Friday, April 29, 2005
According to the Massachusetts Parental Notification Act, all public schools in the state are required to notify parents in advance of any teaching involving human sexuality issues, and allow the parents to opt their child out. (Chapter 71: Section 32A)
Now, can Governor Romney show us the LAW that legalizes same-sex "marriage"???
"Free Speech-2, Homophobes-0."
Isn't that clever? Well, I'd say someone infinitely higher up is keeping score, and so far Dan looks like a big ZERO. But we're glad to know he and his fans are regular readers of MassResistance and the Article 8 website.
P.S. Don't forget to contact Stop & Shop and Shaw's supermarkets, and tell them to keep Bay Windows out of their stores. Remind them that they'll see stories on the Pope's penis and lesbian anal sex right in the EDITORIAL section of that paper. It's not just the "personals" that were the problem.
Stop & Shop Supermarket Companies
P.O. Box 55888 Boston, MA 02205
Mr. Marc Smith, CEO
Direct line: 617-770-7122
Mary (president’s assistant) 617-770-8735
Robert Keane, spokesman (quoted in Washington Blade)
Kathleen Carroll, Mgr., Consumer Affairs
Stop & Shop feedback form
Shaws / Star Markets
Mrs. Nicola DeFelice, President
P.O. Box 600 E Bridgewater, MA 02333
Shaw's feedback form
Mr. Terry Donilon Director, Public Relations
508-378-3020 ext 33318
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775. Captain Parker to the Minutemen:
"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"
Now, one David Parker of Lexington, has sparked a new revolution. Finally, in Parker, we've found someone with a soldier's courage to stand up to the out-of-control Massachusetts schools . Schools which regularly ignore the law and parental rights, and push their homosexual agenda on even our very youngest children.
Parker, father of a kindergartner in Lexington's Estabrook School, was arrested Wednesday by the Lexington Police for “trespassing” at his son’s school, spent the night in the Lexington Police Station, and was arraigned in handcuffs in Concord District Court this morning. Why?
He had objections to homosexual curriculum materials and possible discussions in his child’s kindergarten class, all done without his advance notification and permission (as required by state law). He'd jumped through all the hoops trying to get the school to comply with state law, and honor his request that his child be "opted out" of such classes. The school and superintendent refused to come to an agreement which would comply with this state law.
Yes, David, you are a soldier! Suit up...
Ephesians 6: 10-18. The Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Look for the blue boxes on streetcorners, in front of your library, post office, or other such location. Then call up your town hall or the business/institution where the box is to ask them to remove it.
As we said in the "Hall of Shame" posting:
GET USED TO IT. THIS IS WHAT "GAY MARRIAGE" INCLUDES. Pornography and perversion on our streetcorners, in our supermarkets, in our public libraries. AND YOU CAN'T OBJECT. (OR CAN YOU?)
For a reminder of what's inside Bay Windows, see our previous posts:
Bay Windows' Stench: Not Just in the Personals Section and
"Gay" Bay Windows Vile Attack on the Pope
Bay Windows Vending Box Locations:
ARLINGTON: 319 Broadway & Mass. Ave
BEVERLY: 145 Dartmouth St
EAST BOSTON: Airport T Station
BOSTON, Financial Dist: 60 State St Atlantic Ave
BOSTON, North Station: Merrimac & New Chardon
BOSTON, South Station: 9 Broadway & Dorchester
BOSTON, South End: 209 Columbus Ave
Tremont St & E. Berkeley
BROOKLINE: Harvard & Beacon St
35 Station St
1950 Beacon St
CAMBRIDGE: 45 Brattle at Church
250 Main St at Kendall T
1336 Massachusetts Ave
Lechmere T on Cambridge
502 Massachusetts Ave
1817 Massachusetts Ave
Rt 16 at 139 Alewife
CHARLESTOWN: Bunker Hill T Station
DORCHESTER: 1900 Dorchester Ave
Morrisey Blvd at T Station
FRAMINGHAM: Rt 126 & Rt 35
HAVERHILL: Washington St
JAMAICA PLAIN 150 Green & Armory St
15 Hyde Park Ave
LYNN: Market & Monroe St
MALDEN: Malden T Station
MILTON: 40 Adams St
NATICK: Rt 135 & Mill St
NEWBURYPORT: Boston Way & Parker St
NEWTON: Union St
2228 Langley Rd
QUINCY: Quincy Adams T Station
294 Newport Ave
REVERE: Wonderland T Station
ROSLINDALE: Belgrade & Washington St
SALEM: Bridge & North St
SOMERVILLE: 57 Elm St Holland St
STOUGHTON: Wyman & Railroad
WALTHAM: 781 Main St
WESTWOOD: 100 University Ave
Since homosexuals as a group are affluent, there will be lots of "high-end advertisers" for "luxury car lines, boutique hotels, jewelers, and upscale furniture retailers." For example: BMW, Adesso, Shreve Crump & Low, Mitchell Gold, the Boston Ballet, and the Nine Zero Hotel. Advertisers told the new magazine that "25 to 30 percent of their consumer base was coming from the gay community."
Boston Magazine also reports that "Boston's tourism is going gay." The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau is going all-out to promote the city to the very wealthy gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and "questioning" travellers. The Massachusetts Council on Tourism plans to distribute the new Boston Spirit "at trade shows worldwide."
The Boston Gay Pride Festival coming in June is a big draw. The Nine Zero Hotel offers a " 'Freedom to Marry' honeymoon package starting at $349 per room per night." (Maybe they should check with Hotels.com first?) "Other hotels with gay visitor packages include the Hotel Marlowe, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Charles Street Inn, and Onyx Hotel." And don't miss the Boston Art Tours trip to Provincetown galleries.
Have you ever heard of another group claiming "discrimination" that is so wealthy and well-connected?
Sunday, April 24, 2005
"Crystal meth, a highly potent, dangerously addictive drug that swept the West Coast and spawned crime waves in the nation's heartland, is slowly establishing a foothold in New England, prompting campaigns by public health authorities and medical specialists to stop small outbreaks of use from raging into wildfires....
"The drug works by increasing the availability of a chemical messenger in the brain called dopamine. And that substance is a prime mover in the cerebral pathways that engender pleasure and excitement...."
In this story, a former editor at Bay Windows tells of his own addiction and escape from the clutches of the drug. But I guess he's still in the "lifestyle".
Friday, April 22, 2005
It's not only Bay Windows' personal ads that offend. Don't let Stop & Shop (or Shaw's) try that one on you. The personals may be where the filth is most condensed, but it is spread throughout the whole rag. Remember, this paper was available on the FREE rack by the front doors of the supermarkets. Children could walk in, grab one, and leave without any embarrassment.
