Comedian Stephen Colbert has officially gone as far to the left as he can go on the transgender debate, a stance that flies in the face of his self-professed Catholic faith.
In another one of his rants disguised as comedy on Monday night, Colbert blasted the Justice Department's new policy of recognizing gender as a "biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth," a complete reversal of the Obama administration. The comedic host castigated this policy as yet another example of "cruelty" from the Trump administration's "wheel of discrimination."
"There’s more random cruelty from the Trump administration coming down the pike," Stephen Colbert said. "This time, they spun the wheel of discrimination and they landed on ‘transgender,’ because we just learned of a new Trump plan in which they would narrowly define gender as a biological condition determined by genitalia at birth, which means that transgender people could be defined out of existence."
Contrary to Colbert's hysteria, the new policy did not "define" transgenders out of existence; it only admitted biological fact — science. Speaking of science, Colbert suddenly has a problem with it.
"Oh, now you care about science? How convenient!" Colbert lamented. "It’s just a proposal, but if it’s enacted, discrimination against trans people would be OK’d across government agencies, including the Departments of Education, Justice, Health and Human Service, and Labor."
Colbert then went on to declare that gender is a "spectrum" (not even the liberal Pope Francis believes this) and then inexplicably proceeded to make a mockery out of his own point.
"Look, gender is clearly a spectrum, OK? We know this," he said. "For instance, I identify as a man, but it’s a little fluid. I enjoy getting my hands dirty and repairing boats, then again, my favorite book is about elves and jewelry."
Colbert describes himself as a practicing Catholic, even though his tenure as a public figure has been marked by the advancement of pro-abortion, anti-traditional marriage, socialist politicians — all ideologies and practices condemned by the Church. On transgenderism, the Catechism states:
Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity. Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out.
By creating the human being man and woman, God gives personal dignity equally to the one and the other. Each of them, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity.
The human body shares in the dignity of "the image of God": it is a human body precisely because it is animated by a spiritual soul, and it is the whole human person that is intended to become, in the body of Christ, a temple of the Spirit.
He has also frequently mocked religious Christians not only on his program but in his Showtime cartoon, "Our Cartoon President."
In the episode "Church and State," the cartoon Trump is characterized as saying he would "cut off God's penis" if he were Saint Joseph discovering that Mary had been chosen to bear the Christ in her womb. He also asks, "How do grown adults still worship Jesus?"