Day of Truth vs. Day of Silence

This week’s radio commentary.

The Day of Silence is the most significant homosexual advocacy day in our schools for the entire year.  This year it falls on Friday, April 16th. The Day of Silence was created by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), whose founder, Kevin Jennings, is now Obama’s notorious “safe and drug-free schools czar.”

According to GLSEN’s website, the purpose of the Day of Silence is to bring attention to “anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.” Public and private middle school, high school and college students are encouraged to remain silent the entire day in protest to anti-homosexual behaviors or sentiments in their school that supposedly “silence” homosexual students.

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2 comments on “Day of Truth vs. Day of Silence

  1. Mike says:

    Normally, when I read Julaine’s commentaries, whether or not I may disagree with them, I do find them to be coherent based on a particular viewpoint. But in this particular address, I don’t see consistency. There is a call for “love and true tolerance”. Julaine encourages “sharing the truth with fellow classmates and doing so in a way that encourages tolerance, open conversation and opposing viewpoints so that students can make informed decisions about sexuality” but then later, poses a question about whether or not parents should, in fact, pull their children out of school on a day when students are expressing their beliefs. How does pulling children out of school open a dialogue for them to make informed decisions? How can they make informed decisions without being exposed to other points of view? If you truly want children to make informed decisions, then they have to be exposed to others’ opinions and beliefs. Additionally, if they wish, they can be silent as well in order to express their own beliefs. While I think that a whole day of silence is excessive, it will certainly, and peacefully so, shine a light on a true problem that does exist: bullying of kids who are or appear to be gay.

  2. Scott says:

    Dressing an anti-gay event as a “Day of Truth” does not remove the truth: it is an attack on gays through peer pressure. It is not out of love; it is an attempt to make others conform to an archaic and un-American anti-gay worldview. The truth is that the ex-gay movements are sadly self-delusional attempts to turn gay people straight. Even within the ex-gay movement, leaders admit that same-sex attraction is a life-long issue to deal with — except perhaps for bi-sexuals who truly can choose.

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