Saturday, April 21, 2007

Day of Silence spawns Day of Hate

Nearly half a million students participated in a Day of Silence to highlight gay prejudice and bullying in schools. This silence was too much for some homophobics. The event spawned a rebuttal: "Day of Truth," by the right-wing Alliance Defense Fund, to counter the "homosexual agenda" and offer an "opposing viewpoint from a Christian perspective." Mixing up messages, their slogan was that the truth about the nasty gay cooties could not be silenced. At least two students in Florida were suspended for silently participating, another high school in Michigan had to be locked down because of fears of violence, and homophobic, anti-Semitic and racist graffiti vandalism appeared in a San Francisco High School.

link from Jim.

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