You Should Know Those Who Are Fighting Against the Transgender Revolution
These days, the faithful are bombarded with a never-ending stream of reports about the transgender revolution and how they are to be tolerant even though they know the principles are evil; it is good to hear about some who are fighting back. Catholics today would be hard-pressed to hear nary a mention of the immoral practice in any homily they have listened to, but in all fairness, the climate of the Catholic Church and its bishops will not allow it. Even if there were courageous priests to speak out about the transgender movement, they would probably be silenced and canceled.
It seems the princes of the Church have better things to do, specifically with the left-wing Cardinal from Chicago, Blase Cupich, who carved out enough time in his schedule to be present at the Parliament of World Religions held in Chicago last week. Being so passionate about ecumenism, Cupich spoke at the meeting coordinated by a Wiccan priestess, which did not seem to dampen his remarks about climate change while never mentioning Jesus Christ during his speech.
When you hear about reports that a Cardinal of the Church is more interested in climate change than the salvation of souls and is tolerant to the point of not offending belief systems bent on harming or destroying Christianity, you can’t help but think all might be lost.
Not all church leaders are as extreme as Cupich, and those men must be acknowledged by getting their stories out. One such leader, Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, removed the Catholic status from a Jesuit middle school for refusing to take down flags symbolizing LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter. In May of this year, the Bishop, in his open letter to the school, stated, “ I publicly stated in an open letter…that ‘these symbols (flags) embody specific agendas or ideologies (that) contradict Catholic social and moral teaching,’” McManus said. “It is my contention that the ‘Gay Pride’ flag represents support of gay marriage and actively living a LGBTQ+ lifestyle. This is also true of ‘Black Lives Matter,’” McManus said. “The Catholic Church teaches that all life is sacred and the Church certainly stands unequivocally behind the phrase ‘black lives matter’ and strongly affirms that all lives matter.”
More recently, Bishop McManus ordered all Catholic schools in his diocese to include a policy in their handbooks that students must act on their biological sex. In other words, there are no circumstances in which a student can identify as anything other than the gender given to them at birth. Practically it means the school will treat the students as they have for over a hundred years. If you were born a boy, you are a boy. No pronouns can be used other than he/she referencing their God-given genders.
Predictably, there are Catholic high schools whose administrators vowed to disobey the bishop’s directive. Hopefully, if these schools persist in their defiance, the Catholic designation will also be removed.
Along with signs of religious resistance to the transgender revolution, rays of hope shine in the legislative sphere. In Kansas, lawmakers had passed a first-in-the-nation law requiring transgender individuals who use public restrooms to use only the facilities aligning with their biological sex. The Kansas legislature also overrode the veto of the Democratic Governor, Laura Kelly, banning transgender girls and boys from participating in women’s sports. Kansas now stands with 19 other states who have passed similar laws protecting women’s athletics and pushing back on the radical and vociferous transgender lobby.
The two examples cited above are the tip of the iceberg, which give Christians a ray of hope that there are still good men and women willing to affirm God’s beautiful plan of creation and the willingness to fight against the rampant idolatry of transgenderism.