Will Congress Endorse GLSEN's Day of Silence?

| by Illinois Family Institute

Being an eternal optimist, every time some execrable cultural event takes place, I think, finally this will be the event that awakens the conservative masses from their moral slumber. As each travesty passes, however, and another one arrives with nary a peep from the conservative masses, I'm beginning to wonder if we've ingested a lethal dose of Ambien.

We now have openly homosexual and cross-dressing public school administrators, teachers, and support staff in elementary, middle, and high schools. We have publicly funded schools whose central identifying feature is their philosophical commitment to affirming homosexual and cross-dressing behaviors. We have elementary schools reading picture books to our little ones in which sexual perversion is portrayed as morally equivalent to heterosexuality. We have a California law that requires that homosexuality and "transgenderism" be presented positively from kindergarten through high school. We have the Massachusetts Supreme Court deciding that parents have no right to be notified when elementary school teachers will present pro-homosexual resources to children and no right to opt their children out of class when such resources are presented.

We have medical professionals facilitating the creation of children for homosexual couples -- children who are being denied their fundamental right to be raised by both their mother and their father. We are allowing homosexual couples to adopt children. We have activist judges usurping the will of the people to impose their own radical, subversive moral views by absurdly ruling traditional marriage unconstitutional. We have feckless government employees illegally issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples when only state legislatures-not judges-can change marital laws. We have a lesbian law professor from Georgetown University telling us in plain, unambiguous language that when same-sex marriage is legalized, conservative people of faith will lose religious rights.

And still we remain silent.

Well, here's one more insidious, incremental step on the march to widespread cultural approbation of sexual deviance: There is a resolution before Congress asking the federal government and all public schools to officially recognize and celebrate the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Day of Silence and its pernicious goals, which extend far beyond the elimination of bullying.

Promoters of the Day of Silence are successfully seducing the public into believing that this day of public school political protest is centrally about bullying. It's not. It's centrally about using public resources to transform the views of children and teens on the morality of volitional homosexual and cross-dressing behavior. When promoters of the Day of Silence assert that its purpose is to end bullying, they conveniently avoid saying that the means they use to end bullying are to affirm volitional homosexual acts as normal and good.

Public schools should combat bullying, and they can do so without ever mentioning behaviors that many taxpayers view as disordered and immoral.

Read this and weep for our nation and our children. Then do something:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress--

(1) supports the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence;
(2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the National Day of Silence with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities; and
(3) encourages each State, city, and local education authority to adopt laws and policies to prohibit name-calling, bullying, harassment, and discrimination against students, teachers, and other school staff regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, so that the Nation's schools are institutions where all individuals are able to focus on learning.

Remember, cultural change rarely if ever happens through dramatic single events, but rather through the slow accretion of little events that we ignore or dismiss.