Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga on gender ideology: "It is destined to destroy families with diabolical ideas".

During this Sunday's homily, the religious leader indicated that boys and girls should be educated in love, respect, dignity away from ideologies that "sow tares".

Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez added his voice to those in the Catholic Church who strongly oppose gender ideology in Honduras.

Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez questioned this Sunday the gender ideology contained in the Law of Integral Education for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy, pointing out that this legislation is destined to destroy the Honduran family.

During Sunday's homily, the leader of the Catholic Church in Honduras pointed out that Honduran society must not allow "weeds" to enter.

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"The gender ideology is destined to destroy families, to destroy boys and girls by introducing these kinds of ideas that are completely diabolical," said Rodríguez Maradiaga.

"God's plan for love and the family is very clear in the word, God's plan for the family is man and woman to form the covenant of love in marriage and in the family," he added.

Cardinal Rodríguez's statements come a day after parents, religious leaders and civil society organisations marched in seven Honduran cities against the Integral Education Law.

The law was approved a few months ago in the National Congress, and the demonstrators demanded that President Xiomara Castro veto the decree.

Polarisation and violence in Honduras

On the other hand, Óscar Andrés Rodríguez referred to the polarisation and the wave of violence that is plaguing Honduran society.

During his message, the cardinal pointed out that there are those who seek to sow tares and divide the people by sowing hatred.

"How much polarisation, there are some foolish people who say that society must be polarised, that is sowing tares, it is dividing our people, dividing our society, sowing hatred," he said in his message.

"Tares abound and this happens in communities, in families, in society, in the church, in our relationships and in our personal lives. We must weed out the weeds, be scandalised by evil and avoid accusing others, falling into discouragement and depression," he added.

To conclude his Sunday homily, Rodríguez Maradiaga did not hide his concern about the latest violent events and pointed out that the intolerance that is being observed on the part of politicians and other actors in Honduran society is very dangerous.