Christian radio host Linda Harvey recently attacked the "Day of Silence" on her Mission America program. Harvey said the Day of Silence is a "pro-homosexual day" because it was created by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
According to the Day of Silence website: "The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT."
Harvey told parents to keep their kids home from school “if the Day of Silence is going to be a big deal in that school,” reports RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
"On April 19 or thereabouts, homosexual activists and their allies will once again stage a silent day of protest in schools against high moral standards," said Harvey. "This is what GLSEN’s Day of Silence is all about. GLSEN is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and they are in charge of this pro-homosexual day even though it was supposedly led by students."
"Mission America is asking you as a Christian family, if you have children or grandchildren in the public schools to keep kids home that day if the Day of Silence is going to be a big deal in that school. The national day is scheduled for Friday, April 19, although it can vary from school to school. For those of us who truly have a Christian worldview, we do not accept the terms, definitions and claims of the advocates of homosexuality, like the claim that standing up against homosexuality and calling it a sin is hateful and is similar to bully. No, it’s not."