The pro-homosexual “Day of Silence” (DOS) is coming to your child’s school again. The nationally scheduled date is April 16, 2010. While wearing the mask of a “safe schools” program, this is actually a movement to silence any criticism of homosexuality. It is a homosexual activism day.
Day of Silence is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and was created by GLSEN’s founder and former Executive Director, Kevin Jennings. Jennings now heads the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program at the U.S. Department of Education. The Day of Silence is just one of the homosexual indoctrination programs operating in our schools.
“Gay” students and teachers are asked to go the entire day without speaking as a protest to the bullying and harassment students receive over their “sexual orientation.” This is a manufactured crisis of violence upon gender-confused students. Adult homosexual activists have manufactured it to promote a political agenda, but instead they are ruining young lives, putting children at risk because of deadly behaviors, and forcing gender confusion on the vulnerable.
The goal behind the Day of Silence is not to make schools safe but to silence Christian voices and the voices of those who do not approve of homosexuality. Students who do not support homosexuality have a right to say that sex between two males or two females is repulsive. They also have a right to say people aren’t born homosexual without being called bigoted or hateful.
Action to Take: What Parents Should Do
Call your child’s middle school and high school and ask whether the administration and/or teachers will be permitting students to remain silent during class on the Day of Silence. If students will be permitted to remain silent, parents should:
1. Express their opposition by calling their children out of school on the Day of Silence. (Make certain of the date the event is planned. The national date is April 16, but some schools observe DOS on a different day.)
2. Send out a letter to the school administrators, the children’s teachers and all school board members or call them with this information. To find out who your local board members are, simply call your local school district administration office.
3. Encourage church leadership to follow the bold example of Pastor Ken Hutcherson, who vocally opposed “Day of Silence” in Redmond, Washington. He led the walkout in his community, and over 600 of 1,400 students were called out on the Day of Silence.
4. Parents should explain to their children why they are taking a stand: homosexuality is not innate. It is immoral and should be resisted; it is not equivalent to race; disapproval of homosexuality is not equivalent to racism or hatred or bullying. Schools should not support a behavior that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive to individuals and society.
Click here to see Day of Silence WALKOUT Endorsements.
Click here to find more information on the Day of Silence Walkout.
Click here to listen to an interview with Linda Harvey from Mission America on the Day of Silence Walkout.