The Christian vision of anthropology sees sexuality as a fundamental component of one’s personhood. It is one of its mode of being, of manifesting itself, communicating with others, and of feeling, expressing and living human love. Therefore, our sexuality plays an integral part in the development of our personality and in the process of its education: “In fact, it is from [their] sex that the human person receives the characteristics which, on the biological, psychological and spiritual levels, make that person a man or a woman, and thereby largely condition his or her progress towards maturity and insertion into society”. As each person grows, “such diversity, linked to the complementarity of the two sexes, allows a thorough response to the design of God according to the vocation to which each one is called”. In the light of this, “affective-sex education must consider the totality of the person and insist therefore on the integration of the biological, psycho-affective, social and spiritual elements.” [Emphasis added]
This document comes as parents are increasingly objecting to new sex education courses in public schools that promote homosexuality.
In the United Kingdom this has lead to a growing national movement involving parents, Muslims and Christians, who are speaking out against “gender ideology” classes that “indoctrinate” their children. Watch this BBC video:
The CCE notes:
6. If we wish to take an approach to the question of gender theory that is based on the path of dialogue, it is vital to bear in mind the distinction between the ideology of gender on the one hand, and the whole feld [sic] of research on gender that the human sciences have undertaken, on the other. While the ideologies of gender claim to respond, as Pope Francis has indicated, “to what are at times understandable aspirations”, they also seek “to assert themselves as absolute and unquestionable, even dictating how children should be raised”, and thus preclude dialogue. [Emphasis added]
There is a growing push back against “gender ideology” as currently presented to children.
MassResistance in an August 24, 2014 column entitled “Introducing kids to adult/youth “gay clubs” in communities, outside of schools. A dangerous intro to “gay sex.” warned:
Probably the fastest and most dangerous way that schoolchildren are introduced to homosexual behavior is through adult-youth “community” gay clubs, which are run by homosexual (and transgender) activist adults and seek to attract local high school and middle school children.
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How dangerous can these clubs get? Most parents and public officials don’t have a clue. Back in 2007 MassResistance posted a shocking public letter written by a 20-year-old homosexual activist in Maine describing the abuses going on by adults to kids in the local “gay youth” club. It included his own admission of sexual relations with two younger boys.
We have been writing about the introduction of the absurdity that one can “choose” their gender. Gender is determined at birth. Biology and science tell us so. To teach otherwise goes against science and culture. Parents are getting the word led by Catholics and Muslims alike.
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