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Homosexual Activists Want to Silence Nation's Youth
CNSNews.com ^ | 4/08/02 | Michael L. Betsch

Posted on 04/08/2002 3:22:27 AM PDT by kattracks

(CNSNews.com) - School kids across America may have their first encounter with homosexuality this week and there's little parents or teachers can to do stop it from happening.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a homosexuality advocacy group, is asking students nationwide to take a nine-hour vow of silence on Wednesday, April 10, to recognize and protest the plight of homosexual students.

Instead of speaking up in class, students ranging from sixth grade to college level are expected to distribute information cards, sport stickers and wear t-shirts that promote the pro-homosexuality message from GLSEN.

School faculty and administrators at "participating" schools can expect to receive cards stating:

"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies.

My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices.

Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?"

Currently, GLSEN estimates that students from more than 1,265 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities "in all 49 states and Puerto Rico" will participate in the Day of Silence.

However, those numbers do not necessarily represent the number of schools that actively endorse the silent protest.

GLSEN permits a child or adult to "register" their local school or college on the Day of Silence registration page, without the endorsement of the school and its administration.

Silence As A Tactic

According to a 40-page Day of Silence Organizing Manual, silence provides homosexual activists and their allies with a tool that can make a "powerful statement of resistance."

Students participating in the Day of Silence are instructed by the manual to resist and protest what GLSEN calls the gender "norms" established by people who feel threatened by girls that act like boys, or boys that act like girls.

The GLSEN manual also states that disagreement with homosexuality has a "broader and deeper" connection to "oppressions," and tries to equate disagreement with homosexuality with racism, and discrimination against women and people with disabilities.

Homosexual Hit List

Day of Silence organizers suggest that children planning to protest April 10 "brainstorm" to create a list of people "who are likely to stand in your way."

Those people should include teachers, counselors and administrators that have "denied you their support in the past, or who've expressed bias against (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) people.

It is also suggested that the list include other children, school board members, people in the community and relatives "who have shown intolerance" of homosexuality.

The organizing manual notes that "people who oppose your issue are known as, you guessed it, your opponents."

A Year of Silence?

At least one conservative organization is in favor of keeping homosexual activists and their allies silent in the classrooms year round.

Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America, favors extending the period of silence "indefinitely" so school kids can concentrate on their studies "and not be distracted and misled by homosexual propaganda."

Knight said it's wrong for children to be told the traditional values taught by their parents and churches are a form of hatred

"It's hateful in and of itself to suggest such a thing, and it's a way to silence people who disagree with homosexuality," he said.

Kids who favor marriage and family, Knight said, are being called 'bigot,' 'homophobe,' 'right-wing nut' and 'fundamentalist extremist' by homosexual activists.

While the name-calling against people who disagree with homosexual behavior continues, GLSEN complains that homosexual students are being harassed with terms like 'faggot' and 'dyke.'

Knight said he knows of a more productive way to stop the name-calling, and suggested schools place greater emphasis on teaching manners instead of promoting homosexuality.

"You can teach civility in the schools without promoting homosexuality as normal and healthy," he said. "They're saying you must promote homosexuality in order to make the schools safe for confused kids who might be abused by their peers.

"You can tolerate behavior that is wrong, but to accept and promote (homosexuality) goes beyond tolerance," Knight said. He clarified that events such as the Day of Silence are "aiding and abetting," homosexuality by using children "as their front line troops."

Knight asked, "How about leaving the kids alone?"

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1 posted on 04/08/2002 3:22:27 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
"in all 49 states and Puerto Rico" will participate in the Day of Silence.

yor publik skols at werk

2 posted on 04/08/2002 3:37:03 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: kattracks
They are not allowed to do that, I think they ruled against a moment of silence in the skools...
3 posted on 04/08/2002 3:54:39 AM PDT by chance33_98
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To: kattracks
Silence kids, we want to screw kids.
4 posted on 04/08/2002 4:15:24 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: kattracks
you think that the gay movement, which is not exactly popular with teens, is gonna get ANY teen to shut up for nine HOURS??

I don't think that any power on earth could do that:-)

5 posted on 04/08/2002 4:24:54 AM PDT by camle
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To: 2JedisMom
homeschool bump
6 posted on 04/08/2002 4:25:29 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: TxBec
big lie technique bump
7 posted on 04/08/2002 4:29:19 AM PDT by rocknotsand
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To: rocknotsand
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8 posted on 04/08/2002 4:36:24 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: kattracks
"Currently, GLSEN estimates that students from more than 1,265 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities "in all 49 states and Puerto Rico" will participate in the Day of Silence. "

Somehow I expect that GLSEN just gave students from more than 1,265 middle schools, high schools... another reason to beat up the poor gay kid.

