A former student at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, Ontario, Myles Vosylius, gave a moving speech at a recent York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) meeting, promoting the teachings of the Catholic Church and opposing the display of pro-LGBT flags in schools during June’s “Pride Month”. Vosylius’s speech touched the hearts of many parents and concerned citizens present at the meeting, who cheered him on.
Vosylius recounted his conversion journey, which began when he was forced to “mature and grow up quickly” after his parents went through a divorce. He described how “sin was rampant” in his high school and how his conversion occurred when he began to adore the Blessed Sacrament. He shouted out “I love you, Jesus,” and was overcome with a divine presence that touched the depths of his soul. This experience led him to a path of truth, belief in Jesus Christ, and the healing of his own sinfulness.
The Harm of Pro-LGBT Symbols in Schools
Vosylius’s main point was that many students suffer from their own wounds, such as divorce, separation, addiction, mental or physical illness, or confusion in personal identity like gender and sex. He argued that pro-LGBT symbols like pride flags, stickers, or any political and sexual ideological symbol cannot heal and bring hope into the lives of YCDSB students. Instead, they will only arouse greater confusion, pain, and darkness.
He emphasized that LGBT stickers, pride flags, and other similar symbols do not accurately represent the love that God has for individuals who identify within the LGBT community. Vosylius’s remarks were met with applause and cheers of support from the audience, while Ontario LGBT teacher-activist Paolo De Buono waved a gay “pride” flag in protest.
Catholic Teachings vs. Pro-LGBT Symbols
The teachings of the Catholic Church promote love and acceptance of all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the display of pro-LGBT symbols in Catholic schools during “Pride Month” may cause confusion and contradict the Church’s teachings on human sexuality and gender.
Catholic schools have the responsibility to educate students on the truth of the Catholic faith and help them develop a strong moral character. Displaying pro-LGBT symbols may send mixed messages to students and lead them astray from Catholic teachings.
Myles Vosylius’s speech at the YCDSB meeting highlighted the importance of promoting Catholic teachings over the display of pro-LGBT symbols in schools. Catholic schools have the responsibility to educate students on the truth of the Catholic faith and help them develop a strong moral character. While it is important to show love and acceptance to all individuals, the display of pro-LGBT symbols during “Pride Month” may cause confusion and contradict the Church’s teachings on human sexuality and gender.