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[about the Day of Silence]

“This is an assault on our school system by terrorists,” says Rabbi Eidensohn, who is director of the National Non-Sectarian Council of Pro-Family Activists.

“The financial damage due to lost school time throughout the country will be enormous. We cannot, however, talk about money alone. The disruption of a school atmosphere, especially towards the end of the year, when discipline in schools is a challenge, could kill a year of learning for many students.”

“Precisely when students should be concentrating on finals, they are told by GLSEN homosexual activists to refuse to speak in class and to disrupt school with activism. Students who should be learning to get along with others are making a ‘hit list’ of teachers and students who are Biblical or who refuse the homosexual agenda.”

Rabbi David Eidensohn, Accuracy in Academia 88 Comments [4/21/2010 6:02:53 AM]
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Agnostic Jew

Please note--not all of us who are Jewish are like this brainless wonder.

DIAF, jerk.

4/21/2010 6:07:02 AM

Norris

What a maroon. Staying silent in class is the opposite of disrupting it. The only problem the day of silence causes is that dumbasses try to question the person remaining silent...even though they can't answer.

4/21/2010 6:07:41 AM

Doctor Whom

But God-botherers should be free to hijack schools all they like, right?

4/21/2010 6:16:22 AM

GgaGuess

Actually, the Day of Silence is exactly the opposite. Non-disruptive, non-violent demonstration. Just say you don't support the evil homosexuals, and be done with it, okay?

[EDIT] By definition, Terrorists are people who seek to achieve an end by using fear and confusion as a weapon. Where's the fear and confusion here? Stop throwing around buzz words.

4/21/2010 6:24:51 AM



Silence is gold is a metaphore. It doesn't mean it has to cost moneny, literarily.

4/21/2010 6:27:31 AM

Burris

So, some kids choosing not to talk in school for a day could lead to financial catastrophe, academic catastrophe, and social catastrophe - and all of it brought about by "terrorists" whose weapon of choice is to advocate a day of not talking.

Is there no limit to the amounts of histrionic bullshit these bigots can crank out?

4/21/2010 6:27:39 AM

LOLWUT

Don't be an idiot. Thanks.

4/21/2010 6:29:08 AM



And yet my school still stands.

The only people who are disruptive during the day of silence are those who take it as an opportunity to harass without retaliation.

4/21/2010 6:34:12 AM

Rumpshaker Slim

Non-violent protests count as terrorism?

No wonder the FBI had a file on MLK.

4/21/2010 6:53:05 AM

TGRwulf

How does silence equal terrorism???

4/21/2010 7:07:46 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

Yet another group of hate-mongers attempting to smokescreen their bigotry under the guise of being 'pro-family'.

4/21/2010 7:08:53 AM

Horsefeathers

"“This is an assault on our school system by terrorists,” says Rabbi Eidensohn, who is director of the National Non-Sectarian Council of Pro-Family Activists."

Them sneaky buggers! Next thing you know they'll want prayer in school. Or Bibles even.

Oh, wait...

"“The financial damage due to lost school time throughout the country will be enormous. We cannot, however, talk about money alone."

Yes, I would abandon that tact like a rat from a sinking ship too, if I were you. Since, you know, it's fucking stupid.

"The disruption of a school atmosphere, especially towards the end of the year, when discipline in schools is a challenge, could kill a year of learning for many students.”"

Are you sure you're a Rabbi and not a fundy Christian preacher of some sort? That's who usually says stupid shit like this.

"“Precisely when students should be concentrating on finals, they are told by GLSEN homosexual activists to refuse to speak in class and to disrupt school with activism. Students who should be learning to get along with others are making a ‘hit list’ of teachers and students who are Biblical or who refuse the homosexual agenda.”"

I've seen a Rabbi now and then who is "fundy" only compared to other Rabbis who tend to be reasonable people but you, my delusional friend, make even some of the Christian fundies look rational.

4/21/2010 7:11:30 AM



Although I don't agree with any of his terroristic or religious nonsense, it does seem disruptive. It might be all right if it was just students participating but if it's teachers too, it's inappropriate.

4/21/2010 7:13:23 AM

Table Rock

Silent protests are not new. We did them when I was in school. Some were school sponsored, some not. Never had a disruption. Just admit that the only reason you are pissed is what the protest is for and not about the manner in which it is carried out.

4/21/2010 7:15:44 AM

aaa

Hyperbole done by a dumb fuck who doesn't know what he's talking about, part 2531.

4/21/2010 7:16:17 AM

color.me.envious

This is ridiculous. I went through most of high school without speaking, and never caused a vast financial and academic collapse, but not speaking for ONE day supposedly will, just because it's silence in the name of the gheis?

4/21/2010 7:17:55 AM

Olivia

"This protest is violent and illegal and I have the poorly chosen metaphors to prove it! It's an assault (figuratively speaking) by terrorists (not literal ones) who will do damage (the financial kind) and possibly even kill (learning). And they're making a hit list (even I don't know what I mean by that, so I'm just going to put it in quotation marks and cross my fingers)."

4/21/2010 7:27:38 AM

Berny

I strongly suspect that Rabbi Eidensohn would have been immensely supportive if the Day of Silence had been in support of Holocaust remembrance or Israel.
That makes him a hypocrite.

4/21/2010 7:28:31 AM

Swede

I was very shy in school and was mostly quiet all the time. Does that mean I was a disruptive element, a rebel girl? Great!

During this silent day, could the students nod or shake their head, or couldn't they communicate at all? If they could nod or shake, then the teachers could ask Yes or No answers only. Problem solved.

I fail to see what the problem is with homosexuality. I can't see how someone else being gay has any kind of impact on your life, whatsoever. Maybe my mind is too open...
Other people's sexual habits or choice of partners is none of my business. As long as their significant other is relatively nice to talk to, they can be with whoever they want, and have trapeze sex, food sex, even poop sex in the privacy of their homes. It.Does.Not.Concern.Me.
If the partner is not nice, then I'll avoid him or her as much as I can. That's it.

4/21/2010 7:35:50 AM

loser_sneeze

Civil disobedience. They are not hurting anyone but simply changing their pattern of behavior to make a statement. Sure beats the heck outta the kids who shoot up the joint to make a point.

4/21/2010 7:35:53 AM

Doubting Thomas

"Students who should be learning to get along with others are making a ‘hit list’ of teachers and students who are Biblical or who refuse the homosexual agenda.”

Somehow I seriously doubt this. In our post-Columbine world, if this were true people would be overreacting by suspending students, locking down schools, and the talking heads on the news channels would be asking if video games were to blame.

4/21/2010 7:47:25 AM

Vince

Looking a little transparent there Dave.

4/21/2010 7:54:17 AM

breakerslion

Just because you never shut up....

4/21/2010 8:30:21 AM

Booley

“This is an assault on our school system by terrorists,”

Yes. Clearly terrorism consists of not talking and handing someone a card if they ask why.

We hear about this all the time in the Middle East: Angry man gets on a bus. Then proceeds to not talk, hands out a card explaining why he is angry and then gets offs leaving people to think about it.

Terrorism is very quiet, you know.

4/21/2010 8:38:40 AM

David D.G.

For me, the stupidest part is that he's spouting all these lies on a website titled "Accuracy in Academia." So, naturally, there's not a single accurate claim in this post. (Cue Alannis Morissette song here.)


~David D.G.

4/21/2010 8:53:57 AM
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