TORONTO (LifeSiteNews) — A Toronto Catholic teacher known for promoting LGBT ideology declared that his students are not allowed to say there are two genders.
On June 22, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) teacher Paolo De Buono revealed that he told his eighth-grade students they are not allowed to say there are two genders, as part of his prevention of “racism, homophobia, and transphobia” in the classroom.
With all the anti-2SLGBTQI+ hate that has been displayed in Ontario, my Gr. 8 students in The Rainbow Room will be told in Week 1 (when we talk about a classroom of no racism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.), that are not permitted to say that there are only 2 genders.
— The Rainbow Room (@pdbclassroom) June 21, 2023
“With all the anti-2SLGBTQI+ hate that has been displayed in Ontario, my Gr. 8 students in the Rainbow Room will be told in Week 1 (when we talk about a classroom of no racism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.) that [they] are not permitted to say that there are only two genders,” he tweeted.
Would you permit your students to say something hurtful or harmful that’s racist or misogynistic in your classroom? No.
It should be the same with a transphobic statement that there are only 2 genders or a homophobic statement that non-heterosexual marriages or love are wrong. https://t.co/skOvBi14iO
— The Rainbow Room (@pdbclassroom) June 22, 2023
De Buono, who prides himself on pushing LGBT agenda in the classroom, reinforced his decision a few days later, tweeting, “Would you permit your students to say something hurtful or harmful that’s racist or misogynistic in your classroom? No.”
“It should be the same with a transphobic statement that there are only 2 genders or a homophobic statement that non-heterosexual marriages or love are wrong,” he continued.
Myles Vosylius, a former student at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, Ontario, was mocked by De Buono as he delivered a stirring speech against flying the “Pride Flag” and condemning the restriction of students’ free speech to the York Catholic District School Board.
“Paolo DeBuono is infamous for his anti-Catholic, sexual perverse ideologies,” Vosylius told LifeSiteNews. “He’s been doing this for years — and he posts all of this online for attention.”
“When I spoke at the YCDSB meeting, he waved his disgusting ‘pride’ flag in the background, as if he was having some kind of attention seeking temper-tantrum,” he recalled. “His mission is not inclusion, acceptance, love, tolerance or whatever other safe word he may throw at us.”
“It’s to seek attention and controversy, for the sake of getting rid of Catholic teaching in the public Catholic institutions in Ontario,” Vosylius declared. “When will Catholic leadership step in and fire this insubordinate and heretical anti-Catholic teacher?”
Despite being a nominally “Catholic” teacher, De Buono refuses to teach his students that marriage is between one man and one woman, despite the clear teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
In September, he took it upon himself to inform a visiting Catholic priest that telling students what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage is not permitted.
According to an email posted by De Buono, he informed the priest that if he spoke about the Church’s position on homosexuality during a school Mass, De Buono would “stand up and note loudly (so my students can hear clearly) why what you said was discriminatory.”
De Buono is not the only Canadian teacher to try to prevent opposition to LGBT ideology, but students across the country have begun to stand up to school administrations who promote LGBT agenda in schools.
This month, a Saskatchewan principal called in police to question students who defied the narrative by making a public statement of being “straight and proud.”
A recently leaked audio recording exposing a Canadian teacher lambasting her Muslim students for missing school to protest “Pride” sparked a backlash across social media. Many were outraged that the teacher implied that students cannot withhold support for “Pride” and remain “Canadian.”
In late June, Toronto-area students protested outside a high school that reportedly suspended students for stating there are only two genders.
Also in June, Ottawa Longfields-Davidson High School students organized a walkout despite opposition from the school’s administration.
“We are a group focussed on love, not hate,” the LDHSS Students for Change Instagram page read. “We do not hate transgender people. We do not hate gay people. We do not hate most teachers. We just want to protect our religions. To protect our younger siblings. And most importantly, our personal beliefs and the right to believe what we want.”