Student warned of ‘failing grade’ if absent from ‘Day of Silence’

Posted on April 16, 2008. Filed under: Education Idiocy, Gay Agenda, Liberal Idiots, Political Correctness, Politics, Reverse Discrimination |

Again we see that free speech is only for the liberals. If conservatives want to protest or exercise their free speech, they get in trouble! This is infuriating!

Protesting ‘gay’ promo draws threats
Student warned of ‘failing grade’ if absent from ‘Day of Silence’

Posted: April 16, 2008
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A coalition of Christian organizations is working to encourage students to stay home when their schools recognize the “Day of Silence” homosexual lifestyle promotion this year – and the reaction has started coming in.
Liberty Counsel reports it has had complaints from parents and students about a wide range of misbehaviors or misrepresentations being presented by schools.
For example, in one school district a principal told a father if his son was not at school on the “Day of Silence” the student would be given a failing grade for the year, in Indiana parents were told by public school officials it was “against the law” for them to cancel the program or excuse absences that day, and in Iowa, a school board member said a student refusing to speak throughout a school day was no more disruptive than a “Christian wearing a cross.”
“When it comes to the Day of Silence, silence is not an option,” said Mathew D. Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University’s School of Law.
“Students have the right not to remain silent. Students can refuse to attend school. They may mount a counter-protest in support of purity and the traditional family. While schools may be required to allow clubs to meet on campus, schools do not have to promote the Day of Silence. Students to not have the right to remain silent when called upon by teachers,” he said.
Liberty Counsel has assembled a legal memorandum that explains how to protect schools from being “hijacked” by the agenda of the event, which is promoted by the homosexual advocacy organization Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.
The memo advises that student conduct causing a substantial disruption or material interference with school activities is not protected under the First Amendment.
Liberty Counsel said in Oklahoma, a high school graduate was told by her former principal if he did not allow the Day of Silence he could not allow the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and in South Dakota, a student was told her absence on that day would impose a requirement that she write a paper explaining why she did not participate, according to Liberty Counsel.




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