• Mon. May 20th, 2024
Josh Alexander is met by police after trying to return to his high school in Renfrew after a suspension.

In the name of inclusivity, a Catholic school in Renfrew suspended and arrested one its students for affirming that there are only two genders.

Josh Alexander was prohibited from attending classes last November, due to his remarks regarding gender that were made in the classroom. He wasn’t allowed back until he retracted these statements.

On Monday, when Alexander stepped foot into his classroom he was immediately confronted by the vice-principal, followed shortly after by two police officers who arrested him and charged him with trespassing. The ex-St. Joseph’s Catholic High School student recently said that he shared his thoughts about gender during a class dialogue.

“It was about male students using female washrooms, gender dysphoria and male breastfeeding. Everyone was sharing their opinions on it, any student who wanted to was participating, including the teacher,” Alexander said.

“I said there were only two genders, and you were born either a male or a female, and that got me into trouble. And then I said that gender doesn’t trump biology.”

His suspension from school is the result of his adherence to Catholic teachings, expressed in those statements. Alexander’s lawyer reported that the school won’t allow him to return until he agrees not to ‘dead name’ and refrains from attending his two afternoon classes, which are attended by two transgenders who don’t condone Josh’s spiritual convictions.

Alexander declared that he has never spoken to another student with their pre-transition name–or, ‘dead named’ them. Trans students unhappy with Alexander’s religious beliefs should consider the fact that they are in a school which identifies itself as Catholic.

This incident is a glaring example of why it’s time to bid farewell to Ontario’s taxpayer-funded Catholic school system. There’s no trace of Catholicism in these schools: they just abide by the secular mantra like all other public institutions, and are beyond rescue now.

This individual is being deprived of the right to an education simply because he holds a different opinion than those in authority. By expelling Alexander from Catholic school for expressing his belief that there are only two genders, what message is the institution sending to students? By making this student a martyr, the school is not only proving they have strayed from their core Catholic values and beliefs but also providing evidence that they are no longer trustworthy as an educational institution.

How does allowing Alexander to attend the class benefit trans students who oppose his religious beliefs? What can these students learn from such an experience? By awarding this status, children learn that their opinion is superior to others’, and they do not need to acquire the skills necessary for resolving disagreement. Furthermore, these privileges grant them a sense of special power over their peers. No one is well served by this.

It is obvious that, in Ontario’s school system, woke politics take precedence over everything else – even a teen’s right to learn. Although the full narrative from Alexander and the school board may not be available just yet, this situation shows us that something must change.

This entire system has been completely corrupted & irrevocably broken from the ground up.

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