Was the “Day of Truth” a Day of Silence?

Timothy Kincaid

April 29th, 2008

The Day of Truth, the ADF’s anti-gay response to the Day of Silence, was yesterday. If it happened.

In the days leading up to the Day of Silence, it seemed that the conservative Christian right only mentioned the DOT as an afterthought and seemed more interested in getting kids to stay home. Perhaps they believe it easier to get a teenager to play hookie on a spring Friday than it is to get them to wear a t-shirt and pass out material condemning their classmates.

In any case, I’ve not yet seen any news coverage of this event, even from religious media.

Also missing is any comment as to whether Alexander Nuxoll wore his “Be Happy, Not Gay” T-Shirt either on the Day of Silence or the Day of Truth. Perhaps his ardent desire to be obnoxious is more sincere when in court with the ADF than it is when facing his classmates.

See also:
T-Shirt Wars: A Temporary Victory for the Mean Spirited
T-Shirt Wars: Appeals
Arizona House Passes Bigot Protection Act
Anti-Gay T-Shirt Wars

L. Junius Brutus

April 30th, 2008

I thought it would be quite easy to get some kid you’ve brainwashed with anti-gay propaganda to hand out flyers and disparage his gay classmates. Hate springs eternal, unfortunately. But their silence is a hopeful sign. May the lack of participation become an embarrassment for the bigots at the ADF.

Regan DuCasse

April 30th, 2008

Exodus is crowing about the success of Day of Truth.
They kill me talking about reaching out with ‘alternatives’ to homosexuality.
Their newsletter is so arrogant. First they assume a youngsters is struggling with homosexuality.
They also are asserting their message is an alternative, rather than something used and abused for decades and decades. Theirs isn’t a new message, or even a RENEWED message.
The alternative approach to homosexuality is being demonstrated by GSA’s and GLSEN and PFLAG, the alternative message is ACCEPTANCE.

The other offense, as you all well know, is asserting that being gay or homosexuality has INEVITABLY bad consequences and no one in their lives has ever been a happy gay person.
Or happy WITH being gay.

Since they NEVER consult gay people on that who ARE…how the hell would THEY know?

Joel

April 30th, 2008

“Since they NEVER consult gay people on that who ARE…how the hell would THEY know?”
They are/were gay, i guess… so they should know?

Regan DuCasse

April 30th, 2008

Hi Joel…Exodus doesn’t consult gay people who are happy with being gay or who haven’t had any ambiguity about it. To a one, nearly ALL of the people they present as post or ex gay, all apparently were the unhappiest, barely survived, ex whores anyone ever could find.
They fit every stereotypical profile that Exodus has of gay people…at least they THINK they do.

Therefore…how WOULD they know what a happy gay person who didn’t ‘struggle’ with their orientation is like?
Because apparently ALL gay people are the same…or will be.

L. Junius Brutus

April 30th, 2008

They also have people who blame everything that went wrong in their pathetic lives on the ‘homosexual lifestyle’. So if Stephen Bennett was promiscuous, did drugs and all that sort of thing, it wasn’t his fault, the ‘homosexual lifestyle’ made him do it. Funny how so many others aren’t forced to do that same thing. If I ever screw up my life, I’m joining them, because I can blame all my troubles on something else /sarcasm

a. mcewen

April 30th, 2008

excuse me,

but WHAT success. there was a day of truth? what exactly does this newsletter say because it would be the first i’ve heard of the events of the 2008 day of truth.

Regan DuCasse

April 30th, 2008

I got the press release from Exodus, I was looking for a link you could access, I figure you could try http://www.exodus.org
and see if their newsletter is there.

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