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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Renata C. North York, ON
Jun 9, 2020 - 09:45pm
To incorporate Gender Ideology is a step against Scripture and step against God Himself as it pretty much says that God makes mistakes and thus we as His creation need to be fixing His mistakes.
Jun 9, 2020 - 11:55am
God created MALE AND FEMALE. Don't let people change this.
Rita M. Stettler, AB
Jun 7, 2020 - 07:38pm
Yes I agreee
Anonymous Cormac, ON
Jun 7, 2020 - 01:56pm
Please reject the gender ideology from the schools.
Anonymous Mississauga, ON
Jun 6, 2020 - 09:21am
God have mercy on us!
Stan K. Brampton, ON
Jun 6, 2020 - 07:28am
Maria K. Mississauga , ON
Jun 6, 2020 - 12:55am
we need your leadership ... are we to be like abandoned sheep
Anonymous Milton,
Jun 5, 2020 - 11:30pm
Our children are the future and they deserve to Be free from harm and false ideologies but to learn about God’s vision of male and female gender roles in our Catholic Schools. Parents choose Catholic schools because they support these moral values and want their children to be immersed in them.
Anonymous Mississauga, ON
Jun 5, 2020 - 11:10pm
Praying that you stand up for the true teaching of the catholic church
Roselle D. Mississauga, ON
Jun 5, 2020 - 10:53pm
No comments
Venus F. Brampton , ON
Jun 5, 2020 - 10:41pm
Stop Gender Ideology teaching in our catholic schools
Jun 5, 2020 - 10:32pm
Please stand in the truth with us and with the Catholic faith.
Debbie F. MacGregor, MB
Jun 1, 2020 - 11:17am
Follow God's law and not the culture's. It has gotten the Catholic church in trouble in the past, following the culture. Teaching children these lies will harm them and ruin so many lives. Don't allow yourself to be responsible for that. We are accountable to God, not man.
Richard D. MARKHAM, ON
May 27, 2020 - 11:21pm
Your Eminence, could you please explain why you have agreed to support the teachings of gender theory at Catholic school boards in Toronto!
Jennifer G. Charlotte,
May 27, 2020 - 12:11pm
Please pray and make the right choice.