I just have to post the whole damn message I received as part of my subscription to the American Family Association of PA email list. 🙂 Apparently, homos have shorter life spans than our heterosexual counterparts. Not to mention the obligatory reference to us hurting kids.
From: AFA of PA [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 7:25 PM
Subject: AFA of PA ACTION ALERT: Did Your Child’s School Participate in Yesterday’s Day of Silence?
AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
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P.O. Box 1048
149 Summit Drive
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: 1.814.271.9078 FAX:1.814.432.0931
AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
April 27, 2006
Did Your Child’s School Participate in Yesterday’s Day of Silence?
Yesterday was the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network Day of Silence where students and, in some cases, teachers remained silent throughout the taxpayer-funded school day to show support for the homosexual lifestyle.
Did the local school that receives your tax dollars participate? You may be surprised!
Click here to view the list of PA schools that took part in Wednesday’s Day of Silence.
I encourage you to strongly consider using the Risk Audit Survey that was just unveiled by pro-family groups on Monday. It is an excellent tool to expose what is taking place in your local schools. As you review the list of schools that participated yesterday, you’ll see that it’s not just schools in metropolitan areas, but small town schools too. The homosexual agenda is advancing ‘on the backs’ of our children and it is time for us to rise up and say ‘NO MORE.’
If you have questions about the Risk Audit Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact Mission America or the AFA of PA.
At the end of this alert is the copy of a news release we just issued.
1.) Consider using the Risk Audit Survey to expose whether your local school is involved in advancing the homosexual agenda.
2.) Pray for the students who attend our nation’s public schools.
3.) Feel free to forward this alert to other concerned Pennsylvanians. If this alert is being forwarded to you by a friend, please feel free to sign up by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
4.) Please consider supporting the ongoing work of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania. Make an online donation.
In His service,
American Family Association of PA
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation.
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American Family Association of Pennsylvania
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2006
CONTACT: Diane Gramley 1.814.437.5355 or 1.814.271.9078
GLSEN — Riley Snorton 646-388-6580
Day of Silence Activities is Additional Proof that Homosexual Risk Audit Survey is Necessary in Pennsylvania, Says Traditional Values Group
(Harrisburg) – April 26 was the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Day of Silence in schools. According to GLSEN’s website, over 40 schools in Pennsylvania participated. Today the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a supporter of the recently unveiled Risk Audit Project, stated that this is another perfect example of why the Project is needed to expose what is taking place behind the school house doors.
“The AFA of PA will be letting parents and taxpayers in these school districts know what their tax dollars paid for yesterday. We will also encourage them to become part of the Risk Audit Project. How many parents knew that their child’s school was participating in a day where students, and in some cases teachers, remained silent to show support for the homosexual lifestyle? Parents need to know what is going on in their child’s school,” stated Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
This day is just another effort by GLSEN to perpetuate the lie that students who identify as homosexual are discriminated against more than other students. The AFA of PA does not advocate violence against any student – including those who identify as homosexual. All students should be safe during the school day, but to give special attention to one very small segment of the population is wrong. Additionally, groups that encourage students to experiment with same-sex relationships are guiltier of doing violence against them than their fellow classmates.
“The AFA of PA is encouraging parents and others concerned with homosexual activism in their taxpayer-funded schools to use the Risk Audit Survey to further expose the homosexual agenda. This tool will help expose the agenda of those who want to change society’s views on homosexuality and how they are using the children in our nation’s schools to further their own agenda,” Gramley remarked.
Individuals involved in the homosexual lifestyle have more instances of substance abuse, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS and are more likely to be victims of domestic violence at the hands of their same-sex partner. Males involved in the lifestyle may shorten their lives by up to 20 years.
“Adults who tell kids that ‘gay is okay’ are actually the ones doing violence to them because they are not being truthful about the inherent dangers of involvement in same-sex relationships,” Gramley concluded.
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Our local schools aren't listed. Someone will need to change that next year.
BTW: you might want to remove the %20%20 off the links in the e-mail you got — as they are now, they don't work. It took me a bit to figure out why not.
Just came across your blog via Big Gay News. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to find this blog!
I'm a 30-year old dyke in DC. However, I'm a Pittsburgh native who is moving back to the city this fall after a 15 year absence, with my wife, dogs and cats in tow. Via glbt networking I've managed to make a few connections with some gay men in Pittsburgh…which is cool and all but I've been wondering (of course) about the lesbian community. Glad to see I might have stumbled upon a few of its members today!
I've been blogging for about 3 years on a political polyblog. I have a political background and I'm hoping to get plugged into the community, continue my activism after we move.
I should have mentioned that one of my biggest interests is studying and writing about the religious right– which means much of my inbox is filled with all sorts of vile, putrid email too.