"Leaflets produced by a traditionalist Catholic group that deplored gender theory were inserted into a magazine distributed by the Archdiocese of Liverpool, eliciting apologies from two bishops.
Dubbed 'transphobic' by establishment media, leaflets created by Tradition Family and Property, an international traditionalist Catholic organization, were included in the archdiocesan publication Catholic Pic that was handed out to Catholics students of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. According to the leaflets, 'sophisticated activists' seek to impose 'anti-God' views on children. The cover of the leaflets bear the image of a group of boys and girls asking 'Am I a boy? Am I a girl? Or both?' and is accompanied by the Bible quote: 'Male and female, He created them.'
The leaflets describe 'Gender Theory' as a 'delirious ideology claiming everyone can fancy themselves as a man, woman, neither or both at the same time according to mere whims.' They claimed that 'sophisticated activists are already at work to impose their anti-Christian and anti-God views on children at your school.'
According to a statement from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, Mersey Mirror, which distributed the magazine, will issue an apology to the schools for adding the leaflets to the publication.
'An insert was inadvertently placed in the June edition of the Catholic Pic, the magazine of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, and in a number of Catholic publications across the country,' said a spokesman in a report by The Independent. 'It is normal procedure for such inserts to be sent to the publishers in advance for review. In this instance, that did not happen. The content of the leaflet is not endorsed by the Archdiocese of Liverpool and it should not have appeared. In light of this incident, procedures have been reviewed ensuring that all future inserts are checked prior to publication.'
The leaflets also appeared in a number of other Catholic publications distributed to schools across the United Kingdom. The Diocese of Northampton, which is led by Bishop Peter Doyle, has also apologized for including the leaflet in the diocesan magazine."
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