The advocates of homosexuality and transgenderism, mental illness transformed into political ideology, are ever busy within the Church:
A Catholic priest took a strong stand [date] against a new policy in the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, that welcomes same-sex “families” into Catholic schools and allows students to identify as “transgender.”
An audio recording of the meeting where diocesan officials introduced the policy to priests includes a rather heated exchange between one priest and the presenters.
The priest accused the presenters of twisting Pope Francis’ words to force gender ideology on the schools.
“You are overturning Christian morality for situation ethics,” he said, “and you are taking way out of context ‘accompaniment.’”
“Pope Francis, the harshest critic of gender ideology, says it’s one thing to have compassion for human weakness and the complexities of life, it’s another thing to accept gender ideology,” he explained. “And you didn’t just open the door a crack. It’s wide open, and you’re accepting this.”
“You’re scandalizing every child in that school and you’re telling us we have to accept gender ideology. That’s what’s happening.”
The diocesan policy was crafted by a committee convened last fall. It included diocesan school and youth ministry officials, a mental health counselor, a former Catholic school teacher, and two priests. Neither of the priests run parishes attached to a school.
Catholics who are opposing the policy have set up a blog titled 30 Pieces of Silver to get it rescinded. The blog links to the recording of the diocese’s presentation to priests.
After the priest said that those on the committee were telling priests and others in the diocese they had to accept gender ideology, one of the presenters objected.
“I will never tell you, you have to do anything,” she said.
But the priest countered: “You won’t be there to support any of these men [parish priests] when they have a problem of conscience,” he said. “I know it. You will not.”
The presenter repeated what her associate had said at the beginning of the presentation: “We’re not here to deal about the morality.”