If you want to see examples of typical content from their "news" and "arts" sections, check these out. (Caution: X-rated pornographic content.)
[on Lesbians and Anal Sex:]
What's love got to do with it? Tristan Taormino celebrates 10 years of cutting-edge seduction
By R. J. Grubb [Arts Section], April 7, 2005
Today, sex expert Tristan Taormino reigns as a popular writer/performer whose unusual job titles have included "Anal Sex Go-To Girl" and "Lesbian Consultant." But a decade ago, she was hard pressed when persuading her peers to join a new venture called Best Lesbian Erotica. Like its predecessors, the latest edition showcases Taormino's eye for smart, surprising, and well-written smutty storytelling. Taormino herself has authored The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and True Lust.
As for recurring themes, the one that dominated this year's collection was the age-old act of cocksucking. Taormino received dozens of submissions on the topic but only a few made the final cut. Asked about the significance of the play on gender, Taormino chalked it up to a growing number of fag-identified dykes.
[On Drug Use & Wild Homosex:]
Our Silence About Crystal Is Killing Us , By Edward J. Hoban, Feb. 3, 2005
With very few exceptions, the rise in crystal meth addiction among gay men is going unnocticed in Boston. About 10 years ago, methamphetimine made its way onto Boston's party circuit. Although the drug - also known as speed, crank, Tina, and Crissy - has become a huge problem, you wouldn't know it by the way we talk about it. Or, rather, you wouldn't know it because we don't talk about it at all. After all, we've all heard the stories about the all night sex parties. We've seen the profiles on Manhunt, a popular Web site that makes it easy to arrange sexual encounters, looking for "PNP", short for party and play. Party, of course, refers to the use of drugs, and nine times out of 10, the drug of choice is crystal meth.
Over the last year or so many of us have also heard stories of guys who've lost their jobs, homes, partners and friends due to crystal meth addiction. We've also learned about some who've become infected with HIV as a result of their use of crystal meth, because - let's be real - while chemically induced with Tina, sexual risk management pretty much goes out the window.
How about an ad that talks graphically about the raw sex that's had while high on Tina? The endless nights in front of the computer looking for more cock? The guy who had three to five guys come inside him in one night? The HIV positive guy who came inside three to five guys in a night? If we can't talk about what really happens when high on Tina, we'll never be able to deal with the problem.
[On Anal Lubricant Research and Trans Health] To Your Good Health, Oct. 14, 2004
[Fenway Health] center is recruiting 120 HIV-negative men who have been receptive partners in the last year to help out with some hands-on lube research. [V]olunteers will go home to help the Fenway with some more hands-on research."We're asking them to have protective [anal] intercourse several times" using the standardized amount of lube, Mayer said. After trying out the standardized volume of lube several times participants will come back to the Fenway for interviews to find out if the amount of lube is acceptable. In addition to the men, the study will also begin some tentative research into women and anal sex....
[Don't forget the incredible series on the Pope as he was being laid to rest, including:]
Requiem for the pope's penis,By Michael Bronsky, April 7, 2005
Beyond the printed word, the ads in the regular sections are also gross. We reported earlier on the "Tops and Bottoms Wanted" ad. Or how about the pictorial ad (naked men, spread-eagled, lying face down with a print banner covering their butts) for:
Just a sampling.
Why is Dan Kennedy of the Boston Phoenix (and oh yes, "Professor" at Northeastern) so wildly upset about Article 8 Alliance's successful campaign to remove a pornographic, hard-core homosexual newspaper from supermarkets? He can still get his free copy of Bay Windows at Condom World, the Marquis de Sade whip store, Fenway Health Center, and the AIDS Action Committee.
And why spend so much time ridiculing this blog if it's such a silly, ineffectual voice? And Dan, how would you know who the author is? Are you in touch with the radical, wacko members of that community who are researching, stalking, and threatening people on our side who have the COURAGE to speak out? Remember, there are many reasons for "anonymity".
Dan: You revealed that I was right in my first response to your hateful rant: YOU ARE NOT ASHAMED TO BE TAKING DIRTY MONEY. You said on the show that those Phoenix ads "have kept the Kennedy kids fed and clothed for many years." And then you made fun of our watchdog group (do you know what that means?) for keeping an eye on where the culture is moving, paying attention to such ads, and warning parents.
Dan, maybe it's time for you to study the ads in the Phoenix. (Shouldn't a professor be as fully informed as we are?) And understand that transsexualism (including surgical removal of body parts) is being preached in our high schools as just fine and normal! It seems to be the latest trendy thing in the homosexual activist world.
It's obvious that the left and radical homosexuals have had a free fun for so many years, they don't know how to handle ANY challenge.
And hey, Scotto: Don't you get the pink and lavender color scheme? The Resistance is taking it back, just like we're going to take back our government in Massachusetts!
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Dan Kennedy, author of the Hateful Rant against Article 8 and MassResistance, seems to be upset by emails he's receiving from us normal people in Massachusetts. He's posted a second hateful rant targeting us! (See below, if you really care to read it.)
So, I thought you might like to know that Dan Kennedy will be appearing as guest co-host on the Blute & Scotto morning show on WRKO, AM680 tomorrow, Friday, April 22. Dan will be on 7:00-9:00 a.m. I'm sure he'd like to hear from you all then.
WRKO call-in line: 617-266-6868
WRKO fax line: 617-779-3467
Scott Alan Miller (host) email: email@example.com
Dan Kennedy email: Dan@DanKennedy.net
[from today's Boston Phoenix online:]
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
MEDIA LOG UNDER ATTACK! I just learned that the anonymous "Mass Resistance" blogger has come after me, and is urging readers to send me e-mail. To judge from the site, I'm hardly the first person to have his or her e-mail address given out for purposes of harassment. But unless I'm missing something, you can't talk back to the anonymous blogger. Nice!
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Dan Kennedy of the Boston Phoenix yesterday called the author of this blog a "gutless anonymous homophobe"!! Can you imagine?? (Well, at least he provided a link, and traffic has picked up!)
Dan Kennedy is very proud of the paper he works for. Proud of a paper with the raunchiest, most perverted "personal ads" imaginable. I hadn't looked at the Phoenix myself for about 20 years, but -- due to this new line of work -- felt I needed to get up to date. What a surprise I was in for! The ads for the "she-males" caught my attention. How innocent I was. I guess I didn't really know what "transsexual" meant till I saw these.
Is it "homophobic" to have nausea overcome you when you see ads (with photos) for:
She-Male -- Pre-op
Fully Functional -- In/Out
5'8" 36C - 24 - 36
[*I think this means transsexual, but I'm not sure...]
