Cardinal Müller: Transgender ideology as self-mutilation, promoting it is a ‘serious sin’

From LifeSiteNews by Raymond Wolfe

Cardinal Gerhard Müller excoriated the LGBT movement in recent remarks, describing transgender ideology as self-mutilation of mind, soul, and body that supporters have given a “totalitarian position” in society at the expense of young people and religious and scientific freedom.

Transgender ideology as self-mutilation
Cardinal Gerhard Müller

The German cardinal and former prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (previously the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) made the comments in a March 30 statement to German magazine Tichys Einblick.

Cardinal Müller was responding to controversy over an episode of a German kids’ TV program that sparked parental outrage for glorifying “gender transitioning.” The episode, released ahead of so-called “Transgender Day of Visibility” last week, featured a character named Erik reemerging on the show as a cross-dressing “trans woman” named “Katja.“

“A trans person is a person who was born a girl, but is actually a boy, or the other way around,” a presenter, who opened with episode with LGBT “pride” flags, told the child audience.

Asked for his take on the controversy, Cardinal Müller spared no words, blasting the promotion of transgenderism as a “serious sin” against children and young people.

“When the self-mutilation of mind, soul, and body is peddled ideologically and politically as an alleged ‘self-determination,’ then that is nothing less than a serious sin against the well-being and salvation of children and young people who are in a process of maturing and finding their identity,” he said. “Hopefully, they have good parents and friends who encourage them to accept themselves as human beings in the manner of men and women.”

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