If your school allows ‘Day of Silence’, keep your child home this Friday

On Friday, April 15, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be hosting the LGBT movement’s annual “Day of Silence.”

During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT movement. Students are encouraged to wear special pro-homosexual badges, stickers, and bracelets – which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-LGBT posters in the hallways, handouts, and even workshops.

Although the adult activists claim that the “Day of Silence” is put together by “students,” it is in fact organized behind the scenes by adults with the enthusiastic cooperation of school officials. They use materials and instructions from a national homosexual activist group.

Parents must. Please join the national effort to restore to public education a proper understanding of the role of government-subsidized schools.

You can actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes and help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child’s school allows students to remain silent during instructional time on the “Day of Silence.”

If students will be permitted to remain silent, parents can express their opposition most effectively by calling their children out of school on the “Day of Silence” and sending letters of explanation to their administrators, their children’s teachers, and all school board members.


1.  Call your local schools and ask whether they permit students or teachers to remain silent in the classroom on “Day of Silence.” IMPORTANT: Do not ask any administrator, school board member, or teacher if the school sponsors, endorses, or supports DOS. Schools do not technically sponsor the Day of Silence. Technically, it is students, often students in the gay-straight alliance, who sponsor it. Many administrators will tell you that they do not sponsor the DOS when, in fact, they do permit students and sometimes even teachers to remain silent during instructional time. Also ask administrators whether they permit teachers to create lesson plans to accommodate student silence.

2.  Find out what date the event is planned for your school. (The national date in 2016 is Friday, April 15, but some schools observe DOS on a different date).

3.  Inform the school of your intention to keep your children home on that date and explain why.

Visit www.doswalkout.net for complete information on opposing the “Day of Silence.”


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19 replies
    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      Thanks for reading this column and commenting on it.

      The day of silence is a purely political observance to push a particular agenda.

      Public schools should not be indoctrinating children and forcing them to question their gender. The homosexual agenda is a political one. It has no place in public school classrooms.

      To be fair then there should be Jewish, Christian and Muslim ‘days of silence’ against homosexuality in public schools. Do you support that?

    • Casey
      Casey says:

      Because it is interrupting their day. Find another way to shove this move down someone’s throat. I don’t care if you are gay or lesbian. I’ll be nice to you and respect you but when you start shoving your views down me then I have a problem. I don’t force people with my beliefs. Why should you?

  1. kelsie
    kelsie says:

    Silence can be a great teacher and a great lesson. High school is the age we all learn about politics in our social studies classes what better way to teach them how ridiculous of a system it is than by involving them in the process themselves and yes other political ideas should be discussed as well education plus experience makes for better understanding

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      Silence is a political act, not education. If you want to educate then talk about the pros and cons of homosexuality. Do it in a proper and controlled way.

      To keep silent on this topic does nothing to educate public school students.

    • Buck Ofama
      Buck Ofama says:


      Is English your mother tongue? I can hardly make out the intent of your comment, due to complete lack of punctuation.

  2. Cecilia
    Cecilia says:

    So you are against this because of your own beliefs not because of the political aspect you claim. As a person who was a former gsa member and participated in several DOS I can tell you yes we do receive ways to perform a day of silence. The reason we have special instructions is to show we are united because many people of the lgbtqia community have been injured or even killed for what they believe in. As for your comment on Jews and Muslims they can organize it themselves as we have if they want to have a DOS and I wouldn’t oppose it at all. They have been through as many atrocities as our community has as well and the close mindedness of this article is saddening.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      It’s not about beliefs. It’s about science, biology and genetics. If you believe in Darwinism then you cannot believe that homosexuality is anything other than a choice and lifestyle.

      You cannot change who you are. Caitlin Jenner is only skin deep.

      If you would like to read and comment on other columns dealing with homosexuals and homosexuality go here: https://drrichswier.com/?s=homosexual

  3. Sandy
    Sandy says:

    I have 3 kids in public schools. We have our own beliefs as a family and that is something I am in my right to preserve without influence from the public school system. No wonder more and more families are choosing to homeschool. They are supposed to be learning math, physics, proper grammar, etc. Values and beliefs are taught in the home. I am fed up with the government trying to dictate what values they want children to embrace. These are my children that I have birthed and work very hard to take care of. This is what the issue is. It’s not about LGBT.

  4. Ellie
    Ellie says:

    If a school allows a student to simply be silent on a particular day, a responsible parent should remove the student from the day’s learning? Am I inferring correctly that students should be forced to speak at school?
    I can see wanting to have a family discussion about the event – but “you’re not going to school because other students might not be talking” doesn’t sit well with me.

  5. Mimi S.
    Mimi S. says:

    To be totally honest, I don’t understand why this is such a big deal (and I’m referring to the call to pull children out of school). This is coming from a high school sophomore currently attending a school where this is an OPTIONAL event. I guess I could see the opposition for younger children (such as 5th grade and below), but really, once you hit 6th grade you encounter this idea of LGBTQ+ anyways, and a of children end up being for it (from what I have witnessed). Speaking from my own perspective, the day of silence is not a homosexual agenda, it’s not even forced or mandatory, but it’s an OPTIONAL event for people to see what it’s like for most LGBTQ+ people who feel that this forces them to keep silent. If you can’t see that, that’s okay. However, I cannot see how a few children not talking would ever hinder their ability to learn that day. For all we know, less talking in class could even be beneficial. It’s not okay to call for other people to remove their child from an entire day of learning just because a few people are demonstrating their support for a group of people who have been, in some ways, oppressed by the setting they are currently in, because of their sexuality. In my opinion, this really just sounds like you want to take a stand against the movement, but you disguise it as an attempt to help kids “learn.” And really, that’s not okay.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      Thanks for your comment.

      There are two issues here. One that this day of silence is happening in public schools at all. The second is that not participating is a proper form of protest against what the vast majority see as a threat to the First Amendment.

      The name of this LGBT movement “Day of Silence” is code for stopping any and all criticism of this dangerous lifestyle. It is an attempt to silence those students who would speak out against it.

      The public school is to educate, not indoctrinate.

      You talk about oppression but is that the correct term? When you witness harmful behavior is it not right to speak out against it? The CDC reports that over 84% of HIV/AIDs cases in boys and men is do to their engaging in homosexual acts. Read this: http://bit.ly/1odtDqL

      Hope this answers your question.

  6. Emily
    Emily says:

    The DOS is to call out the bullying that LGBT students face. It’s not to push a gay agenda. It’s to show that no bullying of any kind will be tolerated, no matter to who it’s directed. It is to ensure a safe school FOR ALL. Did you know that 9/10 students who identify as LGBT have reported being verbally or physically bullied and harassed. To tell people that they should not go to school on this day, you’re not trying to protect straight students. You are trying to shield them from the truth that those who are LGBT will more likely try to commit suicide from the bullying they face. It’s not about getting students to question their sexuality or gender, it’s about SAFETY FOR ALL.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      The only bullying taking place in that from within the LGBT community against its own and those who do not agree with this lifestyle. Homosexuals bully homosexuals. Homosexuals bully straights.

      That’s what the DOS about. Bullying the 99% who are not homosexuals.


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