Anti-transgender booklets: Catholic hate group targets school kids

Anti-transgender booklets: Catholic hate group targets school kids June 14, 2019

VARIOUS reports in the UK claim that the Archdiocese of Liverpool was compelled this week to issue an apology after thousands of school children across across the city – and many more across the country – were ‘accidentally’ handed transphobic booklets.

Because none of the reports reveal who was responsible for the publication – Gender Theory: Diversity or 21st Century Totalitarianism? –  I did some digging, and discovered it was distributed by a Glasgow-based Catholic outfit that calls itself the Tradition, Family, Property Association.

Headed by Philip Moran,  it has a fairly long reach.

Last summer, it staged a “European Crusade for the Family” in Germany and the Netherlands, where things did not go well for the red-sashed loons. Their rally in Nijmegen coincided with the city’s annual Pride celebration – and LGBT rights activists ripped up their leaflets and allegedly “physically attacked” members of the association.

The outfit also has a presence in Australia. Its website says:

We are justly proud of our many public campaigns. These are carried out by volunteers who dedicate their free time to promoting the ideals of Tradition, Family and Property. We do this through an on-going outreach that includes lectures, publishing in both traditional and electronic media, direct mailing, petitions, seminars and conferences.

Australian TFP also takes its message directly to the public on the streets where our young volunteers distribute leaflets and speak to passers-by about the burning issues of the day.

The red capes worn by our volunteers and the ruby and gold standards they raise in public places, are a hallmark of our street campaigns. Passers-by are made aware of our campaign and become interested in taking our leaflets.

According to the Liverpool Echo, pupils at Catholic schools in Liverpool received the booklets which warn that ‘Gender Theory’ is:

A delirious ideology claiming everyone can fancy themselves as a man, woman, neither or both at the same time according to mere whims.

The booklets also claim that:

Sophisticated activists are already at work to impose their anti-Christian and anti-God views on children at your school.


The publication arrived at schools and churches across the city as inserts in the latest copy of the Catholic Pic – the regular magazine of the Archdiocese of Liverpool –  but they weren’t supposed to.

They also appeared in a number of other Catholic publications across the country.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool said that it is normal procedure for the publisher of its magazine – Mersey Mirror – to see the inserts in the magazine before it is sent out to hundreds of schools and churches across the city, but on this occasion they weren’t spotted.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Liverpool said:

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.

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 Archdiocese said an apology from the publishers will appear in the next edition of the Catholic Pic and Mersey Mirror will also be contacting individual schools directly to apologise.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool covers a total of 228 city schools – although not all of them receive the magazine.

The Echo was first alerted to the situation by a parent at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College in Aigburth, whose year seven daughter had received a copy of the booklet.

The school, like the Archdiocese, has now made clear that it does not endorse the contents of the publication.

If you would like a copy of the 64-page Gender Theory: Diversity or 21st Century Totalitarianism? send £5.00 to the Tradition, Family, Property Association at PO Box 2713, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 6YJ.

£5.00 seems a bit steep for toilet paper.

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  • marbles

    Huh, and I thought that Christians were all against lying and deceiving others for personal gain. Looks like if you lie and deceive for the church, it doesn’t count.

  • Michael Neville

    Who are the Archdiocese of Liverpool trying to kid? A publication is not “accidentally” delivered to thousands of school children nor does a publisher “accidentally” neglect to see what’s included in their magazine.

  • johnsoncatman

    It is called Lyin’ for Jesus™ and it has been around for a while.

  • Anri

    Drat – I hate it when I trip on a rock and accidentally gather dozens of leaflets and insert them individually into magazines and then distribute those magazines widely.

    It always leaves a bruise.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    So the omnipotent, all knowing, all loving GOD OF THE UNIVERSE was on vaycay that day. Must have been a Sunday.

  • Bruce Lilly

    Is “trangender” (in the URL and title) the Glaswegian/Liverpudlian/Australian equivalent of the North American “transgender” (with an ‘s’)?

  • barriejohn

    When you’ve downed a few whiskies!

  • barriejohn

    “Tradition, Family, Property”. Doesn’t sound in the least bit fascist to me.

    “God is not the author of confusion”, says the Good Book, so where does gender confusion come from if not from their infallible god? Oh, of course, The Fall. How silly of me to overlook that!

  • My thought as well. But in a way it sounds like kind of a mainland Europe kind of name. And I’m guessing these folks are probably pro-Brexit as well.

  • Barry Duke

    Nope. That’s a typo. Sorry. Corrected.

  • (((J_Enigma32)))

    “God is not the author of confusion”

    Thus neatly explaining the Tower of Babel story.

