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Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

Jun 11, 2019

By Nicole Winfield

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make babies.

The document, published during LGBT Pride Month, was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence against gay and transgender people. Advocacy group New Ways Ministry said it would further confuse individuals questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation and at risk of self-harm.

The text, “Male and Female He Created Them,” was intended to help Catholic teachers, parents, students and clergy address what the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education called an “educational crisis” in the field of sex education.

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  • @OP – The text, “Male and Female He Created Them,” was intended to help Catholic teachers, parents, students and clergy address what the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education called an “educational crisis” in the field of sex education.

    OOOoooo!  It’s a crisis!

    Medical science is challenging bronze-age doctrinaire ignorance!

    . .  . So the Vatican writes some befuddled drivel and calls it “guidance”!

    What else would we expect from “biblical theological”, rather than scientific investigation of the subject.

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001180.htm

    Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is when a person who is genetically male (who has one X and one Y chromosome) is resistant to male hormones (called androgens). As a result, the person has some or all of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man.

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