National Day of Silence on 17 April 2009

This is a day being promoted by various liberal groups to demonstrate against the bullying and harassing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. It is a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The official date is 17 April this year, but the date may be different at local schools. Students usually have cards to hand out stating the reasons for their silence:

“Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by name-callinmg, bullying and harassment. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?”

~ Day of Silence

The claim is often made that this event is not for promoting the homosexuality lifestyle but is about not bullying LGBT students. This is such an obvious deception, I don’t know why they bother with such an argument. It is an obvious lie to attempt to make it appear “harmless”, to let the camel’s nose in under the tent, as they say. If it truly were about bullying, then why focus on only one group? Does that mean it is not wrong at other times? Does this mean they condone the bullying of people based upon race? Upon religion?

Sodom and Gomorrah thought they had a “right” to sexual freedom. We are only given hints of the depth of their depravity, which probably involved acts that are, for the moment, still considered abnormal. However, the Bible does document that they thought they had a right to take pleasure with others even without their consent. The selfishness of the so-called “sexual revolution” has not gone away, and it continues to slide towards the same mentality. Eventually, the rights of some individuals are elevated above the rights of others and society as a whole.

The bar keeps getting lowered to accept various perversions condemned by the Bible as “normal”. This event is just another way to attempt to normalize such perversion, and they are doing it by targeting your children. Be aware of what your school is planning for that day and talk to your children about it.

Update: There is now a bill before Congress, HCON 92 IH, which is for “Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.” With a liberal administration in power, it is likely that this will be signed by the President. It is another case of political ideology winning out over common sense and morality in this country.

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