"They also set themselves the goal of equating homosexual and heterosexual marriage by law. As a result, throughout this process, human sexuality is increasingly deprived of its personal meaning and value, as a special gift, a sacred gift, given to a woman and a man by the Creator himself," they wrote.
The bishops said that the Church could not support a broadening of the definition of marriage and the family, the recognition of same-sex partnerships "including regulation of property, alimony, and inheritance," same-sex adoption, or moves to permit people to determine their gender from the age of 16.
Citing the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education's 2019 document "Male and Female He Created Them," they said: "Being aware of the radical nature of the postulated cultural transformation and the demands of a society 'without gender differences,' the LGBT+ movements propose to use the method of small steps to force a slow cultural and moral transformation by gradually familiarizing society with behaviors that until recently were considered unacceptable and morally reprehensible."
"Some social media support these projects by promoting gender ideology, promoting the alleged attractiveness of divorce, betrayal, sexual promiscuity, ridiculing fidelity, virginity, chastity and religion."
In a move likely to spark controversy, the bishops also endorsed the creation of counseling centers, "to help people wishing to regain their sexual health and natural sexual orientation." While the issue has not become prominent in Poland, opposition to so-called "conversion therapy" has become a major issue in the West, and many Catholic therapists have insisted they focus on helping clients to live the Church's teaching regarding chastity, not to change their sexual orientation.
In addition, the bishops expressed their opposition to calls to begin sex education at pre-school age.
They said: "Responsible upbringing cannot be reconciled with providing children with materials that reveal human intimacy and teach them the pleasure of 'manipulating' their sexuality and introducing them to early sexual experiences."
They also said that people who identify themselves as transgender have a right to belong to the Church and that they should not be denied baptism or other sacraments if they fulfilled the conditions for receiving them.
"However, in upholding the sanctity of the sacraments, the Church cannot accept false celebrations where their important or decent celebration or reception is related to or dependent on human sex. This applies especially to the sacrament of baptism, ordination and marriage. For their important exercise, it is the genetic gender that is decisive, not the subjective sexual self-determination of a person," they wrote.