Sunday, March 2, 2014 4:36 AM

Mix It Up [Parental Alert]

Sunday, March 2, 2014 4:36 AM
Sunday, March 2, 2014 4:36 AM

The American Family Association (AFA) is warning parents about an upcoming “entry level” diversity program being promoted by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) under its “Teaching Tolerance” project. On October 30, at over 2,000 schools across the nation, the SPLC will activate its annual Mix It up at Lunch Day, which it describes as a campaign, established a decade ago, that “encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.”

The AFA said the SPLC is using its MIU day “to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality.”

The AFA's Bryan Fischer said that the problem his group has with the event is that it fits nicely with efforts to normalize the homosexual lifestyle among school-age children. “You see the same thing happening with anti-bullying legislation,” Fischer said.” “It winds up being used as a hammer to silence Christian students who oppose normalization of homosexuality. If you say a word criticizing homosexual behavior, you get accused of hate speech.”

Fischer told the New York Times that “no one is in favor of anyone getting bullied for any reason, but these anti-bullying policies become a mechanism for punishing Christian students who believe that homosexual behavior is not something that should be normalized.”

Fischer noted that if Mix It Up Day were not about pushing a homosexual agenda, SPLC might easily have issued a disclaimer such as the one suggested by the AFA, to wit: “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.”

However, said Fischer, “they won’t do it … because Mix It Up Day is in fact about normalizing homosexual behavior and punishing anyone who thinks that’s a bad idea.” He warned that MIU day “is not benign … 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.”

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