The Catholic Archdiocese of Denver in Colorado is being forced to defend its policies against admitting students who reject their biological sex.
The archdiocese came under fire after a Nov. 7 article in The Denver Post outlined the school system’s policy advising against enrollment of self-identified transgender students.
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The policy is outlined in a 2019 document offering guidance to administrators on navigating Church teaching on hot-button issues.
Other policy guidelines include not promoting or funding groups that encourage “an LGBTQ identity (rather than embracing their primary identity as a child of God.)”
“A Catholic school cannot affirm a student’s identity as transgender, gender-nonconforming, non-binary, gender-fluid, gender-queer, or any other term that rejects the reality of the student’s given male or female sexual identity; any asserted identity that rejects the reality of biological sex is incompatible with Christian anthropology,” the document reads.
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The Archdiocese of Denver clarifies in the document that all persons — regardless of sex or sexuality — should be “treated with dignity and kindness.”
Issues arise, however, in the disconnect between transgender ideology and Catholic theology in a way that the school system deemed “unworkable.”
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