FREIBURG, Germany (LifeSiteNews) – The Archdiocese of Freiburg has confirmed that a woman who calls herself a man has been granted a “permanent teaching license” in Catholic religious education.
On April 8, Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that they received confirmation from an Archdiocese of Freiburg spokesman that a so-called transgender man – a woman who lives as if she were a man – who goes by the name Theo Schenkel, has been given “unlimited” permission to teach the Catholic religion in state schools, despite her lifestyle being in direct contradiction with unchangeable Church teaching.
“I can confirm that Mr. Theo Schenkel is granted a permanent teaching license for Catholic religious education in state schools,” a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Freiburg told CNA on April 7, adding that since canon law precluded the trainee teacher from receiving the requisite Missio Canonica of the bishop, the diocese issued the teacher an “unlimited teaching permission” signed by the vicar general.
It is not just Schenkel’s so-called identity that has raised concerns among faithful Catholics in Germany and around the world, but her relationship as well. According to a local media report from February, Schenkel revealed that on top of considering herself a man, she has plans to “marry” another woman.
According to CNA, Schenkel had originally started her studies in French and Catholicism while she was still living as a “heterosexual woman,” and at that time was even in “a relationship with a man.”
Schenkel’s case is one of many anti-Catholic, pro-LGBT incidences and endorsements made by the Church in Germany in recent times.
Last month, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx sparked outrage among Catholics when he celebrated Mass for the “Munich Queer Community” to mark the group’s 20th anniversary.
Marx went as far as stating during his homily that “the kingdom of God is to discover that God is love — in all its dimensions,” including sexual dimensions directly condemned by the Church.
SIGN, THANK and STAND with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who is being attacked by Disney for signing a new law which prohibits sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade. *Anyone - no matter where you reside - can sign this petition!
For protecting the innocence of his state's youngest schoolchildren and standing up to the bullies in the LGBT lobby, Governor Ron DeSantis has predictably been on the receiving end of sustained attacks from LGBT activists and their numerous allies in the leftist mainstream media.
And now, the Disney Corporation - one of Florida's biggest employers - has decided to interfere in politics and pick a fight with DeSantis over the new law.
BUT, Florida parents, and parents across the country, are overjoyed that a governor is finally taking seriously their concerns about the early sexualization of our nation's children!
SIGN, THANK, and STAND with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with this petition which will be delivered to Governor DeSantis' office and CC'ed to Disney, and which tells the Governor that we thank him for, and will stand with him in, protecting our schoolchildren from LGBT indoctrination.
This common sense legislation, known as the Parental Rights in Education Act, prohibits instruction pertaining to sexual orientation, "gender identity" and transgenderism in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade classrooms across the state of Florida.
And, the new law also puts stronger limits on such discussions for older children, frustrating a primary tenet of the radical left's plan to encroach upon impressionable young minds.
Media talking heads and political opponents, ranging from radical LGBT activist groups to morally corrupt corporations like Disney, dubbed HB 1557 the "Don't Say Gay" Bill.
But, the truth is that such sensitive, personal subjects are not the job of schools to cover, but the job of parents alone, who, under the bill, would be allowed to take legal action against school districts that violate its provisions.
By their hateful reaction to the bill (now law) and to Governor DeSantis, one can only assume that Disney actually despises parents and their role as the primary educator of their children, especially in, but not limited to, areas of sexual conduct and morals.
Indeed, the extreme volume of manufactured outrage on this particular piece of legislation reveals the following significant nugget of information: one of the seminal means the LGBT "community" counts on to continue attracting people into their ranks, or as so-called "allies," is by brainwashing little, unsuspecting children without their, or their parents', consent.
We know it, and they know it. And, finally, someone is doing something about it.
SIGN, THANK and STAND with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who is being attacked by Disney for signing a new law which prohibits sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade.
Children's innocence is worth it and Disney, and its chairman Bob Chapek, should be ashamed of themselves for threatening to interfere in state politics because they are offended that children's minds will no longer be violated.
We must encourage people like Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature not to be blackmailed and not to be afraid...
If Disney wants to escalate things, then conservative and Christian parents might be finally persuaded not to visit Disneyland and Disney World, nor buy Disney products, nor watch Disney films.
Conservatives and Christians, and right-thinking people from all walks of life, need to start playing hardball with the likes of Disney.
We saw what happens when parents show their power in Virginia last year, so any further action on this matter by Florida Democrats and their allies in Disney’s executive leadership will be at their own peril.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to THANK and STAND WITH Governor Ron DeSantis for protecting children from LGBT propaganda, and from Disney's bullying, slurs and legal threats.
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church (2357) irreversibly teaches that homosexual acts are “of grave depravity,” are “intrinsically disordered … are contrary to the natural law,” and “do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.”
“Under no circumstances can they be approved,” the Catechism declares while also insisting upon “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” for the “not negligible” number of men and women who “have deep-seated homosexual tendencies.”
“Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided,” it states.
“These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.”
It continues, “Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.”
While the Vatican has reiterated the consistent doctrine regarding homosexuality as recently as March 2021, firmly banning same-sex blessings, during Germany’s Synodal Way in February an overwhelming majority of participants voted to approve documents calling for the blessing of same-sex couples and the ordination of women.