Gay Activists From GLSEN Silencing Criticism and Redefining “Hate” for the Next Generation
As part of “No Name-Calling Week”, schools will be teaching children that those who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle are motivated by “hate” and the implied message is that you have to accept the behavior choices in order to accept the person.
This public education message, sponsored by GLSEN, a group dedicated to bringing homosexuality to schools, sows seeds of confusion about sexual behavior and moral decision making. Labeling and stereotyping opposition to gay activist doctrine as “hate” glosses over the many arguments out there and presents a false choice to children: Hate or embrace!
Why are schools partnering with sexual propagandists? Can’t we teach respect and civility without forcing the redefinition of religion and sexual ethics?
See these clips from the WorldNetDaily:
The No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, consists of more than 40 national partner organizations. The coalition organized the first No Name-Calling Week in schools across the nation during the week of March 1-5, 2004. This year, No Name-Calling Week will take place next week.
The website claims it wants to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools. Its GLSEN sponsor, however, offers a web page that specifically lists terms and their definitions, including condemnation of “heterosexism,” defined as the “attitude that heterosexuality is the only valid or acceptable sexual orientation.”
It also defines “ally” as someone “who supports and stands up for the rights of LBGT people.” The GLSEN site labels “homophobia” as the “fear of lesbians and gay men.”
“No Name-Calling” campaign spokesman Daryl Presgraves told WND the campaign is intended to allow students to discuss “all types of hurtful names” including religious slurs, racist slurs and those about sexual orientation.
Other sponsors listed on the promotion’s website include the Anti-Defamation League, Educators for Social Responsibility, the National Education Association and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
What about those who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle? Is it right to call them bigots or haters or homophobes for their beliefs? What makes one label better than another?
Bullying, name calling, and every other disrespectful habit can and should be discouraged in schools but the solution is not to endorse homosexuality, and it’s certainly not creating a new class of acceptable names to call people.
GLSEN advocates homosexuality by obscuring the line between people and actions. Dealing in fine lines and sophistries, they teach children that gay behavior is something worthy of respect and defense, rather than teaching respect for the person, regardless of behavior. You can have respectful dissent from behavior and still respect the person, but because these groups are pushing the gay agenda, stifling dissent through “hate” labeling and softening attitudes about behavior is what it’s all about. With one little twist, all of a sudden, Jesus’ teachings to love the sinner, not the sin, turns into hate speech.
Sound familiar? This rhetorical sophistry is rampant worldwide in gay advocates’ march toward sexual enlightenment.
Parents should be alarmed that groups like GLSEN and Planned Parenthood have such unlimited access to children in schools. Protect your children! Corrupted moral ideas can be destructive weapons, and creating support for those ideas among our impressionable next generation is exactly what they are after.