I’m writing because tomorrow, my daughter’s public highschool is oberving the “Day of Silence”. (They observed it last year, however, I only became aware of DOS a couple months back).
I wrote the school an email, asking for any and all information they could provide me with regards to the DOS, IE: What is expected (or not expected) of the students. I wanted to hear it from the school, itself, since it is on the list of public schools participating in the DOS.
My email was extremely courteous and non-condemning. I only requested information. Well, my friends, it’s been over three weeks, and no one has gotten back to me with any information. Neither in email or snail mail.
I would like to know if any parents, here, who have children in participating public schools, are going to keep them home. Also, when you call your children out, what reason will you be giving to excuse your child’s absense?
Any assistance on this would be deeply appreciated, as it appears I am the only one (out of my daughters friends’ parents) who intends to keep her child home. The general concenses is: “It’s no big deal”.
Also, I don’t want to sound prejudiced against people, nor do I want them to think we “hate” homosexuals or that we are “homophobes”. We have never taught our children to hate.
[/size]As a Catholic Christian, I strongly disagree with their life-style and do not want it imposed on my daughter. Especially, in a place of education. Unfortunately, the GLSEN believes this is exactly where their beliefs and/or life-style should be taught.
Isn’t this “Day of Silence” taking away my daughter’s right to express verbally that she disagrees with homosexuality and/or homosexual behavior?
Thanks for any advice you can give me on this, as I want to know exactly what I’m talking about when I call her out of school, tomorrow, and explain why.
In Jesus’ Name,