Monday, April 09, 2007

Day of Truth???

I find my stomach gets sour whenever I read about the "Day of Truth", and adult-led, anti-gay reaction to the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence allows young people to stand in solidarity with queer and questioning youth, often silenced by the heterosexist societies in which they live. It is not an attempt to convert anyone to gayness (as if such a thing were possible)

So what do some frightened, reactionary adults do? They create the Day of Truth in which they hope to spread lies about LGBT people. I can't even write about this without feeling sick. It feels to me to be ugly, thoughtless, selfish and unchristian.

Daniel Gonzales produced video analysis to expose the lies behind the "Day of Truth". The video is brought to you by and hosted by Truth Wins Up. Now I have to go get some Tums or ginger to sort out my upset stomach.

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At 3:16 PM , Blogger M said...


At 6:37 PM , Blogger Liadan said...

It boggles my mind that they apparently realize that their message is offensive enough to warrant burying under hip graphic design and vague "rebelvangelical" slogans... but they don't seem to understand (or care) WHY it's offensive.

It reminds me of my Southern grandparents, who considered it mere courtesy to say racist things about "n*ggers" in whispers but would have been horribly offended to have been told they were being racist.

At 8:56 AM , Blogger Elliot Coale said...

I want to (INTELLECTUALLY, of course) bash some homophobic brains in.


At 11:54 AM , Blogger Allyson Dylan Robinson said...

Thank you for posting the link, Peterson!

At 1:57 PM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

m, *sigh* indeed.

yeah, exhausting. I feel grateful that Daniel did this video. Really captures the foolishness and damage that folks are doing "in Jesus' name"

Thanks liadan, ally and elliot for sharing your feelings on this too.

At 10:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


I call them Repunklicans.

At 10:00 PM , Blogger Nonsequitur said...

Parading around lies as truth, using inflammatory language to arouse the ire of their followers; very reminiscent of a certain George Orwell Novel.

At 3:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgive them, father. They know not what they do.

At 5:29 AM , Blogger Valorie said...

Thanks for spreading this around, Peterson. I've done my bit to further your good work, and that of Wayne Besen and Daniel.

It's too bad that it is necessary, but there it is.


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