Religious liberty, as we already know, is under attack daily. Our Catholic faith in particular is under severe attack by progressives that push the LGBT agenda through the courts and secular legislation.
Recently, in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, an ordinance was passed against discrimination in housing and employment of anyone who had had an abortion or supported abortion. Under this ordinance, Our Lady’s Inn a sanctuary for homeless and pregnant women would have to take in women who intended abortion and thus be complicit in this grave matter of offering support for abortion. Our Lady’s Inn, a Catholic charity of 35 years, could not refuse to hire anyone for their staff who supported abortion. This could also mean a teacher in Catholic School who had had an abortion and talked about it could file suit if she was dismissed.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis and other Catholic organizations filed suit Monday against the city, seeking to overturn this new ordinance that adds people’s “reproductive health decisions” to the list of things for which it’s illegal to discriminate in employment and housing.
Now we see the breaking story in the diocese of Jefferson City MO in anticipation of enrolling transgender students has put together a handbook for administrators and teachers on how to approach enrolling and accepting transgender students into their Catholic schools. We ask the Diocese of Jefferson City Missouri to step up and reject their new proposed hand book for handling transgender children and children of same sex couples in their schools.
In this handbook is a glossary of terms to better equip teachers in understanding those in the world that identify as gay, transgender, same sex couples that may wish to enroll their children. As the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City works to accommodate the dysfunctional consequences of a secular world embedded in moral relativism, my question is who gets short changed here? I am afraid it is parents and children who are serious about practicing their faith that will be badly served with propaganda that will confuse and distort orthodox Catholic Teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church..
We, Catholics, know Jesus was counter cultural and so are we followers of Jesus are as well. Catholic Church teaching condemns abortion, contraception, divorce and remarriage, same sex marriage and gender identity theory. The Bishops of the Church must give bold leadership in rejecting themes of this world that are destructive to individuals as well as families, the core reflection of the Most Holy Trinity, love in relationship!
“…do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable…. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.” Romans 12:2, 9
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world.” 1 John 2:15-17
“Friendship with the world is enmity to God.” James 4:4
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; …. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:20-2
God created man in His own image,
in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them (Gen. 1:27)
CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHING
POPE EMIRITUS BENEDICT XVI 2012
In an address to the Roman Curia on Thursday, December 21, 2012, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI exposed the social danger of gender theory. They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves. According to the biblical creation account, being created by God as male and female is ordained by God and pertains to the essence of the human creature.
POLISH BISHOPS EXPOSE DANGERS OF GENDER MOVEMENT 2014
The Gender Identity Movement insists upon recognition in the civil law of the State a new found, manufactured right to choose one’s gender. The proponents insist upon civil laws which accommodate, fund, and enforce this new right. According to this ideology, humans can freely determine whether they want to be men or women and freely choose their sexual orientation. Attempts to form different types of relations seriously weaken marriage as a community created by a man and a woman and the family built on marriage.
JOY OF LOVE (Amoris laetitia) 2016 POPE FRANCIS ENCYCLICAL
In Pope Francis’ encyclical “Joy of Love” he says this about transgender theory, “Yet another challenge is posed by the various forms of an ideology of gender that “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family. This ideology leads to educational programs and legislative enactments that promote a personal identity and emotional intimacy radically separated from the biological difference between male and female.”
Public school K-12 textbooks are already normalizing gender theory—in the same ways that Pope Francis has decried as an example of the educational policies of Hitler—but in a federalized educational system that has reached into the Common Core classrooms of even Catholic schools, parents will have little say in the matter.
Proponents of gender identity theory say they are the vanguard of a new civil rights movement. If critics are not vigilant in their opposition, the gender revolutionaries will march through the culture leaving many ruined lives in their wake.
This new handbook in Jefferson City Catholic schools also neglects the important Catholic principle of “scandal.” See Catechism, 2284-2287. “Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil.” “Scandal is a grave offence if by deed OR OMISSION another is deliberately led into a grave offense.” “
They are guilty of scandal who establish laws or social structures leading to the decline of morals and the corruption of religious practice.” “Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged.”
It is time for the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City Missouri to step up and stop cooperating with evil and speak Truth to power! Our Catholic children already poorly catechized are at great risk of following man made laws and propaganda than following God’s Law! The commandments are not rules or limitations on our freedom but God’s guidelines for a happy life in this world and eternal life in the next!
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NOTE: The Catholic Church does not condemn homosexuals. It condemns homosexual acts the same way it condemns heterosexual acts outside of marriage. The Church seeks to enable every person to live out the universal call to holiness. Persons with a homosexual inclination ought to receive every aid and encouragement to embrace this “universal call to holiness,” personally and fully.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 2357- 2359 … “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved….. Every sign of unjust discrimination (of homosexuals) should be avoided…. Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.