The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSENN) is hijacking the classroom on April 17th with their "Day of Silence". This is yet another effort by the GLBT community to indoctrinate minors with their agenda, without parental permission. The idea is to interrupt regular classroom activities with silent support of the homosexual lifestyle by both students and teachers. FOR AN ENTIRE DAY. Truly, what is the point of attending school on a day when, if GLSENN gets their way, no teaching or learning will be taking place?
I, along with many other Conservative groups, am advocating a walkout on April 17. However, not all schools participate in this "Day of Silence", so take a few moments and educate yourself first. Here's what to do:
1) Call your schools and ask them directly whether they "permit teachers or students to remain silent in support of the National "Day of Silence" effort. It is important not to ask them if they "sponsor, support, or endorse" a "Day of Silence". They will tell you No. This is usually NOT a school sponsored event - it is most often promoted by students who are members of the campus gay-straight alliance. In this way, the schools neatly side-step any parental notification requirement. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to re-write lesson plans to accomodate students who participate in "Day of Silence".
2) Find out what date your schools plan to have "Day of Silence". Some schools may choose to allow students and teachers to participate, but on a different day.
3) Inform district and school administrators of your planned walkout. Money talks. You may be able to influence a change.
4) For more information, visit Day of Silence Walkout
We don't have to take this laying down. But if we don't act in defense of parental rights and traditional values, then we will lose them. It is especially offensive to me when the GLBT community start bringing their agenda into public schools - if we can't teach Creationism or advocate prayer in schools, then they shouldn't be able to teach their agenda either. You can help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the "Day of Silence". Join the national effort!