Joe Biden pretends to be a faithful Catholic. Nothing could be further from the truth.
And Pope Francis just blindsided Joe Biden with a shocking announcement.
President Joe Biden and many of his pals on Capitol Hill like Nancy Pelosi like to flaunt their supposed piety to push their radical agenda.
Pelosi has even said that restricting abortion is “sinful,” openly disavowing the Church’s unchangeable teaching on the matter.
Biden, for his part, has been a poster child for many of the Left’s new cultural battlegrounds.
In fact, Joe Biden just yesterday said that Florida’s attempt to bar federal funds from being used for “gender clinical interventions” is “close to sinful.”
This flies in the face of the Vatican’s 2019 document from the Congregation for Catholic Education which stated Gender Ideology is “often founded on nothing more than a confused concept of freedom in the realm of feelings and wants, or momentary desires provoked by emotional impulses and the will of the individual, as opposed to anything based on the truths of existence.”
That hasn’t stopped Joe Biden from pushing for greater and greater protections for the Gender Ideology, especially as it pertains to children.
When asked his opinion on states banning cross-sex hormones and sex change surgeries for children in an October interview last year, Biden said “I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that—as a moral question and as a legal question. I just think it’s wrong.”
But Biden may have just met his match in Pope Francis.
Gender ideology, according to Pope Francis, is “one of the most dangerous ideological colonizations” today.
Pope Francis revealed the logic behind his strong stance in an interview with journalist Elisabetta Piqué for the Argentine daily newspaper La Nación.
“Gender ideology, today, is one of the most dangerous ideological colonizations,” Francis said in the interview published on the evening of March 10.
“Why is it dangerous? Because it blurs differences and the value of men and women,” he added.
“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.”
Throughout his ten-year pontificate, Pope Francis has repeatedly used the term “ideological colonization,” particularly to characterize situations in which assistance money for underdeveloped nations has been linked to contraception, abortion, sterilization, and gender ideology.
In a conversation with Polish bishops in 2016, Pope Francis said: “Today children — children — are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the people and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this is terrible!”
The pope told Piqué that he was not currently working on a new encyclical and that he had not been requested to produce a document on gender.
While he is not writing something on gender ideology, the pope said that he talks about the subject “because some people are a bit naive and believe that it is the way to progress.”
He said that they “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.”
The pope noted that he always distinguishes “between what pastoral care is for people who have a different sexual orientation and what gender ideology is.”
“They are two different things,” he added.
When Piqué asked Pope Francis if he was aware that in Argentina, people are asked to declare whether they are male, female, or non-binary sex on official paperwork, the pope remarked it reminded him of the “futuristic” novel “Lord of the World,” written by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson in 1907.
He said that the book presents the idea of “a future in which differences are disappearing and everything is the same, everything is uniform, a single leader of the whole world.”
The tension between so-called “Catholic” Joe Biden and the Catholic Church is only becoming more stark.
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