Several Christian groups are banning together to oppose the annual "Day Of Silence" in U.S. schools, in which students take a vow of silence, and sometimes tape their mouths shut, to show solidarity against the bullying of LGBT students.
This year, the "Day Of Silence," an activity sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will happen on April 15. However, Christian groups are telling parents to keep their kids home that day in a counter-protest called "The 'Day of Silence' Walkout."
"The 'Day of Silence' Walkout" website states: "Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes. Please join the national effort to reclaim a proper understanding of the role, and limits of public education. Help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school allows students and/or teachers to refuse to speak during instructional time on the Day of Silence."
According to RightWingWatch.org, the groups against the "Day of Silence" include: American Family Association, Liberty Counsel, Concerned Women for America (state chapters), Coalition of African-American Pastors (part of the National Organization for Marriage), Abiding Truth Ministries, MassResistance, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.
Christian radio host Linda Harvey, who is part of the walkout campaign, recently wrote an article for WorldNet Daily entitled: "'Day of Silence' elevates perversion, endangers kids."
Harvey wrote that people are not born gay and so since naturally gay people do not exist, nor should the "Day of Silence" exist: "There are no such 'born that way' people – only developed desires and preferences. So this event should actually not exist. And besides, there are multiple additional reasons for parents to object in the loudest way possible to this event’s place of honor in some misguided schools."
"The GLSEN-sponsored pro-homosexual event is a well-developed exercise in cultural Marxism and, I have come to believe, a tragic symbol of the rapid demise of America," Harvey added.
However, the "Day Of Silence" is voluntary, so it's not clear how it could be compelled by the state, i.e. Marxism.
Harvey also wrote: "And ironically, it poses as a protest of 'bullying.' Satan is laughing as he messes with the minds and bodies of our dear children. This event is a blatant exercise in mental, emotional, physical and spiritual molestation as our children become apologists for sodomy and gender confusion."
"The 'anti-bullying' scam is the cover used in many school districts to expose children to obscene, bigoted and pornographic presentations. If we object, it is alleged that more students may attempt suicide."
She went on to slam the Iowa Governors’ Conference for LGBTQ Youth and Prideworks, which are not part of the "Day of Silence."
Harvey also targeted comprehensive sex education, safe sex lessons, school counselors, "gay-straight alliance" clubs, and schools that "conceal a child’s counseling discussions from parents."