Friday, November 22, 2013

Bishops say imperialist foreigners are undermining culture with ‘gender theory’ in Madagascar

Antsirabe Cathedral
MADAGASCAR, November 22, 2013 ( - In an open letter to the nation, the bishops of Madagascar have decried imperialistic foreign influences for popularizing a 'gender theory' they say is contrary to county's culture and detrimental to its well-being.

"The establishment of 'gender theory' among us is more worrisome,” they wrote. "They may call it 'equality,' but it is the essence of the human person, a creature made in the image of God, that they want to outlaw.”

“It is the moral life that is degraded towards the elimination of life," they said.

"In addition," the bishops warned, "it is worth noting the very ambiguous attitude of the international community that benefits from our weakness."

"Let us not be seduced by what is ephemeral, and let us not reject the wisdom of our ancestors. Do not be swayed by the advertisements that seek to take us away from the faith. Always keep praying for peace," the bishops' letter concluded.

"Do not trample national sovereignty. Do not sell the country," the bishops wrote in a statement published this week  (more...)

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