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 Sutton West, ON
Jan 21, 2020 - 09:45pm
Anonymous Brampton, ON
Jan 21, 2020 - 10:19am
n / A
Michael W. Toronto, ON
Jan 16, 2020 - 01:01pm
I cant believe the Archbishop has taken a back seat !
Anonymous White Rock , BC
Jan 13, 2020 - 11:07pm
This is not in agreement with the teachings of the catholic faith
Anonymous Prince George , BC
Jan 13, 2020 - 11:02pm
I don't agree with the curriculum.
Bailey T. Olds, AB
Jan 12, 2020 - 03:10pm
Gender theory goes against basic biology and science. Gender is not separate from sex, and to claim so is to go against biology in everyway. There is no way around it. Thank you.
Tim H. Fox Valley, SK
Jan 11, 2020 - 10:30pm
Your Grace, please give this some prayerful thought
joe b. brantford, ON
Jan 10, 2020 - 12:50pm
Dear Cardinal Collins, I'm sure your are trying to protect what remains of Catholic education, but in fact you are abandoning the most basic anthropological truth about sexuality and also a great spiritual truth about the procreative union reflecting the Holy Trinity.
Gerard L. Saskatoon, SK
Jan 10, 2020 - 09:05am
I pray that you be guided by the SPIRIT
Anonymous Toronto, ON
Jan 8, 2020 - 02:03pm
Read the mission statement for the Toronto Catholic District school board. It states that ALL children and their families will be treated respectfully and in a dignified way. The emphasis is ALL. Look up the word ALL in a dictionary! All means everyone is included; no one is left out. ALL means inclusive. Trustees stop wasting
Elizabeth A. Scarb., ON
Jan 7, 2020 - 04:46pm
The type of things proposed to be discussed do not belong in schools.
Hieu H. Edmonton, AB
Jan 1, 2020 - 01:11pm
God's truth trumps all human ideologies!
Trudy C. ,
Dec 28, 2019 - 08:16am
Dec 25, 2019 - 10:31am
If we have to abandon the faith to maintain a publicly funded "Catholic" school system, then maybe it's time to abandon the system, and teach the faith to the children in private Catholic schools or in Sunday school at the parish.
Anonymous ,
Dec 24, 2019 - 09:27am
Please be a good shepherd to the lost sheep in the diocese.