San Francisco Archbishop on Caitlyn Jenner: Trans* Identities Undermine Faith

It is time to include LGBT people fully into the Church, he says. The “exclusion and disapproval” they receive from the Christian community must now end,  Tony Campolo insists. He warns that the Church is in danger of repeating the same kinds of mistakes it made when it supported slavery and opposed the ministry of women.

Just 18 months ago Campolo said: “My position has been, over the last several years, that the government should not legitimate gay marriage, and it should not legitimate heterosexual marriage.”

But now, in a post on his own website, he has reversed this position and is urging full acceptance.

Raised as a strict evangelical, Tony Campolo’s strength throughout his ministry has been his deep knowledge and understanding of Scripture.

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Caitlyn Jenner

San Francisco’s archbishop said trans* people threaten the Catholic faith, adding another controversy to what many see as a record which has harmed the church’s relationship with LGBT people.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone used his address at a New York gathering on traditionalist liturgy last week to comment indirectly on the Vanity Fair cover story about Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) and the national conversation now happening about gender identity. Cordileone criticized “gender ideology,” the ambiguous term used by some Catholic prelates for LGBT matters. The National Catholic Reporter quoted some of his comments:

“The clear biological fact is that a human being is born either male or female…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…

“When the culture can no longer apprehend those natural truths…then the very…

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