The president of The Cardinal Newman Society is urging Catholic schools in America to ignore President Obama's troublesome decree ordering all public schools to allow sexually confused boys into girls restrooms.
“The Obama administration can change federal policy but not Catholic teaching, which rejects the separation of ‘gender’ from biological sex,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society, in a statement released Friday.
Reilly's statement was in response to a letter issued Friday by the Obama administration to all public schools ordering them to allow sexually confused children to use the restrooms of their choice. The decree is not backed by law, but schools are forced to comply under threats of federal lawsuits and the loss of billions in federal funding.
It's no coincidence that the majority of the letters went to schools in minority areas that depend on government funding for free school lunch programs for the poor.
Critics accused Obama of catering to a tiny minority of sexually confused children while violating the rights of 55 million healthy school children.
Pope Francis also cautioned against the falsehood of ‘gender ideology’ when he said:
"It is one thing to be understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to replace the Creator."
Reilly said Catholic schools must continue to show compassion for children suffering from Gender Dysphoria or gender confusion.
“Therefore, nothing changes today for Catholic schools,” Reilly said. “They must continue to provide compassionate care and support for all students struggling with gender identity confusion, and they must hold fast to safe, responsible policies according to students’ biological sex.”
He added: “Regardless of state and federal attempts at social engineering, we urge Catholic schools to implement human sexuality policies that will protect their Catholic identity and help lead students to the truth in Christ."