A senior Roman Catholic priest and exorcist suggested there could be "demonic" influences behind pop icon Celine Dion's new gender-neutral clothing line for children.
Msgr. John Esseff, the former spiritual director to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, told The National Catholic Register last week that "the way this gender thing has spread is demonic."
"It's false. I don't even know how many genders there's supposed to be now, but there are only two that God made," said the priest of 65 years, who has also served as an exorcist in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for over 40 years.
Esseff argued that there is a deep demonic dimension in creating such a clothing line.
"The devil is going after children by confusing gender," he insisted. "When a child is born, what is the first things we say about that child? It's a boy, or it's a girl. That is the most natural thing in the world to say. But to say that there is no difference is satanic."
"People behind this are influencing children to disorder. This is definitely satanic. There is a mind behind it an organized mindset."
Esseff believes the devil is behind the new clothing line. "The devil is a liar and there are huge lies being told," he told The National Catholic Register. "This is being done for money, and there is divisiveness that comes from this marks of the devil."