Sunday, April 27, 2008

Silence is golden, but my eyes still see

‘Day of Silence’ Spurs Protest
A one-day school boycott is urged to counter support for bullied gay students


Some conservative groups are urging parents to keep children home from school today if their fellow students will be taking part in the annual Day of Silence observation.

Thousands of middle- and high-school students across the nation, including some in the Triangle, plan to take a vow of silence today to bring attention to the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students.
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But this year, a network of local and national conservative groups is calling for a boycott. They claim that allowing some students to be silent in class will not only promote homosexuality, it also will disrupt education.

“If you’re not going to be educated that day, why let them go to school?” said Bill Brooks, executive director of the N.C. Family Policy Council, one of the groups encouraging parents to consider taking their children out of school today.
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Groups such as the American Family Association have developed forms for parents to use to argue that their children should get an excused absence if they boycott school today.
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Matt Wight, principal of Apex High School, said he has heard from parents who have asked why the school is participating. He said he has explained to them that it’s a student-sponsored event.

“My sense is people are getting misinformation and it’s being manipulated into being a school-sponsored event,” Wight said.

But Creech said it doesn’t matter whether the event is student sponsored. He said a school is complicit if it allows students to remain silent.
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This year’s Day of Silence is in remembrance of a 15-year-old California student who was killed by a classmate in February because of his sexual orientation.
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Creech said such activities normalize homosexuality.
Isn't it just like these christofascists to reject Jesus' teachings to complain about students' silent protest regarding the bullying and murdering of their fellow students for being gay.

One would think silent students could make for a more positive educational experience, but nooooo, these morons insist that any school that actually allows students to be silent is advancing a homersexual agenda.

Hypocritical bastards.



Cross posted at VidiotSpeak