Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dear parents and concerned citizens
The so-called "Day of Silence" (DOS), sponsored nationally by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is approaching again. It happens this year on April 26 in some middle schools and high schools across the nation. For some reason, parents appear not to be concerned about it, or its effects on their children, or the intrusion it is in education. Why? No other organization is allowed to intrude into our children's education the way GLSEN does. Their purpose is to make homosexuality accepted and open the door for children to experiment with their sexuality.
Who gives them permission to do this?
By our inaction, have we given them permission?
On January 30, 2006 about 400 citizens from across Massachusetts attended a Public Hearing and testified against Bill H-1641, which would have made Health Education mandatory for graduation and would have made teaching that homosexuality is normal a mandatory part of that curriculum. As a result of the parent and citizen outrage expressed at that hearing, this Bill was defeated and sent to "study" for this year. Why then are we allowing this intrusion of the “Day of Silence” homosexual propaganda into our schools? Its proponents claim that this Day of Silence is a student-led event, but it is actually planned and funded by GLSEN, a national organization that has its own web sites. Some of the details from those sites are given below in the Background Information provided by Brian Camenker of the Article 8 Alliance.

On March 9th, GLSEN sponsored meetings with teachers to plan ways to overcome students' and parents' objections. What parents can do: If you have a problem with GLSEN sponsoring these events in your child's school, this is what you can do:

  • Talk about the Day of Silence (DOS) to other parents in your school.
  • Find school board members who agree with you and have been waiting for parents to stand up on this issue.

Realize that this event is NOT a student sponsored event, but a well-funded, well-promoted event with nationally recognized organizations who want to change the minds of our children against their parent's wishes. Realize that the DOS Organizing Manual shows students how to plan in the 6 weeks leading up to the event and that the conclusion of the DOS is for students to express how they feel about homosexual lifestyles. Realize that this is a day of indoctrination and promotion of the homosexual lifestyle that you would never promote to your own children, so why are you allowing it to happen now? Realize that your child's educational institution is no place for this to happen.

GLSEN is the ONLY external group who has ever done this activity on such a large scale or gets this type of access to your children during the school day. Who gave them permission? Get together as parents and plan your course of action. Include friendly and concerned school board members. Plan your best arguments. Be polite. Be firm. Go to your next school board meeting and request that this event be cancelled in your schools and state your reasons why. (The more parents you have behind you, the better chance of this happening.) Don't give up. Only concerned parents can make this happen. Your children's education is your responsibility. They are only children once. Protect their innocence. Don't allow intimidation to change your children's perspective on what is right and wrong.

What some students are doing: The Day of Truth (April 27)

The Alliance Defense Fund is a Christian legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation. Participating students are encouraged to wear T-shirts and pass out cards (not during class time) with the following message:

I am speaking the Truth to break the silence. Silence isn’t freedom. It’s a constraint. Truth tolerates open discussion, because the Truth emerges when healthy discourse is allowed. By proclaiming the Truth in love, hurts will be halted, hearts will be healed, and lives will be saved.

http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/actions/Default.aspx?mid=410&cid=3308

Background information (from Brian Camenker of Article 8 Alliance)

The Day of Silence is promoted by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a well-financed national homosexual organization aimed at promoting homosexuality among schoolchildren. On Thursday night, March 9, the Boston office of GLSEN held TWO seminars for "educators" of your children. As listed on their website, they are:

  • Thursday March 9th: Planning the Day of Silence and Dealing with Opposition from the Far Right
  • Thursday March 9th: Day of Silence Planning workshop for GSA advisors

Yes, they're holding workshops to train their people in the schools (1) how to put on the "Day of Silence" and (2) how to deal with YOU: the "opposition." Or, as they put it -- the "far right." Check it out on their website (if they haven't taken it down) at http://www.glsenboston.org/events.htm(You can also register and go yourself!)

The "Day of Silence" is an odious propaganda event held each April in high schools and middle schools across the country, the brainchild of GLSEN. During an entire school day, children (and teachers) are asked to wear pro-homosexual rainbow stickers on their clothes, and remain silent during the school day, in solidarity of the national homosexual movement. They are told that this is a noble cause, equated to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

These pro-propaganda events are ostensibly organized by "Gay-Straight Alliance" clubs in the schools. But the level of organization has always been very sophisticated, and the money involved quite substantial. And somehow a lot of adults seem to be doing things behind the scenes. Well, now we know more. . . Click here for the GLSEN-sponsored Day of Silence website. (And check out their "Day of Silence” organizing manual, which you can download there.)

Click here for GLSEN's studentorganizing.org website.

Here's GLSEN's national website.

And check out GLSEN's list of gay clubs in Mass. schools (And we know there are more!)

I have no problem with the homosexual community expressing their viewpoints, but to indoctrinate our children during regular school hours to think homosexuality is O.K.? Children can learn about toleration of groups at home especially when it comes to sexual orientations.

Children learn about the ABC's and 123's at school not how to accept radical propaganda. The radical homosexual agenda should not be pushed upon our children in any way shape or form. The people of Massachusetts have already spoken up about House Bill 1641, and that bill was crushed. Now parents need to speak out against this indoctrination of our children's minds and take action!!

One thing that I can not understand is that the homosexual community is comparing their fight for equal rights to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. None of our great civil rights leaders ever advocated for same-sex "marriage" as a fundamental human right because it ISN't a fundamental human right. Marriage is not a right, it is a privlage that was not imposed on culture by any religous institution, government, or any other authoritarian power structure from which it must be “set free.” It was imposed on us by the people who make up the very culture we live in.

19 of the 19 states where a gay "marriage" amendment was defeated can tell you this. As for the whole “equality” issue that is being pushed, this is an argument that was deliberately picked up by the homosexual political community as a rhetorical device to gain advantage among those outside of their constituency. This “freedom to marry” argument was something that the homosexual activists began to use on the advice of a Los Angeles PR firm, based on how well they believed it would play in the heterosexual mainstream. (Michelangelo Signorile, “I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO,” OUT magazine, May 1996, p. 32). ---Emphasis of “I do’s” is original---

3 Comments:

Blogger jennifer said...

I am glad to hear that others are talking about this. I first heard of it on Focus on the Family the other day, and was very happy to hear that there is a Day of TRUTH to combat the Day of Silence.

I wish you well in your endeavor.

3:04 PM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Tyler Dawbin said...

Hey you! You must be reading the same blogs I'm reading, or something?

I need to tell the teens in my church about the Day of Truth and see if they can do something in their schools.

8:19 PM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Hi...thanks for commenting on my blog. I saw your comment on Tyler Dawbin's blog and followed the link here.

For a beginning blogger, you seem to be doing quite well. By commenting on blogs, you will generate more readers to your own blog...in just the same way that I came here.

I am afraid that I am not as "up" on this issue as I'd like to be or need to be, but I do read two blogs that keep me up to date pretty well, and now I have a third one to add to that list!

I like your spirit that you exuded in the comment on my blog. Keep up the fight! God is faithful, and just like with Joshua and the Battle of Jericho it is not a matter of whether God is on your side, but whether YOU are on God's side. I would say, from a study of His Word, that He is definitely on the side of keeping marriage as He intended in the first place...between one man and one woman for a lifetime.

His,
Jennifer

8:37 PM, April 12, 2006  

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