Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has stated his
disagreement with teaching kids in school about transgender
issues. According to the Pope, teaching kids to change their
sexual identity is a war against marriage, saying changing a kid's
mentality on sexual identity in schools is 'ideological
On Sunday, during a return flight to Rome at the end of a three-
day trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Pope talked about a
meeting with a French man whose young son wanted to be a girl
after reading about it in a textbook in school.
According to the Pope, he still spends time with Transgender
people, trying to lead them closer to God.
"This is against nature," he said. "It is one thing when
someone has this tendency ... and it is another matter to
teach this in school. To change the mentality -- I call this
ideological colonization. Today, in schools they are
teaching this to children -- to children! -- that everyone
can choose their gender," Pope Francis
Sometime in August, the Pope blasted the teaching of gender
identity in schools, calling it 'terrible'
Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, a
Catholic LGBT advocacy group has criticized the Pope, saying
people 'discover their identity', they don't 'choose it'
"The pontiff's remarks are further evidence that church
officials need desperately to educate themselves about the
lives and experiences of LGBT people," said Francis
DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry.
Nobody chooses a gender identity. They discover it."
Source - Linda Ikeji's blog