A prominent African leader in the Catholic Church verbally ripped the United States to shreds over the country’s transgender bathroom debates. “Nowhere is [religious persecution] clearer than in the threat that societies are visiting on the family through a demonic ‘gender ideology,’ a deadly impulse that is being experienced in a world increasingly cut off from God through ideological colonialism,” Cardinal Robert Sarah said at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast last month.

Sarah says the devil himself is the driving force behind the push for LGBTQ+ accommodations as society turns away from the traditional family unit. But that’s not all he said in his rebuke: The rupture of the foundational relationships of someone’s life—through separation, divorce or distorted impositions of the family, such as cohabitation and same sex unions—is a deep wound that closes the heart to self-giving love unto death, and even leads to cynicism and despair. READ MORE