Petition

Rizzo must resign!

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SIGNATURE GOAL

Trustee Maria Rizzo,

I am calling on you to do the right thing and resign as trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, effective immediately, owing to your public support for the anti-Christian ideologies of Gender Identity and Gender Expression.

I believe nothing short of your resignation, aside from an apology and promise to renounce transgender ideology, will suffice to respect and protect the Catholic identity of our schools.

On October 30th, 2019, the Catholic Values Subcommittee of the TCDSB met to discuss an insidious proposal to incorporate transgender ideology into the Board’s official Code of Conduct.

Of the five members of the Catholic Values Subcommittee, four chose to vote in favour of upholding Catholic values at the meeting on Oct. 30th. However, you were the sole member to vote against those values, in support of Gender Identity Theory.

You have betrayed Catholic teaching and violated the trust placed in you by Catholic parents and ratepayers who expect trustees to faithfully defend and promote authentic Catholic teaching in Toronto’s Catholic schools.

You voted “Yes” to adding the anti-Christian and unscientific terms “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Code. This would permit and condone the following practices:

  • male students dressing in girls’ clothing and make-up;
  • male students using girls’ washrooms and changerooms;
  • male teachers presenting themselves as female with or without sex-change surgery;
  • students being forced to use biologically false and made-up transgender pronouns; etc.

If passed, concerned parents would be unable to protect their children from the trauma that results from exposure to these practices. Female students, in particular, would be helpless to object to any violation of their privacy and security, in school change rooms and bathrooms.

Furthermore, these practices represent a direct attack on basic Catholic teaching on human sexuality. Christian anthropology of the human person clearly teaches that there are only two sexes, male and female, and that our distinctive maleness and femaleness is dictated by the bodies entrusted to us by God. 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

  • “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” (2393).

Pope Francis has called transgender ideology “demonic” and “an attack on the family”.

According to Section 93 of the Constitution Act and Section 29 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Catholic trustees have the right to uphold Catholic teaching in Catholic schools.

In fact, trustees have a fiduciary obligation to do so!

Sincerely Yours,

Sign This Petition Now!

Signatures

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Andrea C. Toronto, ON
May 26, 2021 - 05:16pm
She has been a trustee for too long. New Catholic blood is needed. She is not representing the Catholic Faith. Perhaps a public board would be more suitable for her.
Anonymous Toronto, ON
May 18, 2021 - 01:41pm
Its a shame that the Catholic values are being erode bit by bit. The reason why many parents choose to send their kids to a catholic school is to protect them from all the political view in the world, until they are of age to better understand and make a decision for themselves. Stop bringing politics into the classroom.
Ausilia S. Woodbridge, ON
May 2, 2021 - 10:40pm
CANDICE P. Mississauga, ON
May 2, 2021 - 01:15pm
Anonymous Mississauga, ON
May 2, 2021 - 12:41pm
Catholics deserve real Catholic people in power, not these types who compromise the values of parents who have entrusted the souls of children to their care. They care not if teachers are teaching the right thing, They scandalize! Maniacs!They care not if children can see sculptures of ex organs which are not scientific! Heret
CHRISTINE V. Vaughan, ON
May 2, 2021 - 11:40am
THE PREREQUISTE TO SERVE ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION BOARDS TO BE TEACHERS-THEY MUST BE OBEDIENT TO CATHOLIC MORAL LAWS & LIVE GOSPEL LIFE! HOW IS IT THAT CANADIAN BISHOPS-CARDINAL COLLINS ALLOW THIS! THEY ARE THE PROBLEM & SHOULD EX-COMMUNICATE THEM IMMEDIATELY AS AN ACT OF MERCY! THIS IS THE PROBLEM! CATHOLICS WANT 100%
Pam C. Estevan, SK
Apr 15, 2021 - 01:43pm
Please renounce transgender ideology and protect our schools. This is not our Catholic teachings
Anonymous King City , ON
Apr 9, 2021 - 02:01pm
Anonymous Ottawa, ON
Apr 2, 2021 - 02:03am
Mario P. Mississauga, ON
Mar 22, 2021 - 06:34pm
Anonymous Swift Current, SK
Feb 24, 2021 - 04:06pm
Frank S. Kitchener, ON
Feb 9, 2021 - 09:30pm
Anonymous kelowna, BC
Feb 6, 2021 - 03:15pm
Anonymous Toronto, ON
Jan 16, 2021 - 10:30pm
Maria B. Calgary, AB
Jan 12, 2021 - 12:11am