Three Christian organizations encouraged a biblical view on homosexuality in the nation's schools with an event called the "Day of Truth."
The day countered the recent "Day of Silence" which was started to encourage the understanding of anti-gay bullying. Conservative groups, however, saw the event as propoganda, saying it only promoted the gay rights agenda.
Joshua Glazer of Exodus International spoke with CBN News about the event. Click play for his comments.
Day of Truth was sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund, Focus on the Family and Exodus International-- all strong supporters of traditional marriage and other moral and religious rights issues. The nationwide event was started in 2005.
The groups encouraged participating students to wear T-shirts and pass out cards that talk about "true tolerance."
The message reads:
I'm speaking the Truth to break the silence.
True tolerance means that people with differing -- even opposing -- viewpoints can freely exchange ideas and respectfully listen to each other.
It's time for an honest conversation about homosexuality.
There's freedom to change if you want to.
Day of Silence opponents also asked students to wear white and promote the message of traditional marriage and sexual purity.
*Originally aired April 21, 2009