9 posted on 04/08/2002 4:42:01 AM PDT by elfman2
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To: TxBec
Hitler writes in "Mein Kampf" (MURPHY translation: page 134:)

"All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.


10 posted on 04/08/2002 4:42:16 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: kattracks
If it were up to me, I would favor a year a silence from the Gay Activists.
11 posted on 04/08/2002 4:43:08 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: kattracks
Day of Silence organizers suggest that children planning to protest April 10 "brainstorm" to create a list of people "who are likely to stand in your way."

..and do what about it..

Those people should include teachers, counselors and administrators that have "denied you their support in the past, or who've expressed bias against (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) people.

once again..and do what about it..commit a "hate crime" against them?

It is also suggested that the list include other children, school board members, people in the community and relatives "who have shown intolerance" of homosexuality.

RELATIVES???

The organizing manual notes that "people who oppose your issue are known as, you guessed it, your opponents."

12 posted on 04/08/2002 4:44:19 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: elfman2
Somehow I expect that GLSEN just gave students from more than 1,265 middle schools, high schools... another reason to beat up the poor gay kid.

I think that is what they hope for. GLSEN is looking for more Mathew Shepard's to wave around as examples.

13 posted on 04/08/2002 4:46:17 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right
The reality was that Matthew Shepard was murdered by a couple of "pick-up's". If a woman left a bar with a couple of guys she didn't know for what was obviously going to be a sexual encounter, she would be considered responsible for her demise. "She was a slut", "she was drunk", etc.

However, if you are a gay guy and leave a bar with a couple of guys for what is supposed to be a sexual encounter and you get murdered, you are a victim.

It seems that if they really wanted to make a difference, they should be ending the silence about the consequences of leaving bars and having sex with people you don't know.

14 posted on 04/08/2002 5:06:22 AM PDT by MHT
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To: rocknotsand
bambi sympathy ploy bump...
15 posted on 04/08/2002 5:30:29 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: MHT
It seems that if they really wanted to make a difference, they should be ending the silence about the consequences of leaving bars and having sex with people you don't know.

That's the sad thing. Shepard is their best example of hate-crimes against gays, but those same kind of crimes happen every day to all kinds of people. Being in a bar alone late at night is not the safest place, and leaving with strangers you don't know is really asking for it.

16 posted on 04/08/2002 5:41:11 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: kattracks
Yet another reason to home school. Thanks, kattracks. I'm emailing the article text and URL to everyone I know.
17 posted on 04/08/2002 5:48:12 AM PDT by scripter
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To: kattracks
Well, we sure as Hell won't call them "normal"!
19 posted on 04/08/2002 5:59:38 AM PDT by PatrioticAmerican
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To: kattracks;;GATOR NAVY;chance33_98;lavaroise;camle;TxBec;elfman2;FreedomPoster;Always Right;MHT...
THINK...Outside the Triangle!


Choice 4 Truth has been organizing a counter-event to GLSEN's "Day of Silence" - click the image or link below to find out more.



TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 10 - "A Welcome and Measured Response to the "Day of Silence" Project"

"On April 10, homosexual activists and their supporters will hold "Day of Silence" events on high school and college campuses throughout the country, sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.(For more details, see www.dayofsilence.org.) It will be a silent vigil and the usual victimhood and "gay" rights claims. Participants will hand out material promoting homosexuality, bisexuality and cross-dressing.

How would you like to hold a counter-event the same day? We are calling it the Truth Without Interruption Day! Finally - a chance to get a word in edgewise!

If you'd like to organize one at your school, see below. You'll find links to: Talking Points (feel free to print this off and hand out); Tips for Organizing a TWID event; and a sample news release.

A list of the high schools that have registered with GLSEN to hold DOS events is at the end. If your school does not appear, it doesn't necessarily mean they aren't having a pro-homosexual Day of Silence event. Conversely, if it is listed, the administration may not have been told about it yet, or may claim no knowledge. The best advice is to check with your school newspaper and ask around - the word on the street is your best informant.

It's pretty simple - you just need people and some motivation! Godspeed to all you truth-tellers!

Talking Points (feel free to print this off and hand out)

Tips for Organizing a TWID event

sample news release


Other Information:

Assemblyman MOUNTJOY opposes promotion of homosexuality in public schools

20 posted on 04/08/2002 6:01:04 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: kattracks
Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America, favors extending the period of silence "indefinitely" so school kids can concentrate on their studies "and not be distracted and misled by homosexual propaganda."

Bump!

21 posted on 04/08/2002 6:17:04 AM PDT by zoso82t
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To: kattracks
The silly people!
22 posted on 04/08/2002 6:36:30 AM PDT by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: EdReform
*** While administrators and staff are actively supporting Day of Silence activities in many schools, the presence of a school's name on the list below should not be interpreted as: 1) an endorsement by the school, 2) sponsorship by the school, or 3) that the school is itself organizing Day of Silence activities.***

Right. Boy Scouts can't even put fliers in some schools to "recruit", but they can blatantly promote their sick cause?

