Bishop Burbidge rebuked a proposal heard by the Fairfax County School Board’s that proposed a more “inclusive,” gender-neutral student curriculum. Burbidge said in a letter to the editor of the Fairfax County Times in June 2018 that he was disturbed to hear that the proposal replaced the phrase “sex assigned at birth” with “biological sex.” Burbidge claimed the proposal confuses children and denies scientific truth about the way God makes people.