Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tea Parties in WA---Day of Silence

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There are 2 kinds of events happening this Friday, April 15. Tea Party events are happening across the nation and across Washington State. Secondly, Friday, April 15 is the so-called "Day of Silence" in public schools across the country.

First, Tea Party events. The following is a list of Tea Party events that we are aware of. Please try to attend one in your area. If you know of an event that is not listed below, let us know and we will help get the word out.

Push Forward Tax Day Rally
Friday, April 15, 2011
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Olympia Capitol - North Steps

2011 Tax Day Tea Party Rally
Friday, April 15, 2011
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bellevue, WA - Corner of Factoria Blvd and SE 36th St, Factoria

Tax Day Rally
Friday, April 15, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bellingham, WA - Guide Meridian at 3900 Bellis Fair Parkway

“It Ain’t Over” Tax Day Rally
Friday, April 15, 2011
3:00pm - 5:00pm
2nd Street Park
Yakima, WA - 2nd Street and Yakima Ave

Tax Day Rally
Friday, April 15, 2011
11:00am - 1:00pm
Sequim, WA - Corner of Washington St & Sequim Ave

Tax Day Rally on the FairTax
Friday, April 15, 2011
4:00pm to 6:00pm
John Dam Plaza
800 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA

Tea Party Rally
Friday, April 15th, 2011
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Snohomish County Courthouse
3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201

Rob McKenna Bellevue Tax Day Rally
Friday, April 15th, 2011
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98009

We’re Not Going Away Rally Bellingham Tea Party
Friday, April 15th, 2011
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Bellingham, WA - Guide Meridian near Bellis Fair Parkway

Lewiston-Clarkston Tea Party Rally
Friday, April 15th, 2011
5:30 pm
Okanogan County Courthouse
Okanogan, WA - Intersection of 3rd Avenue and Norman

Whidbey Island Tea Party
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Oak Harbor - 12:00 pm: Intersection of Hwy 20 and Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor (sign waving)
1 pm: Gazebo at the west end of Windjammer Park

Third Annual Spokane Tea Party Tax Day Rally
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 9920

One Nation, One Flag
Friday, April 15th, 2011
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
County Courthouse, Main Street
315 West Main, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Anacortes Tea Party Patriots
Friday, April 15th, 2011 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Corner at 12th and Commercial Ave.

"Rejuvenate the Home Front"
When: Saturday, April 16th
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: New Location
Fred Meyer Parking Lot
(south lot)
225 Gilkey Road, Burlington
We have a good line up of Speakers:
Clint Didier on Sustainability
Jay Devereaux on Corporate Taxes and its effects on you

Secondly, the so-called "Day of Silence" is sponsored by the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) .

This is one of several days homosexual activists have co-opted in public schools to advance their agenda.

The day is said to be a student led day in which students and faculty remain silent in protest to bullying---particularly of homosexual students. No student should ever be bullied for any reason---ever!

However, for a myriad of reasons, including the obvious disruption to a learning environment and the waste of tax dollars in the disruption, we strongly oppose this particular event. It is a sham.

We encourage you to contact your school administration and ask, "Is our school or school district allowing students and/or faculty to remain silent on Friday the 15th, in support of the Day of Silence."

Many school administrators will be evasive, telling you they are not involved, it is a student led event, implying they don't know much about it,etc., etc.,---Be respectful, but persistent and find out.

If Day of Silence is happening in your school, we strongly recommend you keep your child out of school that day in protest.

While this "Day" started on college campuses, it is now organized in high schools, middle schools and even in grades below middle school.

If you get a an email response from your school, I would like to see it. If you would forward it to me it would be helpful.

God bless you.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Prayerful.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. Gary there is nothing you can do about 'The Day of Silence' that doesn't strengthen it and punctuate the point it is trying to make. I mean think about it - you can't stop it - speech (or lack of it) of this nature is extremely protected under the Constitution. And as you know from reading the Day of Silence web site, the students are told to obey their teachers if they require speech. They still can be silent between classes, they still can require the teacher to deny their request to be allowed to be silent. Result - the day still goes on, we just see mild persecution of the students who are perceived as trying to do something right.

    And removing students from the school? that just establishes that preventing class disruption is NOT one of the goals so doing so just comes off as peevish and petulant.

    Please, try and stop The Day of Silence - it only makes it more important in the eyes of students in all the ways that are important.

  2. If a day of silence will get the gay brownshirts to shut up for a little bit, maybe we should be encouraging more of them.

  3. You teach your kids that gays are bad, evil, sinners, going to hell, etc. Then you keep your kids home on the one day of support against bullying gays to reinforce this message.

    Gee, I wonder where the bullying comes from?

  4. 1013 bullying happens to everyone . Usually bullies pick on someone who "appears" "different and weaker" . Christianity does not cause bullying . Hopefully you just have been taught some strange views here . Because to defend such beliefs show a prejudice that only hurts all concerned about bullying .

    Gays may pick on hetrosexuals if the situation is right . Most of us have dealt with bullies. Some of us may have been bullies. Some still are . Cyber bullying is seen all the time on this site . From both positions politically.

    In fact I would think that the increase in acceptance with gays in our culture would suggest the mis treatment of gays in schools by bullies would have decreased . But I agree with the GSA that is not the case . So why is it that with increased acceptance we have even increased bullying ??

