If your child's school observes the ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ sponsored "Day of Silence," keep your child at home April 25.
Friday, April 25, several thousand schools across the nation will be observing "Day of Silence (DOS)." DOS is a nationwide push to promote the ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ lifestyle in public schools.
AFA is joining other family-oriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is participating in the DOS project. By remaining silent, the intent of the pro-ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ students is to disrupt the classes while promoting the ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ lifestyle.
DOS is sponsored by an activist ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ group, the gαy, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). DOS leads the students to believe that every person who identifies as a ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ, bisɛҳuąƖ or cross-dresser is a victim of ongoing, unrelenting harassment and hate. Students are taught that ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity is a worthy lifestyle, ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity has few or no risks, and individuals are born ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ and cannot change. Those who oppose such teaching are characterized as ignorant and hateful bigots.
for Frequently Asked Questions about the Day of Silence: Take Action!
What should parents do? Check with your local school principal to see if your child's school will be participating in DOS. If the school is participating, notify other parents about DOS and ask them to join in keeping their children out of school on that day. Here
is a partial list of schools which are expected to participate in DOS: If your school is listed, call your local school and ascertain whether they officially or passively allow students to observe "Day of Silence." If your school is listed, please double-check with your local school to see if the school is actually sponsoring DOS. Sometimes the "participation" turns out to be a handful of kids who are saying they have a ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ club and are observing this protest day, but without school endorsement. We sincerely hope your school, if listed, is not actually an official sponsor. If it is not, we will take them off the list, if a school official asks us to do so. Please e-mail your correction to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some tips:
1. Be sure of the date that DOS is planned for your school. (The national date is April 25, but some schools observe DOS on a different date.)
2. Inform the school of your intention to keep your child home on that date and explain why. Click here
for a sample letter.
3. Explain to your children why you're taking a stand: ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ behavior is not an innate identity; it is a sinful, unnatural and destructive behavior. No school should advance a physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive sɛҳuąƖ lifestyle to students.
4. Encourage your church leadership to follow the bold example of Pastor Ken Hutcherson who is vocally opposing "Day of Silence" in his community in Redmond, Washington. For his story, click here
Thank you for caring enough to get involved.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association http://www.afa.net/emails/transform.asp?x=dos_030508&s=browser&y=2008&m=03