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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Thus far 1594 signatories
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Anonymous London, ON
Nov 4, 2020 - 09:29pm
Absolutely ridiculous.
Gisele F. Quinte West, ON
Oct 31, 2020 - 02:11pm
I respectfully urge you to protect our children and the family and to stand by the commandments of God.
Oct 28, 2020 - 01:59pm
Take a stand against this violation of biblical standard
Anonymous calgary, AB
Oct 19, 2020 - 10:47pm
Thank you for respecting the dignity of children, Your Eminence.
Anonymous Mount Forest, ON
Oct 17, 2020 - 05:54pm
Now more than ever children need to know the whole truth of God. Watering down His words and changing His truth is detrimental to these children's souls. If you don't care about God's judgement on you then separate yourself from the church. You will be held accountable for many lost souls!
Anonymous Calgary, AB
Oct 12, 2020 - 02:32pm
Cardinal Collins in allowing this false gender ideology to be incorporated into the catholic schools code of conduct you have shown your disagreement with catholic doctrine or dogma. This priest no longer stands for catholicism and petition must go to the Holy Vatican to have him defrocked.
Eleanor N. Kirkland Lake, ON
Oct 11, 2020 - 07:24pm
Please reverse the Archdiocese of Toronto’s acceptance of Gender Theory at the Toronto Catholic District School Board
Anonymous Cannington , ON
Oct 8, 2020 - 11:10am
If the Archdiocese of Toronto is going to endorse these anti-Catholic ideology s then its time to publicly acknowledge that the organization is no longer Catholic. Its a disgrace.
Slawomir N. Mississuga, ON
Oct 7, 2020 - 05:08pm
Strongly support petition
Anonymous Ottawa, ON
Sep 28, 2020 - 09:33am
We need to stay strong and keep the faith.
Anonymous Mississauga, ON
Sep 26, 2020 - 09:19am
For any Catholic institution accepting this scandal, has contributed to their demise.
Anonymous Waterloo, ON
Sep 20, 2020 - 11:23pm
Genesis 1:27
Matthew C. Oshawa, ON
Sep 20, 2020 - 12:33am
Jesus Christ is The Only Way. I am not a Catholic, I am a Christian who seeks a relationship with Jesus Christ our Saviour. Jesus loves these children they are His inheritance. “Gender Ideology” is completely UNBIBLICAL and destructive to young minds everywhere. The Catholic Church is doing Satan’s work by promoting this filth.
Lynne T. Kelowna, BC
Sep 19, 2020 - 10:34pm
Anonymous aurora, ON
Sep 5, 2020 - 03:34pm
Please protect our children and the rights of parents to raise their children accordingly. Children are vulnerable and precious and they need and deserve our protection.