Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Day Of Silence? If Only...

Our local High School is participating in this. It breaks my heart, but steels my resolve to continue homeschooling and pray more for the students in my district.

When did the public school system (and my tax dollars along with it) become a place for politics and activism? With no disrespect to the students, as long as the parents are footing the bill for the school system, keep it to reading and ritin' and rithmetic (taught by the tune of a hickory stick?)...



"Thousands of students across the nation will participate on Friday in what has become known as "The Day of Silence" – a vow among students to remain silent throughout the day in recognition and protest of the perceived “silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools.”

First organized in 1996 by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in collaboration with the United States Student Association, the event has become somewhat of a staple throughout schools as students vow not to speak and distribute cards that urge compliance and support for homosexual students... "

Read the rest here.

3 comments:

Lorri said...

When my dh was attending San Francisco State University, they had an unannounced "Wear Jeans If You're Gay" Day. They wouldn't announce it until that very day. I asked him if wore jeans - of course he had, and I told him it was ok, it was in the past, LOL!

TheTutor said...

Love, love, love the "Golden Rule Initiative" alternative. The people who came up with that are loving geniuses. I have been struggling recently with being lovingly confrontational. Letting those I disagree with know I disagree while still loving them and desiring to minister to them and having them desire my friendship. Tax collectors and prostitutes wanted to be with Jesus even though he spoke unwaveringly and lovingly against their sinful ways. I know I will never achieve this level of love while on this earth, but I long for the day I can taste it... if even for a moment.

Thank you for sharing this article. It has spurred me to seek the face of Christ, and that is always a wonderful thing.

Dawn said...

Silly me, I went and called the school just to be sure. This makes me very sad. It does make me even more certain that homeschooling is good for the kids.