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Students Clam Up to Make a Point (Supporting Their Gay Friends)
Madison.com ^ | April 26, 2006 | Susan Troller

Posted on 04/27/2006 2:53:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Middle and high school students across the Madison area, the state and the nation are silent today. But it's not a collective case of laryngitis or a sudden religious vow that's cut down on the conversation.

Instead, students are joining together to protest bullying and harassment of gay and lesbian classmates through the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network Day of Silence.

Brian Juchems, program director of GLSEN's south central Wisconsin chapter, said all Madison high schools, a number of area high schools and "a large chunk of Madison middle schools" have students who are participating in the event that includes many heterosexual as well as gay and lesbian students.

At Cherokee Middle School, for example, about 80 students signed up to participate, Principal Karen Seno said.

The Day of Silence, Juchems said, has been around for about 10 years with growing local interest. He said middle school involvement is relatively new, but that sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are particularly aware of bullying and harassment, especially based on real or imagined sexual orientation.

The event coincides with today's release of the national GLSEN organization's 2005 climate in the schools study, which reports that a third of all students, gay and straight, have been physically harassed based on their perceived gender identification and that three quarters of all students have regularly heard students being called "fag" or verbally bullied.

Many of the students will break their vow of silence tonight with a rally at the Capitol at 5 p.m. which will draw attention to anti-gay bullying in schools and will protest the proposed ban on gay marriage that will go to referendum in Wisconsin this fall.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 4safetysake; clampyourcheeks2; education; homosexualagenda
And a little child shall lead them. *Rolleyes* Gay advocates are completely shameless in promoting their agenda.

Sixth graders are 11-12 years old.

1 posted on 04/27/2006 2:53:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If they gays would all sit down and shut up, AIDS would not have become the problem it is today.


2 posted on 04/27/2006 2:54:58 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Let's not be too harsh. Someone has figured out a way to get middle and high schoolers to be silent. :-)
3 posted on 04/27/2006 2:56:39 PM PDT by manwiththehands ("'Rule of law'? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want AMNESTY, muchacho!")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Isn't liberalism beautiful? Our government schools are cesspools of it.


4 posted on 04/27/2006 2:56:39 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
bullying and harassment of gay and lesbian classmates

... they left out transgendered. :-)

5 posted on 04/27/2006 2:57:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hooray! Gay advocates stfu!


6 posted on 04/27/2006 2:57:49 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This happened at my daughter's school here in Calif. yesterday. These stupid kids don't know enough about sex with anyone else in the room to make a stand on this subject, and that's what I told her. It's just tragically hep to pull this crap right now. The instructors are actually PARTICIPATING and ENCOURAGING it.


7 posted on 04/27/2006 2:58:21 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Don't you wish there were a knob on the computer to turn up the intelligence?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They said "clams," heh, heh!


8 posted on 04/27/2006 2:58:42 PM PDT by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: plain talk
At Cherokee Middle School, for example, about 80 students signed up to participate, Principal Karen Seno said.

SIGNED UP !!!So this was a sponsored event. Public Schools=Public orientation.

9 posted on 04/27/2006 3:00:05 PM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

These guys have quite a little motivational website here:

http://www.dayofsilence.org/

You can register to get all sorts of fun stuff like hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers and pins. Also news updates and propaganda emails.

I registered as jkerry@ bj.com...


10 posted on 04/27/2006 3:06:38 PM PDT by telebob
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
...a sudden religious vow...

This is a 'faith-based' initiative - the faith that a homosexual lifestyle is just as good as any other lifestyle. That's provably false, at least in terms of illness, caring for children, and a host of other social costs and values. But facts don't sway faith.

If we just recognised that socialist humanism is a faith - a religion in which the deity is mankind and for which the greatest value is whatever gratifies mankinds urges be they base or noble - then we'd see this for what it is: A conflict of religious doctrines.

It's no wonder they're worst boogyman is the 'religious right.' Traditional faiths are their direct competitor.
11 posted on 04/27/2006 3:07:44 PM PDT by Gorjus
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Here is the Sacramento area IN CALIFORNIA, several students from various high schools were suspended because the refused to remove their black t-shirts that read "Homosexuality is a sin".

At my elder daughters former high school, Mira Loma, dozens of Ukraine students protested the 'rainbow crowd' after school.

In Roseville just east of us, thirteen were suspended. At my younger daughters high school she counted maybe five or six that were participating. One protester was in a class with her and the kid's friends were trying to get the silent one to talk. "Hey 'Jamie', knock knock?", "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" etc.

12 posted on 04/27/2006 3:08:19 PM PDT by steveo (Fathers Against Rude Television: You may already be a member)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Adults have always known children should be seen and not heard, especially young liberals in training.

Now if they could only learn to think.

