The Pope recounted a meeting with a French father
whose young son wanted to be a girl
after reading about it in a textbook. - CNN
The Holy Father just affirmed Catholic teaching against gender ideology, telling journalists:
"This is against nature, it is one thing when someone has this tendency ... and it is another matter to teach this in school."
"To change the mentality -- I call this ideological colonization," the Pope said. - CNNI agree with the Pope, gender identity theory is a bad idea - and teaching it to children is indeed 'terrible'.
New Ways Ministry disagrees - of course:
"The pontiff's remarks are further evidence that church officials need desperately to educate themselves about the lives and experiences of LGBT people. Nobody chooses a gender identity. They discover it," said Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry.
Then they make their choice.
Pope Francis criticized
teaching gender identity in schools,
calling it a "war against marriage."