Day of Truth 2010: Exodus’ Counter to GLSEN’s Day of Silence

Filed under Culture, News on March 29th, 2010 by M. French

The Sixth annual Day of Truth, a day countering the Day of Silence, will be happening on April 15th.  Focus on the Family had this to say:

The sixth annual Day of Truth is an initiative, sponsored by Exodus International, which takes place one day before the Day of Silence – sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Candi Cushman, education analyst with Focus on the Family, said the Day of Silence “turns participants into political lobbyists for GLSEN’s adult-driven agenda.”

“Evidence of a political agenda is clear when you look at the Day of Silence materials,” Cushman said. “The group encourages students to use the Day of Silence as a ‘tool’ to get things like a ‘queer-friendly prom’, homosexual-themed library books and teacher training. They also encourage teachers to feature lesbian, gay and bisexual materials in the classroom.”

This year’s theme for the Day of Truth is “Get the Conservation Started.” Students can wear T-shirts and pass out cards with the message: “People with differing, even opposing, viewpoints can freely exchange ideas and respectfully listen to each other. It’s time for an honest conversation about the biblical truth for sexuality. Let’s get the conversation started!”

Gay activist organization Truth Wins Out commented:

The DOT mobilizes antigay churches and students to harass LGBT students and their friends, and — under the guise of so-called “conversation” — to lobby schools to exclude LGBT students from schools’ antibullying policies.

So when organizers talk about getting “the conversation started” and “respectfully listen[ing] to each other,” gay activists hear a desire to mobilize students to “harass LGBT students and their friends”? Are gay activists afraid of having students hear both sides of a story from their peers? Do they only want to have their viewpoints to be heard in schools across the country? This is precisely why this day is needed.

To participate in the Day of Truth, click here. Let’s open up dialogue on these key issues in our generation!



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  1. [...] folks from the Day of Truth (Exodus’ counter to the Day of Silence) discuss sexuality and faith with students in the video [...]

  2. Reading through some of this, I saw that you guys say you want to focus on being tolerant of each other and that the Day of Silence is about training students to be political activists. I’m a strong Christian, but I will say that the Day of Silence at my school was totally and completely about spreading tolerance throughout our school, not creating a huge political protest…

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