San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone must not mind wearing a bull’s-eye on his back.
The archbishop to one of the most virulently pro-homosexual regions in the country, Cordileone nonetheless gave a speech the other day about transgenderism, a hot topic as the media are putting the nation through the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner freak show.
In a nutshell, the archbishop is against it.
While he didn’t address Jenner’s desire to become a eunuch in a dress specifically, Cordileone strongly condemned transgenderism, calling it a threat to the foundations of Christianity itself.
“The clear biological fact is that a human being is born either male or female,” he said at a Manhattan conference on the Latin Mass. “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.”
Cordileone said a friend recently pointed out to him a university housing brochure that advertised accommodations for 14 gender identities.
I couldn’t even imagine what the other 12 would be, so I Googled it. Big mistake. Apparently, there’s a whole lot that my generation’s sex ed classes didn’t touch upon.
Hell, Facebook’s got 51 genders identified, many of them using adjectives like “non-binary,” “transitioning,” “androgynous” and the odd “cisgendered,” which is liberalspeak for normal.
“I’m sure even more will be invented as time goes on,” Cordileone said.
He added, “Those initials keep getting longer and longer,” referring to the acronym “LGBT,” which stands for “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender.”
LGBT just sounds to me like something you might order in a deli: “Hey Mel, one LGBT, hold the mustard.”
But Cordileone had a serious point to make about how transgenderism undermines Christianity.
“This is because God has used marriage as the primary sacred sign of our relationship with him,” he said. “… It’s all the story of a marriage. God’s marriage covenant with Israel is fulfilled in the blood of Christ on the cross, establishing the new and eternal covenant between him, the bridegroom, and his bride, the church.
“When the culture can no longer apprehend those natural truths, then the very foundation of our teaching evaporates and nothing we have to offer will make sense.”
Ditto for homosexual “marriage,” though the archbishop didn’t make that point. What we’re seeing with the whole Bruce Jenner circus is yet another in a long series of attempts by the media and the homosexual lobby to upset traditional norms.
Ultimately, I believe, the backers of the homosexual movement aim to diminish or destroy the church to the point that it is no longer an influence on American social life, paving the way for the reshaping of society into whatever socialist form the powerbrokers want.
Cordileone seems to be on the same page, noting that the inevitable result of the transgender agenda “is a reversion to the paganism of old, but with unique, postmodern variations on its themes, such as the practice of child sacrifice, the worship of feminine deities or the cult of priestesses.”
In that ancient pagan world, there was the figure of Hermes-Aphrodite, a two-gender being from whom we get the word “hermaphrodite.”
While “Progressives” may be happy with the thought of sacrificing lambs to the oracle of Delphi or hurling children off cliffs to appease Hera, some of us would like to live in the 21st century and be building a future that promises real advancement for the human race.
That becomes increasingly unlikely the more the Left continues to drag civilization down.