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Church Wants France To Shelve ‘Pro-Gay’ High School Biology Text

Catholic leaders in France slam public school textbook that delves into “gender theory.” With help from allies of Nicolas Sarkozy, the Church is demanding changes to the curriculum, which explores how society and culture can affect an individual’s sexual

A Paris high school (faungg)
A Paris high school (faungg)
Stéphanie LeBars

PARIS - As a sign of how much the Catholic Church cares about biology, the Vatican was quick to chime in on a debate over the "becoming man or woman" section of France's new high school biology curriculum.

The goal of the section is to introduce teenagers to what is known as "gender theory," which distinguishes between biological sexual differences and sexual identity, which can be influenced by social and cultural factors. The Church, which is critical of the theory, has rushed to publish a pamphlet entitled "Gender, the Controversy." A collection of essays written by various theologians, the document warns young people about the "risks' of gender theory.

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