24 posted on 04/08/2002 6:43:40 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: GrandMoM; Buffalo Bob;libertylass;hsmomx3;Republic;goodnesswins;Clint N. Suhks;erizona;FormerLib...
Ping

(Please pass the info in #20 on to teens, parents, and other concerned people you know).

25 posted on 04/08/2002 6:47:48 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: EdReform
Thanks for the good info in post 20. I've passed the talking points on to everyone I know.
26 posted on 04/08/2002 6:51:03 AM PDT by scripter
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To: kattracks
We should encourage people to become politically INCORRECT and make it the IN VOGUE thing to do!
27 posted on 04/08/2002 6:56:25 AM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: MHT
they should be ending the silence about the consequences of leaving bars and having sex with people you don't know.

You are being too logical here--also expecting people to bear responsibility for their actions. Two concepts that don't fit the liberal agenda.

28 posted on 04/08/2002 7:01:36 AM PDT by scholar
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To: kattracks
"The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a homosexuality advocacy group, is asking students nationwide to take a nine-hour vow of silence on Wednesday, April 10, to recognize and protest the plight of homosexual students. "

And exactly how are they getting access to students? Patroling the campuses? Or have they asked the faculty to hand out "information cards, stickers and t-shirts" in the classroom?

29 posted on 04/08/2002 7:02:10 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: EdReform
I love the "THINK outside the triangle" comment!
30 posted on 04/08/2002 7:03:45 AM PDT by scripter
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I propose that we build a big wall around the entire city of San Francisco, and move all these kids INSIDE the wall, then announce that they are now a sovereign nation called GLSENSTINE, free to do as they wish within their borders.
31 posted on 04/08/2002 7:10:48 AM PDT by RightFighter
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To: INSENSITIVE GUY
"We should encourage people to become politically INCORRECT and make it the IN VOGUE thing to do!

Now, THAT'S the spirit! It's high time that folks cast off the idiotic mantle of PC - WAY overdue. Also, why don't the perverts take their little "silence" thing a step further and observe a "fags get the hell out of my face and stay out" day? And then extend it indefinitely - like forever. Queers have brought forth nothing but ruination, disease, disgust, etc. But they're got great PRIDE in those achievements. Barf-o-matic!

32 posted on 04/08/2002 7:12:24 AM PDT by MarineDad
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To: MHT
Not true! I saw the made-for-TV movie, and Matthew Shepard was only looking for a ride, not sex. He was totally innocent and minding his own business when he was picked on and set up by those red country homophobes. So get your facts straight!
33 posted on 04/08/2002 7:12:25 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: kattracks
How will the kids know about this? Will the gays advertise on toon disney? It's not like most teens read the paper or anything.
34 posted on 04/08/2002 7:15:01 AM PDT by keats5
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To: INSENSITIVE GUY;scripter;RightFighter;MarineDad
"We should encourage people to become politically INCORRECT and make it the IN VOGUE thing to do!"

Buy a kid a "THINK...Outside the Triangle!" tee shirt to wear to school. Or a Straight Pride tee shirt. That would make a statement! (I like the "THINK...Outside the Triangle!" tee shirts)

And BTW, the school administration can't stop students from wearing them:

'Straight pride' allowed in school: Court prevents banning of teen's printed sweatshirt

Elliott's Story: "STRAIGHT PRIDE"

'Straight Pride' Vindicated

36 posted on 04/08/2002 8:04:35 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: EdReform
Thanks for the ping. Message already sent to my friends and relatives.
37 posted on 04/08/2002 8:10:23 AM PDT by EODGUY
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To: MHT
What so many people don't know is that Shepard had HIV. So I ask who was going to murder who, the ones who really did kill him, or left to his own devices, Matt would have been busy spreading his HIV around to whoever he could catch for a one-night-stand? Death would have been the result either way, just the time-lines would be different.

Queers have already said "there queer, there here, and they've came for our children". So it sounds to me like they are seeking victims by finding out "which kids won't tell" by finding out who remained silent. To this I say, "Kids, if you've never been talkitive before, you'd better change for the 10th and talk your jaws off". Parents please protect your children from the queer lunatics.

38 posted on 04/08/2002 8:24:23 AM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"And exactly how are they getting access to students? Patroling the campuses? Or have they asked the faculty to hand out "information cards, stickers and t-shirts" in the classroom?"

GLSEN is entrenched in many school systems. Did you know that they claim to have over 1000 GSA's ("Gay"-Straight associations) in public schools across the nation?

