The Left is apparently upset to learn that Pope Francis — whom they’ve taking a liking to whenever he discusses climate change or taxes — suggested it’s “terrible” for children to be taught they can choose their gender.
Catholic Herald obtained the transcript of Pope Francis’ remarks on this very subject when addressing Polish bishops last week.
“Today, children are taught this at school: that everyone can choose their own sex. And why do they teach this? Because the books come from those people and institutions who give money,” he said. “God created man and woman; God created the world like this and we are doing the exact opposite.”
The Pope also suggested gender theory invites the exploitation of human beings and of the natural world, due to what is deemed a “lack of appreciation of humankind’s God-given dignity.”
He said, “It is a global problem: the exploitation of creation and the exploitation of people. We are living at a time when humankind as the image of God is being annihilated.”
Here’s how social media responded:
Pope Francis: Kids Picking Their Gender Is 'Terrible,' 'Exact Opposite' of God's Will https://t.co/WokUN4stlr
— The Christian Post (@ChristianPost) August 7, 2017
Pope Francis says it's 'terrible' that children are taught they can choose gender. True! https://t.co/5JaI7XSmhV
— Fr Matthew Schneider (@FrMatthewLC) August 3, 2017
Will secular Left now call their favorite cleric a bigot for claiming gender isn't optional? https://t.co/eCuFfUIH9h
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) August 7, 2017
HOLY SMOKES (literally!) https://t.co/jBbzwuEpqD
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) August 7, 2017
— PragerU (@prageru) August 7, 2017
This is not the first time Pope Francis came out against gender theory. Back in October 2016, he made his position on the issue very clear.
The Pope says teaching gender theory is "a moral problem"
"This is against the natural things…it is a moral problem." Pope Francis blames schools for teaching gender theory, or "ideological colonisation", for encouraging people to be transgender.
Posted by Channel 4 News on Monday, October 3, 2016