Parents Told to Ready for Pro-Gay Observances in Schools
- Tuesday, April 20, 2004
April 20, 2004
A conservative columnist and student at Hillsdale College in Michigan is urging students to loudly resist tomorrow's pro-homosexual "Day of Silence" in schools across the U.S.
Last year, an estimated 200,000 students in 2,000 schools -- some with administrative support -- took part in the annual national Day of Silence. Organizers describe the event as "a national student-led effort in which participants take a vow of silence to peacefully protest the discrimination and harassment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in schools." The number of participants is expected to rise this year.
Hans Zeiger is an Eagle Scout as well as founder and president of the Scout Honor Coalition. He says school districts should not allow the protest to take place because it is an unconstitutional interruption of the school day.
"There's really not anything to counter that unless students, parents, community members, and teachers are prepared and armed with the truth that is necessary to counter that -- and to understand that homosexuality is not an acceptable lifestyle," Zeiger says, adding that those same individuals need to oppose efforts in schools to legitimize homosexual behavior.
"There is a cost to be paid in standing up for these things, and people need to able to commit to those things and understand that the very future of America is at stake in our capacity to stand against events like the Day of Silence," he says.
The columnist offers practical suggestions for those willing to take that stand. "People need to meet with principals. They need to meet with superintendents," Zeiger says. "And they need to write letters to the editor of their local newspapers.
"These are all steps that we need to take in our communities to resist the radical homosexual agenda that is moving with such rapidity through our land," he adds, "and this is one way that we can resist it: by resisting the Day of Silence."
Zeiger encourages students and parents to find out if their school is taking part in the event -- and if so, make their concerns known.
The Day of Silence is a project of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the United States Student Association (USSA). The observance began in 1996 at the University of Virginia.
Hans Zeiger (http://www.hanszeiger.com)
© 2004 Agape Press.
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