ezs note: Oh, Francis. We must talk. When Archbishop Carlson was asked about transgender issues, this is what he said:
Asked whether the pope then gave the bishops any advice on how to handle the transgender debate, Archbishop Carlson said the pope touched on the way proponents believe people are "all one and that there's no difference, which would fly in the face of what (St.) John Paul II talked about on complementarity and it would fly in the face of the dignity of the woman and the dignity of the man, that we could just change into whatever we wanted."
This is akin to casually choosing rice instead of spaghetti in my favorite restaurant, Ahem... NO, IT'S NOT. In most states, to have surgery performed, there is a rigorous examination as to whether this person is 'really' transgender. Am I saying that doctors, psychologists, and surgeons are absolutely perfect? No, not at all. But neither are you.