This past Tuesday was the 6th annual “Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity,” a day for anti-abortion high school students to remain silent on behalf of aborted fetuses everywhere.
if you haven’t heard of it, here’s the deal:
Since January 22, 1973 over 50,000,000 babies have had their voices silenced through surgical abortion in this nation alone.
On October 20th, people from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. Red arm bands and duct tape will identify them as taking part in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day.
Regardless of your views on abortion, there’s nothing wrong with students participating in this event if they wish. (Say what you will about the information they use or the group sponsoring it.)
I bring this up for a reason.
I did not hear of a single Christian right/Conservative group condemning this event.
No right-wing group said it was wrong for students to showcase their social “agenda” in the classroom.
None of them demanded that students not go to school on the day of the event because the classroom was being “hijacked” for political purposes.
Not one group asked people to call local school administrators and ask why they’re allowing this event to take place.
Remember that when GLBT and GLBT-friendly students participate in the Day of Silence this April.
If any Christian right group condemns participation in that event, or tells parents keep their children home from school that day, or requests that members harass school officials about allowing this event to take place, CALL THEM OUT ON THEIR BLATANT HYPOCRISY.
You know they’re going to do it, too. You have ample time to prepare.
Incidentally, I approached David Smith, the Executive Director of the Illinois Family Institute, last year and asked him why his group did not put out any information against the Day of Silent Solidarity but actively opposed the Day of Silence.
He told me IFI was against the Day of Silent Solidarity.
But another year has come and gone and IFI has said not a word about the event on their website.
Their silence tells you all you need to know about their anti-gay agenda.