Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Schram Mixed Up About "Mix It Up At Lunch Day"

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Ken Schram, the far left progressive soul of KOMO 4 and the Puget Sound region, is angry about opposition to public education's "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" scheduled for October 30.

And he's all mixed up about the intent of the day.

We should take a look at the real intent of this special day.
But first---the debate.

Romney was pitted against both the President and the moderator. A CBS post debate poll showed Romney beat Obama on the economy 65% to 34%.

The President did not tell the truth about the Libya fiasco and his message to the American public. Moderator Crowley baled him out by affirming that the President called the Libyan attack and massacre "terrorism" the day following the attack. The tape shows that he used the word "terror" the following day in a broad sense, but did not, as he and the moderator claimed, use the word in relation to Libya.

He also did not tell the truth about the number of oil well drilling permits he has cut during his tenure.

I cannot imagine how anyone who cares about life, marriage, the family and the economy, could vote for Barrack Obama for President.

Schram says, "The basic idea is for kids to hang out with someone that they normally would not hang out with; getting to know someone they might not otherwise even talk with."

Sounds good, but then the homosexual agenda usually comes in a plain unmarked wrapper.

That is why the American Family Association is opposing the event, and is the target of Schram's wrath.

Why is "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" such a great idea, Ken?

"Because," he says, "it helps kids who are picked on...and bullied..."

Making his stand against bullying, he calls the AFA, "a fringe group of fear-mongering people" who would "exert their influence to try to squelch efforts aimed at helping kids..."

Actually they are not a "fringe" group and they are not "fear mongering." However, they are very opposed to the event. And the advancement of the homosexual agenda in public school classrooms.

Here's why they are opposed and what you should know as a parent about who is behind the "Day."

The Southern Poverty Law Center is actually behind the event through their "Teach Tolerance" program.

Maureen Costello, director of "Teaching Tolerance" told ABC news, "We're trying to get them past the idea that you have to distrust people in another group."

But one of the "Teaching Tolerance" goals is to have kids affirm one another, regardless of sexual behavior. The implicit message is that if you do not affirm someone who is "gay" then you are hateful, a bigot and intolerant.

Tolerance is not affirmation.

During “Mix It Up” day, teachers are urged to speak to their students about tolerance. The Southern Poverty Law Center is providing resources and activities that can be implemented at each grade level. For instance, for grades K-2, the organization has activity ideas outlined for teachers under a program called, “It’s Okay to Feel Different.” Students will learn about the meaning of the words “difference” and “diversity,” among others. Teachers are also encouraged to read aloud the "It’s Okay to Be Different" children’s book written by Todd Carr, which is designed to “help students understand what diversity means and how it applies to them.”

On its website, the Southern Poverty Law Center lists the over 2,000 schools that are said to be participating in the upcoming effort. However, according to reports, some schools have been shocked to find their name included unaware.

“Many school administrators were offended to learn that their school was listed as a participating school on the SPLC website and ordered it removed immediately,” states the American Family Association. “In some cases, students or teachers independently signed the school up without approval, leaving principals and superintendents unprepared for phone calls from concerned parents.”

The organization has been working to alert parents nationwide about the upcoming observance and to ensure that their child does not participate.

AFA 's web site says they are joining other family-oriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is sponsoring the ‘Mix It Up’ project.” “The Southern Poverty Law Center is using this project to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time, intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality.

“See if your school is on the list,” the American Family Association continues. “If it is, a simple phone call or letter to school administrators telling them your child will not attend school on October 30 may be enough to cause some participating schools to change their plans to sponsor, endorse, or promote ‘Mix It Up’ day. ”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been working in other aspects of society as well to silence what it believes is bigotry and hatred against homosexuality. It says that it “monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.” Over 1,000 entities have been placed on its “hate group” list.

Interestingly, their hate group list includes Focus on the Family, Family Research Council and AFA.

Bryan Fischer, a spokesman for AFA told the New York Daily News, "It is a thinly veiled attempt to push the homosexual agenda into public schools. Groups like the SPLC are not interested in anti-bulling legislation unless it can be used to bully Christian students who have moral questions about homosexual behavior.

