Day Of Silence 2010:National Day
Day Of Silence 2010:National Day – The debate over homosexuality and gay marriage has become increasingly heated in recent days. A gay activist group is sponsoring an annual event that they call the “Day of Silence” for American students on Friday, April 16. The day is reportedly a silent protest against the harassment of gay and lesbian students. Christian groups claim that the holiday promotes gay rights and the acknowledgment of those rights.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has been marketing their event to schools around the nation. The event calls for students to not speak throughout the school day in hopes that the silent protest will raise awareness about harassment and bullying of homosexual students in public schools.
Several Christian groups have already released statements about the event, and have said that the holiday does not promote less bullying, and is simply a day to promote homosexuality. One organization, the Concerned Women for America has asked that all Christian students do not attend school on the “Day of Silence” as their own silent protest.
“Schools receive funding based on the attendance of students, and so, if schools are allowing the ‘Day of Silence’ they could end up paying a financial hit if these students don’t attend school on that day,” Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America said.
Other organizations have stated that foregoing school is not the way to go, and instead have called on Christian students to engage peers who are taking part in the “Day of Silence” in hopes that they will be able to convince them to change their views on the subject.
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