What's Wrong With the 'Day of Silence'?
In April, students in schools all over America will be persuaded that homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendered people are victims of widespread discrimination and violence. Therefore, a special day to honor these people is set aside as a “Day of Silence.”
The Day of Silence, it is claimed, is simply a protest about those who are victims of bullying and harassment, especially “GLBT” people, and how they have been given no voice in our culture.
But is this true? If you care about the whole story, maybe it’s time to ask some probing questions:
• What is “discrimination” against those in this lifestyle? Does simply having an opposing viewpoint make you a bully?
• Is violence, where it occurs, going largely “unpunished”? Is it true Matthew Shepard was the victim of murder because he was homosexual, for instance, and did his murderers go free?
• Are there people who born homosexual? Or born the wrong gender? Are these folks different types of humans? Is this issue just like race?
• To be a kind person, must you approve of homosexuality and gender change? Is there any room for finding homosexuality—dare we say it—repulsive? Or is that response now going to be viewed as “hate”? Is a student allowed to say a firm “no” to a homosexual advance?
• Are people who approve of homosexuality justified in silencing, mocking and name-calling Christians and conservatives? Or is this kind of hate considered “social justice”?
• Is the Day of Silence really a back-door way to silence valid criticism and gain approval for questionable lifestyles?
• And—most important of all—is the “Day of Silence” itself an example of bigotry and discrimination?? And is it cutting off important information that can actually be a huge help to all young people?
If you want some answers, keep reading......
• Day of Silence: The Rest of the Story (Frequently Asked Questions)