Why We Fight for Student Free Speech
This year, April 15 is more than just the due date for your income tax returns – it’s the pro-homosexual, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender Day of Silence, in which students are encouraged to remain silent all day to support “equality” for homosexuals.
As a high school or college student, do you wish your classmates could hear more of the story—like the truth about God’s deep love for us and what the Bible really says about His redemptive design for marriage and sexuality? Wouldn’t it be nice if a deeper and freer conversation could happen when controversial sexual topics are brought up in your school?
The good news is, it can—and that’s where Day of Dialogue comes in.
In contrast to the whole idea of silence, this is a day that encourages open dialogue.
Because Focus on the Family firmly believes that the truth will rise to the surface when honest conversations are allowed to happen. And that’s why we’re so excited to announce that we’ve become the sponsor for this event.
The Day of Dialogue gives you, as a student, the opportunity to express the true model presented by Jesus Christ in the Bible—who didn’t back away from speaking truth, but neither held back in pouring out His incredible, compassionate love for hurting and vulnerable people. His example calls us to stand up for those being harmed or bullied while offering the light of what God’s Word says.
And the event gives you a chance to express this balanced perspective in a loving and peaceful way. So be sure to mark your calendars and register today to participate in this event in your school or college—Monday, April 18, 2011.
However, the last thing we need in the debate over homosexuality is silence. Students are inundated every day with propaganda promoting homosexuality and sex outside of marriage, as well as inundated with messages that any person who disagrees with the gay lifestyle is homophobic. This is why it’s so imperative that kids and parents alike be able to speak the truth in love and not allow LGBT advocates to use the school system and false “equality” messages to censor other students and demonize Christians and those with traditional beliefs.
In order to encourage healthy conversations between parents, students, and classmates, April 18 is designated as the Day of Dialogue, when students are encouraged to openly and gently talk about the truth of Scripture and what it says about homosexuality.