Mat Staver
Professional anti-LGBT bigot Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel

Hate group leader Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel is attacking an unnamed Florida middle school teacher. Undoubtedly, this will result in an attempt to have the teacher disciplined. That is what Staver does particularly when he becomes unglued over LGBT advocacy.

A 14-year-old male eighth grader at Tavares Middle School in Lake County, Florida brought home a printed note last Friday, given to him by his teacher, encouraging him to participate in the “Day of Silence.”

Presumably said 8th-grader has a conservative Christian parent who is offended. The poor kid doesn’t stand a chance of being normal and well-adjusted. Staver goes on the say:

Some of the GLSEN coercion includes allowing students “supportive” of “Day of Silence” to refrain from verbal participation in classroom instruction, while those who do not participate in “Day of Silence” must prepare to answer class questions.

Very coercive indeed. I wonder how that stands up to efforts to impose conservative Christianity on everyone as a form of coercion. This is really a witless argument.

The middle school student’s note from his teacher read: “I’m staying silent on GLSEN’s Day of Silence. It’s a national youth movement highlighting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. Nearly 4 in 5 LGBTQ students don’t see positive LGBTQ representation in their curriculum, nearly 9 in 10 experience verbal harassment, and almost a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. But together, as part of GLSEN’s Day of Silence, we can break the silence of LGBTQ students! But together, we can break the silence, making our school more inclusive for all.”

Truly awful. Only marginalizing LGBT people is permissible. That teacher should know better.

“This teacher at Tavares Middle School has no business promoting GLSEN’s “Day of Silence” coercive political activities to innocent middle school students,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “A teacher’s job is to teach academic curriculum, not promote a personal agenda and bully students into following a pro-LGBT agenda. We will not allow the school to ignore this inappropriate and unconstitutional bullying behavior in the classroom,” said Staver.

Bullying mind you. Apparently, the civics minded teacher has imperiled the innocence of defenseless children who are being bullied … into doing what exactly? Unconstitutional? Hardly but we are dealing with America’s dumbest lawyer.

I will be contacting the school to give them a heads up on what they are dealing with. Liberty Counsel is, after all, a vile hate group as a direct result of Mat Staver’s psychopathic problem with LGBT people.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.