Louder than Silence (GLSEN “Day of Silence”)

Louder than Silence

From CRI:

Day of Silence is supposed to be a campaign against name calling, bullying, and harassment. In messages from Day of Silence supporters, staff members at Capitol Resource Institute and another pro-family organization are called “bigot,” “disgusting,” “evil spawn,” and much more.

“If this is the kind of atmosphere we get just for asking kids to stay home, in an email, can you imagine what is like for kids refusing to stay silent?” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute.

We are urging this one day walkout because students should be free to support traditional marriage and relationships, without others calling them as bigots. We are urging this one day walkout because teachers should focus on academic subjects, not on changing students’ minds about sexual issues. If schools permit the Day of Silence in class, students are best off somewhere else.

“The actions of Day of Silence supporters are speaking louder than the silence,” England said.