AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
April 14, 2023
Is It In Your Neighborhood School Too?
The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has held the Day of Silence on the second Friday of April for years. This is a group that “encourages” children to explore their sexuality and “encourages” other children to become allies to those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Of course, that expanded to now include all the other sexual identities they have come up with! Do they want parents to know their child has visited their website – glsen.org – NO! When you first go to the website, this is what pops up: “ You can quickly leave this website by pressing the Escape key three times, or tapping three times quickly on mobile. To browse this site safely, be sure to regularly clear your browser history.” No, GLSEN is not a friend to parents; they want kids who visit their website to do so secretly.
The Day of Silence is supposed to be student-led, but check out all the resources GLSEN provides free of charge. GLSEN describes the purpose of the Day of Silence as “The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ+ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people in schools.”
There is no doubt that GLSEN is an activist group pointing kids in the wrong direction. GLSEN used to publish the list of schools that have registered to participate in the Day of Silence. That’s until the AFA of PA and a couple other Christian groups began making that information available to parents! However, you must remember that anyone can go on GLSEN’s website and register their school AND if only one student participates, GLSEN counts the entire student body as participating. Unfortunately, in recent years in too many schools the majority of students do participate and, in some cases, teachers also. Sadly, some teachers allow students to remain silent even during class time.
So, is your neighborhood school participating in the Day of Silence?
GLSEN claims the Day of Silence is necessary to highlight the silencing of LGBTQ students in schools and calls for a more “inclusive” school environment. Supporters claim this is a day that “illustrates the silencing effect of bullying and harassment of LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.” In reality this day forces anyone who might disagree with these lifestyles into silence as they are often publicly shamed by fellow students and sometimes even teachers.
So, what is your neighborhood school doing on the Day of Silence? Click here for contact information for PA schools listed by region. If your child or grandchild attends public school (unfortunately, some private schools also participate), be sure to ask them what took place in school today!
Oh yeah, just how “discriminated” against is an organization that promotes the LGBTQ agenda on our nation’s kids? Check out their tax form 990 for 2020.