Sunday, February 19, 2006

Here's one to keep an eye on. On April 27th, high school students may take part in a "Day of Truth" to express their Christian views about homosexuality. They will wear tee-shirts with a day of truth logo; a counter to the homosexual "Day of silence" that will take place in high schools on April 26th.

The ADF (Alliance Defense Fund) offers assistance to students who initiate the "Day of Truth" at their schools.

"In the past, students who have attempted to speak against the homosexual agenda have been censored or in some cases punished for their beliefs," Sears explained. "It is important for students to stand up for their First Amendments right to hear and speak the Truth."

In previous years, students had been allowed to participate in the day of silence, but students who wished to participate in the day of truth had punitive actions taken against them, either for discrimination or under the so-called separation of church and state.

"The First Amendment allows for open discussion," Sears argued. "Allowing students to have a 'Day of Silence' without allowing them to have a 'Day of Truth' limits free speech and the free exchange of ideas, which then limits their ability to make informed decisions. Placing limits on student free speech ultimately places limits on learning."

After classes adjourn, students will make the following announcement:

I am speaking the Truth to break the silence. Silence isn't freedom. It's a constraint. Truth tolerates open discussion, because the Truth emerges when healthy discourse is allowed. By proclaiming the Truth in love, hurts will be halted, hearts will be healed, and lives will be saved.

I say, go for it! People should not be afraid to be labeled as hate-mongers for the peaceful discourse of their opinions. Just this week in Moscow, the city voted down a gay pride march due to fears of violence from the Muslim community.

Earlier this week Chief Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin warned that Russia's Muslims would stage violent protests if the march went ahead. "If they come out on to the streets anyway they should be flogged. Any normal person would do that - Muslims and Orthodox Christians alike ... [The protests] might be even more intense than protests abroad against those controversial cartoons."

The cleric said the Koran taught that homosexuals should be killed because their lifestyle spells the extinction of the human race and said that gays had no human rights.

We should consider ourselves blessed that here in America, both sides are free to present their arguments in a peaceful fashion, with little fear of being flogged or some other such retribution.

No matter how much I may personally disagree with the gay 'lifestyle', I'm not going to go out and kill a homosexual.

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