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.

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5 Comments

  1. Euripides said,

    April 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I’m glad my child’s school doesn’t (yet?) fall for this nonsense. What propaganda.

  2. Delirious said,

    April 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I wish they would observe a “year of silence” and leave us alone

  3. Chino Blanco said,

    April 19, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Matthew Holland, Mormon scion, has now quit the NOM (National Organization for Marriage) board.

    If your wish is to be left alone, it’s been granted.

  4. volubrjotr said,

    April 20, 2009 at 11:57 am

    All Families should walk out permanently and shut down State Schools. This continual intimidation by people who have lost their bearings needs to be stopped.

  5. beetlebabee said,

    April 21, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Latest update from CRI:

    See for Yourself: What Multisexual Suppporters Say About CRI

    CRI is one public face for traditional values. Yet as people who write hate mail are keenly aware, we stand with millions who believe that marriage should be “one man, one woman.”

    “You & your ilk are sending the wrong message,” an anonymous person wrote to Karen England last week. “BLOOD of innocent victims will stain you forever.” See what people have said about CRI and our “ilk,” more recently, in response to our Louder than Silence video.

    They blatantly refuse to tolerate traditional values.

    “Our actions DO speak louder than our silence. We are no longer tolerant of bigotry for the sake of being tolerant. Instead, we name it and shame it. Karen England is a stupid bigot. There, I said it. Come and get me, you stupid cow.”

    “I do not have to tolerate bigotry which is based on ignorance, prejudice and irrational fear.”

    “They ARE intolerant, ******* bigots and labeling them as such isn’t something we should refrain from doing.”

    They do not want to be bullied, but they personaly attack us.

    “Why such strong feelings, is your husband in the closet? My wish for you is that your children grow up to hate you.”

    “The Pharisees are saving a seat in hell for you and yours.”

    “You are bigots; your beliefs are off-the-scale whacko nonsense. People are sick and tired of religious bullying and harassment, and you had better expect people to stand up and say so.”

    And they wish harm on us and on our children in school.

    “Where is this woman? I have a pie with her name on it!”

    “You’re e advocating for bullying of gay teens. I sincerely hope that someday your children will be equally treated in schools you advocate for gay teens to be treated. You are vomiting your hate on the grave of that poor kid that ended up in suicide.”

    “If you advocate for the mistreatment of anyone you should be told that it is wrong. You should be made to feel as bad as they do….”

    We ask: What happened to the Day of Silence campaign against name-calling, bullying, and harassment?

    Some supporters of homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual behavior are calling for more respectful dialogue. We desire the same. The vast majority of multisexual advocates, however, are directing personal attacks and condescending language at people with traditional values.

    “You guys are pathetic,” wrote one person. “There is no good evidence that families with two parents of the same gender cannot raise a child as good as some straight couples. That is prejudice in its finest form. I do not console in any way what you support. Oh, and by the way, there’s a difference between standing up for what’s right and harassment.”

    After reading all this hate mail, one must ask, who do they really want to silence?

    Watch Louder than Silence


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