Or how about this ad:
New in town
38dd - 24- 38 - 9"ff
["ff"? I guess that's "fully functional" as in the 1st ad, and I don't really want to think about what it means. The 9" measurement must be fairly obvious.]
Gee Dan, you must be so proud of supporting this perverted, dark underbelly of our society. Where's YOUR compassion? Can you truly not know that these are very unhappy, troubled people who need help?
Well, Dan doesn't want to think too hard about that. He does enjoy collecting his paycheck, funded by the dirty money from such ads. And he'd rather just make fun of Article 8 and MassResistance.
I'm sure Dan would enjoy hearing from other "gutless anonymous homophobes". Dan's email: Dan@DanKennedy.net
Here's Dan's hideous little piece in the Phoenix:
MEDIA LOG BY DAN KENNEDY
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
HOMOPHOBIA ON (AND OFF) THE RACKS. Brian Camenker and his merry band of hatemongers at the Article 8 Alliance are at it again. For weeks, they've been pushing for a ban on the gay-and-lesbian newspaper Bay Windows at local supermarkets. The Herald's Greg Gatlin has the latest today, reporting that the paper has, indeed, been dropped at Stop & Shop and Shaw's.
But it looks like Camenker's victory might be temporary - a spokesman for Stop & Shop says Bay Windows is likely to be back if the two sides can work out a deal to carry the paper without the personal ads. The spokesman adds that the Boston Phoenix is not carried for the same reason. (I didn't know that! Oh, well.)
The Article 8 folks, bless their twisted little hearts, have also included a link to this Washington Blade article about what you can do to get Bay Windows back on the racks. Thanks, Brian.
And here's a gutless anonymous homophobe with a blog who's getting involved in the action.
Good grief. I need a shower.
Dan, you need more than a shower.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Beware! Their "rights talk" is very dangerous. If they succeed in framing their cause as a "RIGHT", your true rights will be stomped out. It will inspire those who think only through their emotions, and worship their bodies, to some very dangerous actions. And we've only just begun down this road.
Take abortion. That "RIGHT" started with labeling a developing human being a "blob of tissue" so it would be easier to say it was "a woman's RIGHT to choose" to murder her baby. This FALSE RIGHT led to violence: 40+ million American babies murdered. If you object, you're called names: extremist, fanatic, fundamentalist, red-stater, strict constructionist.
And now we have the "RIGHT" of homosexual couples to "marry". If you disagree, you're called nasty names: bigot, hater, "homophobe", Nazi, prejudiced, ignorant, stone-age, religious fanatic. Your freedom to dissent on any grounds is being stomped out. How does it look as we start down this slippery slope?
--An elementary school in Lexington giving kindergarten students picture books portraying "gay" and lesbian families as normal and wonderful. Parents are not even notified in advance. If they object: "It's legal now! You can't do anything about it," says the principal.
--Students in Bedford Middle School encouraging its children to cross dress. (Pizza party for the most kids in costume!) And if parents object? Activate the Bedford "No Place for Hate" crowd.
--What if residents in a certain senatorial district meet with their pro-homosexual-marriage senator with concerns over this sort of thing in the public schools? The Diversity Squads from Lexington and Concord are called in to run a "same-sex marriage" discussion at a local church!
--Object to the "Day of Silence"? Hear lies from your school administrators ("It's not part of the curriculum; it's only a student-led event; you're the only parent who's complained") and watch them come after your child.
Soon they'll go to the next level. If you dare to testify at a State House hearing, have your name appear in a news story, or appear on a radio or TV show -- THEY WILL TRY TO SILENCE YOU. Intimidation, threats, harassment, lawsuits. And in the not-too-distant future, you'll be found guilty of HATE SPEECH.
Next comes VIOLENCE. They've killed babies. Who's next?
Sadly, there is no reasoning with these people. There is no possibility of true dialogue. Because they do not recognize any ultimate source of TRUTH or RIGHTS.
Where do we derive our true RIGHTS? The Creator.
Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
We, therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe, in affording us, in the course of His providence, an opportunity, deliberately and peaceably, without fraud, violence or surprise, of entering into an original, explicit, and solemn compact with each other; and of forming a new constitution of civil government, for ourselves and posterity; and devoutly imploring His direction in so interesting a design, do agree upon, ordain and establish the following Declaration of Rights, and Frame of Government, as the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Things have clearly gone beyond tolerance of homosexuality. Now there's an assumption it's a positive thing, and active efforts to draw others in. (And note the teens' knowledge of pornography alluded to in the third paragraph!) Remember that students as young as 13 and 14 see this at school, and younger siblings will see it at home.
How can the faculty advisors and principal allow such an article to be published? They might answer: "Now that gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, parents cannot object."
MassResistance trusts you will object. Not only at this school. Check out what's going on in your own district! This is probably representative of high school newspapers across our state.
Acton-Boxborough HS newspaper faculty advisors:
Joan Lenington: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Blauch: email@example.com
AB Regional HS Principal, Stephen Donovan: firstname.lastname@example.org
[The following article is printed in its entirety from The Spectrum, April 2005, the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School newspaper. Paragraph breaks have been added for easier reading.]
Need for Acceptance of Lesbians at AB
From Will and Grace, to Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, American culture has, for the most part, embraced and accepted gay men as a quintessential part of life. The stereotypes promoted by television and other sources do have the ultimate detrimental effect of promoting bigotry and encouraging generalizations, particularly those portraying gay men as all fashion-crazed guys talking with lisps about their new conditioners.
However, they have helped gay men achieve an elevated status over lesbian women. In mainstream culture, it is generally much more acceptable to be gay than lesbian. Whereas gay men in the media are shown as cute and funny, lesbians are often portrayed as unattractive and socially inept. Even the one TV show that portrays lesbian women as cool and attractive is called The “L” Word, as if there is something inherently shameful about being lesbian.
The portrayals of gays and lesbians in the media affect how we view and treat each other. At Acton-Boxborough, there does seem to be a larger number of “out” guys than girls. According to junior [Mr. X], “I think out guys have an easier time expressing themselves than out girls.” Some students feel that pornography is the only medium in which lesbians are positively portrayed.
These discrepancies are deeply rooted in our social structure. Gay guys are traditionally very much accepted by girls because they are seen as non-threatening. Girls do not have to worry about a gay friend making unwanted advances. On the contrary, many guys feel threatened by lesbians because they feel that the amount of available straight women will have decreased. This phenomenon is deeply rooted in the historical male dominance in social relationships.
