Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Day of Silence is April 25th - Blog about it!


Some of our prospective participants have had the misconception that the Day of Silence is just about promoting an awareness of prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community, but...the Day of Silence is not only about protecting LGBT people, but also their allies and people who are bullied, harassed, and even killed because of their race/ethnicity, perceived nationality or origin, disability, religion, appearance, socioeconomic status...
Also there are some christians who are not protesting the day of silence or freaking out like the day of truth folk and keeping their kids home from school, but who are instead taking a "golden rule" pledge.
Dr. Warren Throckmorton talks about the Golden Rule Pledge here "I pledge to treat others the way I want to be treated. Will you agree with me to treat each other in this way?"

"Do to others as you would have them do to you." (Luke 6:31). " It seems to me that Christian kids could be leading the way with a pledge to keep the Golden Rule. Could this approach be more productive for the Good News than staying home? I know of 19 schools who are pledging the Golden Rule Pledge on or around the Day of silence

1 comment:

Zuzu said...

silence = death.

action = life.