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Monday, April 30, 2007

Silence for LGBT continued

Is there anything wrong with "The Day of Silence?" On the surface no. The organization seems to seek the safety of students who are LGBT. Certainly, all students should feel safe at school. Teasing, harassment and bullying have no place in education.

As Christians we are called to love and respect the dignity of all people regardless of their sexual attractions. However, we should not condone, accept or celebrate sinful behavior. It is important to always be gracious and loving. We could all learn a lesson from St. Vincent Ferrer. All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

So it would seem at first glace that "The Day of Silence" is a good thing. Unfortunately, the LGBT agenda does not end there. Gay pride movements and the like are rarely seeking pure tolerance. They are looking for acceptance of sinful behavior.

One might ask, why is "The Day of Silence" just for gay people? Why not be "silent" for all students who are bullied and harassed? Don't straight students deserve a safe environment too?
It is interesting to note that that there is no teasing of LGBT students at my cousin's school, or so sources tell me. I suspect the people behind "The Day of Silence" want more than just a safe place for students. I suspect they are seeking to normalize homosexual behavior. That agenda should be resisted by catholics everywhere, lovingly to be sure, but resisted none the less. The saying goes, "love the sinner, hate the sin."

I will leave it to the teachers and administrators of my cousin's school to decide if the protest disrupted the educational process. Either way, the former have an opportunity to teach their students what the church says about homosexuality (CCC 2357-2359) . I hope they take it.

Good on Justine and Julie for standing up for the Truth.



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