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Pope Denounces ‘Gender Ideology’ As The ‘Ugliest Danger’

Pope Francis has clearly not always been on the side of social conservatives, but on the topic of transgenderism, he seems to be squarely aligned with those who see it as an existential threat to humanity.

He made some pretty direct statements about the harms of this ideology during recent remarks.

According to Just The News:

“Erasing differences is erasing humanity,” the pontiff declared Friday in Rome. “Men and woman, however, are in a fruitful tension.”
The Roman Catholic pontiff used a conference on anthropology to address the rise of transgenderism and other leftist ideologies that try to erase or minimize the differences between men and women.
“It is very important that there is this meeting, this meeting between men and women, because today the ugliest danger is gender ideology, which cancels out differences,” the Pope told the audience

His denunciation gained some traction among social media commentators, including more than a few who found the comments less than sincere:

Of course, this wasn’t the first time the pontiff has opined on the dangers of transgenderism.

As CBS reported in 2015:

In an interview with veteran Italian journalists Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, the pope compares genetic manipulation and nuclear weapons with gender theory, a broad term for how people learn to identify themselves sexually and how it’s transmitted culturally.

“Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few instants a very high number of human beings,” the pope says. “Let’s think also of genetic manipulation, of the manipulation of life, or of the gender theory, that does not recognize the order of creation.”

Then again, he dropped this bombshell a few months ago:


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