No More Woke: Diocese Bans Preferred Pronouns

  • 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.”