From the The State of America weblog.
LGBT Day of Silence is a day of gay political activism. The Day of Truth is simply a day of counter-cultural political activism. A day of silence would almost be okay if it was about all bullying, all intolerance, and all discrimination, but it is not. What about the harassment of the goofy looking guy with glasses, or the person with a big wart on her neck, or the one with too many ugly pimples, or wimps, or nerds, or those who wear black cloaks and look like gangsters, or all the others who are often harassed because of appearance or speech problem or whatever? Gays are certainly not the only one silenced, harassed, bullied, alienated, or isolated. A lot of kids have been murdered by others kids because of being harassed before and since the Columbine massacre. Why is their not a national day of protest for them? Because gays are the only group with a corporate funded political agenda.
The Day of Silence is about one thing only and that is promoting the unnatural politicized behavior of gays.
The phrase, politicized behavior of gays, actually denotes an enormous tragedy of justice in the America. It is one perpetrated by gay and non-gay political leaders, which I include activists and legal counsel as part of that group. How often have you heard anyone protesting against the legal efforts to sanction the reciprocation of sexual abuse many gays experienced as children and now perpetuate as a lifestyle? I cannot remember having ever heard any politician, public official, or gay leader. No one zealously pursues legal sanction for the rehabilitation or renormalization of sexually abused gays. That is because the gay community wants society to believe once gay always gay. Any other message is a threat to gay political goals.
Day of Silence is an effort to promote the kind of tolerance that leads to totalitarianism. So called anti-hate speech laws are aimed at suppressing free speech rights of others. Other gay laws like ENDA violate every First Amendment right. In Boston, gay activists have already attempted to hinder ex-gays from sharing how they escaped the gay lifestyle at local churches. California already suppresses free speech rights of those critical of the gay agenda. Many media outlets, government offices, and other public forums suppress criticism of gay behavior and gay politics. While homosexual activists’ call for diversity, they demonstrate little tolerance for ex-gays. Regina Griggs wrote in the Harvard Crimson:
“Each year thousands of men and women with same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave homosexuality by means of reparative therapy, ex-gay ministry or group counseling. Their choice is one only they can make. However, there are others who refuse to respect that choice, and endeavor to attack the ex-gay community. Consequently, ex-gays are subject to an increasingly hostile environment where they are reviled or attacked as perpetrators of hate and discrimination simply because they dare to exist.”
She gives the examples of ex-gay men like Larry Houston, David Ott, Tim Wilkins, and Richard Cohen who have faced discrimination including being fired and charged with hate crime for insisting that homosexual attraction can be overcome. Beyond American borders, laws against anti-gay criticism already exist in Canada and in a number of European nations.
Yet, gays are likely to commit more violence against gays than non-gays against gays. A recent report by National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is said to report about the same rate of domestic violence among gays as among non-gays. I found three problems with the NCAVP study. One is the non-uniformity reported data distinguishing between different types of violence. The report is not representative of the entire gay population across the U.S. Therefore, the second problem means a much higher rate of domestic violence is expected as stated by the authors. The last problem is that gay domestic violence is higher than non-gays. When comparing available data about intimate partner violence, the NCAVP reported 23% of all same-sex intimate partner violence was by assault while NVCS reported 18% for male-female assaults. As previously mentioned, NCAVP figures are probably to low but NVCS is too high. NVCS figures are too high because they include victims ages 12-18; NCAVP does not.
Occasionally, news media reports hate crimes committed by gays against ex-gays or non-gays. About 2% of all reported hate crimes are against heterosexuals, according to the latest FBI Hate Crimes Statistics. Even though anti-gay violence accounts for 13% of all hate crimes, the highest percentage of hate crimes (52%) are racially motivated, which is followed by crimes biased against religion (18%) and nationality (14%).
The bottom-line about the anti-morality Day of Silence is its disruption of normal learning activities. That is unless learning no longer requires two-way discussion. The real purpose of the disruption is the impact that violating the no-disruption rule has on young advocates. Think about it. Gay politics has always been about destroying society’s historical, moral, religious, and legal precedents that stood in the way of their secular humanistic legitimating ideology. The no disruption rule is just one more obstacle.