Earlier this week I wrote about a Federal Judge which upheld censorship in a public school. The decision came in response to a student who wished to protest the “Day of Silence” which encourages students to show visible support for homosexual lifestyle by refusing to speak during the school day, while conveying written messages in the form of T-shirts, buttons, and stickers, all of which promote homosexual behavior.

Yesterday a Michigan student was suspended yesterday for writitng the words “I’m Straight” on a piece of duct tape and p[lacing it on his T-Shirt.

A Christian student has been punished by his Michigan high school for demonstrating opposition to a school event celebrating the homosexual lifestyle. The boy’s father, a pastor, says he’s frustrated the rights of Christian students are being constantly trampled on campus.

Oakridge High School in Muskegon, Michigan, is one of many schools across the U.S. that took part in Wednesday’s “National Day of Silence” — an event promoted heavily by homosexual activist groups, which view it as a day to protest alleged discrimination faced by students who identify as “gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT).” At Oakridge High, duct tape was passed out for students to wear over their lips as a way to show solidarity with homosexual students who are purportedly suffering in silence.

John Gardner is pastor of Holton Family Life Worship Center in Holton, a community of approximately 2,500 about 17 miles northeast of Muskegon. Pastor Gardner says his 15-year-old son David, a student at Oakridge High, was suspended for a day by the school because he wrote with a black marker “I’m straight” on a piece of duct tape and attached it to his shirt. He explains that David donned the message to voice his objection to the school’s participation in the Day of Silence.

“They asked him, at that point, to take it off,” Gardner says, “and David [asked] why do the rest of the kids in the class get to wear theirs and I can’t wear something about what I believe?” According to the pastor, the teacher then instructed David to remove the message or he would be “kicked out” of class. “And he said, ‘Well then, you’ll have to kick me out’ — and that’s what they did,” says David’s father.

In the previous article I wrote on the matter I recieved some comments from people stating the phrase “Be Happy, Not Gay” could be offensive to certain individuals. My response was to remind them the First Amendment protects even offensive speech, which is why the Al Sharptons of the country have national podiums to speek from. In this case however, we are not dealing with offensive speech in any way shape or form. This student was punished for expressing an oppossing opinion to the schools pro homosexual propoganda.

The idea that one student can wear a shirt that says “I’m Gay” and another student in the same class can not wear something proclaiming “I’m Straight” is in direct conflict with the First Amendment and all relevant Supreme Court cases. The school was not attempting to stifle offensive speech, it was participating in censorship of an oppossing view.

What is most offensive about situations like this, is the student should never have been put in a position where he felt it was necessary to proclaim his sexuality. The “Day of Silence” has no place in a public school. Parents pay taxes, and students goto school in order to learn the essentials such as Math and Science.

I wonder how our public school system would feel if there was a “Day of Silence” to represent the million plus baby’s a year whose cries are silenced before they are born by abortion doctors?

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