by Leigh Bravo 4/13/16
Shutting Down All Other Voices? • First, let me make one thing clear. I am not a racist or a bigot or a homophobe or even an Islamaphobe. I believe in “Live and Let Live,” and I am a concerned American and a parent wondering what happened to MY rights? Why is one group being allowed to demand their rights while they stomp of the rights of everyone else. This is not “tolerance,” it is height of hypocrisy and “intolerance!”
Imagine my surprise when I recently discovered that my kid’s school was hosting a “Day of Silence,” that is being sponsored by a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) group and has been condoned and fully supported by the school board and the superintendent of schools? To add insult to injury, I also discovered that this “Day of Silence” is a National event and is happening at all middle schools and high schools across the country. What, may you ask, is the problem? We have all been told over and over again that you are not allowed to wear T-shirts that represent the flag, NRA, gun rights, pro-life, Christianity or a litany of subjects that might just offend someone that attends our schools. We have been preached at regarding the separation of church and state. We have seen kids actually arrested for holding their hands in the shape of a gun or sent to the principals office for daring to hug a classmate resulting in charges of sexual abuse. However, for some reason, we are supposed to swallow the fact that the school system is now promoting, supporting and allowing the LGBT community to have a “Day of Silence” in our schools?
Kids that support this group, will wear stickers showing they support LGBT rights and are allowed to spend the day in school not speaking or participating in class. Teachers may also be allowed to show their support for this group by remaining silent or offering a study day or reading day in class. What does the “Day of Silence” mean? They want to stop discrimination and bullying against LGBT kids throughout the school system. But aren’t there other groups who also are discriminated against and bullied? What about nerds, fat kids, autistic kids, acne laden kids, smart kids…..are they not also discriminated against and bullied? Is there a reason why they are being excluded from this “Day of Silence?” Why is the LGBT group allowed to have their say and support their cause in our schools while the rest of us are told to “Sit Down and Shut Up?”
The audacity of our school leaders across this country thinking that it is okay to support one opinion yet stifling the opinions of others is outrageous! If you allow one group to have their say or moment in the sun, then it should be allowed for all groups regardless of what they support or believe. If you shut down the voices of some, claiming schools are no place for the promotion of your personal beliefs, then they should not allow ANY group to promote their cause within our school system.
The hypocrisy of the liberal left is reaching a point of no return. When we allow LGBT groups to speak their mind and advertise their way of life within our schools while taping shut the mouths of those who believe otherwise, then we have lost our way. When we allow Hollywood stars and corporate bullies demand that we allow men into women’s bathrooms because the small minority of individuals feel misunderstood, then we have lost our way. When the liberal left continue to open businesses and have shows and concerts in nations that demean women, persecute and kill gays, and disregard the rights of its citizens, yet cancel their plans or refuse to honor tickets at sold out shows in the United States because the majority do not want men allowed into girls locker rooms and bathrooms, we have lost our way.
We have seen the results of this mentality in our colleges across the nation. Indoctrinated kids who whine and cry and are unable to function physically because of a name they consider threatening written in chalk. A indoctrinated group of kids who have been taught in our school system that socialism is great and America is bad. Now we are allowing our elementary, middle and high school kids to be exposed to the beliefs of one group and restricted access to others. When we allow our school systems to teach our kids what to think and not how to think, then we are a Nation doomed to fail.
Isn’t it time to take back our schools?
Leigh Bravo blogs at The Trumpet. • (992 views)