Moreover, friendships between girls are often more physical than friendships between guys, so girls might feel more apprehensive about coming out to their friends, fearing they would feel very uncomfortable. After finding out that a close friend is lesbian, many girls will react negatively, assuming that it means their friend is interested in them.
In addition, the stereotypes surrounding gay men have increased their acceptance among girls. There is the image of the “gay best friend.” As senior [Mr. Y] explains, “Girls are obsessed with gay guys.” However, lesbian girls, in general, are not as widely accepted by guys, because there is not a popular image that guys find attractive.
The lack of a general stereotype for lesbian women is, in some ways, a positive thing: there is no role that they are expected to fill. However, because society has no expectations of how a lesbian is “supposed” to be, people do not know how to accept them for who they are.
We, at Acton-Boxborough, need to try and get beyond stereotypes for both gay and lesbian students. Students need to stop using “gay” as a common insult or a synonym for feminine guys. Furthermore, we must understand that gay jokes are not an acceptable form of humor. With the stereotypes erased, both lesbians and gays can feel equally accepted.
Bay Windows reports (Making it happen: Revere lawmaker to marry two of her gay constituents this weekend) that despite her conservative Catholic upbringing, the 34-year-old Rep from a "socially conservative" district (Chelsea, Saugus, and Revere) voted against the teachings of her Church, against the beliefs of her deceased father (former mayor of Revere and state legislator), and against the wishes of many of her constituents. (Unbelievably -- but this is Massachusetts -- she ran unopposed in 2004!).
Her emotions were in such an uproar over the issue, she decided to keep a journal! That helped her know her heart -- and her heart must be right. So, now she performs "homosexual marriages". "Any member of this Commonwealth should be able to marry someone who is their best friend and soul mate if they choose," she said in her ConCon speech.
The article includes these most interesting comments on Rep. Reinstein's interactions with the Mass. Catholic Conference:
There was also pressure from the Catholic church. Reinstein was raised in a conservative Catholic home; her father belonged to three Holy Name Society chapters. Some of the most personal attacks came from society members, in addition to what she describes as "fear and intimidation" tactics on the part of a lobbyist for the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC).
She is quick however, to praise MCC Executive Director Gerry D'Avolio, who she says "was really good to work with and respected people's opinions. And when I think of the Catholic church he's the type of person I think of." Ultimately, it was the church that inspired Reinstein to stand up and speak at the constitutional convention.
After reading an article in the Boston Herald in which an MCC official characterized its lobbying as a matter of pressuring legislators so that they were fearful about supporting same-sex marriage, Reinstein had had enough. "I just felt like that was so outrageously wrong. Regardless of what side I'm on, I'm a Catholic and I love my religion, but to have my religion come and bully me, I just thought that was so wrong. That's not the church I was brought up in."
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Boy/Girl Day (Dress the opposite of what you are)
If "Bedford Middle School" rings a bell, that's because it's the school that's flying a rainbow flag in the hallways alongside national flags. The school administration has refused to take it down, despite community outrage, and (not unexpectedly) the Mass. Department of Education said the school was not in violation of the Parental Notification Act.
You see, homosexuality and its promotion has nothing to do with "human sexuality" issues, according to the gay activists (that includes the Mass. Department of Education)!
Well, this time, parents complained to the Bedford Middle School principal, and they won! He decided to cancel the cross-dressing day, and quietly had students run around the school and change the poster to read that Wednesday would be "Sports Day" instead.
Here is the full text of the poster as it originally appeared:
Come to think of it, MFI has had a pattern of such behavior over the last ten years or so. Let the activists (such as Parents' Rights Coalition) do the heavy lifting, the dirty work, have the direct interventions and confrontations. Then the MFI writes it up as if they did it all.
MFI holds fancy banquets with the big donors, raising money on others' efforts. They give awards to unsuspecting activists -- who appeared out of nowhere, motivated to do the right thing on their own -- then MFI acts like they were behind the activists' accomplishments!
Seems to me, the Parents' Rights Bill was conceived and written by someone else. But MFI goes to testify at the hearing, and acts like it's their bill. Lots of money raised for MFI on that one!
Well, it happened again Tuesday. MFI showed up at the Judiciary Committee hearing to testify in favor of the three bills filed by Article 8 Alliance (calling for removal of the judges and laws defining marriage). But where was MFI for the past year? (Crafting an ill-conceived Constitutional amendment, and caving in to "civil unions"?) They certainly were not standing with--or even communicating with--Article 8. (It looked to us like they wouldn't even say hello to the Article 8 people at the hearing!)
I'm sure Article 8 is pleased to get support for their bills. But they'd be even more pleased if credit is given where credit is due. MFI might acknowledge in their emails that it's the hard-working, underfunded, understaffed folks at Article 8 who had the foresight to file these bills.
It's a sad state of affairs. My Evangelical friends would say it's the devil's work, stirring up such jealousies and dissension. Well, MFI, how about it? I think there are preacher men on your staff. Time to make peace? Why not reach out to Article 8 and join their cause, instead of criticizing them for being "too confrontational".
It's time for MFI to do the right thing: SUPPORT ARTICLE 8 ALLIANCE all the way -- not just at a hearing.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Bill H652 is the "Bill of Address", calling for removal of the four justices of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court (who ruled that John Adams really wanted men to be able to marry each other).
Bill H653 is would define marriage as one man + one woman without allowing civil unions. (How odd... It appears the House Clerk has made an error, and listed it as a proposed Constitutional amendment! Since Article 8 is opposed to the concept of amending the Constitution in this way, it's hard to understand how this happened...)
Bill H654 points out that "gay marriage" is still not legal! We got a copy of the testimony on 654 from the citizen behind this bill, and reprint it here:
I ask the Committee to pay special attention to Bill H654, which I asked Rep. Goguen to file. This bill would essentially nullify the so-called "marriages" of homosexual couples which have taken place since May 17, 2004, when the Goodridge ruling went into effect.
NOTE THAT LANGUAGE: "when the Court ruling went into effect"! I remind the Committee that the Legislature never did anything to comply with this illegitimate ruling (which supposedly legalized homosexual marriage) -- nor should they have. The Court had no authority to speak on marriage. Only the Legislature and Governor have authority in this area, according to our Massachusetts Constitution.
The Legislature never did bring Massachusetts statutes into line with this ruling. "Gender-neutral" language to amend existing marriage statues never was passed. Therefore, all so-called "marriages" between homosexual couples which have taken place since May 17, 2004 are without statutory basis, and should be considered null and void.
I am not a Constitutional lawyer. But it should be apparent to anyone with common sense that the Legislature is simply avoiding its Constitutional responsibility in this area, and allowing the Supreme Judicial majority to run right over them.
