Catholic Herald obtained the transcript of Pope Francis’ remarks on this very subject when addressing Polish bishops last week.
“Today, children are taught this at school: that everyone can choose their own sex. And why do they teach this? Because the books come from those people and institutions who give money,” he said. “God created man and woman; God created the world like this and we are doing the exact opposite.”
The Pope also suggested gender theory invites the exploitation of human beings and of the natural world, due to what is deemed a “lack of appreciation of humankind’s God-given dignity.”
He said, “It is a global problem: the exploitation of creation and the exploitation of people. We are living at a time when humankind as the image of God is being annihilated.”
Here’s how social media responded:
This is not the first time Pope Francis came out against gender theory. Back in October 2016, he made his position on the issue very clear.
We’ve got to give credit where credit is due. Francis may be a Jesuit with some lefty undertones, but there’s no way he’ll compromise on the Catholic Church’s moral teachings.