Toronto Catholic school board staff attend city’s grotesque ‘Pride’ parade – LifeSite

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TORONTO (LifeSiteNews) –– Members of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) attended the city’s LGBT “Pride” parade this past weekend, ostensibly celebrating sin directly condemned by the Church.

According to an X post by the Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers (TECT) labor union, on June 30, at least one TCDSB trustee and other members of staff marched in the city’s LGBT “Pride Parade,” an event which saw fully naked men in close proximity to children.


Among the TCDSB staff who attended the march were board trustee Kevin Morrison and superintendent of education, indigenous education, equity, and community relations, Roy Fernandes. 

As reported by LifeSiteNews, the parade featured fully nude adult men walking down the street and stopping by a fence where children were present.  

Additionally, a man in a thong, leather corset and platform heels leading the floats approached a group of small children who were watching the spectacle unfold from the sidelines. 

The TCDSB’s decision to walk in the parade came after pro-life and pro-family organization Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) called on the nominally Catholic institution to ban staff from attending the perverted event.  

“This is a scandal of biblical proportions,” CLC’s Jack Fonseca told LifeSiteNews.  

“It’s hard to believe that a religious institution – the TCDSB – which was created to imbue the next generation with belief in all the teachings of the Catholic faith, is now advocating for sodomy instead of Jesus Christ,” he declared.   

“They are literally marching in the streets to celebrate sodomy and transvestitism, two of the grave sins condemned by Sacred Scripture and Catholic doctrine!” Fonseca continued. 

Recently, the TCDSB has become notorious for its promotion of the LGBT agenda while claiming to be a Catholic institution.   

In April, the TCDSB voted against a motion seeking to have pro-life flags flown on top of all district buildings in the month of May. The same board in 2021 voted in favor of flying the gay “pride” flag atop its schools.     

Similarly, last November, the TCDSB invited pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin, SJ, to address staff and faculty on welcoming so-called “2SLGBTQ+ students.” 

The nominally Catholic association’s statements are in seeming contradiction to Catholic doctrine. The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly states that God created humans “male and female” and that “[e]veryone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity.” 

“Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. the harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out,” the Catechism continues.   

The Catechism further declares that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered” and “under no circumstances can they be approved.”  

LifeSiteNews reached out to the Archdiocese of Toronto to ask if it was aware that members of the TCDSB attended the march and if the archdiocese would be issuing a statement condemning Catholic groups which attended the march. The archdiocese did not respond by time of publication.   

Fonseca called out Archbishop Francis Leo for not condemning the TCDSB for promoting and celebrating sin while carrying the name “Catholic.” 

“His Excellency needs to start opening his mouth,” Fonseca declared. “As the bishop responsible for all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Toronto, he has a duty under Canon 804.1 and 804.2 to ensure that TCDSB schools are faithfully Catholic.”  

“In fact, I believe that Archbishop Leo now has an urgent obligation under Canon 803.3 to strip the TCDSB of the name ‘Catholic’ and to ban it from using that name at any of its schools, offices, verbal or written communications,” he continued.  

To respectfully voice your opinion regarding the TCDSB’s attendance at the “Pride” parade, please contact: 

TCDSB Trustees    

Joseph Martino
Ward 1: Etobicoke
Phone: 416-512-3401
Email: [email protected]   

Markus de Domenico (Vice-Chair)
Ward 2: Etobicoke
Phone: 416-512-3402
Email: [email protected]   

Ida Li Preti
Ward 3: North York
Phone: 416-512-3403
Email: [email protected]   

Teresa Lubinski
Ward 4: Parkdale-High Park, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Phone: 416-512-3404
Email: [email protected]   

Maria Rizzo
Ward 5: North York
Phone: 416-512-3405
Email: [email protected]   

Frank D’Amico, CD
Ward 6: York
Phone: 416-512-3406
Email: [email protected]   

Michael Del Grande
Ward 7: Scarborough-Agincourt
Phone: 416-512-3407
Email: [email protected]   

Garry Tanuan
Ward 8: Scarborough
Phone: 416-512-3408
Email: [email protected]   

Kevin Morrison
Ward 9: Toronto
Phone: 416-512-3409
Email: [email protected]   

Daniel Di Giorgio
Ward 10: Toronto
Phone: 416-512-3410
Email: [email protected]   

Angela Kennedy
Ward 11: East York, Toronto
Phone: 416-512-3411
Email: [email protected]   

Nancy Crawford (Chair)
Ward 12: Scarborough
Phone: 416-512-3412
Email: [email protected]   

Archbishop Francis Leo    

Phone: (416) 934-0606    

Email:[email protected]   

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