We are living in a lawless state, where the Constitution is ignored, where our legislative leadership pretends things are real when they are not. Truly, here in Massachusetts, the Emperor has no clothes! But you are all pretending she does.
I ask you to help correct this situation, and to send Bills 652, 653, and 654 on to the floor for a full debate.
A few brave signholders protesting the "Day of Silence", standing on the public sidewalk in front of the school, were subjected to the principal's attempt to intimidate them. But they knew their rights and stood their ground.
Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775 -- Captain Parker to the Minutemen: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"
The Lexington High School principal and a "school monitor" came out to try to get the protesters to disperse, but they knew (after earlier checking with the Parents' Rights Coalition and local police) that they were within their rights to be there!
Meanwhile, on the school campus, we hear reports that the "Day of Silence" turned into a DAY OF CONFLICT! A parent wrote:
My [children] came home from school today distraught. From our conversations, it is evident that the "Day of Silence" did nothing to unite the school. My [children] witnessed students being physically assaulted on the quad by "Day of Silence" supporters because they chose to take stickers being distributed by a Christian group, while others were verbally berated in the hallways. One of my oldest [child's] teachers made derogatory comments about the Christians protesting outside of school, which was very distressing for [him/her] because this teacher is well aware that [s/he] is Christian. When [the] Concert Choir teacher insisted that students must sing, half of the class left the room.
Conflict was originated by both "sides" as one of my younger [child's] friends who wore a "Day of Silence" sticker was also harassed by other students. This event seems to have caused only disruption, conflict and disrespect. Please urge the faculty to concentrate on academics and schedule these social agenda events outside of school hours. My older [child] refuses to come to school tomorrow even during the academic blocks. [S/he] feels intimidated and threatened because of [his/her] beliefs. And while I am sure that this was not the intention of the faculty, this is the atmosphere that "Day of Silence" has created at LHS.
This parent had earlier written to the principal in Lexington:
Unfortunately, the "Day of Silence" is being held during the day, during classes. How can this not be detrimental to the classroom atmosphere, where learning should be the priority? Why should kids who choose not to participate be "exposed", alienated and labeled as "intolerant"? Since LHS is a very tolerant and accepting school as stated in the LHS description of "Day of Silence", why waste academic time and polarize students into groups that participate ("tolerant") and those who do not participate ("intolerant")? Why can't these be extracurricular events that do not interfere with learning?
The information regarding this two-day event is also very vague. We will opt our children out of the "Day of Discussion" if we can determine exactly what is happening during which blocks of the day. But because the "Day of Silence" is being held during classes, you have effectively removed our choice.
We received this letter from a concerned grandfather to the principal of his local public school:
To the school Principal,
I am a grandfather who has several children in the school system. I am also a retired teacher.
I am writing this letter because I watch in disbelief as I see the safe educational environment of school being opened up to the political whims of a few.
The “Day of Silence” to be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 is not as some would suppose a student initiated day, but an effort by a large political group, the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) to infiltrate and indoctrinate children in school. See the internet sites: www.dayofsilence.org where students are encouraged to sign up and receive materials to give to their school principals. See www.glsen.org the parent organization heralding their plans for the event. This is a national, and well funded effort.
This “Day of Silence” has no place in schools. It marks the end of a safe educational environment for our children. It promotes the support of the homosexual lifestyle and calls on children to “come out” and explore their sexuality. The truth is that it is neither a healthy or good lifestyle. Why not ask the thousands of young people in high schools and colleges across this nation who have believed this lie and then tested positive for HIV. Their lives have been changed forever. See www.exodus.org
Do you promote bullying in your school? By allowing this, you are promoting the bullying, coercing and intimidation of all school children who are not participating in this day, for those not participating will be looked down upon and pestered and made fun of and called names on the days following this event. Do you allow the word “homophobe” in your school? That is what students who do not support this day are called.
I am calling on all parents to become involved in protecting the environment of our school. I am asking for this political day to be stopped. I am asking for the safety and sanctity of the educational system to be protected.
I am also joining with those who proclaim the truth:
I am speaking the Truth to break the silence. I believe in equal treatment for all, and not special rights for a few. I believe in loving my neighbor, but part of that love means not condoning detrimental personal and social behavior. I believe that by boldly proclaiming the Truth, hurts will be halted, hearts will be healed, and lives will be saved.
A parent and grandparent, who chooses to fight this anonymously, without the repercussions of being bullied, and intimidated by those who would call my phone number with insults, parade in front of my house with signs, and otherwise intimidate my many grandchildren who have the right to attend school in peace and safety.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Let me start by saying that I respect and support the initiative shown by [XHS] students. Once again they are tackling controversial issues head on.
However, it is my position that this type of activity SHOULD NOT take place during regular class hours. These hours are both precious and costly. If these student wish to organize an event out side of regular school hours they should be encouraged to do so. From what I have read, I can not imagine how this program meets the requirement for educational hours as set forth by the Commonwealth of MA DOE.
-Mr. R, School Committee member
Dear Mr R:
Thanks for your response to my letter to [the principal], opposing the "Day of Silence". I am glad you agree that this event should not take place during the school day.
If you were to look at the GLSEN.org and DayofSilence.org websites, you would see that the students are not, in fact, even showing much initiative. The materials and planning are all laid out for them by this well-funded, national political activist group.
What is really happening is that a "politically correct" club is receiving special privileges from the administration, because it is conveying a message they like.
Can you imagine the principal agreeing to [Christian club] members walking around with T-shirts saying "Adultery & Homosexuality are Sin"? Or pro-life students commemorating the Roe v. Wade anniversary with a Day of Silence for dead babies, holding cards explaining that "Abortion is Murder"? Somehow, I don't think such acts of "civil disobedience" would be allowed in the school. In fact, the recent [Christian club] "outreach" activity was confined to after-school hours. Seems pretty obvious that there is a double standard at work.
I appreciate you taking the time to listen to members of the community who stand for common-sense, traditional values. Please let me know if you would like to receive any of the supporting materials I shared with [the principal].
Thank you for your email and while I understand you are concerned, this is a student sponsored activity and not a school sponsored activity. You always have the option of keeping you student home if you are uncomfortable, if you call her/him into the attendance line, it will be an excused absence and s/he will be able to make up any work s/he misses on the 13th.
-Ms. X, School Committee Chair
Dear Ms. X ,
You don't seem to have read a word I wrote. Would you like to receive copies of the supporting documents I gave [the principal]? Or are you simply not interested in seeing or hearing another viewpoint?
