April 12, 2010

A Christian Response to the Day of Silence?

The Gay-Sponsored Day of Silence

The Christian Sponsored Day of Truth

The Christian Sponsored Day of Silence Walkout

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  1. Whenever someone ask me what sign I am (referring to the zodiac signs), I respond by stating that I don’t follow that religion, and now I’m beginning to realize that all this gay/lesbian/etc. propaganda is really a religion that’s unrelenting in its quest to hamper, entangle and pervert this country’s freedom of religion. I’m a Christian woman who has been retaliated upon by lesbian women of whom I had to rebuff. If they had found anything attractive in me, it was the Spirit of Christ because I honor, respect and strive to follow the commandments of God. This day of silence movement is encroaching upon a significant principle in the training of our young ~ Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 ~ this right, fundamentally, belongs to the parents – Not the State!

  2. The problem is that many people want their kids to retain the right to punish thieves, liars, cheats, and homos.

    Just like some want their kids to retain the right to punish thieves, liars, cheats, and blacks. Or jews.

    Those who see homosexuality as being immoral often believe that the usual strictures against bullying cannot apply. Just as someone “getting back” at a thief is not bullying, but justice. There are many such people in school administration, who turn a blind eye, thinking that it’s for the child’s own good that they “man up”.

    Here’s the view of one of NARTH’s scientific advisors, Joseph Berger:
    “I suggest, indeed, letting children who wish go to school in clothes of the opposite sex – but not counselling other children to not tease them or hurt their feelings.

    “On the contrary, don’t interfere, and let the other children ridicule the child who has lost that clear boundary between play-acting at home and the reality needs of the outside world.

    “Maybe, in this way, the child will re-establish that necessary boundary.”

    And others just think the appearance of not supporting homosexuality in any way is far more important than a few kids dying every year.

  3. Zoe,

    Are you aware of how much pro-gay propaganda is associated with the Day of Silence? How many children are being told that homosexuality is no different than heterosexuality? How the whole “anti-bullying” concept is used as a Trojan Horse to implement gay activism in the schools? Are you also aware that the Berger quote is not representative in any way of NARTH’s overall views? Conversely, are you aware of how many kids are traumatized by the presence of a boy dressed in girl’s clothes in elementary school?

    In any case, I fully support what Exodus and ADF have written about the Day of Truth:

    “Exodus International believes that every human being is a person for whom Jesus Christ died, is of immeasurable, intrinsic worth and should be treated with respect and dignity. Exodus and Day of Truth strongly opposes bullying, name-calling and acts of aggression against any individual or group of individuals for any reason. It is goal of Day of Truth for students to have an honest conversation about relationships, sexuality, and faith.”

  4. So, to be consistent, you also see the “Day of Truth” as propaganda too right? Free speech is a wonderful thing, and yes, the “Day of Silence” probably has an agenda, but just because you happen to agree with something doesn’t mean the propaganda flag is automatically removed.

    I’m not sure if staging a walk-out, staging your own agenda day, especially with a name that is confrontational, and then saying you stand firm against all the name calling, bullying, etc. is going to fly. A better way to make homosexuals understand your position might be to just be compassionate, and peaceful – unless of course you don’t care about the actual person and would rather just make your point about their lifestyle.

    After years of trying to get myself all hot and bothered about homosexuals at revival meetings, church rallies, and the like, I am over it. A homosexual is just like anyone else – how are they different from the soccer mom that doesn’t know Jesus, or the politician, or the homeless man on the subway? Aren’t they all the same in Jesus’ eyes?

    What this should be about is human rights. Anyone, regardless of how they live their life, should be afforded equal treatment, have just as much a right to make people “aware” of their situation, and be free to express their views, how they see fit.

    We utilize those same rights when we preach to our neighbor – why is it only OK to get on the soap box when it is “friendly” propaganda?

  5. Brad,

    Thanks for your post, but I’m coming from a very different perspective.

    1) There is lots of gay propaganda in the schools already. Check out the information on truetolerance.org.

    2) Christians are saying, “Let’s have a loving, open discussion about faith and sexuality.” That’s the opposite of a curriculum-driven, teacher assisted putting forth of propaganda about homosexuality. The situations are hardly equal, and since the school is certainly not teaching kids to be accepting of Christian beliefs, it is not appropriate (obviously) for them to be teaching students to accept cross-dressing.

    3) My heart breaks for the LGBT community and I am constantly calling churches to become sensitive to their needs and to open their doors to help those with unwanted same-sex attraction. At the same time, I stand against gay activism in our society, which hurts everyone involved in the long run.

    Have you watched any of my video lectures dealing with these issues? Some of them are available online.

  6. I am concerned that the day of silence will further open the door for bullying of those who don’t participate in it.

  7. What I meant was that students might get bullied and made fun of if they don’t participate in the day of silence.

  8. Brad,
    In response to this quote, ” how are they different from the soccer mom that doesn’t know Jesus, or the politician, or the homeless man on the subway?”…Homosexuals are the same as others in that they are lost and sin is sin. However, an ordinary ole soccer mom who just isn’t saved doesn’t push some perverse lifestyle on the world and try to make everyone think that it is normal and right and that being a Christian is not normal….ESPECIALLY on other children and young people. My 16 year old niece goes to a large public school. She was at home and had some show on that she was listening to that was about teenage girls who were fighting and breaking up ….normal talk show junk. My sister overheard the show from another room and ran in there and asked my niece what she was watching and made her change it. My niece’s response was non-chalant, “Mom, I see this stuff everyday in the halls of my school and YOU send me there, why should you care about this?” AND my niece is a Christian! My point is that it is so prevalent, so “the norm” that even my niece who knows homosexuality is wrong, it doesn’t even phase her now because it has been so in her face. Now, that’s scary!

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