State Sen. Claire Celsi, a Democrat, snapped, "This is not what Jesus would do," telling the Des Moines Register, "To actually come out, and say, 'We're going to stamp this out, we're going to pretend like it doesn't exist,' and issue this kind of edict is, I think, reprehensible." And Courtney Reyes, executive director of the LGBTQ+ equality organization One Iowa, chimed in, "You cannot pretend to be compassionate while misgendering people and denying them access to any and all spaces under your control."

    The diocese writes:

    The Church's teaching that our identities as male and female are established as part of God's providential plan for humanity. ... While there are obvious cultural and individual variations in how gender roles and personal qualities are expressed and accented, each person is called to a life of wholeness and integration, which in this context means an alignment between his or her gender identity and his or her sexual identity manifested at birth. ...

    A person's "gender" is inseparable from biological sex. The Catechism states that "Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul." Therefore, while biological sex and gender-or the socio-cultural manifestation of sex as well as "psychological identity" -can be distinguished, they can never be separated.


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It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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