Despite often being touted as a progressive religious leader, Pope Francis has been conspicuously quiet on the topic of ‘gender ideology’.
Well, he’s finally made his thoughts known in an interview with Argentinian newspaper La Nación, and it seems this is one ideological shift he’s not on board with:
Gender ideology, today, is one of the most dangerous ideological colonizations.
Why is it dangerous? Because it blurs differences and the value of men and women.
All humanity is the tension of differences. It is to grow through the tension of differences. The question of gender is diluting the differences and making the world the same, all dull, all alike, and that is contrary to the human vocation.
It’s a case of hate the sin, not the sinner, though, as Pope Francis then reasoned that those who push gender ideology are well-intentioned people who “do not distinguish what is respect for sexual diversity or diverse sexual preferences from what is already an anthropology of gender, which is extremely dangerous because it eliminates differences, and that erases humanity, the richness of humanity, both personal, cultural, and social, the diversities and the tensions between differences.”
Now it might be a bit rich for a guy who sits on a throne of literal gold to talk about other ideologies being ‘dangerous colonisations’, but I guess he had to share his take on the matter sooner or later. Seems apologising for how the Catholic Church has treated gay people over the last 2,000 years is about as “woke” as Pope Francis is prepared to go. Then again, he’s still not too convinced about that either:
[Homosexuality] is not a crime. Yes, but it’s a sin.
Baby steps, I suppose. For the time the Pope had to fight off the nuns with a stick in Naples, click HERE.