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Petition – Let’s Defend prof. rev. Dariusz Oko

Three months to five years’ imprisonment.

This is what German law enforcement is demanding for two priests, Polish professor rev. Dariusz Oko and the ninety-year-old German professor rev. Johannes Stöhr.

Reason?

The publication of a scientific article describing the operating mechanisms of a circle of criminals sexually abusing minors and vulnerable adults in the Catholic Church.

The text, with a detailed bibliography, is the opinion of prof. rev. Dariusz Oko, Head of the Department of Cognitive Philosophy at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, on an important aspect of the deepening crisis in the contemporary Church.

Together with the editor-in-chief of the German periodical “Theologisches”, prof. rev. Johannes Stöhr, and adhering fully to the academic standards, the authors courageously launched an academic discussion on the serious and harmful consequences of the activities of the homosexual lobby in the structures of the Church, including pedophile crimes committed by some homosexual hierarchs.

This text expresses the views of prof. rev. Dariusz Oko and his concern for the Christian community, as well as an element of the debate of theologians and other scientists who study multiple aspects of the functioning of the Catholic Church.

In the article, the professor quotes the words of Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Maradiaga.

Cardinal Maradiaga

When asked, if there was a gay community in Vatican, Cardinal Maradiaga replied:
“Not only that, but the Holy Father himself said that such a ‘lobby’ exists in this sense. The Holy Father is slowly trying to clean this situation up.”

https://katholisches.info/2016/01/13/kardinal-maradiaga-bestaetigt-homo-lobby-im-vatikan/

Pope Francis

Pope Francis is quoted as saying: “I had a bishop here who told me with outrage that at some point he realized that in his diocese – very large indeed – there were many homosexual priests. (…) This is a reality that we cannot deny. (…) The Church recommends that persons with an entrenched homosexual tendency should not be accepted for priestly service or religious congregations. The priestly ministry and the consecrated life are not for them. “

Quotation from Pope Francis in conversation with Fernando Prado CMF “The power of the calling. On consecrated life and improving relations in the Church”, Poznań 2018, pp. 97-98

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is quoted as saying: “In various seminars, homosexual cliques arose, which operated more or less openly and significantly changed the climate in the seminars. (…) One of the bishops, who had previously been the rector of the seminary, organized a screening of pornographic films for clerics, allegedly with the intention of immunizing them against behavior contrary to the faith. (…)”

Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, “Letter on the causes of the crisis of the Church”, Kraków 2019, pp. 22-24

It quickly turned out that the openness and tolerance of the so-called “German synodal road” has its limits. The answer to the theologians’ text was not – as is generally accepted in the academic world – a scientific and reviewed polemic, or even a journalistic criticism in the press.

Instead, a German priest boasting of openness, tolerance and the blessing of same-sex couples and the promotion of the LGBT political movement, rev. Wolfgang Rothe immediately demanded that criminal proceedings be initiated against the authors.

Fr. Rothe is a staunch opponent of the teaching on homosexuality of the Church’s and in particular of Pope Francis. He expressed this repeatedly and persistently in numerous statements and media publications.

In violation of the explicit papal prohibition, Fr. Rothe publicly blessed homosexual couples during Church services.

Just a few weeks later, both professors received prescriptive sentences from the criminal court in Cologne.

Should Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Maradiaga, who were quoted by prof. rev. Oko, also expect prosecution from the German law enforcement?

This prescriptive sentence imposed on prof. rev. Dariusz Oko by the court in Cologne is in contravention with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as with international laws, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantee everyone the right to express their views.

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany says:

Article 5, point 1: “Everyone has the right to freely express and disseminate his views in word, writing and pictures and to obtain information freely from publicly available sources. Freedom of the press and freedom of obtaining information through radio, television and film shall be assured. Censorship shall not be applied. “

Art. 5, point 3 of the Constitution states: “The freedom of art and science, research and teaching shall be guaranteed. The freedom of teaching does not exempt from adherence to the constitution”.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states

in Art. 19, point 2: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression; this right includes the freedom to seek, receive and disseminate any information and views irrespective of national borders, orally, in writing or in print, in the form of a work of art or by any other means of his choice. “

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Art. 19 that: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes the freedom to have independent views and to seek, receive and disseminate information and ideas by any means and regardless of frontiers.”

