Controversy Erupts As Toronto Catholic Schoolteacher Brags About Reading LGBT Picture Books to His 5th and 6th Grade Students


Controversy has erupted in Toronto as one Catholic school teacher has used Twitter to boast of his efforts to force LGBT propaganda on his young, impressionable students.

Paolo De Buono, a teacher of Grades 5 and 6 at Toronto’s St. James Catholic School, took to Twitter last Wednesday, to openly boast about the pro-homosexual and pro-transgender books he is reading to his 10 and 11-year-old students.

In an attempt to justify the inappropriate indoctrination of his students he cites the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s controversial decision to add “marital and family status, gender expression and gender identity” as prohibited grounds of discrimination to its code of conduct.

In the tweet, he posts a picture of the books Sparkle Boy, The Boy who Cried Fabulous, A Tale of Two Mommies, and A Tale of Two Daddies, saying, “These are examples of books I’ll share with my Gr. 5-6 class to help teach respecting differences. The @TCDSB recently adopted 4 new terms in its Code of Conduct: family status, gender expression, gender identity & marital status.”

He also shared this first tweet later, saying, “This morning we read Fabulous, a fabulous story by @lesleanewman about accepting ourselves for who we are & accepting others for who they are. @LubinskiTeresa, you’re welcome to join us if you’d like to read any of the other books with my class.”

As LifeSiteNews reports, De Buono was a leading advocate in the heated battle to get the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to add the pro-LGBT terms to its code of conduct, which governs students and staff.

In the second tweet, he mockingly invites Teresa Lubinski to come read books with his students. Lubinski is one of four trustees who voted against the terms being added back in November.

The TCDSB is one of the largest school districts in the world with over 91,000 students in 195 schools and according to their own website, each of their schools “offers a well-rounded, Christian curriculum.” Do activist teachers, like De Buono, aggressively pushing LGBT propaganda onto students fall under the umbrella of a “well-rounded, Christian” education?

Parents and pro-family groups don’t think so.

The decision for the TCDSB to change its code of conduct to include the LGBT-friendly terms has been very controversial with opponents using a petition to call on Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins to “use his moral authority to encourage the trustees to reject gender identity theory,” to no avail.

Canada’s national pro-life and pro-family lobbying group, Campaign Life Coalition, is calling for De Buono to be fired.

LifeSiteNews reports:

Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life’s director of political operations, regards Collins’s failure to act at that time [of the code of conduct terms vote] as paramount to a betrayal of parents, and contends that Catholics need their shepherd to take action now to repair the damage.

And as the cardinal is responsible under canon law to “to keep our Catholic schools Catholic,” says Fonseca, in this case that means Collins should see to it that the TCDSB fire De Buono.

“This pro-gay activist teacher has crossed a line and needs to be fired immediately. His excuse that he’s merely teaching kids about ‘respecting differences’ is so super-thin as to be non-existent,” Fonseca told LifeSiteNews.

De Buono is “openly promoting the homosexual lifestyle and transsexualism to impressionable Catholic children,” and “destroying their supernatural faith and indoctrinating them to embrace and celebrate behaviours that are condemned by the Catholic Church as gravely sinful and intrinsically disordered,” he added.

“This is diabolical.”

Moreover, De Buono is “mocking our Catholic educational leaders – the trustees and the diocesan archbishop — by rubbing his dissent in their faces on Twitter, and essentially daring them to try to stop him,” said Fonseca. 

It certainly does appear as though De Buono is brazenly mocking the Catholic Church and the TCDSB, who pay him over $100,000 per year to be an educator in one of their schools. The fact that the Cardinal refuses to denounce this behavior and take action against De Buono is troubling and proves just how pervasive the LGBT agenda has become.

If you live in Toronto you can sign the petition to Cardinal Collins or reach out to voice your concerns to the Cardinal’s office, the principal of St. James Catholic School, or the TCDSB trustees.

If there were ever a time to stand up and speak out it’s now. Only by being united will we bring about the right kind of change.

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