Recently, Pope Francis has been more vocal about his stance on same-sex marriage. Ever since the Mexican president’s push to make it a federal law for same-sex couples to marry, the Pope has publicly sided with the bishops in opposition.
On Saturday at a meeting with a small catholic community in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia, the religious leader warned that there is a “global war” against traditional marriage and family. Stating that both gender theory and divorce are major threats.
“You mentioned a great enemy of marriage: gender theory,” said the pope in response to a woman mentioning how gender theory is being taught in schools.
He said teaching gender theory to children “is against natural things.”
“It is one thing for a person to have this tendency, this option, and even change sex,” said Francis. “But it is another thing to teach it, gender theory, in schools along these lines in order to change mentality. I call this ideological colonization.”
The pope doesn’t believe the acceptance of social policies like gay marriage and contraception should be taught in schools. He sees this as a form of psychological conditioning.
“Today, there is a global war out to destroy marriage,” said Francis. “Not with weapons but with ideas … we have to defend ourselves from ideological colonisation.”
Although Francis is more accepting of homosexuals than previous leaders in his positions, he does not approve of gay marriage.
He told a story about a Spanish person he met who was suffering because he felt like a boy in a female’s body. This individual then had a sex change operation and married a woman. After the couple was told by the local priest that they would go to Hell, Francis invited them to the Vatican.
He then helped them with their suffering. Though he shared this story to the public, he made it clear he did not approve.
“Life is life, and things should be taken as they come. Sin is sin, but tendencies or hormonal imbalances … can cause many problems and we have to be careful,” said Francis. “But each case must be welcomed, accompanied, studied, discerned and integrated. This is what Jesus would do today.”
But again, this doesn’t mean he supports transgenderism. “Please don’t write that the pope will sanctify transsexuals. I can see the front pages of papers now. But no, it is a moral question. It is a human question, and it must be resolved as best as possible, always with the mercy of God, the truth … always with an open heart,” said Francis.
Editor’s note: What most people don’t realize is that marriage is an integral part of the Judeo-Christian tradition upon which our country was founded. It has a “genetic” quality, the first goal of marriage is to reproduce itself, i.e. more marriage. And like any genetic process, when a serious flaw occurs, the patient dies. Think about it.