Minnesota Catholic Conference Hosted Discredited Speakers and Anti-LGBT Hate Groups at Symposium
This week MCC hosted a day-long event on “understanding the nature of man and of woman” that was stacked with discredited speakers known for pushing anti-LGBT junk science.
On Monday, December 11, the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota hosted a symposium featuring several anti-LGBT hate groups along with other discredited far-right extremists. The symposium, titled “Man, Woman, and the Order of Creation,” was sponsored by Minnesota Catholic Conference, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute, and The Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture.
According to local paper The Column, this event is part of a larger anti-transgender push within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC) is the public policy arm of the Minnesota Catholic Church. Recently, the MCC has been vocal in their anti-trans positions, adding opposition to “gender theory” and “so-called sex reassignment surgery” to their list of legislative priorities, along with fighting anti-bullying toolkits provided by the Minnesota Department of Education.