    The way gay advocay groups promote bullying I believe back fires . The homosexual activists make gays to be different in their efforts to highlight just one group being attacked . I would think the better way of addfressing the problem of bullying is using peer pressure , allowing kids who are popular to promote anti bullying attitudes . It does not matter if your gay, straight , or inbetween , race , etc , bullying is never cool. The stigma should fall on the bully , the gay advocates still highlight the gay kid .

    It is not cool to bully . Using bullying as a cultural acceptance policy for one specfic group undermines the whole picture . That is what it looks like to many, including myself at tinmes . Either intentionally or non , calling attention to the fact you are different only gives the bully a target .

  5. 3:21 "Christianity does not cause bullying"

    You're right, true Christianity doesn't, Christ would never bully. I'm talking about the pseudo Christianity promoted on this site. It's made it acceptable to label gays as a secondary class. Discrimination in the name of god. Kids can't make laws to keep the gays down, so they do it in their own way - bullying.

    I don't think most kids bullied for being gay are opening flaunting their orientation. The ones I know tried as hard as they could to hide it. In fact, it was common that they tried to deny it even to themselves, which causes a whole 'nother set of problems.

    Regardless, saying that they bring it on themselves because their different is like saying that blacks were asking for separate drinking fountains because their skin was so dark.

    There shouldn't be a 'stigma' with being gay and the day silence IS using peer pressure.

  6. If a organization who was actively supporting the gay agenda was also running a food collection drive to distribute to the poor and hungry, and I as a Christian decided to support the poor through another organization instead, and therefore chose to not participate, would it be right if I am labeled as a hatemonger and treated as such?

    Until men are reconciled to God and keep his commandments, they will not be allowed to eat freely from the right tree which is given mention in the last chapter of the book of Revelation.

  7. "Kids can't make laws to keep the gays down, so they do it in their own way - bullying."

    Much like they keep everybody down who isn't exactly like them. It's what kids do. Why should one perceived group get all the protection?

  8. Joel,

    No one is saying that ONLY bullying against gays is bad. While the day of silence does focus on LGBT, if you have another group you'd like to advocate for for protection from bullying, I'm sure you'd have nothing but support.

  9. "Regardless, saying that they bring it on themselves because their different is like saying that blacks were asking for separate drinking fountains because their skin was so dark."

    Really that is how you took that ? Not sure how I got the logic you even are using . Which possibly is why this day causes some friction . I was pointing out that bullies will bully "anyone" they perceive different and weaker . You have a day here that highlights one group over others .
    I never said a kid is bullied because he is flaunting his orienation , thats like saying kids are bullied because they flaunt their nerdness, or their religion , or whatever makes them appear different to the bully . I am saying you are drawing attention to one group, the ACTIVISTs , well meaning or not, those who are not going to bully gays are not effected by it . those who would or have bullied gays statistically appear to increase their bullying since acceptance in publics schools has risen . Statistically kids cioming out of public schools favor more and more gay rights . In fact marriage also .

    And yes I do read some things on this site that are over the top , saw the f..... word used to descibe a homoexual . Not sure why language like that is allowed here , or the ability to attack the character and integrity of people either .

    But then again you attempted to slur me using my disagreement being equal to racism .

    There should not be a stigma with being gay ? Well there should not be a stigma with being gay . Well I understand that thinking , go to most colleges and now even public schools and you see a strong stigma against Evangelical christians and Catholics . Terms like religious right , fundamentalist ,a nd such are well known terms used to stereotype and stop conversation . Your support of just one victim in the culture wars is a bit short sighted and obviously slanted . It hurts anyone when they are stigmatized in a negative way . Anyone .

    So year keep on supporting the day of Silence
    .Many conservative organizations use it for fund raising and it works , plus more gay kids get beat up then the year before . Obviously stopping this abuse is not working . Everyone is happy , except the poor gay kid who gets taunted, mocked , and sometimes hit .

    well gotta go , I have cross burning I need to be at

  10. "So why is it that with increased acceptance we have even increased bullying ??"

    First, I don't know that there is increased bullying. Maybe you could point me to a source for that. My feeling is that we're just more sensitive to it now and more likely to noitce it. Plus, as homosexual kids find support from their peers, they're more likely to feel good about themselves and report bullying where it may have been unreported in the past.

    And, to your point, the closer society gets to treating gays equally, the louder and louder the anti-equality people get with their protests. And then when guys like Gary start telling people god wants you to discriminate, it becomes increasingly ok, even to the point of bullying for some. It's kind of a sick support system where people validate each others prejudice in the name of their religion.

    And, yes, it is like racial discrimination. These kids didn't choose to be gay any more than you chose to believe in god (which is certainly not genetic).

    And, no not everyone is happy. I've seen the pain, guilt, confusion, etc. that these kids go through.

    Pediatrics magazine just released a study that shows that the more conservative the area these kids live in, the more likely they are to attempt suicide. But the lucky ones living in more liberal areas with support systems in their schools do much better.

  11. Hello, I am a tea party patriot who does not support Rob McKenna. His band of croonies are responsible for the needless destruction of families all over the state utilizing all manner of prosecutorial misconduct. embellishments, perjury and doctored paperwork are common. He has the state duped except his victims. There is a nationwide protest happening August 12 statewide regarding CPS corruption and Family Court lack of due process. and


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