My school’s Diversity Club sponsired a Day of Silence for “all people whose voice is lost because of” discrimination, bullying, and bias. This was on Friday.
On Monday, we had what is titled as a Day of Truth, which is a response to a Day of Silence. The Day of Truth attempts”to counter the promotion of the homosexual agenda and express an opposing viewpoint from a Christian perspective.”
I find this interesting since our Diversity Club does not use Day of Silence as a strictly GLBT day, but as a day to illustrate how voices of all beliefs and lifestyles are silenced. However, local churches attempted to create an “honest” conversation about homosexuality. This obviously implies that the Day of Silence is dishonest about its anti-discrimination stance and its anti-bullying stance.
The tally is as follows: Day of Silence had over 100 t-shirts worn and 1,000 stickers worn. Day of Truth had 10-12 t-shirts worn and 20-30 stickers worn.
Tolerance and acceptance wins. I’m not necessarily a line in the sand guy, but this was an obvious victory for inclusion versus exclusion and acceptance versus exclusion.