Homosexual rights group makes inroads in U.S. schools; Parents unaware of GLSEN's work

Gay-straight clubs spread through high schools nationwide, raising hopes, posing challenges

Flooding the Schools With Propaganda: How Homosexual Activists Are Taking Their Messages to the Public Schools

From Tolerance to Affirmation: One School's Experience with a Gay-Affirmative Program

First AIDS Education, Then "Safe Schools," Then Gay Advocacy

The Facts About "Just the Facts"

Reply #22 in GrandMoM's thread

39 posted on 04/08/2002 8:34:52 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: TxBec
Day of Silence organizers suggest that children planning to protest April 10 "brainstorm" to create a list of people "who are likely to stand in your way."

Yeah, and who gets hold of the list?

This is bullsh!t. Somebody said something above about Boy Scouts not even being able to proselytize but these whackjobs waltz right in...

If Conservatives had any real grassroots power of cohesion this sort of crap would be smothered in its infancy.

40 posted on 04/08/2002 8:35:22 AM PDT by maxwell
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To: Issaquahking
"To this I say, "Kids, if you've never been talkitive before, you'd better change for the 10th and talk your jaws off". Parents please protect your children from the queer lunatics."


Two excellent web sites that will help students when they are faced with homosexual indoctrination:


Choice 4 Truth (http://www.choice4truth.com/)

They have two sections - one for parents and one for students/teens. Here's the link for student section:

http://www.choice4truth.com/index-teens.html

There is some really good material under the "Take the Student Pledge" section that kids can use to respond with when they are faced with queer propaganda.


Truthatschool.org (http://www.truthatschool.org/)

This site also has sections for parents and students, but is primarily a web site for students (with lots of good information).


Seven Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM PRO-HOMOSEXUALITY PROPAGANDA IN SCHOOLS

41 posted on 04/08/2002 8:48:28 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: kattracks;erizona;grandmom;khepera
In Indianapolis, they are not doing this, if they were, my kids would not attend this day of "school". We need to stop these perverts before it gets more out of hand!!!
42 posted on 04/08/2002 9:02:39 AM PDT by wwjdn
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To: Always Right
If it were up to me, I would favor a year a silence from the Gay Activists.

LOL! Great response. You know, that would require some p-s TEACHERS to be silent for a year!

43 posted on 04/08/2002 9:03:31 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: kattracks;all
It is also suggested that the list include other children, school board members, people in the community and relatives "who have shown intolerance" of homosexuality.

I think we need to start our own list of homosexual pervert supporters...

44 posted on 04/08/2002 9:03:48 AM PDT by wwjdn
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To: Always Right
Your idea has great potential, and get's my vote.
45 posted on 04/08/2002 9:05:05 AM PDT by wwjdn
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To: keats5;Green Knight
"How will the kids know about this? Will the gays advertise on toon disney? It's not like most teens read the paper or anything."

MTV Airs 'Tolerance' Ads

"... The campaign is a partnership effort of MTV and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, which calls it the "largest ever" series of announcements on the subject. The messages claim homosexual acceptance is a "safety" issue — a common theme for homosexual activists.

The spots are tied to a Web page that seeks to pass along pro-gay information, as well as inviting teens to participate in activism. For instance, there's an online petition favoring so-called "hate crimes legislation." ..."


Human Rights Campaign Foundation invades saturday morning cartoons (My title)

"Earlier today, I was watching saturday morning cartoons. Specifically "Transformers: Robots In Disguise" on FOX Kids. (What can I say? I've been a Transformers fan since 1984, since I was 6.) During the second commercial break, a commercial aired which began with Ellen Degeneres' mother onscreen. In it, her and several actors talked about parents accepting and understanding their children, whether they're gay or straight. The ad ended with the phrase Choose to understand and the name of the organization that funded the ad, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, as well as a link to their website.

Now, am I wrong to be shocked by this? Here's why I'm shocked by it, at any rate.

These are saturday morning cartoons, watched mainly by 7 year olds, who have NO CONCEPT AT ALL of sexuality, much less homosexuality. And as a parent, you feel it's alright for your children to watch saturday morning cartoons, as their can't possibly be any bad messages for them to watch. Little would you know, though, that the Human Rights Campaign Foundation would use it to ram their beliefs down your childs throat while you're unaware. To bring sexuality into their innocent world..."


46 posted on 04/08/2002 9:06:53 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: maica;Freee-dame
Our national plunge to the sewer continues full speed.
47 posted on 04/08/2002 9:07:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: IronJack
Ping
48 posted on 04/08/2002 9:10:45 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: maxwell
Somebody said something above about Boy Scouts

that was me...

49 posted on 04/08/2002 9:17:17 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: EdReform
I must commend you for the work you do here. But the parents have to fight these people one on one. We have done that locally, and won. But there could be a new war next year. These SOB's never stop trying.
50 posted on 04/08/2002 9:17:29 AM PDT by conserve-it
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