This deserves an “uh-oh.” Maybe even a “yikes.”


Italian Catholics are in uproar over a decision by Pope Francis to invite Education Minister Valeria Fedeli—an outspoken LGBT and gender theory advocate—to write the preface for his new book on education.

When the Pope’s book, Learning to Learn: Reflections on Education Issues (“Imparare ad imparare. Riflessioni sui temi dell’educazione”), appeared in bookstores last Thursday, it bore the preface by Fedeli, sparking a wave of criticism by Catholics and pro-family groups. One local media outlet noted that the Pope’s choice seemed “almost a provocation.”

When Fedeli was appointed Education Minister last December, the Italian pro-family group Generazione Famiglia called the decision a “declaration of war” against the traditional family and the right of children to have a mother and a father.

In recent years, Fedeli has been “undoubtedly the most tenacious and ideological supporter of the manipulation of school programs at every level according to the dictates of gender theories,” the organization declared.

You can check it out at Breitbart.

I’m wondering if Pope Francis feels like a Nixon can go to China thing here because he has been fairly vocal about gender issues.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing many reasons soon enough why this is actually brilliant and wonderful and only totally wacko reactionaries would have any problem with this.