Day of Silence and Golden Rule Pledge on Appalachian State University

As a result of the Golden Rule Pledge effort, I have met some really great folks. I am only going to mention one with this post but there are many more. I hope to share their experiences at the new Golden Rule Pledge website soon. I did want to here share one very early report from JK, a student at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. JK was an early supporter of the Golden Rule Pledge and as you will see, used it as a springboard to mobilize Christian groups on her campus for outreach. … [Read more...]

Was an Arkansas waitress fired for supporting Hillary Clinton?

And now for something completely different...I got a call from a friend of the person who is the subject of this post. Micah Qualls is a praise singer, and former waitress at an airport in Little Rock. Seems Ms. Qualls, while on break, held up a Clinton for prez sign when John McCain flew into the airport where Ms. Qualls was a waitress at the airport restaurant. For her advocacy, she was fired. I would normally not post on the firing of a waitress in Little Rock (Grove City maybe, but … [Read more...]

T-shirt case decided: "Be happy, not gay" allowed in school

We may see more of these t-shirts around on Monday since the7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructed the district court to order the Neuqua Valley High School to suspend its ban on the "Be Happy, Not Gay" T-shirt while a civil rights lawsuit in the case proceeds.Given the ingenuity of adolescents, we will see this envelope pushed further and further ("Be smart, not Christian" is sure to come).I have seen this issue less of a free-speech matter (you can go outside and say, "Be … [Read more...]

Day of Silence legal tips; you do and don't have the right to remain silent

It is rare that I would quote the ACLU, but I thought that this list of tips from them on the Day of Silence and related matters looked fair.1. You DO have a right to participate in Day of Silence and other expressions of your opinion at a public school during non-instructional time: the breaks between classes, before and after the school day, lunchtime, and any other free times during your day. If your principal or a teacher tells you otherwise, you should contact the ACLU national office … [Read more...]

Eat your Wheaties, mom, if you want a boy.

Drowssap will like this one... … [Read more...]

Don Kroah Show tonight: Golden Rule Pledge

I am scheduled to be on the Don Kroah Show this evening at 6:30pm (est) to discuss the Golden Rule Pledge. The Don Kroah Show can be heard on WAVA, 105.1FM & 780AM in the Arlington, VA area. … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge update

I know of 19 schools who are pledging the Golden Rule Pledge on or around the Day of Silence. One Campus Crusade group at Slippery Rock University met with a gay support group on campus recently to offer assistance with the Day of Silence observance. Many CRU students will remain silent and distribute cards with the Day of Silence message on one side and the Golden Rule Pledge on the other. I hope to have a link to a more complete list of schools soon. … [Read more...]

Should Larry King's killer be tried as an adult?

At issue in the trial of Brandon McInerney for the murder of Larry King is whether McInerney should be tried as an adult. Many people, including gay rights groups believe he should be tried as a juvenile. This in no way minimizes his crime. However, it does recognize that the McInerney is a child and may be able to alter his life with help.Sadly, the defense attorney in this case seems to lay some of the responsibility on King's behavior and alleges the school should have intervened. That … [Read more...]