Day of Silence vs. Day of Truth

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  1. 5stringJeff

    5stringJeff Senior Member

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    It seems that the pro-gay Day of Silence, staged in high schools nationwide, is going to be countered with a Day of Truth, in which Christian students inform their schoolmates about the other side of the debate.

    By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

    NEW YORK - Irked by the success of the nationwide Day of Silence, which seeks to combat anti-gay bias in schools, conservative activists are launching a counter-event this week called the Day of Truth aimed at mobilizing students who believe homosexuality is sinful.

    Participating students are being offered T-shirts with the slogan "The Truth Cannot be Silenced" and cards to pass out to classmates Thursday — the day following the Day of Silence — declaring their unwillingness to condone "detrimental personal and social behavior."

    The driving force behind the Day of Truth is the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group that has opposed same-sex marriage and challenged restrictions on religious expression in public schools. The event is endorsed by several influential conservative organizations, including the Christian ministry Focus on the Family and the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
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