Vatican newspaper: gender ideology akin to Communism, eugenics
October 04, 2016
The desire to achieve equality by eliminating sexual difference is reminiscent of previous attempts to achieve equality by eliminating private property (through Communism) and illness (through eugenics), Italian historian and journalist Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in a front-page L’Osservatore Romano column on October 4.
There is historical irony in these “utopian” desires, said Scaraffia, because it was Christianity that brought equality to the world.
Scaraffia wrote that the world’s media, with their favorable view of Pope Francis, largely leave his remarks unchallenged—but not so his remarks in Georgia against gender ideology.
“The Pope accompanied his discourse on gender with a clear acceptance of homosexuals, with an openness that in the Church had never been manifested with so much courage,” Scaraffia continued. The Pope, she emphasized, is clearly willing to accompany homosexuals and transsexuals, yet the media criticized his remarks on gender ideology. Scaraffia said that this shows that gender ideology’s true goal is “to destroy the family,” and not to prevent the demonization of homosexuals.
- Un libero pensiero critico sull’ideologia del gender (L’Osservatore Romano, p. 1)
- In Georgia, Pope speaks of ‘world war’ against marriage, decries gender theory; ‘never proselytize the Orthodox!’ (CWN, 10/3)
- In press conference, Pope discusses US presidential election, ministry to transgendered persons (CWN, 10/3)
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Oct. 04, 2016 1:07 PM ET USA
I would like a definition of "demonization of homosexuals" by Catholics. Did this happen in ancient times? Possibly, but I doubt it, given Catholicism's respect for the human person and hope that all might repent and obtain the beatific vision. Cardinal Ratzinger laid out the Church's approach to the homosexual condition in a series of CDF instructions. E.g., in 1992: "11. There are areas in which it is not unjust discrimination to take sexual orientation into account, for example..."