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Day of Silence Walkout 2011

By April 14, 2011Ohio
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The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is only two days away. GLSEN’s Day of Silence, which began on college campuses and has now infiltrated middle schools, exploits anti-bullying sentiment to undermine the belief that homosexual acts are immoral. GLSEN shamelessly exploits teen suicide in order to create a climate of hysteria which they can then exploit to falsely impute culpability for teen suicide to conservative moral beliefs. GLSEN’s end game is the eradication of conservative moral beliefs and the creation of a social and political climate in which it is impossible to express them. Their cultural vehicle of choice for this radical social experiment is public education. What a strategic coup for homosexualists: use our money to capture the hearts and minds of our children.

And we do virtually nothing. Our complacence makes us complicit in the damage done to our children and our culture. Moreover, we teach our children by example to be cowardly conformists. It’s time to resist and there’s no easier way to resist than to call your children out of school on the Day of Silence.

Parents and Guardians: Call your children’s middle and high schools and ask if students and/or teachers will be permitted to refuse to speak during class on Friday, April 15. If your administration allows students and/or teachers to refuse to speak during class, call your child out of school. Every student absence costs school districts money. When administrators refuse to listen to reason and when they allow the classroom to be exploited for political purposes, parents must take action. If they don’t, the politicization of the classroom and curricula will increase.

If your administrator tells you that they do not permit students or teachers to refuse to speak in class, ask him or her how that is communicated to faculty and students.

Here are just a few of the governmental efforts designed to use public schools to normalize homosexuality and Gender Identity Disorder (aka “transgenderism”):

  • An enumerate anti-bullying law Illinois.
  • Comprehensive sex ed bill SB 1619.
  • Safe Schools Improvement Act.
  • “Dear Colleague” Letter sent by the Department of Justice to all school boards that unconstitutionally expands the control of government over student speech.
  • The Department of Justice’s video submission to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign.
  • White House Anti-Bullying Conference.

And here are the special events concocted by homosexual activist organizations that have wormed their way into public schools, partly because conservatives fail to oppose them with the same vigor that homosexuals promote them:

  • No Name-Calling Week sponsored by GLSEN.
  • Ally Week sponsored by GLSEN.
  • Spirit Day sponsored by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation


  • National Coming Out Day sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
  • The Transgender Day of Remembrance sponsored by the HRC.

The ACLU has issued this statement to students regarding silence in class:

“You DO have a right to participate in Day of Silence and other expressions of your opinion at a public school during non-instructional time: the breaks between classes, before and after the school day, lunchtime, and any other free times during your day. You do NOT have a right to remain silent during class time if a teacher asks you to speak.”

It’s long past time that conservatives start acting and speaking as if we think our moral beliefs are objectively true. Conservative teachers need to create activities that require students to speak on the Day of Silence, and conservative parents need to teach their children by example to take a stand for truth.

It is unconscionable that conservative parents remain silent, acquiescent, fearful non-participants in our public schools while homosexuals and their ideological allies engage continuously in vociferous, vigorous, and bold action.

Please call your children out of school if your administration permits students to refuse to speak on the Day of Silence. For further information, including parental instructions and a sample calling out letter, click here.

Participating Organizations:
Abiding Truth Ministries; American Family Association (AFA); AFA of Michigan; AFA of Pennsylvania; Americans for Truth; Capitol Resource Institute; Christian Rights Ministries; Citizen for Community Values; Coalition of Conscience; Community Issues Council; Concerned Women for America (CWA); CWA of California; CWA of Florida; CWA of Hawaii; CWA of Illinois; CWA of Ohio; CWA of Texas South; CWA of Washington; Don Feder Associates; Faith2Action; Faith, Family Freedom Alliance; Illinois Family Institute; Indiana Voice; Informing Christians; Jimmy Z Show; Liberty Council; Maine Family Policy Council; Mass Resistance; Renew America Columnist Matt Abbott; Mission America; Montana Family Foundation; Save California; Ted Baehr-Good News Communications.


Bobbi Radeck
State Director
CWA of Ohio