Saturday, April 09, 2005
We wonder how our legislators -- many who identify themselves as Catholic -- will react to the most recent issue of Bay Windows with its articles on "The Pope's penis" ... "The Pope's homophobia" ... and "Gay" Catholics' issues with the Pope?
ARE YOU ANGRY YET?
On April 7, as the Pope was being laid to rest, an unbelievably vile and filthy attack on the Pope and the Church appeared on the front page of Bay Windows. Read these excerpts. Let our legislators know that they must reject this attack on all of us who hold to Biblical moral standards! Ban these people and their destructive influence from the State House!
Three articles from Bay Windows, April 7, 2005 [excerpts]:
 Requiem for the pope's penis: How did the pope reconcile his oppression of human sexuality with the reality of his own body?
Some people, particularly Catholic conservatives, would argue that he has simply carried on one of the church's longest standing traditions: the elevation of the spiritual over the corporal, the needs of the soul over the needs of the body. But this is not true. There is a very long, vibrant erotic tradition within Catholicism....
 The Holy Father's Homophobia: Media coverage of the Pope's death ignored the issue
The pope hated gays. In his sermons and writings, and in Vatican papers expressly approved by him, John Paul II declared that same-sex relationships were "rooted in an ideology of evil." He described political support for the rights of lesbians and gays to adopt children as "gravely immoral." He said that permitting children to be raised by same-sex couples "would actually mean doing violence to these children." He told Catholics, and everyone else who was listening, that homosexuality was "an intrinsic moral evil." He warned that when lawmakers bestow rights on gay and lesbian people "neither the church nor society at large should be surprised when other distorted notions and practices gain ground, and irrational and violent reactions increase." And while many believe his anti-gay statements were related to marriage and children, John Paul took decisive action in the first half of his Papacy against anything that could be interpreted as extending sympathy or empathy toward gay people. In a 1986 pastoral letter on the "care of homosexual persons," he told bishops to guard against the "deceitful propaganda" of LGBT people. That letter resulted in the gay Catholic group Dignity being banned from meeting in Catholic Churches....
 Gay Catholics react to Pope John Paul II's legacy
Reflections from gay Catholics on the death of Pope John Paul II offered a range of perspectives on the pontiff's 26 years as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. There was acknowledgment of his ability to reach out to different faiths, respect for his role in the fall of communism and praise for his focus on social justice causes. But the common thread that ran through our interviews was a sense of disappointment at the opportunity the pope missed to build a relationship with the GLBT community. His legacy of anti-gay rhetoric and policy has driven many people to leave the church....
Once again, the radical homosexuals show their power in the State House. The Judiciary Committee has tried to sneak a hearing past us on the Bill of Address to remove the homosexual marriage judges. But we found out in time! The "gays", apparently, had plenty of notice that this hearing was coming up. But not the pro-family group behind the bill -- and not even the bill's sponsor, State Rep. Goguen!
Well, the Massachusetts RESISTANCE MOVEMENT needs to be at the State House this Tuesday, April 12, at 1:00 in Room B-2.
From the latest Article 8 Alliance update:
Very strange – No public notice given by the committee, just an obscure posting on a State House bulletin board !! The sponsors of the bill weren’t even notified. (Nothing on normal State House notification venues: official letters & email to reps, legislature’s Web site.)
Sleazy, disgusting tactic by committee chairmen to keep public from showing up & testifying for the Bill of Address. Is this what we elect our representatives to do??
Call these committee chairmen BEFORE TUESDAY and DEMAND that they STOP the sleaze. That this is serious. That they schedule a hearing with proper notice. At a time that’s convenient to working people (not public officials)!
Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty (D-Chelsea)
Sen. Robert Creedon (D-Brockton)
Current scheduled hearing at:
Tuesday, April 12
State House, Room B-2
FRIDAY, APR. 8. The Bill of Address to Remove the Judges, along with two other bills that legally restore traditional marriage to Massachusetts – possibly the most earthshaking legislation in this session’s agenda – appear to be purposely being buried from sight by the Joint Judiciary Committee. These bills must pass through the Joint Judiciary Committee before they can get to a full vote of the Legislature.
In the Legislature, when committees such as Judiciary are considering a bill, a public hearing is scheduled for members of the public to be heard. Usually, several weeks’ notice is given. The sponsors and co-sponsors are notified by phone call, mail, and email, and in recent years the hearing dates have been posted on the State House Web site.
But apparently not this time. This afternoon our office was doing a routine check of the State House Web site. Nothing about any public hearings. Just to make sure, we called the Judiciary Committee, and identified ourselves as Article 8. A secretary spoke to us and said, yes, there’s a hearing next week. We asked what bills were being included. She said, “I don’t know.” We pressed her. “Constitutional issues,” she said, and that we’d have to talk to someone else.
We called back. After pressing the issue, we finally were told that our bills were being included. We were told that the information had been posted on a bulletin board outside the committee room (???) two days ago! We asked why it wasn’t on the web site, or anywhere else. “I don’t know,” we were told.
Needless to say, Rep. Emile Goguen, sponsor of all three bills, said that he is extremely upset that his office was given no notice of the public hearing. He had heard the news from us! Nor had any of the sponsors heard anything, we now know.
This appears to be a deliberate attempt to subvert the public’s knowledge of the hearing, and keep us from “bothering” them with our opinion, so they can quietly bury these bills. This is very hot stuff, exactly the kind of thing most Massachusetts legislators want to avoid at any cost. We saw last year, during the sham of a Constitutional Convention.
We say: TOO BAD. We demand that our elected officials do the right thing. Call them up before Tuesday and let them know that a free government is important to you. But, if necessary, be prepared, if possible, to come to the State House on Tuesday afternoon!
We’ll keep you informed of all developments.
NOTE: At this same hearing, the committee will be considering the homosexual lobby’s bills to allow non-residents go get legal Massachusetts same-sex “marriages” (and create havoc around the country) and to make same-sex “marriages” legal in statute (the opposite of what we’re doing). However, the homosexual lobby has apparently been informed well in advance, and appears to have their people organized and mobilized to attend!
Friday, April 08, 2005
Why won't MFI join forces with Article 8 to go after the only real solution: removing the judges?
But the MFI referendum plan is even more disturbing than we first reported.
We hear from reliable sources (in our nation's capital) that MFI wants to spell out benefits IN THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT which homosexual couples will be guaranteed... But oh, by the way, they still believe "marriage is only between one man and one woman."
Does this approach sound familiar? "Protecting traditional marriage" while simultaneously recognizing "civil unions" (which are essentially "homosexual marriages")?
