Pope Francis Describes Transgenderism as the ‘Annihilation of Man’
Pope Francis has enraged transgender activists after describing the idea of gender fluidity as the “annihilation of man.”
The Pope, who is known for his more liberal views on issues such as homosexuality, made the remarks at a closed meeting with Bishops in Krakow, however a transcript of the conversation was later released by the Vatican.
“Today, in schools they are teaching this to children – to children! – that everyone can choose their gender,” as a result of “persons and institutions who donate money.”
He went on to describe the process of “ideological colonizing” backed by “very influential countries,” which he did not identify. One such “colonization,” he said, “I’ll say it clearly with its first and last name – is gender.”
The comments have upset LGBT activists, with Marianne Duddy-Burke, the executive director of the LGBT Catholic organisation DignityUSA, claiming that the comments show his “dangerous ignorance of gender identities.”