Even in the face of last week’s widely publicized suicide of 11 year-old Carl Walker-Hoover, who had been tormented by anti-gay bullying, the religious right is shamelessly going forward with their plan to pull students out of school on Friday’s Day Of Silence. Here’s a portion of the just-issued press release from Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute:
Friday is the Day of Silence, a campaign of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which is often used to make homosexual behavior appear normal on school campuses. “Students should focus on academics in school. They should not be allowed to end their verbal engagement in class for a social agenda,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. “We pay California teachers to teach — by speaking in classrooms — and teachers should also be expected to fully discharge their duties this coming Friday,” she said. “If a school allows teachers to stop teaching, it should not get tax dollars for educating our students on that day.” The Day of Silence Walkout Coalition includes organizations such as Concerned Women for America, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, and more. It reaches out to parents across the nation who do not want their children focusing on sexuality at school.
“Karen England is available for comment on this week’s Day of Silence. To reach her, please call (916) 212-5607 or email [email protected].”
Feel free to send Ms. England the below result of what she stands for.