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04/22/2008

Video: A 'truth' we'd unapologetically like to 'silence'

by Jeremy Hooper

There are certain rites of spring. As the temperature rises in the runoff to summer's warm crescendo, we trade out our heavy garments for lighter, more breathable ones. Sneezes become a part of life as we suffer through yet another allergy season. And "Idol" fever reaches such a fever pitch, we begin to forget that one can even listen to pop classics without them first being filtered through an amateur teen/ twentysomething whose name you (a) didn't know last Christmas and (b) will have forgotten by the next holiday season.

Yes, the March-June period is rife with ritualistic protocol for the populace as a whole. However, in the gay activism world, there is another annual custom through which we are needlessly forced to endure. We're of course talking about the yearly battle between the pro-acceptance "Day of Silence," which is meant to curb anti-gay bullying in America's schools, and the anti-equality "Day of Truth," which either wittingly or unwittingly exacerbates the nation's anti-gay perceptions. So as the nation's public schools gear up for another round of both the reasoned and irrational spring onslaughts ('Silence' on the 25th; 'Truth' on the 28th), pro-gay personality and "ex-gay" survivor Dan Gonzalez has created the following video to shed some light on what, exactly, the other side is trying to pass off as "Truth":

Good job, Dan man. Here's hoping by next spring [::achoo!::], the grown adults who think that Christianity is a concept at odds with decreasing bullying will have cancelled their own attempts to keep America Idle in terms of progressive, peaceful, accepting progress.

Day Of Truth - 2008 - Controversy, Criticism & Opposition [YouTube]

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Those guys are too buddy-buddy with the "ex-gays" for me to ever take them seriously.

I'd almost swear the two groups play off each other to keep each other around.

This is coming from somebody who's dealt with the "ex-gay" BS, and I wouldn't befriend either side, even if you paid me.

Posted by: Scott | Apr 22, 2008 8:26:45 PM

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