Defend Catholic Student Arrested After Opposing Males in Female Washrooms


TO: Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) Trustees

I am deeply concerned that St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Renfrew, ON had a 16-year-old student arrested by police after expressing his religious beliefs.

After Grade 11 student Josh Alexander stated in class his Christian belief that there only two genders, that people are born either male or female, and that male students should not be allowed in female washrooms, he was suspended from class.

His suspension is wrong, and represents an egregious act of anti-religious discrimination that is causing Catholics across the country to question this school board's faithfulness to Catholic teaching. This is NOT how a “Catholic” school should behave.

This disgraceful, anti-Christian discrimination against the Christian teenager only got worse. When Josh Alexander returned to class on February 6, as an act of civil disobedience to protest an unjust dictate, the school had the teenager arrested and charged for trespassing.

I demand the following: 1. An immediate public apology to Josh Alexander; 2. His school attendance privileges restored; 3. A policy change to bar biological males from accessing girls’ washrooms throughout the RCCDSB.


[ The Undersigned ]

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May God raise up more brave kids like him. God bless you Josh.. You're name is biblical. God protected Joshua. May God be with you too.
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