Pope says teaching children to choose gender is wrong

Choosing gender is not an option to teach children says Pope Francis.

The Pope’s comments on gender were made during a private meeting last week with bishops from Poland.

During the meeting Francis lamented children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.

“Today, in schools they are teaching this [gender choosing] to children – to children! – that everyone can choose their gender.”

“We are living a moment of annihilation of man as image of God,” the Pope concluded.

The Vatican, Tuesday, released the transcript of the closed-door remarks.

Gender, transsexual issues and sexual reassignment surgery are receiving a great deal of attention and support in the media, schools, government and in health professionals today.

“The idea that one’s sex is fluid and a matter open to choice runs unquestioned through our culture and is reflected everywhere in the media, the theater, the classroom, and in many medical clinics,” writes Dr. Paul McHugh, former Chairperson of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

“It has taken on cult-like features: its own special lingo, internet chat rooms providing slick answers to new recruits, and clubs for easy access to dresses and styles supporting the sex change.

“It is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges.”

Opposition to Dr McHugh’s stance is strong, with Transadvocate commentators saying he appears to selectively reading the literature to support his own agenda.



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