This past Monday, the Vatican issued an official document to guide Catholic educators that contained alarming language regarding gender identity. It also reinforced the church’s stance that marriage is between one man and one woman. Pertaining to the gender identity, the church firmly stands behind the idea that gender is based on the “truths if existence” and that choosing ones gender goes against their idea of marriage.
This reinforcement of an archaic view, so reinforced in documentation for educators, has caused Catholic LGBT people concern. Many felt that the church was finally moving away from their “dark age” mentality and allowing for an expansion of ideas and acceptance into the faith.
Members of DignityUSA felt that it was an incredibly insensitive stance to take, deeming “gender theory” nothing more than a “whim.”