Monday , 23 October 2017

Pope Francis compares trans people to nuclear weapons

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The head of the Catholic Church compared the arguments of trans rights to nuclear weapons.

Accordingly to the independent National Catholic Reporter, during an interview for the book Pope Francis: This Economy Kills published in January in Italy, Pope Francis said: “Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few instants a very high number of human beings.

“Let’s think also of genetic manipulation, of the manipulation of life, or of the gender theory, that does not recognise the order of creation.

“With this attitude, man commits a new sin, that against God the Creator.

“The true custody of creation does not have anything to do with the ideologies that consider man like an accident, like a problem to eliminate.

“God has placed man and woman and the summit of creation and has entrusted them with the earth.

“The design of the Creator is written in nature.”

1110034The Pope’s comments on the “gender theory” left LGBTI rights supporters questioning where he genuinely stands on the LGBTI issues.

Just last month  Francis met and hugged a transgender man before personally inviting him to the Vatican.

However, also in January, during a mass in Manilla, Francis criticised same sex marriage saying: “The family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage.

“These realities are increasingly under attack from powerful forces which threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation.”

The pontiff, who despite the ongoing attempts by his PR team to solidify the Pope’s gay-friendly image, has yet to take major steps towards concrete changes with regard to the Catholic religion/homosexuality issue.

 

About Luciano Graca

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Luciano is a Brazilian-born award winning digital journalist based in Glasgow who gets inspired by people and their stories. He is fascinated by youth culture and is a music aficionado.

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One comment

  1. Luciano, there is no justification from the quotation given for the heading (which you have copied from Thursday's Gaystarnews) that "Pope Francis compares trans people to nuclear weapon". Francis never mentioned transgender people.

    Please change the headline. It is factually incorrect.

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