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Pope Francis gave an interview to the Argentinean newspaper La Nación, in which he spoke about gender ideology, among other things. According to him, this ideology carries serious dangers because it destroys gender differences, which in turn destroys humanity.
In the interview, the Head of the Catholic Church said that gender ideology is one of the most dangerous ideological colonization today. His words were interpreted by the Catholic News Agency, saying that Pope Francis had previously used the term “ideological colonialism” to describe cases where aid to developing countries was linked to contraception, abortion, sterilization or gender ideologies.
According to Pope Francis, gender ideology is dangerous because it confuses the differences between men and women. He said that
the issue of gender equality dilutes differences and makes the world uniform and boring, which is contrary to the human vocation, since the richness of humanity lies precisely in its differences.
At the same time, he also underlined in the interview that sexual orientation must be distinguished from gender ideology, and that the latter was the dangerous one.
Meanwhile, today marks the 10th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Head of the Catholic Church. In that time he has been outspoken on many issues, sometimes in a progressive way, but he has always remained consistent on the teachings of the Catholic Church, whether on the issue of celibacy or sexuality.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the election of @Pontifex as the Bishop of Rome, Head of the Roman Catholic Church. I pray for your good health and God’s blessing for your continued service, Your Holiness! We look forward to the apostolic visit to Hungary on 28-30 April. pic.twitter.com/5vf8QK4lpG
— Katalin Novák (@KatalinNovakMP) March 13, 2023
This is not the first time that a warning against gender ideology has come from Italy. A few weeks ago, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said that gender ideology is extremely dangerous for women and that they will be its first victims. She added that nowadays, in order to be a woman, it is enough to claim to be a woman, but meanwhile, some people are working to erase the body, the essence, the otherness of women.
Meloni stressed that gender is not a social construct but a biological fact. Her words have also drawn praise from parts of the LGBTQ community, with the president of the Italian lesbian and support group ArciLesbica saying she agrees that
it is harmful to women for men to be able to pretend to be women without any surgical or administrative means.
Many lesbians and gay men have pointed out on numerous occasions that they have nothing to do with gender ideology, and they do not agree with the increasingly popular and longer term of LGBTQ+ or even LGBTQQIP2SA, which lumps sexual orientation and gender identity together, when the two are not the same thing at all.
Gender ideology is currently at the center of talks in Hungarian public life, after the publication of LGBTQ children’s stories and the increasing attempt to sensitize children in school sessions without informing the parents. As a result, the government wants to tighten up the Child Protection Act, including the ban on gender ideology being taught to school children without the knowledge and approval of parents.
A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held several hours of talks on education issues, in particular the protection of children against gender ideology, with Interior Minister Sándor Pintér and several members of the government and state secretaries at his offices the Carmelite monastery.
In an interview on Radio Kossuth, the Prime Minister said that “we can only protect our children from gender ideology” if we demonstrate the dangers involved, “and here the state has a duty”. Viktor Orbán added that “this gender ideology, it is not a hoax. This is not a joke, that boys dressed as girls and girls dressed as boys go to school to sensitize our children. It is not a trendy thing to do, it is a danger that we have to protect our children from.”
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