Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 23 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Pio of Pietrelcina
home iconNews
line break icon

Hundreds of Thousands of Italians Hit Streets to Protest Gender Theory Education

Edward Pentin

Defend our Children, Gender Theory Protest

Diane Montagna - published on 06/22/15 - updated on 06/07/17



The Pope has repeatedly warned of the dangers of gender politics. Not only has he compared it with the educational policies of Hitler; he has even reportedly called gender ideology “demonic,” saying it fails to recognize “the order of creation.”

And just days ago, in a June 14th opening address at a meeting for the diocese of Rome, the Holy Father advised parents to be vigilant in defending their children against gender ideology, saying: “Our city needs [a] revival. And this commitment is so important when it comes to educating children and young people, for whom you parents are primarily responsible. Our children, our little children, who are beginning to hear these strange ideas, these forms of ideological colonization that are poisoning their souls and the family: we must act against this.”

A lawyer, publisher and father of six who was present at the demonstration told Aleteia: “The Parliament is putting forward legislation to criminalize saying that marriage is only between one man and one woman. In this legal project, schools would be obliged to teach gender ideology, and they begin with children as little as two years old, having them touch the sexual parts of the other infants. It’s horrible … I am so tired of this.”

Another Italian demonstrator, a deacon soon to be ordained a priest, said: “I am not one to demonstrate but I believe in some circumstances we need to visibly manifest dissent. Because this liberal culture is advancing, also through legislative projects that go against the very foundations of civilization, I believe it’s time.”

Diane Montagna is Rome correspondent for Aleteia’s English edition.

  • 1
  • 2
Tags:
Pope Francis
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
ANMOL RODRIGUEZ
Domitille Farret d'Astiès
Attacked with acid as a baby, Anmol Rodriguez overcomes and inspi...
2
Our Lady of La Salette
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady of La Salette can give us hope in darkness
3
OUR LADY
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
4
PRAY
Philip Kosloski
Pray this Psalm when you successfully recover from an illness
5
SLEEPING
Cecilia Pigg
7 Ways the saints can help you sleep better at night
6
RESURRECTION
Philip Kosloski
Your body is not a “shell” for your spirit
7
ORTHODOX COMMUNION
Philip Kosloski
Why do some Eastern Catholics use spoons for Holy Communion?
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.