"True Tolerance" on the Web
Special Report - April 22, 2009
Focus on the Family has launched an informative new web site aimed at equipping parents and students to respond to the promotion of homosexuality in public schools. The web site, www.truetolerance.org, is designed to educate parents about the specific ways homosexual advocacy groups are targeting schools, and to provide them with factual information and the resources they need to respond. It includes examples of inappropriate classroom materials that promote homosexuality, and information about pro-homosexual events, such as the recent “Day of Silence,” which was observed by students on April 17 in schools nationwide.
In addition to raising awareness about the specific ways that homosexuality is being promoted in the classroom, TrueTolerance.org also provides parents with resources that they can use to educate their community and school officials. These materials, which can be downloaded free of charge, include a letter and legal memo addressed to school officials from the Alliance Defense Fund that details the legal issues involved with the discussion of homosexuality in school and the legal rights of Christian students to express a biblical point of view on these issues, and a fact sheet from Focus on the Family with responses to various claims made by homosexual advocacy groups.
“The good news about this Web site is that it makes it easy for parents to make their voices heard and balance out the biased information school officials are getting,” said Candi Cushman, education analyst at Focus on the Family Action. “Many public schools have stifled free speech and true diversity by silencing students of faith and those with conservative perspectives. This isn’t true tolerance. True tolerance means a free and respectful exchange of ideas.”
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