Timothy Kincaid

October 3rd, 2012

The Southern Poverty Law Center has a program called Mix It Up At Lunch Day. The premise is simple:

In our surveys, students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day – October 30 this school year – we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

They have a whole website of strategy, planning, tips, advice, and encouragement for the change that can come when – for just one day – kids sit with and talk to someone who is “not like them”. It seems mostly driven to erase racial or ethnic presumptions, but also seems to be attempting to be cross-clique as well.

But, to the homosexually-obsessed, this is about Teh Ghey!!! Because, you know, the Southern Poverty Law Center, in addition to the other thousand hate-groups they track, also list 26 anti-gay hate groups.

Here’s how the American Family Association described the event on Monday:

On, Tuesday, October 30, over two thousand schools across the nation will be observing “Mix It Up” (MIT) day. MIT is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools. A strong focus is directed specifically to elementary and junior high grades.

MIT is a project of the fanatical pro-homosexual group, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This is the same organization that launched hateful and malicious rhetoric toward the Family Research Council just prior to the August shooting of a security guard by a SPLC sympathizer.

AFA is joining other family-oriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is sponsoring the “Mix It Up” project.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is using this project to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time, intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality.

Today, they toss the last shred of honesty out the window with their description of SPLC:

The homosexual activist group, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has been called to task by public school administrators across the nation for falsely listing schools as participants in “Mix It Up” day without authorization or permission.

“Mix It Up” day is an entry-level “diversity” program designed specifically by SPCL to establish the acceptance of homosexuality into public schools, including elementary and junior high schools.

Many school administrators were offended to learn that their school was listed as a “participating” school on the SPLC website and ordered it removed immediately. In some cases, students or teachers independently signed the school up without approval, leaving principals and superintendents unprepared for phone calls from concerned parents.

Does Mix It Up Day seek to establish the acceptance of homosexuality? No. Not that this would be a bad goal, but it appears no where on the event’s website. Not even close.

In fact, the only tangential reference to anything remotely gay that I could find is:

During the past decade we have learned that schools experience deeper impacts from Mix It Up when they plan at least two follow-up activities during the year to sustain the message.

Two other national campaigns are natural allies for this work and can help with timing the follow-up activities: No Name-Calling Week for elementary grades and Day of Silence for middle and high schools.

Also, consider a Day of Service where you carry out a community project (cleaning up a park, helping a local nonprofit, etc.). Working together for a greater good, while crossing those social boundaries, is another way to diminish prejudice and reduce biases. (It’s also another chance for positive media coverage involving young people!)

Or, you can simply Mix It Up at Lunch again, on other days through the year. (Some schools now Mix It Up at Lunch on a monthly or even weekly basis!)

That’s it. A reference to Day of Silence as one of several possible follow up ideas.

As the SPLC noted:

Describing Mix this way is an out-and-out lie. As educators know, Mix It Up is a simple effort to get students to break through social boundaries and make new friends. Each school sets its own agenda, makes its own plans and chooses its own theme. Last year, over 3,000 schools participated in the program without incident. (You can check out some of the great Mix success stories here.)

None of that seems to matter to the AFA, a group that specializes in demonizing the LGBT community and stirring up hate. Incredibly, the AFA has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust, saying, “Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.” It has also made racist claims such as welfare causes black people to “rut like rabbits.”

But when all you can think about, when what you obsess about, when your whole world is focused on homosexuality, everything is always all about teh ghey!!!! (And besides, there’s no money to be made on people getting along)


October 4th, 2012

I think they’re screaming about homosexuality because they can’t admit the actual reason this idea terrifies them:

Children who interact with people of different political and religious beliefs rarely grow up to be the type of adults who donate money to groups like the AFA. They know the demographics are turning against them and that if their children are allowed to stray outside their circle of church-approved friends and actually get to know others who don’t share the AFA’s brand of hardcore right-wing Christianity they might start questioning it.

Regan DuCasse

October 4th, 2012

Sami, couldn’t have said it better myself. Right ON!
Maintaining segregation is a way of maintaining control through ignorance.
Which is why I keep asking the question, why trust what a non Jewish, anti Semite has to say about Jews?
Why trust the Citizen’s Council about blacks? So why trust what the AFA and all the rest about gay people?

Knowledge and experience empowers greater good than the AFA can claim they’ve ever done.

Michael C

October 4th, 2012

This kinda relates to a discussion that occurred in the “NOM Bears False Witness” thread…

Blake brought up the topic of understanding our opponents by recognizing their “worldview filter”. In the AFA’s eyes the SPLC IS a gay propaganda organization. They believe that radical gay activists are sneaky, cunning and in cahoots with the Devil. Even if they took the time to research the “Mix it Up” event (they probably even did), they would still believe that it is some sort of back-door ploy to destroy the U.S. via homosexuality.

hehe, I said “back-door” and “homosexuality” in the same sentence. (sorry, I’m twelve)


October 5th, 2012

You’re not going to catch me defending AFA. I draw my line at NOM.

Although if we’re tying to get in their heads, I think they’re generally opposed to tolerance and see that word as having all sorts of gay connotations. And I would’ve suggested the phrasing: “last shred of honesty” as “last shred of credibility on this issue” but that’s neither here nor there.

Also my high school did something like this every-year unofficially. We called it table swap & it was always (so far as I know) a grass-roots student movement to break down racial barriers in our high school. It’d begin with an upperclassman yelling out “table-swap” during a lunch period and then some folks who were so inclined an most upperclassmen would get up and go sit with some other group.

Turns out the local mega-church-cult-members didn’t come across so well & by my Junior year would not participate in Table Swap anymore (along with Racist rednecks who never reciprocated participation anyway).


October 14th, 2012

Wait, if the SPLC is “bullying” schools into this, isn’t that…a-okay with the American Family Association? I mean, aren’t they opposed to anti-bullying measures? Suck it up, AFA!

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