San Francisco prelate says gender transition a threat to faith
San Francisco, June 04, 2015: “The clear biological fact is that a human being is born either male or female,” the controversial Archbishop Cordileone said at the start of an address in New York City at a conference aimed at promoting an older form of the Mass in Latin.
“Yet now we have the idea gaining acceptance that biological sex and one’s personal gender identity can be at variance with each other, with more and more gender identities being invented,” said Archbishop Cordileone, who is the point man in the battle against gay marriage for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Archbishop said a friend recently pointed out to him that a major university advertised housing “for a grand total of 14 different gender identities.”
“I’m sure even more will be invented as time goes on,” he said, prompting laughter from the audience of about 200.
“Those initials keep getting longer and longer,” he added, referring to debates over whether the LGBT acronym — for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — should include other categories.
Archbishop Cordileone did not mention Jenner by name, but his comments landed directly in the middle of a national debate that exploded on Monday when the Vanity Fair cover was published depicting Jenner for the first time as a woman — in satin lingerie and an alluring pose — and announcing she would now be known as Caitlyn, not Bruce.
Jenner, now 65, came to fame in the 1970s as a gold medal Olympian and then won a more dubious celebrity in recent years as part of the Kardashian clan of reality television stars.