hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

Day of Truth

Interesting. So in response to the Day of Silence ("a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT students and their allies"), it appears that the Alliance Defense Fund (a religious lobbying group?) has organized the Day of Truth. If nothing else, it raises the awareness of the issue, and in one sense, legitimizes the Day of Silence.

The PSAs they have mentions a student who apparently had a shirt expressing his anti-homosexuality view (apparently it said "Be Ashamed" on the front and “Our School Has Embraced What God Has Condemned” on the back.) Apparently he was even suspended for this. What the hell was he suspended for? He wore a shirt that expressed his opinion, and I'm going to say that it wasn't hate-driven. Yes, it's a message of non-acceptance, but it's no worse than many shirts that are out there. So the school lets students pass out materials during the Day of Silence, that actively promote acceptance of what some see as a sin, but then silences this kid?

Extreme liberalness is as bad as ultra-conservatism . . .


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