Petition to Cardinal Collins: Reverse the Archdiocese of Toronto’s acceptance of Gender Theory at the Toronto Catholic District School Board


Your Eminence,

I am deeply disturbed and outraged by the decision of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, acting under your spiritual direction, to incorporate "Gender Ideology" into its Code of Conduct.

"Gender Ideology" makes the erroneous claim that one’s gender may be divorced from one’s God-given biological sex. It asserts that a person may claim to be “born in the wrong body”, and that he or she may choose whatever gender “feels right” among a vast assortment of new and novel “gender identities”, including “no gender”.

This is an abominable affront to God, whose design for mankind is clearly revealed in Holy Scripture, and affirmed by the teaching of the Church for over 2,000 years.

The Book of Genesis states: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27).

The Lord Jesus teaches: “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’” (Mark 10:6).

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “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).

Your Eminence, I am convinced that, by adopting Gender Ideology, Catholic schools will now be complicit in the confusion, corruption, and abuse of children. Many children will be swayed by transgender ideas and adopt a harmful and conflicted self-image. Some will be lured into receiving dangerous artificial hormone therapy or mutilating “gender reassignment” surgery with or without the consent of their parents. Many young girls will be exposed to trauma as biologically male transgenders assert their “right” to use girls’ intimate facilities, including changerooms, showers, and washrooms in Catholic schools.   

The claim that Gender Ideology can “be interpreted through the lens of the Catholic faith as articulated by the teachings of the church” is patently false. How can something that is incongruous with Catholic teaching be incorporated into Catholic education? As St. Paul writes, “For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).

As Cardinal of the Toronto Catholic Archdiocese, a pre-eminent moral and spiritual leader within the Catholic community nation-wide, and as a visible representative of Christianity to society at large, your words, advice, and direction carry enormous weight. You have the power to promote Catholic values and uphold the Christian worldview, or to undermine and discredit those values and that worldview. I believe you are doing the latter, bringing great harm to the Church and to “the least of these” – the children – who rather ought to be protected and nurtured by the teaching ministry of the Church through the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

I pray that you will reconsider your position in support of Gender Theory and direct the School Board to reject the addition of “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Code of Conduct.

Sincerely Yours, 

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Anonymous Edmonron, AB
Mar 31, 2020 - 12:21pm
Anonymous Burlington , ON
Mar 30, 2020 - 11:11pm
Thank you
Roxanne T. Whitby , ON
Mar 30, 2020 - 06:20pm
Please resign if you cannot follow our God given beliefs
Denise D. Loveland,
Mar 29, 2020 - 08:47pm
Follow the teachings of the Catholic Church in faith and morals.
Shirley S. Saskatoon, SK
Mar 28, 2020 - 07:12pm
Please follow the teaching of the Catholic Church
Anonymous Langley,, BC
Mar 26, 2020 - 09:49pm
This is against the teachings in the bible
Mayghan R. Kindersley, SK
Mar 25, 2020 - 04:41pm
You are Roman Catholic and saying this??? This is unreal. How dare you teach children this. You will be stopped someday I can guarantee you that.
Eleanor M. Summerville, NS
Mar 22, 2020 - 03:43pm
What would Jesus do?! Your responsibility is great Cardinal Collins!
Francis J. Brampton, ON
Mar 22, 2020 - 11:59am
We ought to stand for what is true, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us.
Timothy R. Oakville, ON
Mar 17, 2020 - 09:52am
I pray that you will reconsider your position in support of Gender Theory and direct the School Board to reject the addition of “gender identity” and “gender
Anonymous Mississauga, ON
Mar 8, 2020 - 07:43pm
Please do not condone this deception. Our children deserve the truth.
Edgar B. Dundas, ON
Mar 7, 2020 - 04:58pm
Your eminence, please resist the push by activists to incorporate gender ideology into Toronto Catholic Schools' Code of Conduct.
Anonymous Toronto , ON
Mar 5, 2020 - 05:30am
Feel the God will, not world interruption.
Michelle L. Quebec , QC
Mar 4, 2020 - 09:29pm
Michelle P. Battleford , SK
Mar 2, 2020 - 04:35pm
Please don’t confuse our children nor give in to society and their push to confuse them about gender identity. God made us made and female.