Action item: waste fundie dough
April 26 is the date for The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the United States Student Association (USSA). This event is a day-long vow of silence taken by students who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools and to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment.
As with anything related to the homos, the fundies caught on to this bid for tolerance and non-discrimination, and have organized a counter event, complete with DVDs, T-shirts and bible-beating. Organized by the foul, fundie legal group the Alliance Defense Fund, The Day of Truth is scheduled for the next day, April 27th. Here is the fundie game plan.
The Day of Truth was established to counter the promotion of the homosexual agenda and express an opposing viewpoint from a Christian perspective.
In the past, students who have attempted to speak against the promotion of the homosexual agenda have been censored or, in some cases, punished for their beliefs. It is important that students stand up for their First Amendment right to hear and speak the Truth about human sexuality in order to protect that freedom for future generations. The Day of Truth provides an opportunity to publicly exercise our free speech rights.
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.
Blender Kitten wrote in with an inventive suggestion on what folks might do to derail the efforts of the Alliance Defense Fund…
They’re promoting this with a slick MTV-style video DVD in churches & youth groups… it’s total bigot propaganda designed to make kids feel good about shunning queers who refuse to convert.
You can see the video here, it’s Mtv suburbia yet evil evil evil: http://www.dayoftruth.org
I have an idea to disrupt the Day of Truth. Peacefully.
Here’s the thing – ADF will mail you the promo DVD for FREE, just for filling out a web form. That’s the action idea – this is a great opportunity to waste some serious wingnut cash & time!
How much do you think each “Truth” packet costs, including postage? $3-4 at a minimum, right? What if 1,000 of us LGBTers ordered packets? I just did. Why not put this idea on the Blend? Let ADF catch wind of a campaign like this, and they’ll have to question their entire mailing list.
Or just waste some money they’d otherwise use to more effectively cause young gay people emotional anguish & pain.
Okay, enough – go order your free DVD & spend some fundie cash!
UPDATE (11 PM): That was FAST.
Kitten emailed to say the online store’s been disabled.
The ADF has now disabled their Day of Truth online store!
You can’t order a free bigot DVD, tshirt or flyers anymore, which means bigots can’t, either. That’s something. It just makes it slightly harder for them to organize on the internet, which is great, imho.
The “materials are in development” message that is now there hasn’t changed… there used to be free DVDs, t-shirts and bigot cards to order right underneath that.
Now they may try to start it up again later, but if that happens, I think we should just put out another call to either shut it down again or cost the fundies more money.
Congratulations! Pam’s House Blend 1, Bigots 0.
You just made a difference. Death by a thousand cuts!!