Archive for March 7th, 2008

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It’s Not Gay. We Promise! (More from the American Family Association)

March 7, 2008

“It’s Not Gay” – DVD

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Make sure you get the DVD, though. Apparently, the VHS version works backwards:

Melanie (4 Stars):

I bought this film in VHS form many years ago. Then to my shock and dismay, my son, professed that he is Gay. I purchased it again in DVD form, 2, one for me and one for him. I strongly believe everyone should see this film, it is the truth about being Gay. It is very well done and very informative.

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From C— in the Triangle:

March 7, 2008

I wonder what would happen if Christians publicly supported the day.  I mean, not just those who feel homosexuals can still be baptized Christians, married, or ordained, but those who feel the lifestyle is biblically wrong as well.  I know certain Christians believe condemnation of homosexuality is biblical (though unfortunately “condemnation” can take a variety of forms), but I’d be very interested to see how the nation would respond to Christians on both sides of the debate if they backed a movement meant to keep homosexuals from being fearful, persecuted, or ostracized. Maybe I’m talking more like an “American” that I am a “Christian.”  But then again…

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First Responder…

March 7, 2008

I certainly seem to have offended D– D–, a pastor from Canal Fulton, Ohio:


From: D–D– Re: Nc Schools (and US Schools)

You are allowed to have your opinions as is anyone else, but please do not
e-mail them to me. You can certainly reply to
*names deleted* and let
them know if you disagree with them and the American Family Association,
but I don’t really care to receive your response.

Thank you

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Reply All!

March 7, 2008

Hello all,

I for one don’t see anything in particular wrong with this “Day of Silence.”

http://www.dayofsilence.org/

I know that I saw gay kids getting picked on and bullied when I was in school. And you know, it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes that kind of behavior gets out of hand:

“This year’s Day of Silence will be held in memory of Lawrence King, who friends say was murdered in a California school February 12 because of his sexual orientation and gender expression. The event brings attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students observe the day in silence to echo the silence LGBT and ally students face every day.”

So if you believe that God condemns homosexuality, you certainly have a right to your opinion. But please be aware that in America, any person, young or old, who wants to identify themselves as gay, has a right to do it. They even have the right to be PROUD of being gay. And maybe it’ll do your kids good to learn to RESPECT their peers in spite of any differences they may have, instead of pulling them out of school because some gay kids are going to be quiet that day.

Personally, I’ve known some gay people, and I don’t know that any of them would say that they “chose” to be gay. And in my humble opinion, every anti-gay sermon and every email like the one below hurts people needlessly. And I want no part of it.

Love,
Duck

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How to respond? (email from the American Family Association)

March 7, 2008

So I received this email today:

 

Hey Family and Friends,

We are sending this e-mail to all of you because some of you live near these schools in NC. PLEASE DON’T DELETE THIS E-MAIL! Maybe it’s time to do something when Gideons are kicked out of Colombus Co schools and this sort of thing is promoted!

Thanks, *Name Deleted*

If your child’s school observes the homosexual sponsored “Day of Silence,” keep your child at home April 25.

Friday, April 25, several thousand schools across the nation will be observing “Day of Silence (DOS).” DOS is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools.

AFA is joining other family-oriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is participating in the DOS project. By remaining silent, the intent of the pro-homosexual students is to disrupt the classes while promoting the homosexual lifestyle.

DOS is sponsored by an activist homosexual group, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). DOS leads the students to believe that every person who identifies as a homosexual, bisexual or cross-dresser is a victim of ongoing, unrelenting harassment and hate. Students are taught that homosexuality is a worthy lifestyle, homosexuality has few or no risks, and individuals are born homosexual and cannot change. Those who oppose such teaching are characterized as ignorant and hateful bigots.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Day of Silence:

Take Action!

What should parents do? Check with your local school principal to see if your child’s school will be participating in DOS. If the school is participating, notify other parents about DOS and ask them to join in keeping their children out of school on that day.

Here is a partial list of schools which are expected to participate in DOS: If your school is listed, call your local school and ascertain whether they officially or passively allow students to observe “Day of Silence.” If your school is listed, please double-check with your local school to see if the school is actually sponsoring DOS. Sometimes the “participation” turns out to be a handful of kids who are saying they have a homosexual club and are observing this protest day, but without school endorsement. We sincerely hope your school, if listed, is not actually an official sponsor. If it is not, we will take them off the list, if a school official asks us to do so. Please e-mail your correction to editor@missionamerica.com.

Some tips:

  1. Be sure of the date that DOS is planned for your school.. (The national date is April 25, but some schools observe DOS on a different date.)
  2. Inform the school of your intention to keep your child home on that date and explain why. Click here for a sample letter.
  3. Explain to your children why you’re taking a stand: Homosexual behavior is not an innate identity; it is a sinful, unnatural and destructive behavior. No school should advance a physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive sexual lifestyle to students.

Encourage your church leadership to follow the bold example of Pastor Ken Hutcherson who is vocally opposing “Day of Silence” in his community in Redmond, Washington. For his story, click here.

Thank you for caring enough to get involved. If you feel our efforts are worthy of support, would you consider making a small tax-deductible contribution? Click here to make a donation.

Sincerely,

Don

Donald E. Wildmon,

Founder and Chairman American Family Association