By Bryan Fischer
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Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Mix It Up Day” is a thinly veiled attempt to push the homosexual agenda into America’s public school, and parents should be under no illusions about this.
A look at the SPLC’s tolerance.org makes this clear. It devotes a 44 page document to “Responding to Hate At School,” which in typically Nazi-esque fashion insists “no insults related to...sexual orientation...will be tolerated.”
There are two questions here. One, is who gets to define what an “insult” is, and, two, who gets to decide when an “insult” has occurred?
Simply telling the truth about homosexual behavior - that it is immoral, unnatural, and unhealthy - outrages the bullying bigots of Big Gay and is regarded by them as a grave insult. Such truth-telling therefore must not be tolerated.
In fact, the SPLC goes on to say that if anyone tells the truth about homosexual behavior, the school must “denounce the hateful act,” and adds that the “denunciation of the incident should be delivered to students and staff, parents and caregivers, and the wider community. Post it on the school website, and publish it in the school newspaper or newsletter. Send it out to the media. Deliver it over the school’s PA system, closed-circuit TV or intercom.”
In other words, launch an ethic-cleansing program against any and all students of conservative moral principle and be sure to alert the media while you’re at it, so conservative students can be humiliated before their entire communities. Sounds like sure enough bullying to me.
Carol Costello unwittingly demonstrated the dark truth about the bullying agenda of the left when she abruptly terminated her interview with me on CNN this week as soon as I began to talk about what the CDC and the FDA has to say about the significant health risks associated with homosexual behavior.
The FDA, for instance, will not allow a male to donate blood if he has had sex even a single time with another male since 1977. The risk to the nation’s blood supply and to human health is simply too great. The FDA cannot afford to be PC about the nation’s blood supply and play Russian Roulette with American lives. But Ms. Costello, along with the SPLC and the gay lobby, doesn’t want to hear anything about that.
Mix It Up Day is not in fact about promoting diversity at all. It’s about promoting perversity under the guise of tolerance.
It not only does not stop bullying, it actually promotes the school-sanctioned bullying of any student who dares to think for himself on matters of human sexuality. It’s about landing like a falling safe on any Christian student who would dare to raise principled objections to the normalization of homosexuality.
As I told Ms. Costello before she morphed into a conservaphobic bigot, if Mix It Up Day is not about pushing acceptance of homosexuality, all the SPLC has to do is issue a disclaimer: “Mix It Up Day should not be construed as an endorsement of homosexual behavior, or to prohibit any student from raising sincere moral and health concerns about homosexuality.”
But they won’t do it. Why? Because Mix It Up Day is in fact about normalizing homosexual behavior and punishing anyone who thinks that’s a bad idea.
You can ask Angela McCaskill what happens when you cross the Gay Gestapo. She is female, deaf, and African-American, as well as being the first African-American female to get a Ph.D. from Gallaudet University where she served until last week as its chief diversity officer.
But her bona fide minority status was useless once she made the mistake of exercising her First Amendment rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom to petition the government by simply signing a petition that allows the citizens of Maryland to vote on natural marriage.
As soon as her Sharia-like crime of blasphemy against the god of gayness was revealed, she was immediately suspended from her duties. In other words, there is no “diversity” in the tolerance movement at all, but a kind of crushing, heavy-handed uniformity that turns students into mind-numbed PC robots programmed to do the thinking and willing of their cultural overlords.
No, Mix It Up Day is not benign. As I told CNN, it’s like poisoned Halloween candy. The wrapper looks fine, it looks tasty, it looks harmless. You don’t realize how toxic it is until you have internalized it, and then it’s too late.
And so we have warned parents all across America that every program that comes out of the SPLC, while it may sound innocent on the surface, will be toxic to their student’s moral health.
Parents and school administrators seem to have gotten the word, and the SPLC seems to have gotten an earful. As of late yesterday, the SPLC has wiped every school in the country off its Mix It Up Day map.
They’re not saying why, but I’m guessing they heard from enough concerned parents and administrators that they are running for the tall grass.
Mark Potok, the head of the SPLC, has stated emphatically that the mission of the SPLC is to “destroy” pro-family groups like AFA and the Family Research Council. That makes the SPLC the real hate group and the really bullies on the block.
No, the AFA is not a hate group. We are a truth group, a group that loves homosexuals enough to tell them the truth about the risks of the homosexual lifestyle.
SPLC’s problem is simple: they can’t handle the truth.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)