'Day of Silence' - Just a Foot in the Door
The Gay Agenda Alive and Well on School Campuses
©2004 Sharon Hughes
Michigan State University's Pride week includes a Drag Show, a Speak-Out and Kiss-In at the Administration building in addition to observing the Day of Silence. Not only that but this campus boasts a Gay Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Association which sponsors activities such as the Borders Crossing one day conference "designed to examine critical questions raised by the interlocking nature of oppressions in LGBT contexts." And students entering the teacher education program at San Diego State University must take a course on multicultural education that requires them to take "cultural plunges," rather than tests. Those include taking trips to homosexual bars, and identifying themselves publicly as gay or lesbian -- even if they are not -- to better understand what it feels like to be different.
Last Spring, on the beautiful campus of Western Washington University, the Sexual Awareness Center hosted its 11th annual National Outdoor Intercourse Day during it's week long observance for the purpose of "helping students sort out sexuality issues." The week included condom hunts, lectures on dispelling the 'myths' about polyamory (poly = as in polygamy and amory = 'love') in other words, having sexual relationships with more than one person, showing 'award winning' pornographic films with discussions following for students to "decide for themselves how they feel about the images."
This small sampling is enough to demonstrate that the gay agenda is alive and doing very well on college campuses and to give a preview of what we may one day find on high school campuses. Think that would never happen? Well, who would have thought we would be seeing these things on college and university campuses not so long ago?
The Day of Silence, according to GLSEN, has "become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression." Former California Governor, Gray Davis, got into the act and issued an official proclamation making April 10, 2002 the National Day of Silence. And it is estimated that close to 200,000 students will participate in this year's 'observance'."
On the 'Day of Silence' participating students are encouraged to carry cards with the following inscription on them to hand out..."Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. People who are silent today believe that laws and attitudes should be inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The day of silence is to draw attention to those who have been silenced by hatred, oppression, and prejudice. Think about the voices you are not hearing. What can you do to end the silence?"
Teachers are asked to participate by developing a silent lesson plan like showing As If It Matters or another similar video and having a silent journal writing exercise afterward.
ask you a question: Should students be allowed to not answer their teachers
or participate in classroom discussions?
Should teachers be expected to provide
special assignments for this 'protest'?
Let me ask you a question: Should students be allowed to not answer their teachers or participate in classroom discussions? Should teachers be expected to provide special assignments for this 'protest'?
With the onslaught of sexual images thrown at young people today through television, the Internet and now school, trends such as "bisexual chic" where girls experiment with lesbianism because they think it is socially fashionable, are increasing. Not to mention what I've detailed above.
But who is seriously talking to young people about the consequences of their sexual experimentation?
Every day 8,000 teens are infected with a sexually transmitted disease in America, and 1 million teenage girls will become pregnant, with the majority choosing abortion as the remedy to this "consequence."
Sexually transmitted diseases like
hepatitis, chlamydia, and HIV are contracted disproportionately by males
practicing homosexual behavior. A recent
study by the Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Studies found
that one in five urban gay men is battered by his partner.
Sexually transmitted diseases like hepatitis, chlamydia, and HIV are contracted disproportionately by males practicing homosexual behavior. A recent study by the Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Studies found that one in five urban gay men is battered by his partner.
Why would anyone or any school allow or promote activities
with these kinds of outcomes?
Why would anyone or any school allow or promote activities with these kinds of outcomes?
Day of Silence' organizers promote gay
legislation such as the Dignity for All Students Act in Florida, and
sexual orientation education
bills advance gay activism in the
Day of Silence' organizers promote gay legislation such as the Dignity for All Students Act in Florida, and sexual orientation education bills advance gay activism in the classroom.
But perhaps the most telling is the widely quoted excerpt from Michael Swift's 'Gay Revolutionary' printed in the congressional Record, February 15-21, 1987: "We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgarities. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms .... All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men."
What you can do: Parents can contact their local schools to ascertain if it is participating in 'Day of Silence' activities. Most schools that have gay clubs participate. Schools must honor Opt-Out forms by providing a neutral place for non-participating students. You can choose to keep your child home. Call and send letters to the principal and school board members with your concerns. Tell others so they can know and follow the same steps.