Thursday, April 19, 2012

'Ex-gays' attempt to undermine GLSEN's Day of Silence will fail

Tomorrow will be GLSEN's Day of Silence and I anticipate it being a huge success.

Of course, as they attempt every year, various religious right groups will attempt to undermine it. From the ridiculous Day of Dialogue to encouraging students to be absent, these folks just don't quit with their futile tactics.

And now one can add the supposed 'ex-gays' to this list.

 From One News Now:

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is encouraging students to celebrate the "Day of Silence" by distributing flyers discouraging ex-"gay" bashing at school.

The "Day of Silence," scheduled for tomorrow, is an annual event put on by Gay-Straight Alliance organizations in schools nationwide and sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The purpose is to draw attention to alleged homosexual discrimination and bullying by remaining silent throughout the school day. But PFOX board member Peter Sprigg sees the event as an opportunity to get his group's message out as well.

"One way that we're encouraging people to do that is by going to the PFOX website … downloading some of these flyers and publications, and distributing them yourselves in the schools," he says.

He reports there are a variety of downloadable flyers aimed at students who might want out of a homosexual lifestyle, and they include facts about youth and sexual orientation, gender identity, and pointing out that discriminating against ex-gays is wrong.

Please bear in mind that Sprigg did not even elaborate just how those who call themselves "ex-gays" have been bullied in our nation's schools. Of course we all know why he didn't. This is nothing more than a ridiculous attempt by PFOX  to disrupt and undermine the Day of Silence. And it won't succeed.

However, let's not allow this moment to escape us without demonstrating the religious right's hypocrisy yet again.

You will notice that Sprigg was quoted extensively in this article. Too bad the article omitted questioning him about when he said that homosexuality should be outlawed:

Or when he said that gays should be exported out of the United States:

Seems to me that if Sprigg is truly concerned about anyone being bullied, he would first watch his own tongue.

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