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 colonization’.
“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
“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.”