Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Student protest against Cardinal Meisner - Radio Erft
Students of the teacher David Berger from Erftstadt want to demonstrate on Tuesday afternoon against homophobia and fundamentalism.
The students have organized a protest march that starts at the main station and then goes to the official residence of Cardinal Meisner. The background is the decision of the cardinal to revoke the teaching license of the avowedly gay David Berger.
Berger himself welcomed the action in a interview with Radio Erft - but stressed that he would not personally be there. It should not look as if he called on the students to take action - it was all organized by the youth alone.
Cardinal Meisner had justified the withdrawal of permission to teach with the fact that Berger does not agree with the moral and legal norms of the Catholic Church. Students criticize this attitude because it is fundamentalist in their view, and hinders free development.