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04/07/2011

Truancy for Homo-Hostility: 2011 edition

by Jeremy Hooper

This from the ever-prioritized American Family Association:

The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools on April 15. On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day-even during instructional time-to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.

Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes. Please join the national effort to restore to public education a proper understanding of the role of government-subsidized schools.
You can help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the Day of Silence.
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One reason this is effective is that most school districts lose money for each student absence.

If your child's school allows 'Day of Silence' propaganda, keep your child at home April 15 [AFA]

Because that's good values expression, right? Tell your children that the way to deal with the tangible problem of school bullying is to just turn a blind eye to those concerned enough to pinpoint the concerns. Keep the kids home to make the Day of Silence even more silent. That'll surely show 'em!

We just hope the public schools who these religious righties are hoping to slight through deprived funding deal with these unexcused absences in the manner they deserve. Because it's one thing to protest this wholly optional, wholly-non-school-sanctioned event as a way of fostering heterosexism/homo-hostility for yet another generation. Having that anti-LGBT political advocacy honored as an excusable absence is another thing entirely.

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**Everything you need to know about the Day of Silence
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