Friday, April 16th, is the Day of Silence, a day where hundreds of thousands of teenagers and young adults will take a vow of silence to encourage their friends to address the problem of anti-gay, anti-lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender behavior.
Christians always get wacky on how to handle this day. They’ve even come up with their own day in response… the Day of Truth.
If you want my two cents, check out my blog from last year. I state my opinion on the matter clearly.
As for this year? I’ve gotta link my buddy Walt Mueller’s resource on the subject. Walt does an incredible job informing us about the history and purpose of this day, then sharing some vulnerable insight to his own feelings on the subject, and finally providing us with a glimpse at his reaction- step by step- of how he responds to people on this day – a reaction that models Christlike compassion and truth.
Walt also provides a link to a neat little free 10-page booklet (a PDF that you can print out and fold- tricky to read on the screen- it’s meant to be folded) from Harvest USA, “How Can Christians Respond to The National Day of Silence.”
I found all these resources enlightening and spot-on. I encourage you to take a peek at them.