Homosexual Day Of Silence|
American Family Association
April 7, 2009
The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education
Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools
on April 17. On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers
of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day-even
during instructional time-to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals and its controversial,
unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.
Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes.
join the national effort
to restore to public education a proper understanding
of the role of government-subsidized schools. 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.
Parents should no longer passively countenance the political usurpation of public
school classrooms through student silence.
If students will be permitted to remain silent, parents can express their opposition
most effectively by calling their children out of school on the Day of Silence and
sending letters of explanation to their administrators, their children’s teachers,
and all school board members. One reason this is effective is that most school districts
lose money for each student absence.
School administrators err when they allow the classroom to be disrupted and politicized
by granting students permission to remain silent throughout an entire day.
Visit this website for complete information on opposing the Day of Silence.
1. Call your local schools and ask whether they permit students or teachers
to remain silent in the classroom on “Day of Silence.” IMPORTANT:
Do not ask any administrator, school board member, or teacher if the school
sponsors, endorses, or supports DOS. Schools do not technically sponsor
the Day of Silence. Technically, it is students, often
students in the gay-straight alliance, who sponsor it. Many administrators will
tell you that they do not sponsor the DOS when, in fact, they do
permit students and sometimes even teachers to remain silent during instructional
time. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to create lesson plans
to accommodate student silence.
2. Find out what date the event is planned for your school. (The national
date in 2009 is April 17, but some schools observe DOS on a different date).