Day of Silence

I am stunned by the intellectual depth of: Civil disobedience – a proper response to pro-LGBT school event. It was written by one of American Family Association’s propagandists, Bob Kellogg. Who could ever claim that you are a one-watt bulb Bob?

Being gay is now a philosophy:

Public school students across the country are about to be confronted once again with a yearly event that promotes the homosexual ideology of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.

In Linux terms: ‘s/agenda/ideology/’ — I guess they realize that Homosexual Agenda™ leaves them open to considerable ridicule.

American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group, promotes bigotry. If AFA and other hate groups would stop marginalizing and persecuting LGBT youth then the Day of Silence would be unnecessary. A good start would be to acknowledge the indisputable scientific fact that neither sexual orientation nor gender identity are choices. Nor are they influenced by others including parents, teachers and other students.

AFA is a rabid hate group. Using Christianity as an excuse they are incapable of not being a hate group. Tim Wildmon, the son of the founder Don Wildmon, is now running the group. Tim has two idiot sons, Walker Wildmon and Wesley Wildmon who will take over when Tim craps out. AFA is no less vile than the Ku Klux Klan. (Don Wildmon might have some sheets with eye-holes in his closet.)

LGBT youth are treated so kindly:

Under the false assumption that homosexual and transgender students are routinely bullied, GLSEN – for the 23rd year – is calling for students to protest by remaining silent in school on April 12, which is dubbed “Day of Silence.” The GLSEN website describes the observance as “a national movement to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ students in school …”

The full quote is this:

The Day of Silence is a national movement to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ students in school, which demands that school leaders take action to be more inclusive.

AFA and groups like AFA promote the idea that LGBT students threaten the safety of others.

Up is down:

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says, in reality it’s Christian students who are being bullied. “When you teach kids from young ages that theologically orthodox Christian beliefs are the very source of hatred and violence, you are the one doing destruction,” she tells OneNewsNow.

Illinois Family Institute is another hate group. 46 of the 47 hate groups listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center are conservative Christian organizations. Ms. Higgins is also reconstructing reality. Orthodox Christian beliefs are not the source of hatred and violence. The overwhelming majority of orthodox Christian organizations are not considered hate groups. Belief is not bigotry. Bigotry requires actions. The fact that those actions are based on religious belief does not provide an excuse.

Teaching kids to be nice is “indoctrination:”

“… The act of civil disobedience that we’re advocating – and this is a coalition of pro-family groups from across the country – is that parents will do this one really easy thing: keep your kids home from school on Day of Silence,” she offers. “They don’t need to be present for more indoctrination.”

It’s not a walkout but it’s called a walkout:

Even though Higgins’ suggestion is technically not a “walkout,” she says those who want to know more can go to

In years past, a Christian response to Day of Silence has been “Day of Dialogue,” a campaign sponsored by Focus on the Family and Alliance Defending Freedom.

That website has been around since 2010. Among the content on that site is this:

…once in a while, a man wants to date and love another man, or a woman
wants to date and love a woman.

Most cultures long ago decided this was very wrong. And they made rules against
it, for a lot of good reasons (more grown-up stuff). First of all, two men can never
create their own child. Neither can two women. And two men kissing– well, it just
doesn’t seem right. That’s because it isn’t!

And this:

The idea that homosexual acts are moral, good, or normative is not a fact. It is an unproven, non-factual, controversial moral belief. As such, no government employee or publicly subsidized institution has the ethical right to teach it to children implicitly or explicitly. It is entirely possible for schools to work toward the important goal of eradicating bullying without affirming homosexuality or gender confusion.

And this:

On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day – even during instructional time – to promote GLSEN’s socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.

The above is a re-tooling of the promotion of Creationism in public schools. Argue the controversy. The scientific act is that variances in sexual orientation are natural variances of human sexuality. It is not unproven. It is certainly not destructive and it is not a theory on the nature of homosexuality.

Most conservative Christians and Jews accept the proposition that the Bible reflects the times in which it was written. The beliefs stated by American Family Association and Illinois Family Institute require biblical literalism.

In other words, these good Christians create the need for something that they loathe.

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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.