Why doesn't MFI just support the amendement currently before the Massachusetts legislature? (Now pending its second vote, it requires a simple majority of the combined legislature before going to the voters. It would define marriage as 1 man + 1 woman, and allow "civil unions".)
Adding to the craziness, there is a provision which could severely delay MFI's proposed referendum: If a proposed amendment is substantially the same as something currently before the legislature (and it sounds like it will be), an automatic delay clicks in. So the whole process would become incredibly long.
Scuttlebutt is that Senate President Travaglini will use this fine print to grant further advantage for the homosexual activists, and delay the second vote on the current proposed amendment as long as possible (till late 2006). So who knows when the MFI referendum might ever get to the voters for the preliminary signatures! (And then -- it would still have to be passed in two consecutive legislative sessions, then go back to the voters!).
Thank you again for taking the time to meet with me yesterday, when I expressed my strongest possible objections to the school’s plan to participate in the “Day of Silence” next Wednesday, April 13. I requested that you cancel the event. You refused. But now that you’ve had a chance to look over the information I gave you, I hope you will change your mind.
If the event proceeds, the school will be in violation of the Massachusetts Parental Notification law, Chapter 71: Section 32A.
As I explained, my objections are not only on behalf of my [child], but I am concerned for the safety and health of ALL students at the high school. To recap what was said at our meeting:
The “Day of Silence” is really about persuading students to accept homosexuality, and getting them to view it as a “civil rights” issue. It is a most appalling way to play with our children’s minds, linking legitimate civil rights issues with the radical homosexual movement.
Parents have not been informed of this event, either by letter or published school calendars. Even if they had been, there would be no way for them to effectively opt their child out, since the activity takes place all day long throughout the school. Parents who object can only choose to keep their children home to protect them from these offensive sexual and political messages. [X High School] will clearly be violating the Massachusetts Parental Notification law if it proceeds with the event, and the Advisory Opinion from the Massachusetts Department of Education (April 7, 1997) confirms this.
For the administration to hide behind the façade of it being a “student-initiated, student-run” activity is dishonest. I gave you materials from the GLSEN.org and dayofsilence.org websites. As you could see, there is a huge national organization of well-funded homosexual activists behind this event, adept at manipulating people. Not only are they manipulating our children, they are manipulating the public servants who are entrusted with the care of our children. I ask you again to think very seriously about your public trust.
For you to have compared this event to something SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) might sponsor was absurd. SADD’s goal is to preserve the health and lives of young people. But GLSEN (including the gay clubs and events they inspire in high schools) does quite the opposite: It draws many of our young people into an unhealthy and dangerous lifestyle. You seemed to be unaware of the health risks (both physical and psychological) of homosexual sex and the “lifestyle”. So I hope you will take time to read the articles I left with you by Dr. John Diggs and NARTH.
At the same time, you mentioned you’d been to several funerals for young alumni of [X HS] who had died of AIDS. Weren’t these needless deaths? These young men were obviously infected in their teens by older men. Did [X HS] play a role in encouraging these boys to think homosexual behavior was a fine, healthy choice? That is exactly the message students get from the [X HS] gay club, and events such as the “Day of Silence”.
I also gave you the “Fistgate” audiotape (with explanatory articles). This exposed GLSEN in the act of instructing our high school teachers and students in dangerous and perverted sex practices. This happened in 2000 right here in Massachusetts. You also received a copy of audiotape, “The homosexual agenda in the Massachusetts schools”.
You did not seem to know what “GLBT” stood for, at least not the “Bisexual” and “Transgender/Transsexual” part. So I gave you a copy of a pamphlet recently handed out to students at Newton North High School, which explains transgender issues in a way that makes it all seem very normal. I told you how the author of that pamphlet, who was a speaker at that school in 2003 advocating sex-change operations to the students, had attended that high school herself. She first heard of transgenderism in her math class! She went on to have hormone injections and breast removal surgery. Now, she is a transsexual activist, identifying as a male. (This is all documented in articles in the Newton Tab and school newspapers.) Is this what you want for the students at [X HS]? Is this protecting the health and well-being of your students?
I was also disturbed by your statement that your guide is the pamphlet from the American Association of School Administrators, on how to deal with legal matters surrounding sexuality issues in the schools. This turns out to be written by several national organizations, several of which have a long history of supporting the radical homosexual agenda in the schools. They even cite the most radical homosexual activist groups as their sources: GLSEN, Lambda Legal, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Hardly an unbiased view. More important, this national administrators’ group has no authority to address Massachusetts law in this area.
I ask you again to reconsider your plans to go forward with this event. Wouldn’t it just be better to cancel this event, so it won’t come back to haunt you? I look forward to your response.
Massachusetts Dept. of Education
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Running inexplicably in the Living/Arts section, this puff profile of Joe Solmonese is titled "The persuader". Top story, front page of the section, huge color photo. I guess this piece is either about living or arts.
How is Solmonese living his life? He came out ...
in his early 20s, at a time when the AIDS epidemic was raging at full force. "There is that on your consciousness, and you're coming out," he recalled. "It compounded everything that you experienced coming out." But, he said, a heartening solidarity also developed in the gay community in response to the disease -- a solidarity that is still needed today, he added.
He worked for Michael Dukakis and Barney Frank. Then he worked at Emily's List (the PAC backing women candidates who support the "right" to kill babies), most recently serving as its executive director.
Maybe this piece is about arts. The art of propaganda? "To change minds, he's going straight to the heartland," reads the inner headline. The plan: appeal to emotions, not rationality. Stir up phony stories about violence and discrimination directed at gays:
The overall goal will be to appeal to the conscience of each community and to remind residents of each community that when a gay person is the victim of violence or discrimination, it is happening to a neighbor, or to a friend, or to a family member. "The most important thing we can do is to put a face and a name and a story to this," said Solmonese. So, on his outreach tour, a gay employee who was fired from a job, or a gay merchant whose store was vandalized, would be encouraged to tell their story within the context of the city or town where it happened.
He said one issue he'll focus on is "hate-crimes" legislation. Another area for artistic license.
Is there any good news for us in this article? They admit: "[T]o judge by what happened last year and what happened in Kansas this week, it will be an uphill fight." But they're not too discouraged.
''We've got to put 2004 in the context of this whole movement, this whole process of social change," insisted Solmonese. ''What happened . . . is brave people in Massachusetts came forward and said, 'We want the same rights and responsibilities as the rest of America.' And in Massachusetts, they got it. That is huge. That is history-making."
This is certainly an artistic take on events. These "brave people in Massachusetts" only got what they asked for because of four rogue JUDGES who "got it". Solmonese clearly doesn't care a whit for our Constitution.
