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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Louis L D. Sarnia, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:16pm
This is a disturbing issue and dentrimental to all Peaple.
Anonymous Ingleside, PE
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:09pm
We've lost our moral compass and our children and grandchildren will suffer the consequences. It didn't happen overnight. It happened by a series of concessions like this.
mimi a. Toronto, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:05pm
Pauline P. Toronto, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:03pm
Mervi K. Regina, SK
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:03pm
Anonymous Ottawa, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:01pm
Rosa C. Bailieboro, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 07:01pm
Please stop this Evil in its tracks. On that Great Day will Jesus say to you. Well done good and Faithful Servant.? Matthew 25
Anonymous scarborough, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:53pm
Joanna A. Scarborough, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:52pm
Dolly X. Scarborough, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:52pm
Pathetic leadership from all directions!
Anonymous Scarborough, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:51pm
Anonymous Scarborough, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:50pm
Extremely disappointed and ashamed of the Archdiocese of Toronto. You lack courage and conviction in standing up for the Truth of Jesus Christ! You have bowed to the works of the evil one and to the almighty dollar - scared of losing funding or whatever!
Jeff G. Branchton, ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:43pm
I know you are against the concept of gender ideology. But you must speak out publicly or you risk creating the scandal that is now upon the Catholic church in Canada.
Caroline Q. Tecumseh , ON
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:43pm
Nov 8, 2019 - 06:39pm