26 March 2008

Will There Be a Homosexual Day of Silence in St. Louis Area Catholic Schools?

From the AFA:

Homosexual "Day of Silence" coming to Missouri High Schools


On, Friday, April 25, several dozen schools in Missouri will be observing "Day of Silence (DOS)." DOS is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools. When AFA alerted parents of this public school classroom disruption by homosexual student activists, many Missourians took action immediately! As a result, 19 schools had their name removed from the participating list. If you haven't gotten involved, it's critical that you do so today!

Take Action!

What should parents do? Check with your local school principal to see if your child's school will be participating in DOS. If the school is participating, notify other parents about DOS and ask them to join in keeping their children out of school on that day. A simple phone call or letter to your local Missouri school administrators, telling them your child will not attend school the day it observes DOS, may be enough to cause some participating schools to change their plans. Sample letter here. Frequently Asked Questions about the Day of Silence. Here is a partial list of Missouri schools which the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network says are participating in DOS:

Berkmar H.S.
Clayton H.S.
Crossroads H.S.
Hickman H.S.
Jefferson City H.S.
John Burroughs H.S.
Kirkwood Senior H.S.
Ladue Horton Watkins H.S.
Liberty H.S.
Liberty Senior H.S.
McCluer H.S.
Metro H.S.
Nerinx Hall H.S.
Pattonville Sr. H.S.
Raymore-Peculiar H.S.
Rock Bridge H.S.
South H.S.
Pembroke H.S
Van Horn H.S.
Webster Groves H.S.
Winnetonka H.S
William Chrisman H.S.

If your school is listed, call your local school and ascertain whether they officially or passively allow students to observe "Day of Silence." If your school is listed, please double-check with your local school to see if the school is actually sponsoring DOS. Sometimes the "participation" turns out to be a handful of kids who are saying they have a homosexual club and are observing this protest day, but without school endorsement. We sincerely hope your school, if listed, is not actually an official sponsor. If it is not, we will take them off the list, if a school official asks us to do so. Please e-mail your correction to webmaster@missionamerica.com. Some tips:

Be sure of the date that DOS is planned for your school. (The national date is April 25, but some schools observe DOS on a different date.)

Inform the school of your intention to keep your child home on that date and explain why. See the sample letter above.

Explain to your children why you're taking a stand: Homosexual behavior is not an innate identity; it is a sinful, unnatural and destructive behavior. No school should advance a physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive sexual lifestyle to students.

Schools do not have to tolerate students remaining silent in class. Schools can adopt policies that require parental consent for students to attend any club, including those premised on sexual orientation or gender identity. Here is more information from Attorney Mat Staver with Liberty Counsel who provides free information to parents, students, and schools regarding their rights associated with noncompliance on the Day of Silence.


Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman American Family Association


Latinmassgirl said...

I hope all parents considering sending their children to a public high school will either nix the idea, or really be diligent with everything pertaining to their child's school. What is so upsetting is most parents don't have a clue about what is going on in the schools.

Anonymous said...

Day of Silence is a day to call attention to the rights crisis for Lesbian, gay, Bisexual, and transexual people. It is not to 'promote homosexual life styles'. Protesting such an event is usually out of ignorance, but if you do honestly think about it. Hatred towards homosexuals is the same as hatred against african americans, women, and members of all minorities. A true child of god could never participate in such an ignorant and hateful thing. God is loving, and does not condone such hatred. Love all your brothers, whatever they are. I hope you find the peace and wisdom you lack.

thetimman said...

Amelia, I am filled with peace, because I have the wisdom to follow what is evident in the natural moral law, the scripture, the Church's infallible teaching, and plain common sense.

Your problem, as is common with so many who are misled by the homosexual rights agenda, is to confuse disagreement with hatred. Don't take it personally.

And to blithely say that opposition to such an event is done out of ignorance is ignorance personified.

Have a great day.