''Were there places in the country where there were negative reactions to that? Yes," he conceded. ''But that is the way social change works." In his view, the backlash resulted from the fact that ''the people in the states were given a final exam on the first day of class."
So -- all we need is more re-education.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Why are so many of my (well-meaning) friends writing me about getting permission for holding a "Day of Truth" (advocated by the Dobson crowd) to "balance" or "counteract" the Day of Silence?
"Oh please, Mr. Principal, we'll be polite. Just let our Christian club hold a meeting after school. Maybe we could have just one poster in the cafeteria? Please?"
The very idea of trying to balance EVIL makes me sick. You call evil by its name and expunge it. You don't balance it. There is no compromise!
FEAR NOT ! Make an appointment with your school officials. Tell them that what the Day of Silence is really about is perverted sexual behavior, the undermining of society and traditional values. It won't work to ask for "equal time." Tell them to stop this event from taking place in the school. Period.
Monday, April 04, 2005
"DAY OF SILENCE" = Homosexual activist propaganda day in our schools set for Wednesday, April 13, 2005
NOTE: THERE ARE Mass. SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING NOT SHOWN on this list from GLSEN. Call your local school to find out. They may say that it's not an official event, but just something "sponsored by a club".
THE SCHOOLS ARE USING THE "STUDENT-SPONSORED / STUDENT-LED" SHIELD TO HIDE THIS EVENT FROM PARENTS, and avoid announcing it in official calendars and notices. They are flagrantly violating the Parental Notification Act.
AGAWAM HIGH SCHOOL
AMESBURY HIGH SCHOOL
AMHERST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
ANOTHER COURSE TO COLLEGE
APPONEQUET REG. HIGH SCHOOL
ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
BARNSTABLE HIGH SCHOOL
BAY PATH REG. VOC. HIGH SCHOOL
BELCHERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL
BELMONT HILL SCHOOL
BILLERICA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
BLACKSTONE VALLEY REG. VOKE.
BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL
BURNCOAT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
CAMBRDIGE RINDGE AND LATIN
CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL AT WESTON
CAPE CODE TECH
CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL
CHICOPEE COMP HIGH SCHOOL
DANA HALL SCHOOL
DANVERS HIGH SCHOOL
DENNIS-YARMOUTH REGIONAL HIGH
DOHERTY MEMORIAL HIGH
DUXBURY HIGH SCHOOL
FALMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
FENWAY HIGH SCHOOL
FIRST PARISH CHURCH STOW-AC
FOREST GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
FOXBORO HIGH SCHOOL
FRAMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
FRANKLIN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHO
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
FWH MIDDLE SCHOOL
GARDNER HIGH SCHOOL
GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
HALE MIDDLE SCHOOL
HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL HIGH
HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
HAVERHILL HIGH SCHOOL
HOPEDALE JR. SR. HIGH SCHOOL
HULL HIGH SCHOOL
LEICESTER HIGH SCHOOL
LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
LINCOLN-SUDBURY REGIONAL HIGH
LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL
LOWELL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
MA ACADEMY OF MATH AND SCIENCE
MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL
METHUEN HIGH SCHOOL
MILLIS HIGH SCHOOL
MISS HALLS SCHOOL
MONSIGNOR HADDAD MIDDLE SCHOOL
MONTY TECH MT. GREYLOCK MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
NASHOBA BROOKS SCHOOL
NASHOBA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
NATICK HIGH SCHOOL
NIPMUC REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
NORTH CENTRAL CHARTER ESSENTIAL
NORTH QUINCY HIGH SCHOOL
NORTHBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON SCHOOL
NORWELL HIGH SCHOOL
NOTRE DAME ACADEMY
PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
SOUTH QUABBIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
ROCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL
SCITUATE HIGH SCHOOL
SEEKONK HIGH SCHOOL
SHARON HIGH SCHOOL
SHORE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
SHREWSBURY HIGH SCHOOL
SOMERSET HIGH SCHOOL
SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
SOUTH SHORE CHARTER PUBLIC
STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL
STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL
TACONIC HIGH SCHOOL
TAHANTO REGIONAL MIDDLE HIGH
TANTASQUA REGIONAL HIGH
THE WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL
TRITON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRIC
WACHUSETT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
WAREHAM HIGH SCHOOL
WAYLAND HIGH SCHOOL
WELLESLEY HIGH SCHOOL
WEST BOYLSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
WESTBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL
WESTPORT HIGH SCHOOL
WOBURN HIGH SCHOOL
Sunday, April 03, 2005
High schools and junior high schools across the state and country have scheduled a day-long homosexual propaganda assault on our children for April 13. The event is sponsored by GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), and poses as a student-initiated and student-run event. Most schools do not announce this event on their calendars, websites, or in notices to parents. (And you may well ask what they are hiding!)
Called the "Day of Silence", students remain silent all day, wearing GLSEN badges and carrying cards explaining that their silence is an act of solidarity with homosexuals (who are terribly discriminated against). Supporting the homosexual agenda is portrayed as a great civil rights cause, and remaining silent this day as a brave act of civil disobedience.
Children are drawn in through weeks of indoctrination before the event, and told that this is the "progressive", cool position to take. Children craving the attention of their peers will jump on board, trying to look like sacrificing heroes. It also promises students that they don't have to answer questions if called on in class. (What teenager wouldn't want to take advantage of that?)
BUT -- The Massachusetts Parental Notification Act of 1996 requires that schools inform parents in advance of such an event, as it includes discussion of human sexuality. Parents, once informed, may then opt their children out. The problem is, this event takes over the whole school environment, so there's really no effective way to opt your child out (short of keeping them out of school that day)!
You should speak to your school's superintendent, or the high school and junior high school principals. Confirm that the "Day of Silence" is scheduled in your district. Then demand that this event be cancelled, since there is no way to opt your child out. Quote this excerpt from the Parental Notification Law:
Chapter 71: Section 32A. Sex education; policy regarding notice to parents, exemption.Section 32A. Every city, town, regional school district or vocational school district implementing or maintaining curriculum which primarily involves human sexual education or human sexuality issues shall adopt a policy ensuring parental/guardian notification. Such policy shall afford parents or guardians the flexibility to exempt their children from any portion of said curriculum through written notification to the school principal. No child so exempted shall be penalized by reason of such exemption.
For more information, see these links:
Traditional Values Coalition article on "Day of Silence"
Mission America article on GLSEN
GLSEN's own description (Interestingly, this year the GLSEN Boston website is silent on the Day of Silence ...)
Dayofsilence.org (See the incredible organization and money behind this! You can link to materials ready to download, registration links for student "leaders", etc.)