Linda Harvey, head of Mission America — which finally was awarded the title of certified anti-gay hate group — says she is a part of a “coalition of pro-family groups” warning parents to keep their children home so pro-LGBT equality students observing GLSEN‘s annual Day of Silence can’t talk to them. Harvey actually claims that the “idea that homosexual acts are moral, good, or normative is not a fact. It is an unproven, non-factual, controversial moral belief. As such, no government employee or publicly subsidized institution has the ethical right to teach it to children implicitly or explicitly. It is entirely possible for schools to work toward the important goal of eradicating bullying without affirming homosexuality or gender confusion.”
Of course, as with most radical religious conservatives (Maggie Gallagher comes to mind with this,) Harvey cannot see past her own hate and bigotry to realize that the opposite therefore must be true as well. Let’s try that, shall we?
The idea that homosexual acts are not moral, not good, or not normative is not a fact. It is an unproven, non-factual, controversial moral belief. As such, no government employee or publicly subsidized institution has the ethical right to teach it — that homosexual acts are not moral, not good, or not normative – to children implicitly or explicitly. It is entirely possible for schools to work toward the important goal of eradicating bullying while affirming people are inherently homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming.
Sounds right to me.
Harvey, in her piece, “Why Parents Should Keep Their Children Home from School on the Day of Silence,” says that GLSEN will be “exploiting public schools to promote homosexuality and gender confusion as moral and normative through the political protest called the Day of Silence.”
“GLSEN shamelessly exploits teen suicide in order to create a climate of hysteria which they then use to falsely impute culpability for teen suicide to conservative moral beliefs,” Harvey unbelievably claims, adding:
GLSEN’s end game is the eradication of conservative moral beliefs and the creation of a social and political climate in which it is impossible to express them. Their cultural vehicle of choice for this radical social experiment is public education. What a strategic coup for homosexualists: use our money to capture the hearts and minds of our children.
Efforts to exploit public education for the purpose of eradicating conservative moral beliefs are dramatically increasing every year. Homosexual activists and their allies are aggressively targeting younger and younger children through “anti-bullying” laws, policies, and curricula; through the effort to nationalize “comprehensive sex ed”; through laws mandating positive portrayals of homosexuality and gender deviance in curricula; and through events like the Day of Silence, National Coming Out Day, Ally Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance; and Spirit Week.
She also says:
Parents and Guardians: Call your children’s middle and high schools and ask if students and/or teachers will be permitted to refuse to speak during class on Friday, April 20, 2012. If your administration allows students and/or teachers to refuse to speak during class, call your child out of school. Every student absence costs school districts money.
When administrators refuse to listen to reason and when they allow the classroom to be exploited for political purposes, parents must take action. If they don’t, the politicization of the classroom and curricula will increase.
If your administrator tells you that they do not permit students or teachers to refuse to speak in class, ask him or her how that is communicated to faculty and students and how it is enforced.
Harvey then points readers to this Day of Silence Walk Out website, which calls upon parents to “actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes.”
Because there’s nothing more political than teen suicide, right, Linda?
Hat tip: Joe.My.God.
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