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Gender is Gift: The Dangers of the Gender Identity Movement Must Be Exposed Comments

The Gender Identity Movement insists upon the recognition in the positive law of a newfound right to somehow choose one's gender. They insist upon laws which accommodate, fund, and enforce this newfound right. Those involved in the activist wing of the movement want to compel the rest of society to recognize their vision of a brave new world or face the Police Power of the State. In a culture where freedom is redefined as a right to choose ... Continue Reading

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  1. Vance
    1 year ago

    This issue didn't fall out of the sky unexpectedly. This issue had been building over the last 50 years. Yet we had no challenge or rebuttal from the church hierarchy. Still today, there is only silence greeting this assault on our church and its Holy Sacraments. It isn't just shame, it is evil.

  2. Jill Rhodes
    1 year ago

    From the tone of this article one would think that half the people in the world are out to change their gender. The reality is that it is only about 1/2 of 1 percent of the total world population are affected by gender dysphoria. I find it humorous that a person can write such a scathing article of ignorance. It is obvious that this person loves to deal in hyperbole. It is also obvious that they have never felt the realities of gender dysphoria. One does not have to be afflicted personally to feel it, they only need to have a friend or family member to be able to see the reality of our world. I find it interesting that they want to form an opinion and write a militant article without ever mentioning the incidence of suicide in the transgender community. It is terrible to write an opinion piece and use only half of the available information.

  3. Ruth
    1 year ago

    "How does a Catholic support and encourage people with gender identity issues to enter into relationships of love?"

    One of the best ways is to remind people what love is. Christians are called to love everyone--even our enemies. Love is "willing the good of another because they are other and then concretely doing something about it." (Stolen from Fr. Barron who paraphrased Aquinas I believe.) Agape is the name for the divine love that we are called to. We love God by loving those around us.

    Biology can also be helpful in this conundrum: Gender is determined by which half of the reproductive unit we are. (Doctors dealing with infant intersex issues need to remember this sometimes.) Males make sperm. Females produce eggs. To change that ability is to sterilize a person. People or animals can not become something for which they were not born capable of--they can only lose a capability. Biologically speaking 'sex' is copulation. The natural purpose of copulation is procreation. This is true from earthworms to elephants.

    Sex used for proper reasons is part of love in the procreative relationship because it is a sacrifice of one's life for others (family/children). Socially that is why we have marriage--to consciously bind ourselves to this sacrifice for the sake of our progeny. This is universal as all humans biologically require a father and a mother.

    It is good to remember that Catholics love everyone but do not have sex with everyone.

  4. Charlotte
    1 year ago

    "In the beginning there was male and female. Soon there was homosexuality. Later there were lesbians, and much later gays, bisexuals, transgenders and queers"

    It's a marvelously detailed creation story, and frightening that aberrations like these breathe the same air we breath! Although he DID omit that the beginning there was ONE male, ONE female. Ergo before there was even homosexuality (in this version of things), and forever thereafter hence, there was incest

  5. abey
    1 year ago

    Loss of identity is what is seen, resulting in trading names for nos which is but to become a Robot to be controlled instead of controlling, even self controlling, taking away the very essence of the word Man.

  6. Robyn Walters
    1 year ago

    "Every single human cell contains chromosomes which identify whether we are male or female. That cannot be changed. It is a given. In fact, it is a gift."

    That statement is true to a point. However:

    * Sex chromosomes do not define ones gender. It seems that hormone imbalance during pregnancy can cause an XY body to develop a female brain.

    * Sex chromosome groupings such as XXY, XXXY, and X define other than male and female sex.

    * Conditions such as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia or Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome that cause the body of a male fetus to develop as an apparent female.

    Of course, we know that God loves such sexual/gender variations since He created fish like Angelfish and Parrotfish whose females change to male in order to spawn.

  7. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    The vast majority of people know their gender and are not trying to choose. I have confidence that the danger sited in this article are overblown.

    A small majority of people are born with conditions that cause them to challenge the gender in which they are born.. What is the compassionate pastoral way to be with people who do not have a self perception that corresponds with their gender? In my experience with transgender people pastoral compassion is far from simple. The need for love is great, the need for objective study of biological, social, and theological issues around gender are great.

    I wish the Catholic response to gender issues were more informed from a pastoral perspective than from political and and legal adversarial perspective. When I finished reading this article, I asked how would a person with gender identity issues respond to this article? How did this article help me to minister as a Catholic to anyone with gender identity issues? All people seek relationships of love. How does a Catholic support and encourage people with gender identity issues to enter into relationships of love?

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