Monday, April 21, 2008


The trouble with public schools is that they even exist in the first place. Here is one more good reason why no Bible-believing Christian, no true conservative, or no self-respecting thinking person should ever cede to the state, his responsibility to educate his children.

Friday, April 25th students all across America will be forced to participate in a Day of Silence sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The nationwide campaign encourages students to refrain from speaking during the school day to protest the discrimination of homosexuals, transsexuals, bisexuals and transgenders.

Capitol Resource Institute reports that many schools are colluding with this political agenda. According to traditional values organization Liberty Counsel, schools are actually intimidating parents who seek to protect their children from the indoctrination. One father was told his son would receive a school year failing grade if he missed school on April 25th. Some school officials told parents it was against the law for their school to not participate in the Day of Silence.

It is interesting to note that this day of silence falls in the midst of the “Great TV Turn-Off Week!” (Apr. 21-27). Daisy at Lesser Roads Academy notes in her post, Garbage In, Garbage Out, the evil, vacuous and unhealthy nature of habitual television viewing. Given the flood of homosexual content on television, it seems appropriate to just “silence” all "unstraight" programming by leaving it turned off all week.

Frankly, I don’t think GLSEN is fair with this day of silence. By their very name, one would think they should also be concerned about straight people. But this day gives no recognition to straight people. How about all homosexuals just “shutting up” for a whole day out of concern for straights? I feel victimized and neglected. Where is MY day? I WANT MY DAY!


Anonymous said...

Your first sentence hits the nail on the head. There is no biblical or constitutional justification for public schools to exist. They have no legitimate function. This "day of silence" nonsense adds proof to the fact that when an entity has nothing legitimate to do, it will do something illegitimate in order to justify its own existence.

Daisy said...

My DH is a public school teacher and since SB777 passage in CA, it appears that he will eventually have to quit. There is just no way he will march his first graders down to the gym for a pro-homosexual rally dressed up as an anti-bullying assembly. What is even more saddening are the shear numbers of Christians who just don't see what the big deal is.