In regards to "Parents should boycott this day" (May 6): I can appreciate the time and great courage it took to write this letter, as well as standing firm regarding your Christian beliefs and family values. That is why I believe responding is not a waste of time.
However, I believe you are missing the mark on this one, because the National Day of Silence was actually created to affirm what is also a Christian belief and wise value -- "judge not lest ye be judged."
This event was held to honor the memory of Lawrence King, an Oxnard eighth-grade student who was fatally shot Feb. 12 by a classmate because of his sexual orientation and gender expression. It was also held to promote understanding of tolerance -- that hate crime of any type is just plain wrong.
Was not Jesus also a victim of hate crime? Was he not persecuted because people thought he had "chosen" a lifestyle and belief that was wrong?
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