Toronto District Catholic School Board trustees voted 7-4 against a motion to ban student clubs called “Gay/Straight Alliances.”

The motion correctly stated that these clubs often promote a positive view of homosexual activity, which undermines Catholic teaching on chastity and marriage. Let’s face it, these types of clubs have formed in all sorts of Catholic schools and colleges under the guise that they’re for the prevention of bullying. But that’s not how they are operated in many cases.

We all know that Church teaching is being undermined by these clubs, both in Catholic high schools and colleges.

I was especially disheartened with the one student who said that he doesn’t think “politics” should play a role in the decision whether a Catholic school should be home to a GSA. Is this young man so uninformed by his Catholic school that he sees Church teaching as “politics?”

I don’t blame him as much as I blame the school. So many Catholic schools are failing these young people and allowing them to see the culture as true liberalization and seeing in the Church’s teachings the constrictive chains of politics.

As long as Catholic parents keep paying for this kind of garbage we’re going to get more of this. Parents must weigh the decisions about their children’s religious education seriously. It’s not good enough to send your kids to a Catholic school. It actually needs to be a CATHOLIC SCHOOL.