"The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has published an article advocating the flying of the LGBT 'pride' flag by Catholic organizations.
The OECTA article follows the news that earlier this month the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) voted to declare June 'Pride Month' and to fly the homosexual rainbow 'pride' flag at all schools within the board for the entire month of June...
In the cover story of the May 2021 issue of the Catholic Teacher magazine, the group argues that flying the LGBT flag shows the 'Gospel value of unconditional love.'
The article by Shannon Hogan, a Staff Officer for OECTA, opens with a quote by St. Paul to the Galatians, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (3:28)
Hogan uses the verse as the premise for her argument that a promotion of the LGBT 'pride' movement is an act of 'love.' Hogan says that 'many parents have children who identify as LGBTQ2SI,' that such parents 'count on us [Catholic teachers] to teach and nurture them' and that flying the 'pride' flag is a key part of that.
'Seeing the Pride flag and our OECTA pride flag visible at our buildings is a sign that all students in our care are being taught the Gospel value of unconditional love,' she says...
Jack Fonseca of Canada’s pro-life and pro-family organization Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews that the Archdiocese of Toronto and Cardinal Collins did not do enough to stop the TCDSB from voting to fly the LGBT 'pride' flag over Catholic schools, a move which he described as stepping 'into apostasy.'
'The Cardinal’s May 4 letter to the board was half-hearted,' Fonseca said. 'The last paragraph gave the dissident trustees an out, by essentially saying they could do what they want. The Cardinal did not threaten to impose any penalty on the board or individual trustees. The pending apostasy was grave enough that Cardinal Collins could easily have warned trustees, either privately or publicly, that they would face excommunication if they voted to embrace the sin-laden secular symbol.'"
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