|The Christian Action believes the following story from the Raleigh News and Observer failed to capture the essence of CAL’s opposition to the Day of Silence. For a better understanding, read these articles:
Christian Action League Issues Call for Parents to Keep Children Home from School on ‘Day of Silence’
‘Day of Silence’ in N.C. Public Schools is This Friday, April 25
Raleigh News and Observer (April 25, 2008)
Some conservative groups are urging parents to keep children home from school today if their fellow students will be taking part in the annual Day of Silence observation.
Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the N.C. Christian Action League, said they don’t know whether many families, or just a handful, won’t send their children to school.
Matt Wight, principal of Apex High School, said he has heard from parents who have asked why the school is participating. He said he has explained to them that it’s a student-sponsored event.
“My sense is people are getting misinformation and it’s being manipulated into being a school-sponsored event,” Wight said.
But Creech said it doesn’t matter whether the event is student sponsored. He said a school is complicit if it allows students to remain silent. Read More