Wednesday, March 28, 2007

THE NEXT CULTURE WAR BATTLE

It'll come April 18, when the annual Day of Silence takes place in public schools across the country. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the Day of Silence is:
an annual event held to commemorate and protest anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBT and ally students face everyday. In it's (sic) 11th year, the Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country.
As one might expect, many conservative fundamentalists are upset. Always happy to make a fuss, they're advocating a public-school boycott on April 18, according to this news release from Not Our Kids, a self-proclaimed "pro-family" group:
"Teenagers deserve an opportunity to study English, history, math, and science -- without being subjected to pro-homosexual proselytizing sanctioned by school authorities. Students shouldn't be forced to self-censor or adopt beliefs contrary to those of their parents and places of worship," said Linda Harvey of Mission America, a coalition member. "Even the strongest of our junior high and high school children are not equipped to serve as frontline soldiers in this culture war."
Always with the war talk, the fundamentalists. Expect them to make a lot more noise on this issue in the next couple weeks. A list from Mission America has Central and Glendale high schools listed as participating in the Day of Silence.

4 comments:

dr.filbert said...

No doubt the Day o' Silence is one of the reasons St. Patty Robertson's storm gawd sent them tornadoes to punish them sodomites in Our Nation's heartland. That and the teachin' o' evilution.

Anonymous said...

I don't pay taxes to have this crap taught in school. If these peter-puffers want to do this in their own home, great.

I find out a teacher brings up that garbage in my kids class, I'll sue the livin bjesus out of the R-12 district.

Silence, after all, is golden.

Douglas A said...

wow. Proselytizing?? they aren't even TALKING!!

ANON 10:24- HAHAHA "peter-puffers," that's a new one to me.

Thanks for proving how much this day is necessary.

Desdinova said...

What a coincidence! I went to high school with a Peter Puffer. He sat next to me in math class.