TO: DCDSB Trustees
Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) trustees will be voting on Tuesday, May 25th on a motion demanding:
- That the Rainbow Flag be flown at the Catholic Education Center in recognition of Pride month from June 1 – June 30 each year beginning in June 2021.
- That every school in DCDSB raise the Rainbow Flag from June 1 – June 30 annually.
- That a multi-disciplinary working group be established by the Director to act as an advisory body to ensure staff have resources and training to provide for the ongoing support of 2SLGBTQ+ students and staff in our Catholic Schools.
These recommendations are being made despite a statement released from Cardinal Thomas Collins on May 4th, 2021 that made it clear that the Cross is the Christian symbol that best expresses “inclusion and acceptance.”
Parents are stepping up to say NO!
Please sign our petition to keep political messaging supporting same-sex relationships out of Catholic schools.
Parents exercise their choice when they send their children to Catholic schools, and they expect them to receive an education with Catholic moral teaching. Catholic schools need to be clear about the messages they give to children, and consistently teach students the truth about the faith.
Raising the Pride flag suggests approval of sexual activity of which the Catholic Church disapproves and violates Catholic teaching on chastity for all young people. Activists are using the Pride Flag motion to enforce their ideological agenda. Tell Durham Catholic Trustees to vote NO!
Catholic schools should be places of education, NOT political indoctrination!
Sign the petition to STOP the Pride flag at Durham Catholic Schools. Tell Durham Catholic Trustees To vote NO!
See Links below:
Agenda for May 25th, 2021 Board Meeting
Cardinal Thomas Collins Letter released May 4th, 2021
Memo to Trustees from Director of Education, DCDSB