  • TrickyDicky

    Most other religions have similar “get out” clauses when it comes to lying for the furtherance of the cause.

  • Milo C

    Once again, I am ashamed of my Catholic origins.

    But no longer surprised.

  • persephone

    Don’t be ashamed of something you can’t change. It happened, it’s over, and you’re out of that mess.

    I still sometimes have regrets bubble up over being a JW, but I repeat that mantra and move on.

  • Robert Conner

    After shelling out $4 billion to settle lawsuits brought by victims of priests, how is the Catholic Church allowed to have contact with children? How is it still legal for a Catholic Church to be within 1000 feet of a school? Tradition, Family, Property sounds about right; children are the property of adults from what I understand of Catholic tradition. When does the Roman Catholic Church get told to STFD and STFU?

  • Robert McLean

    It would seem that the plans of the Australian TFP are not going too well. If they’re planning on preaching to the diminishing 6% of Aussies that attend a religious facility monthly or more, their reach will be minimal. If they expect to be taken seriously, nope, not that either.

  • Jim Jones

    £5.00 seems a bit steep for toilet paper.

    It’s steep for an egg salad sandwich. For useless sh‌it, very high.

  • Amused To Death

    Are you advertising an anti-trans group on behalf of a certain part-time contributor and full-time TERF?

  • gespin3549

    Thank God for the TFP! The archdiocese of Liverpool is no longer catholic if they are apologizing for truth. The real loons are in the chancery of the archdiocese.

  • gespin3549

    Better these “neo-fascists” than your sort.

  • barriejohn

    Hahaha – and what “truth” would that be? Do you mean the “truth” according to “infallible revelations” made over two thousand years ago to ignorant peasants who thought that the world was flat, heaven was up in the sky, and dead souls descended into the fiery depths of the earth to be tormented? Even Christians can’t agree upon “truth”, which is hardly surprising when you consider that their “holy book” is riddled with errors and contradictions.

    https://infidels.org/library/modern/paul_carlson/nt_contradictions.html

  • Phil

    “everyone can fancy themselves as a man, woman, neither or both at the same time according to mere whims” Even if it were a whim, so what? I fancy myself as a tiger sometimes, got a problem with that?

  • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

    Truth in religion?

    Oxym oro nic at BEST.

  • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

    Like oh, maybe, “Kinder, Kuche, Kirche”?

    🙁

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder,_K%C3%BCche,_Kirche

  • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

    ‘god’ plagiarized confusion like everything else…it’s all stolen.

  • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

    Only for lo sers like YOUR KIND who only have their lack of skin melanin and their weakness to quick sunburn.

    The rest of us deplore them.

  • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

    ‘(IM)Plausible Deniability’

  • barriejohn

    Precisely. I remember the days when the Tories referred to themselves as “The Conservative and Ratepayers’ (i.e. Property Owners’) Party”!

  • gespin3549

    Sir, you too are irrelevant as is your uneducated summation. You too may consider yourself dismissed.

  • Duncan R. Bryson

    Had a look and saved the link. Thanks.

  • Paolo Pagliaro

    I absolutely endorse what the Booklet says: only a loon can believe in transgenderism and allow for children to be mutilated forever. It’s a shame that the bishops of England don’t support this group and, instead, apologize for an obviously sound and Catholic position.

  • barriejohn

    Transgenderism exists throughout the animal world, whether you like it or not. You are quite free to bury your head in the sand and pretend that things are otherwise, but your ignorant and bigoted attitude only confirms the view that most atheists have of those with a religious outlook on life.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150213112317.htm

  • Elijah

    the freethinker? The very title of this article says the opposite of freedom! A complete mental slavery by our “modern” age.

  • Elijah

    Other animals also eat their young, their lovers, and their own or feces from other animals….Maybe we human are on our way there as well…Animals who pretend to be of a different sex do so for completely different reasons than we humans. Come on, scientists, use your cerebral cortex.

    A comment like this one just disappeared. I wonder what happened to free speech and open mind?

  • Barry Duke

    The majority of comments are being shunted into the moderation queue by Disqus. There’s no censorship here, just a time lag in the approval of comments. FYI Disqus flagged your commented because of a “restricted word”: feces.

  • gespin3549

    Cretin, being Hispanic, I have plenty of melanin.

  • Grunf

    All my warmest ‘Congratulations’ and solidariety to all the boys and girls of the ‘Tradition Family and Property’ association targeted only for saying leaves are green on summer season.

  • Phil

    Who’s forcing you to do anything? The govt is forcing me to pay and therefore support churches and faith schools.

  • Ana de Campos

    Some sanity.