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Students support diversity with Day of Silence

Original post made by John Adams, Amador Valley High School, on Apr 3, 2009

Margaret and Ro, my family fully supports you and your partners as valued members of the community!!

My daughter came home today with her GSA T-shirt for the Day of Silence. We are so lucky to live in the bay area where she can have friends from all walks of life. All her friends are welcome in our home.

I am curious to know how this could possibly be related to the parcel tax though, and I am aware that by just asking this question this thread will probably be immediately CENSORED!

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Posted by mac
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

My three kids all supported this movement on campus over the past 8years. It is nice to see them take a stand for those who have felt silenced.

I cannot find where it is in anyway tied to the parcel tax, John. Maybe I am not researching it enough. It would be a completely silly assumption and connection. Either way, it is doubtful that censorship will ensue. Most cases have been necessary due to comments that were completely off subject or completely out of line...and I'm thankful that someone is willing to draw the line from time to time.

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Posted by Katie
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

As a Christian student in high school I somewhat disagree with this "day of silence". I understand being gay/lesbian/bi etc.. etc.. can open you up to harsh words and criticism. I do not make fun of people that choose that type of life style. Even though I don't agree with it, I respect them for their choice. My only question is this; as a Christian in high school facing an atheist world, I get made fun of AT LEAST once a week for my beliefs. I wear a purity ring, and wear a cross necklace symbolizing my faith in God. Why don't they have a day for us Christians? Or any other religion for that matter? It seems hypocritical because they want to be excepted, but then they have their own day for themselves and their beliefs?? On that day, I will be proud of my belief, and wearing as much Jesus clothing as I possibly can.

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Apr 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

@ Katie:
Good post.
GLBT are a lifestyles, not a religions.(although some would disagree)
Christianity is a religion, not a lifestyle.(although some would disagree)
The country/state/school cannot show preference for any specific religion (humor me, please!)
I certainly could see the value in a Religious Freedom day at any school. But most Christians have a special day every week: Sunday. As far as "facing an athiest world" remember this:
As long as there are final exams, there will always be prayer in school.

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