SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, is rallying the troops for their annual Day of Silence, Friday, April 22nd. And by troops we mean, students in schools. And no, don't expect them to ask your permission. For some reason schools feel the need to bow to GLSEN and allow the Day of Silence to take place on campuses all across the US without informing parents.
What exactly is the Day of Silence? On this day, in a proclaimed effort to encourage schools and classmates to address problems of "anti-LGBTQ" behavior, students from middle school to college take a vow of silence. What is anti-LGBTQ behavior? Is it considered anti-LGBTQ to simply disagree with the way some choose to live their lives? Are religious beliefs considered anti-LGBTQ?
GLSEN boasts a large amount of resources for students and educators to utilize on the Day of Silence. The educator resource packet encourages teachers to:
discuss the "silencing of LGBTQ people" with students.
discuss breaking gender stereotypes.
discuss different "types" of families, including those with LGBTQ adults.
encourage their students to participate in the Day of Silence.
wear shirts or buttons promoting the Day of Silence.
remain silent as much as possible.
post information about the Day of Silence in classrooms.
Regardless of how one feels about LGBT lifestyles the classroom is most certainly not the place to discuss these issues. They're best discussed at home. GLSEN wants teachers to actively engage in picking a side on one of the most controversial topics of the day, and then advocate that to students. Children can be taught to respect everyone without singling out certain lifestyles that they must accept and affirm.
Below is a video showing just a few of the messages Capitol Resource Institute has received for steadfastly defending individuals' rights to hold a different view on these matters:
GLSEN is funded by progressive donors like The Gill Foundation, the National Education Association, and the David Geffen Foundation—all flush with cash to fund their progressive agenda in our nation's schools.
Unlike GLSEN, Capitol Resource Institute is 100% donor funded. CRI is asking for help to continue to raise a voice of reason despite the forces that would silence their message.