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Conservatives Launch Predictable Protest Against Day Of Silence

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Every year it's the same. Gay-Straight student alliances, GLSEN and other pro-equality groups organize the Day of Silence, a day to raise awareness of and combat anti-gay bullying. And every year social conservatives work themselves up into a frenzy, claiming the event is cover for some insidious "gay agenda" hellbent on destroying Christianity. This year is no different.

A coalition of pro-family groups suggests that students stay away from school on Friday if their campus is "officially recognizing and/or compelling students to observe this event during instructional time by a silent protest," according to Linda Harvey, president of Mission America.

Harvey writes in her column that high schools and even some middle schools are now the target of this event.

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Harvey believes the goal of the Day of Silence organizers is not to help end all bullying as they claim.

"The goal is to exploit the tender sympathies of kids to promote homosexuality and gender confusion. The agenda is everything; Judeo-Christian morality is the enemy; and sadly, kids are the tools," she wrote.

So, those are the options Harvey and company are offering kids: skip school or learn to accept gay people. The choice, it seems to me, should be a no-brainer.

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  1. That "gay agenda" must be something so different. Think about it! There is no organizing group to set the agenda. There are no dues that must be paid. There is no organization like it in the world!

    The only thing the "gay agenda" is looking for are the same rights that other people have. The right to love the person they choose. The right to spend the rest of their lives together. The right to live their lives as open, honest, caring people! How threatening is that?
    I have no objection to christians or any other religion practicing they religion within the confines of their own members, BUT, that does not give them the right to demand that people that are not of their membership to follow their beliefs!


    Posted by: John | Apr 19, 2012 8:50:45 AM


  2. For years, decades, we've listened to religionists pretend that they don't hate us, listened to all sorts of double talk. First we heard that being gay is a choice and shouldn't be protected, then the argument shifted to it not being a choice but we should all pray to not be gay. Also that marriage is for a man and woman but civil unions would be acceptable and in an instant many states moved to ban civil unions on the grounds that they would be a stepping stone toward gay marriage. It's all been a smokescreen for their real deep hatred of gays. All the while, we gays have not so much as threatened to abolish Christianity or religion and have argued that we want peace and liberty for everyone's choices.
    I think it's time that changed. I think we should drop the charade and fight to ban religion just as they are fighting to ban homosexuality. Ours is innate. Theirs is a choice. Religion is what causes all the pain in the world. Intolerance, bigotry, hatred... all because of a ridiculous belief in a so-called benevolent being who would send us to hell for being the very thing that he supposedly created us as. Religion must end. Religion is the problem.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Apr 19, 2012 9:13:42 AM


  3. For years, decades, we've listened to religionists pretend that they don't hate us, listened to all sorts of double talk. First we heard that being gay is a choice and shouldn't be protected, then the argument shifted to it not being a choice but we should all pray to not be gay. Also that marriage is for a man and woman but civil unions would be acceptable and in an instant many states moved to ban civil unions on the grounds that they would be a stepping stone toward gay marriage. It's all been a smokescreen for their real deep hatred of gays. All the while, we gays have not so much as threatened to abolish Christianity or religion and have argued that we want peace and liberty for everyone's choices.
    I think it's time that changed. I think we should drop the charade and fight to ban religion just as they are fighting to ban homosexuality. Ours is innate. Theirs is a choice. Religion is what causes all the pain in the world. Intolerance, bigotry, hatred... all because of a ridiculous belief in a so-called benevolent being who would send us to hell for being the very thing that he supposedly created us as. Religion must end. Religion is the problem.

    Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/04/conservatives-launch-predictable-protest-against-day-of-silence.html#ixzz1sUYCH4ez

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Apr 19, 2012 9:14:50 AM


  4. you know what pisses me off about the so-called "Christians" is they aren't listening to the message set forth by "Day of Silence" ... this is a real issue and I cannot think of anything more Christian than recongnizing the horrible abuse that gay kids suffer!! WWJD - he would be fighting for the gay youth, not sitting in judgement!!

    Posted by: tommyboy | Apr 19, 2012 10:04:53 AM


  5. "Every year it's the same." And every year, I have the same feeling that something is just not right about the whole "Day of Silence" concept (so much so that this post is practically identical to one I have posted before). While I am totally supportive of the idea of an event that raises awareness of gay rights issues among school children, I think that the "Day of Silence" model is a terrible way to do it, both symbolically and practically. Historically, silence was the only choice available to gays--so why perpetuate more of it, especially when an event like this affords an opportunity for speaking up about their issues? I really have never understood this concept, or why anyone at GLSEN ever thought it was a good idea. On their website, they ask, "What are YOU going to do to end the silence?"--it makes no sense that the answer to that question would be "stay silent" and waste what might be the only possible opportunity for discussion and enlightening the uninformed. When I was a child, the loudest message coming from gay activists was "Silence = Death"; now, apparently, gay folks have turned to telling kids the exact opposite.

    Posted by: Thomasina | Apr 19, 2012 10:20:12 AM


  6. I would really like to know what good these people do ANYONE. So far, I got nothing. Anyone?

    Linda Harvey is a dangerous woman, and anyone who follows her is a despicable piece of filth.

    Posted by: Shannon 1981 | Apr 20, 2012 8:41:44 AM


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