Day of Silence (Outrage!)
April 18th marks the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's 11th annual "Day of Silence", when thousands of students, teachers and parents shut their traps to raise awareness of anti-gay oppression. Participants are meant to carry a card explaining their muteness with a note asking readers, "What are you going to do to break the silence?"
Conservative groups, however, aren't having it. And, in fact, can't seem to shut their own traps about how much they oppose the idea. One coalition, NotOurKids, has planned a counter protest in which they'll keep their children at home, lest they be subjected to the silent sissie scourge. One concerned parent's comments, however, make us wonder if they actually thought their action through.
Founder of the California-based Mission America and NotOurKids participant, Linda says she's keeping her spawn home because "Teenagers deserve an opportunity to study… without being subjected to pro-homosexual proselytizing sanctioned by school authorities". Proselytizing? Interesting choice of words coming from a woman whose organization dedicated to spreading the word of Christ, but okay...
Harvey goes on to remark:
Students shouldn't be forced to self-censor or adopt beliefs contrary to those of their parents and places of worship. Even the strongest of our junior high and high school children are not equipped to serve as frontline soldiers in this culture war.
Well, then, shouldn't you stop inculcating them with your hateful messages? Seriously, if you don't want them participating in this nasty and seemingly never ending war of words (no pun intended), then leave them out of it entirely.
But, the most ridiculous aspect of Harvey's stance comes in the fact that she feels the Day of Silence will disrupt her children's learning, so she'd rather them not go to school at all? Um, did she go to school?
Boycott Homosexual 'Day of Silence,' Pro-Family Group Says [CNS News]
For more information on the Day of Silence, click here.
What I don't understand is how these idiots can possibly say that someone not saying ANYTHING is disrupting the school day? The only reason they are pissed is because people are protesting about being treated like scum. And all they are basically saying is "You deserve it".
i get confused too :unsure:
human nature seems so keen to categorise one another, whether it's by nation, culture, creed, religion, colour, sexuality, bulk, size, class, intelligence etc etc etc - and if one category doesn't slot in with another then it's persecuted :hmmm:
sadly, gays have their prejudices too
and sadder still, a lot of it seems to be against one another
(this point will be witnessed before your very eyes on most gay chat sites) :slap:
live n let live
oh and kewl pic by the way - you can slot into my category any time
you know when all this is over and done with
when gay people finally get to happen
when open gay kids are the norm
when the bible turns out to be a load of balony that it is
when the family unit survives the onslaught of diversity
when all that is finally laid to rest….
who the hell are the conservatives going to bash next ??