Christian students should be allowed to express their viewpoint just like any other student.
By DOUG HUNTINGTON
April 24, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
“Day of Truth” chalked up record numbers last week as seven times more high school students participated in this year’s event compared to its initial start two years ago.
Reaching its third year, ”Day of Truth” recorded 6,954 high school students from around the nation who wanted to voice their disapproval of homosexuality one day after the pro-homosexual “Day of Silence.”
“Christian students should be allowed to express their viewpoint just like any other student,” said Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), in a statement. ADF, which sponsored last Thursday’s event, is a legal organization that aims to defend the right to speak the “Truth.”
“The Day of Truth provides students the opportunity to present a different viewpoint than the one expressed by students participating in Day of Silence,” Johnson added.
The “Day of Truth” was created to counter the “Day of Silence,” an event sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and held in response to the harassment shown towards gay students at school. On the “Day of Silence,” students and teachers remain silent for one day to point out the bigotry against homosexuals.
Organizers of “Day of Truth” have argued that the “Day of Silence” does more than stand against prejudice, however. It also normalizes homosexual behavior on campus as well as supports the “homosexual agenda.” In addition, it targets those students who are unclear about their sexuality.