Skip to comments.Transgenderism is a sin against at least four of the Ten Commandments: Franciscan priest
Posted on 06/09/2022 7:43:56 PM PDT by NetAddicted
‘One of the most recent cultural challenges to the Sixth Commandment and to the reality and integrity of the human person is the transgender ideology,’ Fr. Terrance Chartier said.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (LifeSiteNews) – A Franciscan priest said that transgender ideology is an affront to at least four Commandments.
“One of the most recent cultural challenges to the Sixth Commandment and to the reality and integrity of the human person is the transgender ideology,” Fr. Terrance Chartier of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate said during his homily on May 30 at the friary in Bloomington.
Lying to someone and telling them they are a different sex violates the Eighth Commandment, while helping them mutilate their body through surgery or drugs violates the Fifth Commandment, he said later in his homily. “Attempting to chemically or surgically or hormonally alter my gender is a grave sin, it’s actually a form of mutilation,” he stressed.
“As an ideology, [transgenderism] contradicts natural law and divine revelation, so to affirm it would be sinful, it would be actually a sin against the First Commandment, so a sin against the virtue of faith, against the divinely revealed truth about human sexuality,” Fr. Chartier added.
Transgenderism is “aligned with the false understanding of the human person and the false understanding of human sexuality, that’s part and parcel with the modern-day homosexual movement,” he said.
“Transgender promoters believe that sexual identity, and therefore human identity, is self-defined and it’s the personal choice of the individual,” the priest said. “So, facts of nature aren’t facts unless I say that they are. That would essentially be their ideological position.”
Fr. Chartier said that “transgenderism is the latest fruit of what Pope Benedict XVI called the dictatorship of moral relativism.”
READ: Cardinal Müller: Transgender ideology is ‘self-mutilation,’ promoting it is a ‘serious sin’
He pointed out that transgenderism is simply a new form of dualism, a heresy.
“From the point of view of philosophy or ideas, transgenderism is actually a new form of an old heresy known as dualism,” the priest said during his May 30 homily. He said 17th-century philosopher Rene Descartes erroneously taught, the Franciscan priest explains, that “your body is just a machine, a machine in which the soul exists like a ghost, so the body is not an essential part of who you are is what he said.”
Descartes told people that “the soul just inhabits it like a ghost might inhabit a haunted house. Does that maybe sound a little familiar in the sense that my body is separate from who I am, from how I identify?”
Furthermore, people who suffer from gender dysphoria should realize they are made in the image of God, and attempts to live in the opposite sex violate this idea.
“Our bodies aren’t just things, they’re actually gifts from God, so my body isn’t an accident. Meaning, one, it’s not a mistake, two, it’s not something accidental or secondary to my personal identity, it actually is essential to who I am as an individual human person,” he said.
Mental illness is at the heart of transgenderism, Fr. Chartier said.
“If you scratch below the surface, you’ll see that the transgender people are actually very broken and fragile people in many respects,” he said.
He said that discrimination against someone based on their personal struggles with their identities is wrong, as is bullying and violence, but that does not mean we should accept who someone says they are.
READ: Mother Miriam: Catholics who support LGBT movement are ‘on the way to hell’
He said that if people “don’t embrace the transgender ideology” they are “made to feel like an outsider.”
“They brand you, maybe they fire you from your place of employment, they might cancel you, people even get assaulted for standing up for the truth regarding human sexuality,” he said.
He concluded by saying that we should not affirm a gender-confused person’s choices.
He said there will be “literally Hell to pay” for adults to help children attempt to alter their sex, unless they repent.
Certainly the swimmers, weight lifters, and cyclists are liars, cheats, and thieves.
It’s nice when these torn and frayed folks repent except they’re kicked out of their little community and few churches even accept the repentant. This is what there’s a 46% suicide rate. Truly some of th3e most depressed people on the planet
It won't be long before this priest is out.
Not enough honesty in the Church.
(Wisdom....let us be attentive!)
Trans are just plain mental
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Self desecration is a sin in God’s eyes.
I think most conservative Bible-believing Churches would certainly accept any former trans, homo, or lesbian who spoke out against the LGBTQP movement. My Methodist congregation is very conservative, but it does not put on any airs of being self-righteous.
Liberal churches on the other hand would try to tell the repentant that they had no reason to repent. That would be very depressing indeed.
a person can no more identify as a tree as of the opposite sex.
Mr. Lamb doesn't make a good case.
But tree and opposite sex are closely intertwined when it comes to ancestral aka "original" sin:
Have you seen the wonderful victory? Have you seen the splendid deeds of the Cross? Shall I tell you something still more marvelous? Learn in what way the victory was gained, and you will be even more astonished. For by the very means by which the devil had conquered, by these Christ conquered him; and taking up the weapons with which he had fought; he defeated him. Listen to how it was done.
A virgin, a tree, and a death were the symbols of our defeat. The virgin was Eve; she had not yet known man; the tree was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; the death was Adam’s penalty. But behold again a Virgin and a tree and a death, those symbols of defeat, become the symbols of his victory. For in place of Eve there is Mary; in place of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; the tree of the Cross; in place of the death of Adam, the death of Christ.
Do you see him defeated by the very things through which he had conquered? At the foot of the tree the devil overcame Adam; at the foot of the tree Christ vanquished the devil. And that first tree sent men to Hades; this second once calls back even those who had already gone down there. Again, the former tree concealed man already despoiled and stripped; the second tree shows a naked victor on high for all to see. And that earlier death condemned those who were born after it; this second death give life again to those who were born before it. Who can tell the Lord’s mighty deed? By death we were made immortal; these are the glorious deeds of the Cross.
Have you understood the victory? Have you grasped how it was wrought? Learn now, how this victory was gained without any sweat or toil of yours. No weapons of ours stained with blood; our feet did not stand in the front lines of battle; we suffered no wounds; witnessed no tumults; and yet we obtained the victory. The battle is the Lord’s, the crown is ours. Since then victory is ours, let us imitate soldiers, and with the joyful voices sing the songs of victory. Let us praise the Lord and say:
Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy victory?
O death, where is thy sting?
The Cross did all these wonderful things for us; the Cross is a war memorial erected against the demons, a sword against sin, the sword with which Christ slew the serpent. The Cross is the father’s will, the glory of the Only-begotten, the Spirit’s exultation, the beauty of angels, the guardian of the Church. Paul glories in the Cross; it is the rampart of the saints, it is the light of the whole world.
John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, (344-407)
I love this message!
Yesterday, I heard someone say cybot was one identity.
not just sins, but abominations- the strongest word of condemnation used in the word of God
Transgenderism is a grammatical oxymoron.
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