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union:

Art. 11: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right includes the freedom to hold views and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authorities and across borders.” and that “The freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected.”

Reading the above documents guaranteeing the observance of human rights, it is impossible to understand how the court in Cologne could issue a prescriptive sentence against the Polish professor rev. Dariusz Oko and the German professor rev. Johannes Stöhr.

Is exposing the Sicilian Mafia an incitement to hatred against the Sicilian people?

There is no difference between perpetrators of crimes, whether inside or outside the Catholic Church.

 

Thus, the exposure of a specific criminal structure by prof. rev. Dariusz Oko has nothing to do with inciting aversion to all homosexuals!

We perceive the sentence received by the author of the scientific article as a restriction of the right to research, free expression of views, and a restriction of the freedom of the press.

 

Therefore, we urge you to sign the below petition for acquittal of prof. rev. Dariusz Oko and prof. rev. Johannes Stöhr by the German court, as well as for the German Chancellor to introduce effective guarantees of the freedom of speech, religion and academic freedom in Germany.

English translation of the interview with Rev. prof. Oko will be published here shortly

Cardinal Gerhard L. Muller condemned the German Justice System for dealing with a Polish priest who criticized the criminal activities of the homolobby.
 

Petition to the District Court of Cologne and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

In Article 5 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, point 1, we read that: “Everyone has the right to express and disseminate his views freely in word, writing and image and to obtain information freely from publicly available sources. Freedom of the press and freedom of information through radio, television and film are guaranteed. Censorship is not applied.” and in point 3: “The freedom of art and science, research and teaching shall be guaranteed. The freedom of teaching does not exempt from adherence to the constitution.”

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes the freedom to have independent views and to seek, receive and disseminate information and ideas by any means and regardless of state borders.”
Article 19, point 2, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression; this right includes the freedom to seek, receive and disseminate any information and views irrespective of national borders, orally, in writing or in print, in the form of a work of art or by any other means of his choice. “
And in Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, we read: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right includes the freedom to hold views and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authorities and across borders. ” and that “The freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected.”
Reading the above articles of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany and international laws guaranteeing the observance of human rights, I cannot understand how the district court in Cologne could issue a prescriptive sentence against the Polish scientist prof. rev. Dariusz Oko and impose a financial penalty of 120 days’ wages in the amount of EUR 40 each.

This punishment is related to the article by prof. rev. Dariusz Oko “About the need to limit homosexual cliques in the Church.” This text is a scientific view of the head of the Department of Cognitive Philosophy at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow on one of the most important problems of the contemporary Catholic Church, which is the presence of priests with homosexual inclinations. While writing this article, the author retained a fully academic technique, citing therein reliable and numerous sources and pointing to the serious and harmful consequences of the activities of the homosexual lobby in the Church structures, including pedophile crimes committed by hierarchs with homosexual inclinations. This text expresses the views of prof. rev. Dariusz Oko and his concern for the Christian community, as well as an element of the debate of theologians and other scientists who study multiple aspects of the functioning of the Catholic Church.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany guarantees everyone the right to free expression and dissemination of their views, freedom of the press and freedom of research. Scientific article by prof. rev. Dariusz Oko is an expression of his views and is the result of research on the presence of priests with homosexual inclinations in the Catholic Church.
I perceive the prescriptive sentence, which was issued in the district court in Cologne, as a restriction of the right of prof. rev. Dariusz Oko to research and his right to freely express his views. The penalty was imposed for a text that was published in the scientific journal “Theologisches”, which I also read as a restriction on the freedom of the press.
Therefore, I am making an appeal to take steps to revoke the prescriptive sentence imposing on prof. rev. Dariusz Oko a fine equivalent to 120 days’ wages in the amount of 40 Euro each, because it is in contradiction with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. The district court in Cologne should guard the rights and freedoms guaranteed by it.

 

Yours sincerely,

Supporters of freedom of speech, press and academic freedom

Photo of rev. prof. Dariusz Oko: Mariusz Grzelak/REPORTER