Fischer said, "This looks innocent on the surface. But it's like Halloween candy that's been poisoned. The wrapper is fine. The label is fine. But if it's been poisoned, it's not until you ingest it that you realize how toxic it is. That's what this 'Mix It Up' day is like."

Ken Schram is all mixed up on the intent of this day. At least I hope it's merely a misunderstanding and not an endorsement.

This is a "Trick," Ken, not a "Treat."

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.


  1. As a parent, it is to us to protect the minds of our children during these times of their development. It is a sad commentary that there would those that would push to confuse and hurt children in order to attempt to normalize their abnormalities. Indeed, it is poisoned fruit and being fed to our most voulnerable.

  2. When presented with the choice of believing Ken Schram or a certified anti-gay hate group, the thinking person will choose Ken every time. After all, lying about, attacking and smearing gays and lesbians is what Bryan Fischer does for a living!

  3. Thanks Gary. My child will not attend school that day. Is there a list of participating schools in Washington?

  4. This is unbelievable. The idea behind mix it up day is for students to interact with those who are different from them so that biases and misperceptions can fall away.

    The differences might be skin color, religion, political, socio-economic, jocks vs heads, goths vs geeks, etc. Schools are incredibly clichy (sp?) and it's a great idea to break down walls and pre-judgements of all kinds.

    And you freak out and keep kids home because your kids might actually have a conversation with a gay kid and maybe say something nice about them.

    Nope, nothing extreme or hateful here folks.

    1. "Where love is not, God is not"
      Yes, how dare kids actually on one day do what Jesus did at every opportunity.

      I guess this might advance the Old Testament 'Judeo' principles, but how does this advance anything like a Christian one?

  5. I think the problem is not about kids talking to one another at school, its about the intent of those creating the environment for the convesation. If you look at the Teaching Tolerance or the Southern Poverty Law web site, it becomes clear that there is an agenda and it isn't about getting kids aquainted with one another. Since true civil rights has moved forward in the last decade, Southern Poverty Law has found a new cause--gay rights. It's a must have for an outdated organization. It is also helpful to the public schools and their gay agenda.
    Nice try Vishanti. Kids can love God and each other without affirming deviant behavior.

    1. [b]Nice try Vishanti. Kids can love God and each other without affirming deviant behavior.[/b]
      Since when is talking with people an affirmation of them? What 'deviant behavior' do you think is going to happen in the lunch room?

      I was fortunate, for what ever reason the high school I went to seemed to avoid all the cliche issues that others seem to have. I was the nerdiest of nerds, no really I was Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. Never had a problem other than that one time - a new transfer started messing with me at the bus stop, but suddenly the unlimited weight class wrestler came over, looked him in the eye and stuck his hand out punching little knuckle marks into the stop sign and just said 'Don't mess with the professor'. He never did again.

      talked to the jocks, the cheerleaders, the smokers who ever - and we should all be able to do that. There shouldn't be these insular little groups in a school. The 'Mix it up' day has been around for 10 years and there have been no complaints, no indication that it was some secret gay agenda. Shoot do the gay kids even hang out as a group anyway?

      This is just obvious payback for being labeled a hate group, which is ironic since they are acting hatefully in retaliation for the labeling.

      Fortunately this day doesn't have anything to do with the school - this is kid driven, they can do it if they want, the school can not stop it and so I hope they will live unto these ideals and hang out with people they don't normally, maybe even the 'Christian' kids will be exposed to a few Christ-like values for a change.

  6. 9:39 Who certified that American Family Association is a "hate" group? Oh, yeah, it was the Southern Poverty Law Center people. Enlightening. Same thing as Muslims certifying that all Americans are infidels.

  7. Your looking at it from the wrong paradigm. You should view this as an opportunity to show the gay kids that kids living the straight lifestyle are human just like them.

  8. Vishanti. No one thinks the kids will practice deviant behavior and you know that. You say this event "doesn't have anything to do with the school." Are you kidding? You say it is "kid driven."
    It is driven by a very strong well organized gay agenda, specifically Southern Poverty and their surrogate Teaching Tolerance. All the school has to do is unlock the doors, turn on the lights, gather the kids around the camp fire and Teaching Tolerance takes over from there. Much like Planned Parenthood and their "health" agenda in public schools. Come on. This isn't about jocks and cheerleaders and smokers and geeks.

