Friday, March 30, 2007

Why Parents Should Pull Their Kids From School on April 18th (Day of Silence)

Illinois homosexual activist Rick Garcia equates advocates for concerned parents with Nazis.

From "Why Parents (or are they Nazis?) Should Pull Their Kids From School on April 18th (Day of Silence)" by Peter LaBarbera, posted at

Americans for Truth
has joined the pro-family coalition — calling on parents across the nation to pull their kids from school if the school endorses or encourages the pro-homosexual “Day of Silence.” The annual event is the brainchild of the radical group GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), of Massachusetts “Fistgate” notoriety.

Day of Silence is a propaganda exercise for schools designed to engender sympathy toward GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) lifestyles. Many schools now officially back this disruptive, pro-homosexual event — so we’re calling on parents to pull their children out of school that day (Wed., April 18 this year). How did we get to the point in our society where schools would be used to promote acceptance of immoral homosexual behaviors and gender confusion (transgenderism)?

Many schools — especially in metropolitan areas — have become PC propaganda centers, and it’s way past time for parents to take a stand. Promoting unhealthy, changeable and immoral behaviors like homosexuality and bisexuality — especially to vulnerable teens (even middle schoolers!) –– lacks compassion. Click HERE for a list of schools likely to be (or potentially) participating in the “Day of Silence.”

Beware: it can be tricky to nail down a school’s policy on DOS because administrators will often claim that they are NOT endorsing the pro-homosexual event, yet then they will still allow students to remain silent that day — an obvious acquiescence to politicized behavior that disrupts the educational process.

For an idea of how GLSEN-friendly teachers use the classroom to promote the “victimhood” of homosexuals as a minority, click HERE to view a GLSEN document, “Lesson Plan: The Silencing Effect of Anti-LGBT Name-Calling.” From the “Lesson Plan”:

“Instruct students to freewrite about one or both of the following topics: 1) How it feels to silence oneself and be silenced by others; and/or 2) What the Day of Silence means to them, and why they do or don’t think the Day of Silence is necessary in their school.”

Folks, this isn’t education, it’s ‘Gay’ Advocacy Training 101!

Read the rest of this article.

Culture Campaign is also endorsing the boycott. If your child's school is participating, don't just pull your child out. Send a respectful but firm letter to each teacher, principal, and school board member explaining why. Here is a sample letter that you can use or edit to fit your situation:

Dear ___________,

Due to the administration’s decision to allow the politicization of the learning environment through the National Day of Silence, we feel compelled to call our child/children out of school on that day.

The administration errs when it allows the learning environment to be disrupted and politicized by granting students permission to remain silent throughout an entire day. The protesters have a captive audience, many of whom disagree with and are made uncomfortable by the politicization of their classroom. How many political protests will the school allow, and who decides which political issue will be allowed to disrupt the educational process?

Day of Silence participants have a First Amendment right to wear t-shirts, put up posters, and set up tables on which they provide informative materials.The Day of Silence participants go further, however, by usurping the classroom of every student in every class for an entire day in the service of their philosophical and political purposes. Their silence, and in some cases, the silence or their teachers, transforms the activities of the day.

Administrations must allow for appropriate ways for students to express their views while protecting the classroom from intrusive, political exploitation.

Thank you for your consideration.


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