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.”
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.