Identifying as ‘gay’ reduces the whole wealth of man: former Vatican doctrinal chief

Identifying as ‘gay’ reduces the whole wealth of man: former Vatican doctrinal chief

Diane Montagna

ROME, June 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Gay and gender ideology movements across the globe are working to build a false reality that enslaves men and women with same-sex attraction and robs them of their true identity, the Vatican’s former doctrinal chief has said.

Speaking in Rome at the Italian launch of Daniel Mattson’s book: “Why I don’t call myself gay: How I reclaimed my sexual reality and found peace,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), said it is “inherent to the nature of ideologies that they construct a false reality that makes man their slave.”

“Liberal and socialist governments,” he said, are imposing this agenda “by force, and subjecting the consciences of those who think differently without the slightest scruple.” Müller also warned that what’s at stake are not “the rights of a hitherto persecuted minority” but “the original meaning and ultimate goal of human existence.”

A false foundation

To fashion this false reality, the gay rights movement has taken a “disordered inclination” and created out of it a “third category” alongside men and women, Müller said. It further uses the invented category of “gay” to divide people into two basic categories: homosexuals and heterosexuals.

Gender ideology, the German cardinal added, has multiplied this category ad infinitum by “fabricating sexual identity” from “any form of sexual preference.”

Both movements, he said, are working to build an alternative reality on the foundation of a false image of man. This image, the former Vatican doctrinal chief explained, is “based on a social construct,” divorced from the “created nature of man” and “the revelation of God’s truth and love.”

Fundamentally, the prefect emeritus of the CDF said, these ideologies are rooted in a “radical anti-Christian anthropology” that “reduces man to pure sexual desire.”

“To identify onself as gay,” he said, “means reducing the whole wealth of the human being … to mere sexual attraction aroused by persons of the same sex.”

Alleged ‘papal’ comments

Cardinal Müller’s comments at the May 24 book launch came just days after Pope Francis allegedly told a  victim of clerical sexual abuse, Juan Carlos Cruz, in a private conversation that God made him gay and loves him that way.

“He told me, ‘Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are,’” Cruz told the Spanish newspaper El País.

Headlines were quick to spread across the globe, soaring to the top of Drudge Report and making it into young minds through Teen Vogue — the same popular teen magazine that said the Catholic Church should learn from Rihanna’s 2018 Met Gala look. The Vatican neither confirmed nor denied nor clarified the reports, saying it “does not comment on the Pope’s private conversations.”

The clear contradiction to Catholic doctrine contained in the Pope’s alleged comments led organizations like the Courage apostolate, which serves peope who live with same-sex attraction, to issue a responseexplaining why the idea that “God made you gay” is fundamentally incompatible with Christianity.

In his memoir, Daniel Mattson opposes this often unchallenged assumption by chronicling his journey to and from a gay identity. He tells the story of how his lifelong search for happiness and peace came full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, and created for happiness in this life and the next.

At the launch in Rome — sponsored by Courage International’s Italian affiliate — Cardinal Müller praised Mattson for having the courage to oppose “international pan-sexism” with authentic Catholic teaching on the origin of the difference between the sexes in God’s plan, and for refusing to be taken in by gay rights ideology.

The power of language

Language also serves as one of the chief building blocks in the work of gay and gender ideology movements to construct a false reality and change people’s perceptions about same-sex attraction.

Cardinal Müller said the term “gay” is a “theoretical invention” meant to turn “the normality of the marriage between man and woman into a variant of human nature.”

The word “homophobia” was similarly fabricated, he said, in order to “discredit any alternative to gay or gender movement ideologies” and to brand as “traitors” those who suffer from sexual disorientation “but refuse to embrace the movement.”

“With a change in language, terminology and conceptual categories, one’s perception of reality also changes, but reality itself does not change. Man remains man and woman remains woman despite an artificial ‘sex change’,” Cardinal Müller said.

Müller also highlighted how the sin encouraged by gay and gender ideologies casts a shadowy veil across the human mind.

“When man gives into disordered inclinations and becomes trapped in them, it can also happen that he develops a hatred for God and his commandments which reveal him as a sinner,” he said.

Healing, identity, and peace

The German Cardinal lauded Mattson for successfully explaining that “a life according to God’s commandments — as they are explained in the Church’s doctrine — does not make man sick but heals him from within, by giving him hope and enabling him to discover a meaning that directs him beyond what is purely human.”

“It is only through redemptive grace that we are created anew,” he said.

“In the passport the Creator gives us,” Cardinal Müller said, “our identity is not described as gay or something similar, but as what we really are: children and friends of God. To have explained this through the story of his life and a deep reflection is the great merit of the book by Daniel C. Mattson.”

Here is the lecture delivered by Cardinal Gerhard Müller

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One comment on “Identifying as ‘gay’ reduces the whole wealth of man: former Vatican doctrinal chief

  1. Wow. I can hardly find anything un-Catholic in Cardinal Mueller’s comments.
    Could it be that the slap in the face called Jorge Bergoglio has actually awakened Mueller from the Liberal dream?

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