Vatican rejects ‘Gender Fluidity’ through an extensive document released during Pride month. It states gender confusion has “destabilized the family as an institution.”
To help Catholic teachers, parents, students regarding s** education, the Vatican has released a document under the name “Male and Female He created them”.
The document stated that gender fluidity is “nothing more than a confused concept of freedom in the realm of feelings and wants.”. It also rejects terms such as “Transgender” or “intersex”. It was disappointing to advocates who hoped for acceptance. The document ignores the experiences of LGBT people. It assumes that “gender is determined solely by visible genitalia.”
Pope Francis previously stated on this matter. He said, “Gender is also biologically determined by genetics, hormones and brain chemistry — things not visible at birth.” The director of the Maryland based New Ways Ministry also didn’t agree that people simply chose their gender. In another statement, he said, “They discover it through their lived experiences.”
Advocates noticed that the document dated February 4. They speculated that it might be purposely released during the Pride month.
On gender fluidity being a threat to the modern family, it stated it “had destabilized the family as an institution, bringing with it a tendency to cancel out the differences between men and women, presenting them instead as merely the product of historical and cultural conditioning.” Warning that gender theory causes confusion among the young and can ultimately lead to family destruction.
Francis DeBernardo had listed gender theory as “genetic manipulation” during an interview in 2015. He also stated that educational systems may fuel this theory. In October 2016 he told a reporter while returning from a trip to Georgia, “It is one thing for people to have a homosexual tendency or even to change sex, but it is another thing to try to teach along this line in schools, to change the mentality. I call this cultural colonialism.”
Jay Brown from Human Rights Campaign commented on the situation. He said Vatican’s stance “sends a dangerous message that anybody who experiences gender diversity is somehow less worthy.”
Additionally, Author of Building a Bridge, a Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin also commented: “We should welcome the congregation’s call to dialogue and listening on gender, and I hope that conversation will now begin.”
Catholic educational systems will have access to the document.
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