“Day of Pink”
Bullying Students With Pink Propaganda
While there is nothing wrong with promoting love and tolerance in a classroom setting, the “Day of Pink” has nothing to do with promoting love and tolerance, and everything to do with promoting the gay agenda.
The “Day of Pink” originated in a school in Nova Scotia where a student was threatened for wearing a pink shirt. Word spread about the threat and in a concerted effort, everyone wore pink in defiance of the idea that the boy picked on stood alone and vulnerable. The bullies were very publicly defeated, and rightly so.
That good and welcome show of solidarity in defense of a student in need is commendable. Exploiting those good intentions as a means to promote homosexuality in the schools is something else.
The Gay Straight Alliance promotes this “Day of Pink” and it’s anti bullying message with one important twist— it lumps those who disagree with homosexuality in the same group as the bullies. With that one small change, the message goes from decrying bullying, to promoting bullying.
I am against bullying of any kind. I am also against the promotion of homosexuality as normal and good. Where in the schools is there room for people who believe as I do? Statistics show that the majority of students and families at these schools support traditional family and values. How is the GSA’s “Day of Pink” promoting tolerance for their diversity?
Isn’t the “Day of Pink” just another opportunity to single out and stigmatize people of faith and those who support family as “haters”? Rather than tolerating different views on an issue, these schools are using peer pressure to enforce their socially engineered conformity on a religious topic—a topic that has NOTHING TO DO WITH EDUCATION, I might add.
Having school staff use student peers to pressure conformance…is this not bullying of the worst kind?
Public schools and public funds ought not be used as tools for the Gay Straight Alliance’s propaganda. There is no room for bullying in schools . . . no matter what your differences.
This flyer was passed out in a California middle school two weeks ago
A wave of pink swept through Thunder Bay‘s Hillcrest high school on Wednesday. Behind it was the school‘s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), whose members were hoping to wash away homophobic bullying in the community.
“It is definitely generating discussion and getting people talking, which I think is a really important point as educators,” said Leigh Potvin, a social science and family studies teacher at the school, and a teacher adviser for the GSA.
“We have to have conversations about things that are going on in our society and take the opportunity to be leaders in the community,” she said.
This is the second year running that Hillcrest students have decked themselves out in pink for the cause.
The pink day movement was started by high school students in Nova Scotia after a classmate was bullied for wearing pink. It has turned into an annual event at many schools.
“It was a way to say (bullying) is something that is not acceptable in the community,” Potvin said.
Students at schools across the nation followed on Wednesday wore everything from pink underwear to pink parkas to speak out against bullying.
“Looking around the school . . . everybody is wearing a little bit of pink . . . so you can see that everyone is really supportive of (the message),” said Dakota Warkentin, a Grade 12 student and GSA member.
She said she became involved with the GSA to support her family.
“I have two relatives who are gay, so it is really important to me to have it not be looked at as a negative thing,” she said.
Grade 12 student Emma McDonald joined the GSA for similar reasons.
“My brother is homosexual so I am basically doing it for him,” she said.
She said even students who didn‘t wear pink were finding ways to participate.
“Any spirit day you get people who are completely decked out, and then you get the people who wish they were decked out, so we always bring extra pink to school,” she said.
At lunch, participating students gathered in the auditorium for a photo shoot and formed a pink triangle. The symbol was used in Nazi concentration camps to identify gay prisoners, but has since been adopted by the gay community as a symbol of solidarity.
“The significance of the pink triangle is to say . . . here we are, we stand together,” Potvin said.
Sir Winston Churchill high school students will host a similar spirit day on Friday.