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04/14/2009

CWA: If you stop gay ass kickings, the junkies win

by Jeremy Hooper

Dos B1-3This is how the Concerned Women For America sums up the upcoming anti-harassment event known as the Day of Silence (which is to be held this Friday, 4/17):

"Can you imagine officials at a middle school, junior high or high school setting aside a day to promote "tolerance" for heavy smoking and drinking among children? How about a day where teachers encourage kids to "embrace who they are," pick up that crack pipe and give it a stiff toke? Neither can I. The public would go ballistic, and for good reason. But that's exactly what the homosexual activist "Day of Silence" is all about — advancing, through clever, feel-good propaganda, full acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle among children."

Smoking, alcohol use, and crack pipes -- that is "exactly" what DOS is about?! Not even "kinda," but EXACTLY?!?! Seriously, Concerned Women?!

Look, we know that this organization doesn't care for LGBT people, and that its members would sooner read Ms. magazine than admit that gay bullying is a schoolyard problem. But they're genuinely okay with comparing gay acceptance with crack smoke?! Why this writer isn't sure if that idea offends him more as a gay man who knows the real-life harms that young LGBT people face, a human being who's come across/worked with actual crack addicts, or a former student who always valued knowledge over hurtful dogma!

But hey, why choose? With groups like CWA, there's more than enough offense to go around.

**SEE ALSO: Joe reminds us why our opposition's blind, offensive eye in regards to this day is so, so dangerous: The Day Of Silence Walkout Coalition [J.M.G.]

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They compare our lives to smoking crack and then whine about how we are intolerant of their point of view?

Posted by: a.mcewen | Apr 14, 2009 11:44:57 AM

I have listend to some radio shows of the religious right bashing Day of Silence. The CWO response is pretty typical of what i've been hearing. I almost called into a show yesterday because in all their "holy outrage" they are missing a few key factors:

1) Most of the GSA's in high schools (atleast in Northern California) are very small. 10 or less students.

2) They decry their rights being taken away by the homosexual agenda but for people who claim to represent Jesus, I never hear them talk about the students who identify as GLBT. Or the students who don't feel safe at school until something like Day of Silence gives them hope. They are tossing aside the individuals for their agenda. That can't be more anti-Jesus...

Posted by: Pomo | Apr 14, 2009 1:24:24 PM

That's so offensive I almost spit out my coffee. I bet Jesus is proud of them comparing my quiet life with my boyfriend and my cats to smoking crack. Morons.

Posted by: Harrison | Apr 14, 2009 1:28:12 PM

. . . I'm so glad I'm participating this friday.
I'll let you guys know how it went, m'kay? 83

We're going to wear black shirts with different sayings on the front (Mine is from last year and says '2 bi or not 2 bi', a ply on Shakespeare) And they all say 'What will you do to stop the silence' on the back. 83

Posted by: Clicky the Fox | Apr 14, 2009 7:22:34 PM

now in 30 yaers from now we well look back and go omg i cannot believe there was so much hate back then for Equal rites makes me sick

Posted by: Rio | Apr 15, 2009 7:06:44 PM

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