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April 14, 2005

Day of Truth

From the Christian Post:

Christian students in more than 300 high schools across the nation will participate today in the “Day of Truth” – a Christian counterpart to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s “Day of Silence.”

“The Day of Truth is an opportunity for Christian students to counter the promotion of the homosexual agenda at schools across America,” said Joseph Infranco, Senior Counsel at the Alliance Defense Fund, which is sponsoring the event. “The Day of Truth, held after the Day of Silence, encourages respectful debate rather than silence.” ...

The Day of Truth was established to “counter the promotion of the homosexual agenda and expresses an opposing viewpoint from a Christian perspective,” according to ADF. The event purposely comes at the heels of the April 13th Day of Silence – a day where students vow silence to “recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment” against gays and lesbians, according to GLSEN.

Both events are student run, organized and supported.

In related news...WorldNetDaily reports:

A high school student got in trouble with administrators for wearing a T-shirt that expressed her opposition to homosexual behavior.

The student, whose name was withheld, was sent to the principal's office at her Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., school, where she was told to change shirts or leave campus, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, a Sacramento, Calif.-based public-interest law firm.

The front of the T-shirt says "tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing," and the back says "truth is truth – homosexuality is wrong."

Fortunately the PCI was able to convince the school that they were on very shaky grounds, and the student was allowed to return to class, and keep the T-shirt on.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at April 14, 2005 11:20 AM

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Thanks for the SCO link. I've got to say that it's well nigh tacky to wear a shirt discussing how wrong homosexuality is. That's a discussion worth having, but not on a t-shirt.

Posted by: Matt at April 14, 2005 11:44 AM

Tacky, maybe, but worthy of censoring, no.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at April 14, 2005 11:51 AM

I never claimed it was worthy of censorship. But just because we can doesn't mean we should.

Posted by: Matt at April 14, 2005 01:03 PM

Well, the issue was the school's attempted censorship of the message. There's way too much of that going on.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at April 14, 2005 01:33 PM

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