  9. No one thinks the kids will practice deviant behavior and you know that.
    Then how is talking to them affirming deviant behavior?

    And you don't understand much about first amendment rights and schools. It doesn't matter who might organize a 'day'. I could set up a website for 'Nerd appreciation day', put out pamphlets, instructions for how to do it, what to do, and the like and if kids came and implemented it, its 'kid driven'. And they have a right to do these sorts of things on their own with or without the school's permission as per their first amendment rights. You know the one that allows kids to pray in school if they want, to talk about anything that strikes their fancy be it religion, politics, or 'mix it up day'.

    The hatred from your side is palpable - you are afraid to let the little children of the modern day Pharisee associate with the unclean, the sinners, the cast outs. Those that don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

    Reaching out to your neighbors is an act of love and where love is God is - that you would keep your children from God, well we know what is a better thing to do than that is - does anyone know where someone even gets a millstone these days?

    1. I agree with 11:24, this is an excellent opportunity to spread the gospel. Christian kids should call their classmates to repentance. That is the most loving act they can perform. God will be there.

      A millstone would be letting them remain in bondage to their flesh. Whatever that might be.

      Oh, that's right, kids can't proselytize in school, hold prayer groups or Bible studies. So much for free speech.

  10. @10:52 AM,

    Yes, it was the SPLC, the folks behind much of the civil rights movement, and who have been tracking hate groups for decades, who certified the AFA as an anti-gay hate group. They did this based on reams of data, which - if you cared to educate yourself- you could review on their website. Instead you would rather believe the pleasing lies of Gary and the AFA on why the SPLC so designated the AFA.

  11. Teach Tolerance has pulled the list of schools participating in their "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" from the Internet as a result of thousands of calls today. I called and ask them if they had a list of schools who were participating and they began asking all kinds of questions about me, who I was affiliated with, etc. They noted my area code on caller ID and ask if I was with Faith and Freedom. Thanks.

  12. This is another example of the shamless double standard of the secular progressives. If you oppose gay marriage or their cirriculum in schools you are anti-gay, hateful, bigot, extreme. If you affirm their agenda you are OK or courageous, depending on how and where you support them.

  13. Robert in Maryland8:20 PM, October 17, 2012

    6:45 I called Teaching Tolerance today and ask the same question and got the same response and I don't live in Washington state.

  14. I have a question; why is all the diversity, bullying themes, social change programs, tolerance, and other politically correct ideas have a major homosexual inclination in them? Across the board everyone should be treated fair, right and able to disagree without being told you hate me. I dont like my neighbors shoes, I disagree with him wearing them, yet I dont hate him do I? I say a very simple question of disagreement, when will this disagreement quickly labeled as hate stop or where will it stop? Pretty soon my disagreement with my neighbors shoes will be noted as hate. Conformity is the next trend coming as our wonderful socialistic administration pushes and maintains....

    1. The difference is that you are not telling your neighbor that he can't wear those shoes that you don't like. You're not telling your neighbor he is a bad person because he's attracted to those shoes. And you're not trying to pass laws to make sure he'll never be able to wear those shoes.

      If you did those things, it would very much seem hateful.

  15. We should all give up our bible reading and follow this new and awesome social technology of being gay.

  16. 10:01 the neighbor is not trying to force the shoe manufacturer to redefine shoes.

    1. Oh, this is too easy.

      Your neighbor will obviously have no effect on your own shoes.

      Care to keep the shoe analogies coming?

    2. You know, I'm really liking this shoe analogy.

      I don't think any of you would argue that when Nike adds a new shoe to the line, that it destroys the existing line of shoes.

      Well, that's the argument you're making against gay marriage, that it will somehow destroy the existing traditional marriage.

      Thank you 8:39am for the vehicle to clearly illustrate the ridiculous argument that traditional marriage needs to be protected somehow. Shoes, whoda thunk?


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