Best regards,

13 posted on 04/27/2006 3:09:16 PM PDT by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Maybe if the culattonis and dykes practiced discretionary silence about their sexual disfunctionality more often, they would be bullied and harassed less. People who mouth off about stuff of interest to only their blighted kind tend to irritate others. I'm not condoning violence but if you flit around flaunting your degeneracy of any kind in the face of others, sooner or later someone, somewhere will smack you down
14 posted on 04/27/2006 3:12:27 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hell in a handbasket. I'm starting to believe the opposition - this is no longer a Christian nation.

This is beyond obscene. Children are already being sexualized enough by the media in the single digit ages - is anywhere safe?


15 posted on 04/27/2006 3:17:26 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: manwiththehands

LOL...maybe the kids will actually learn something in school that day. Of course, they will probably spend the day text-messaging.


16 posted on 04/27/2006 3:20:14 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Not good enough. If they really cared about their gay/lesbian/transgendered friends they'd be having public sex during recess. Break the chains! Free the people!

It's the sort of suggestion you wouldn't want to make at a board meeting for fear somebody'd take you seriously...

17 posted on 04/27/2006 3:21:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: manwiththehands

"Let's not be too harsh. Someone has figured out a way to get middle and high schoolers to be silent. :-)"

That was my first actual Belly Laugh today, LOL! My son is 18 now and in college. I never, EVER want to re-live those Junior/Middle School years again. He was one big raging, spastic hormone who ate like a moose and never shut up until he passed out from exhaustion at 11pm at night!

I was stupid enough to go on many a field trip with he and his classmates. A barrel of monkeys isn't fun...it's terrifying, LOL!


18 posted on 04/27/2006 3:43:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: telebob

LOL! You are wickedly evil...and my kind of person. ;)


19 posted on 04/27/2006 3:45:22 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Middle and high school students across the Madison area, the state and the nation are silent today.

Can we get them to make this a year long event?

20 posted on 04/27/2006 3:47:01 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ditch the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I want my own space bar and grill (pink bow))
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To: Rutles4Ever

"...is anywhere safe?"

Seems to be that the only safe place left on Earth is in the arms of your Mother. But then, she might be a lesbian who makes you call her current girlfriend, "Daddy." *Rolleyes*

Pockets of this nation are really f-ed up. I happen to live near one. Luckily there are still many way stations of sanity that still exist, i.e., any Red State. ;)


21 posted on 04/27/2006 3:50:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Too many mothers are killing their children before they even get to their arms.


22 posted on 04/27/2006 3:59:07 PM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: telebob


It's called Brainwashing 101!


23 posted on 04/27/2006 4:15:54 PM PDT by dcnd9
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To: Diana in Wisconsin


Would the school also support "Day of Truth"? This is a neglected point of view by most schools.

http://www.dayoftruth.org/resources/default.aspx?cid=3559


Participating students are encouraged to wear T-shirts and pass out cards (not during class time) with the following message:


I am speaking the Truth to break the silence.
Silence isn’t freedom. It’s a constraint.
Truth tolerates open discussion, because the Truth emerges when healthy discourse is allowed.
By proclaiming the Truth in love, hurts will be halted, hearts will be healed, and lives will be saved.
The Day of Truth is scheduled for April 27, 2006. This is the day after GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educational Network) will sponsor the "Day of Silence." GLSEN’s Day of Silence encourages students to remain silent throughout the day. It is part of their overall strategy to change how our society perceives homosexual behavior. But the Day of Silence is a misnomer, because what is truly being silenced is the Truth.


24 posted on 04/27/2006 4:18:06 PM PDT by dcnd9
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Schools sure have changed. We would have run this whole stinking bunch out in my day.


25 posted on 04/27/2006 4:19:49 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: DBeers

More Day Of Silence garbage.


26 posted on 04/27/2006 4:41:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Tolerating evil IS evil.)
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27 posted on 04/27/2006 5:57:07 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Great idea. I wish they would keep their freaking mouths shut all year long.


28 posted on 04/27/2006 5:59:34 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 140-144)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Could the democrats have a day or two like this ? :-)


29 posted on 04/27/2006 9:04:47 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I am typing these words from Madison. From what I see, it really is the Berkeley or Ithaca of the Midwest. Between the libs and Frat boys, how can anyone live here?

If I see Mr. Armstrong in the area, I will make sure to kick his hippie a-s.

30 posted on 04/27/2006 11:33:54 PM PDT by Clemenza (If you don't trust the government to buy your groceries, why trust it to educate your children?)
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To: Clemenza

Yep. That's about it, Clemenza! That's why I live and work outside of the City Limits...though unfortunately what happens in Madistan ends up effecting our whole state. :(


31 posted on 04/28/2006 7:28:35 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: telebob
"I registered as jkerry@ bj.com..."

HAHAHAHAHahaa... I wonder if anyone has that email account....

32 posted on 04/28/2006 11:58:51 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Don't you wish there were a knob on the computer to turn up the intelligence?)
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To: Hi Heels

Other emails adds that could work:

rimleybrown@uranus.net

baxterbrownbutter@backdoor.org

...you get the idea...


33 posted on 04/28/2006 12:36:17 PM PDT by telebob
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