Pope Francis has stated that he would not align with the LGBT community as regards teaching children gender identity in schools calling it a “war against marriage.” The Pope recounted his experience on a return flight to Rome where he met a French father whose young son wanted to be a girl after reading about it in a textbook.
“This is against nature,” Pope Francis said. “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. Today, in schools they are teaching this to children — to children! — that everyone can choose their gender,”
The Pope, who has publicly shown support for the LGBT community in his book “The Name of God is Mercy” once declared: “If a person is gay and seeks out the Lord and is willing, who am I to judge that person?”
The Pope stated that he still spends his time with transgender people to lead them closer to God.
The Catholic LGBT advocacy group has however criticized those remarks stating that the remarks made by the Pope are offensive, in their words they stated:
“Nobody chooses a gender identity. They discover it.”
The Pope is yet to respond.
Written by Kike Olowu