Thursday, March 6, 2008

Day of ?? and chick tract animation.

G'day everyone.

I wanted to share something with you. I'm pretty sure that Ridor will be angry at the Christians, excuse me: Xigans as he calls them, for all of this. But I wanted to be fair and let this be up to your own decisions about the nature of this information.

I got from a friend of mine: http://www.missionamerica.com/ . This web page explains about "The Day of Silence" and has links to a web page called "Day of Truth" : http://www.dayoftruth.org/main/default.aspx

Before we start going into an overkill of Bible stuff, I want parents to realize something. Before you start pushing your religion on your teenage kids' throats, I want you to put yourself in their shoes and walk MORE THAN A MILE IN IT! It's their life and it's their decision about what to do with their personal sex lives. Teens will want to hear both sides of the issues of about sex. From the school and from the parents / religious community.

But if you , Christian parents, keep on withyour "LISTEN TO US..WE KNOW WHAT IS BETTER FOR YOU THAN THE SCHOOL DOES!" mantra to their kids, then get ready for a life time of disappointment when the kids make a decision, rebellion is faster than microsecond of thinking.

This day in the public schools won't be just a "Day of Silence or Day of Truth". It should be called "Decision of the Student's PERSONAL LIFE DAY". That's what it's about. It's asking students to focus on God, being straight, and praying for marriage. It's also a decision day about accepting Christ as their savior or not. It's a day that makes a personal decision of what they want to be sexually. While the impacts are full of religious overtones, people need to be civil and be open minded on that very day.

I want to remind parents one thing: Do not take your kid out of public school that day unless you got a real and LEGAL reason for doing that. Schools will be watching attendance records from the prospective home rooms and I have absolutely no doubt that truant officers will be on duty full time that day. They don't need a black mark on their attendance record showing up on their future college applications.

So take some good advice parents: A week before this "Day of Silence or Day of Truth" happens in April, have a sit down family talk about SEX with your kids. Make it an open and honest discussion. But in saying that, let your kids take control of where the discussion goes about sex. Without forcing any religious doctrine on them (other than showing some bible verses if they want to see), I'll bet you that they will be listening carefully to what you say because they've watched you since the day they were born.

By the time the "day" rolls around in April, they'll be the ones to ask some important questions to their teachers in order to make their personal decisions with all the information that they hear for themselves.

So, to get this discussion going for the teens, Here's a chick tract that has some GREAT animations. The tract is called "This Was Your LIFE!". Worth to see it! Link: http://mychwc.org/ThisWasYourLife.html

For more information on chick tracts can be found at: http://www.chick.com/default.asp. Many other different tracts on there as well.

3 comments:

Jim said...

That would be an education day for the students to learn another world that is out there. That education would not push the students into the activity or doing but to show what is really out there. If they don't learn it in school, then they will find out about it in the real world or when they go to either a college or a university. Even if your son or daughter don't attend, the chances are they might be even doing it behind their parents back as a part of exploring. The best thing is communicate with your children and let them go and learn. They can always ask teachers and parents more about those things. It is better learn it on that day than regret it. If regret, they will still be expose to it later in life and don't undestand. They need to be aware of it and be prepared.

- said...

Hey if you plan any further coverage of the anti-gay "Day of Truth" this year I wanted to bring your attention to a Youtube video I made examining some of the more troubling aspects of the Day of Truth -- Specifically how the DOT is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to promote "pray away the gay" programs to queer youth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI4-eDG3Bb0

This video covers the little discussed founding of the DOT by Tyler Chase Harper, a high-schooler who told his gay classmates they should be ashamed and are condemned by God. The video also reveals a great deal of troubling material on the DOT's website including information discussing anal sex, bathhouses and a fake medical condition made up by the anti-gay right called "gay bowel syndrome." Some of this material is furnished by Mission America, an organization that actually includes in it's mission statement the need to defend the nation against witchcraft.

-Dan Gonzales
(I myself am a survivor of one of the "ex-gay" programs promoted by the Day of Truth)

Sherlock Steve said...

Dan: I would like to have you send me an e-mail about your experience in the Day of Truth Program. It would make a good follow up on this subject.

Basically I hadn't planned to do any follow up, but if you e-mail me about your past experience, I'll be happy to post it for you.

Sherlock.