Gay Straight Alliance Bullies Local Students Through “Day of Pink” Propaganda

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“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.

—Beetle Blogger

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This flyer was passed out in a California middle school two weeks ago

Students tackle homophobic bullying

LINDSAY LAFRAUGH

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.

9 Comments

  1. rubyeliot said,

    March 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    wow.

  2. Delirious said,

    March 9, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    So when gays stand outside Leatherby’s ice cream and protest and hand out free ice cream to try to keep customers from buying there, that’s not bullying?

  3. March 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Is this bullying, or is it only bullying if you’re gay?

    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=379832

  4. Euripides said,

    March 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    And forcing your kids to “accept” the doctrine of gays isn’t bullying? What a charade these people play.

  5. teeny said,

    March 9, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I don’t want to sound like an elitist, but THIS is why I homeschool!! Obviously, that route is not for everyone, but this is the reason I shudder at the thought of public school. My kindergartner does not need to be subjected to this kind of social garbage. He is not old enough to have to decide who is right, his parents or his teachers/peers. Why can’t they back off, and just promote a general respect for all human beings, without promoting specific social lifestyles? They want to scream inequality, but can you imagine the outcry if there were a “Christian Appreciation Day” where we celebrated all the famous christians of our nation, and openly taught basic christian principles? That would NEVER fly. Tell me who’s being oppressed, and who’s being celebrated? They might be the minority in numbers, but when it comes to social acceptance, they’re allowed to do just about anything they want.

  6. teeny said,

    March 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Let’s think about the double standard, especially when it comes to Christmas time. Are we allowed to talk about Christ, and sing traditional Christian songs in schools? No. The schools are expected to generalize everything, so that no one feels singled out for not believing in Jesus. I’d be very interested in the argument for how that’s different.

  7. March 11, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Wow..it seems like these people have some sort of day for everything…

  8. March 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Why, yes, some people do have a day for everything:

    New Year’s Day
    Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Washington’s Birthday
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    Columbus Day
    Veterans Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Friday, December 25 Christmas Day

  9. March 13, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Personal Failure:

    While we appreciate that you are passionate about whatever your particular opinions might be, you might notice that on this site we are open to relevant discussion, as long as it displays some semblance of thoughtfulness, no matter which side of the issue you are on. We invite you to do the same.

    To answer your question: Boycotts are not the same thing as bullying. Bullying contains that important element of *personal* ostracism, which cannot be present when dealing with companies. Plus, if you believe that boycotts are bullying, then I guess you had better start preaching to gay activists, too.


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