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October 30, 2012 Is Homosexual 'Mix It Up' Day - Is your child's school on the list?

Posted Oct 02 2012 2:39pm

American Family Association [AFA] has recently sent out a warning to parents regarding what appears to be an innocent 'tolerance' education curriculum designed around national anti-bullying month.  Here is the warning from AFA:

 Homosexual 'Mix It Up' day - Is your child's school on the list?
On, Tuesday, October 30, over two thousand schools across the nation will be observing "Mix It Up" (MIT) day. MIT is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools. A strong focus is directed specifically to elementary and junior high grades.

MIT is a project of the fanatical pro-homosexual group, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This is the same organization that launched hateful and malicious rhetoric toward the Family Research Council just prior to the August shooting  of a security guard by a SPLC sympathizer.

AFA is 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.
According to the website: Mix It Up is a  national campaign  launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.

However after digging deeper into their website I have found the following suggested activities, which some parents might find offensive and a violation of their parental rights and religious liberties/beliefs. 

Below is  a partial list of activities pushing the homosexual agenda...children only need to be taught the "Golden Rule"...treat others as you want to be treated, they don't need to know about sexual orientation,gender problems,etc... leave that to the parents and individual maturity.
From the site sponsoring this event:

Some of the suggested activities for various grade levels include:
Intolerance Crumbled After Meeting a FamilyBlog postKeywords: Diversity and inclusion Stereotypes and bias Sexual orientationA family of four came to speak to my high school juniors and seniors. Two dads and their 16-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son talked about their family, the adoption process and their experiences with discrimination and prejudice. Toolkit for 'Therapy of Lies'ActivityKeywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientationLevel: Grades 9 to 12 Professional DevelopmentThis Teaching Tolerance story exposes the facts behind the pseudoscience known as conversion therapya practice that aims to change homosexuals “back” into heterosexuals. Organizations promoting the practice have sent flyers to schools for ...
Ava’s Words Teach Social Justice LessonBlog postKeywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientationAva, an 8th-grade student in my after-school creative writing class came to me to discuss a story she was working on. She was writing a fictional story about a gay teenager who struggles with his sexuality and coming out. Even early on in the process, I was impressed with her ability to look at this story as a complex study in understandinggiving a voice to, and respectfully exploring, the conflicts of a gay teen. Hooray for LGBT AlliesBlog postKeywords: Sexual orientationAfter the Southern Poverty Law Center responded to a plea for help from students in Savannah, Tenn., we’re happy to report that students successfully wore pro-LGBT slogans at school last week without resistance and with mostly positive responses from classmates. Show Support for LGBT Students this WednesdayBlog postKeywords: Sexual orientationThis past spring, one of my friends at Hardin County High School in Savannah, Tenn. wore a T-shirt on the Day of Silence – a national observance to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying and harassment. Her shirt displayed the slogan, "Lesbian and Proud." Preparing to Help Students Through Tough TimesBlog postKeywords: Sexual orientationSonia is a quiet girl with a shy smile who never raises her hand in my class. Recently, she told me that she is bisexual.Sonia shared this during a conflict resolution meeting conducted for her and another girl in the class, Katie. She had a crush on Katie and had been pursuing her through frequent text messages. Sonia had persisted even though Katie had made it clear she only wanted to be friends. At the end of our meeting, Sonia agreed to stop texting Katie. By the end of the day they appeared to be friends again. Families Come in All Shapes and SizesBlog postKeywords: Diversity and inclusion Sexual orientationA school district in the midwestern town of Erie, Ill. found Todd Parr’s award-winning children’s book objectionable because it included references to gay and lesbian families. The school board gave in to pressure from a small group of outspoken parents and decided to remove The Family Book, written and illustrated by Parr, from their elementary school’s social and emotional development curriculum. According to school district Superintendent Brad Cox, the concerned parents took issue with the fact that "the book references families with two mommies or two daddies." Finding the Courage to Act Blog postKeywords: Diversity and inclusion Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientationWe each have a part to play, a role uniquely ours each day. I’d raised my hand often enough and spoke about equity and LGBT rights during my years in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District to convince myself I was accomplishing the role I’d chosen when I decided to teach. SPLC Salutes Students Standing up for Their RightsBlog postKeywords: Sexual orientation As the school year draws to a close, the SPLC salutes just a few of the students this year who fought the good fight, challenging homophobia and gender discrimination in their schools. If it’s true that young people are our future, the future is looking pretty diverse, free and fabulous. We hope you are as inspired to read about them as we at the SPLC have been to work with them. A Day of Silence that Left a Lasting ImpactBlog postKeywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientationFour years ago, we held our first Day of Silence, an annual event where students at schools across the country take a vow of silence in support of LGBT students who are harassed and bullied. That first Day of Silence was an anxious experiment for our suburban private school. We followed resources offered by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Our diversity club faculty sponsors and student leaders planned a series of announcements, acquired administrative approval and fielded concerned questions from faculty members who didn’t embrace the event and felt it would disrupt their classrooms.
Saving the Lives of Our LGBT StudentsBlog postKeywords: Bullying and exclusion Sexual orientationIf you are the kind of educator who builds a safe and open classroom culture and teaches with a compassionate heart, students will come to you. They will share their secrets. The culture you create in the classroom can often serve as an invitation for students to seek solace and advice outside of class. We have all faced the blessings (and burdens) of our students’ trust. A new study out of Northwestern University (where I teach) reminds us that we must be prepared for our students’ stories to come tumbling out.
LGBT Students Are Still at RiskBlog postKeywords: Sexual orientationOn Monday, LGBT students’ rights were vindicated in a comprehensive settlement with Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District over its policies that hindered teachers from effectively responding to anti-gay bullyingpolicies that may have contributed to some of the district’s recent suicides. Then on Tuesday, in the afterglow of this historic victory, the Utah Senate passed its own discriminatory bill (HB 363) prohibiting educators from teaching about, or even talking about, homosexuality. Being Honest About Past IntoleranceBlog postKeywords: Diversity and inclusion Sexual orientationTrey loved to challenge whatever rule he could in class. He was the student who would question every nuance of the dress code, just to see if the faculty could come up with a worthy reason.During a discussion of homophobia in The Catcher in the Rye, he, blurted, “Holden’s just so gay.”The class groaned as they awaited my response.
Bias Makes LGBT Equality Tough to TeachBlog postKeywords: History Sexual orientationTwenty-eight teachers in my master’s level class silently moved en masse to the right side of the room to signify that they would teach the civil rights movement to their elementary students. In fact, most considered it negligent to ignore this historic movement that brought about the end of segregation in our country. Struggle Continues for Marriage EqualityBlog postKeywords: History Sexual orientationIn 1967 the Supreme Court ruling on Loving v. Virginia went a long way toward making marriage a right that more Americans could exercise. In Loving, the court decided that laws prohibiting African Americans and white Americans from marrying violated the Constitution. The Loving ruling said, among other things, “Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”

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