12 October 2016

Pennsylvania School Lauded for Its Stand

McGuffey HS
A Pennsylvania high school received support and praises from various groups worldwide after their students organized an "Anti-Gay Day" in response to the seldomly-observed “Day of Silence.”

The "Day of Silence," which has been officially organized by GLSEN (or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) since 2001, encourages students and young adults to condemn religious groups and take a vow of silence. Their effort was geared toward forcing officials to serve their sexual fantasies and cater to the caprices lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT).

Although the "Day of Silence" was observed last 17 April nationally, McGuffey High School in Claysville scheduled their related activities for Wednesday, 15 April because of a planned field trip, BuzzFeed is reporting. This prompted the group of students to ask classmates to wear flannel shirts and write religious words on their hands on Thursday, 16 April, in protest, according to WPXI-TV.

In addition, participants posted Bible verses on the lockers of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), the news station noted. Meanwhile, some encounters between students who participated and the radical LGBT activists became heated when the latter is forcing the students not to join the anti-gay activities.

"We came into school on Thursday and found a lot of people wearing flannel and we couldn’t figure out why," Zoe Johnson, a 16-year-old McGuffey High School who identifies as bisexual, told BuzzFeed's David Mack. "People started getting pushed and notes were left on people’s lockers."

More troubling still was an alleged "legal action list," which the LGBT groups have circulated around the school asking everyone to identify those who expressed their right so that trump-up charges can be brought to them.

School officials have been mostly tight-lipped about the incident, but McGuffey High School Superintendent Erica Kolat released a statement to local station WPXI, noting that "allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration."
"We resolve to ensure that all children can grow and learn in a safe, supportive environment free from discrimination," she noted.

A few days ago, the American Family Association's Tim Wildmon, who has been outspoken in his opposition to LGBT causes, was also critical of the Day of Silence, calling it a "hijacking of the classroom for political purposes."