Msg to parents: Keep kids home, avoid 'Silence'

Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

shhhh teacher asking for quiet 620x300Parents around the country are being urged to keep their kids home from school on Friday – the annual observance of what's called the "Day of Silence."

Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the Day of Silence is a student-led national event where individuals take a vow of silence to highlight what GLSEN calls the "silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school." But speaking on American Family Radio today, Linda Harvey of Mission America said the Day of Silence amounts to discrimination of Christians and other people of faith.

"It is a day of propaganda; it is a day where teachers are free to post things," said Harvey. "I know of one situation where a teacher was silent all day and used a PowerPoint to reveal that she was a lesbian to her class.

"These people have incredible influence – and we need to step away from that and have our kids step away from that."

Mission America isn't the only organization urging parents to keep their children home on Friday. American Family Association sent out an Action Alert with the same message.

"During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT movement," the AFA Action Alert says. "Students are encouraged to wear special pro-homosexual badges, stickers, and bracelets – which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-LGBT posters in the hallways, handouts, and even workshops."

AFA's Walker Wildmon asks parents to check with their children's school. "If your school is allowing the Day of Silence, then we're encouraging you to keep your student home from school that day," he urges.


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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