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February 13, 2004

Day of Bigotry

Organizers promoting abstinence among students have declared the day before Valentine's Day the Day of Purity.

But take a look at who's backing the event. Day of Bigotry might be a more accurate description.

One endorser is the Traditional Values Coalition, which features anti-gay rhetoric prominently on its Web site. "Homosexuals Recruit Public School Children" is just one of many inflammatory headlines. Another endorser is the Jerry Falwell Ministries, which offers tips on its Web site about how to "overcome" homosexuality.

Sure, some participants may really want to focus on reserving sex for marriage. But look out. There's a much bigger and more insidious agenda at work behind the scenes.

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Posted by Susan Byrnes at February 13, 2004 03:49 PM



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