28 Apr Truth or Silence? Confronting Homosexual Activism in Schools
Truth or Silence? Confronting Homosexual Activism in Schools
April 28, 2008
Dear Friend of the Family,Carol Soleberg, President of UFI
In Illinois, teachers threatened students with suspension and called the Day of Truth a “hazing” incident. A North Carolina school told a student he could not wear a Day of Truth shirt or hand out literature.
In some schools, opposing homosexuality is an “offense” deemed beyond the constitutional protections of free speech. This is just the sort of danger that I recently went to Kosovo to try to prevent.
The problem is the ongoing attempt of the homosexual movement, through various means, to force the public into accepting and validating their lifestyle. By laying guilt at the feet of good, moral people for not exercising virtues of justice, tolerance and individual rights the homosexual movement, with the help of the media, silences those who stand up for what is right — thereby promoting a lifestyle that weakens the family while indulging the individual.
In recognizing this deception, a national project established in 2005 by the Alliance Defense Fund called The Day of Truth counters the annual Day of Silence, which promotes the homosexual agenda in schools and allows students to express an opposing viewpoint. The Day of Truth is being observed around the country today.
The first Day of Silence started in 1996 when students at the University of Virginia organized in response to a class assignment on non-violent protests. The following year, organizers took their campaign national and today almost 100 colleges and universities recognize the day.
Today the homosexual movement has pushed its agenda into our middle and high schools. A high school student in Virginia said the Day of Silence was extended into a full week of hate crimes propaganda in her school.
For some schools, this message is akin to “hate speech.” Students participating peacefully in the Day of Truth have been singled out by teachers and administrators who exhibited viewpoint discrimination.
In attempting to create safe school environments, homosexual activists have succeeded in pressuring schools to demonstrate reverse discrimination against those with deeply-held religious beliefs and the belief that homosexual behavior is not something that should be validated and promoted.
Let us not be deceived and pressured into validating a lifestyle that is destructive to individuals and society. Until the Day of Truth observances began, it has largely been the opponents of the homosexual agenda who have been silenced. Make sure your voice is heard in defense of the family. Stand clear and firm for those values and morals that will not only strengthen the family — but bring peace to the world.
Carol Soelberg, President
United Families International