“Mix It Up Day” Attacked as Effort to Promote Gay Agenda


A national campaign encouraging kids to befriend other kids who are different from them has come under fire from a conservative family group, which claims a pro-gay agenda is being foisted upon American children.

The American Family Association has taken issue with the annual “Mix It Up” Day organized by Teaching Tolerance, the anti-bullying project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Maureen Costello, director of Teaching Tolerance, said the group started the national campaign 11 years ago, organizing it so that schools can participate on their own terms by encouraging students to sit with those they don’t normally hang out with during lunch.

“Hey, the cafeteria is in fact where kids tend to self-segregate,” she said. “We’re trying to get them past the idea that you have to distrust people in another group. So we started Mix It Up Day. For one day, kids will be assigned to randomly sit with other people who they wouldn’t normally sit with.”

Costello said that thousands of schools and millions of children have participated in the program over the past 11 years, and another 2,500 schools have signed up to participate this year.

But schools that had signed up with the SPLC to host Mix It Up Day this year have become the target of a campaign that views SPLC as a “fanatical pro-homosexual group.”

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is using this project to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality,” the AFA wrote on its website on Oct. 1.

Written By: Colleen Curry
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  1.   American Family Association

    American Bigoted Tribal Association ???

    You can usually tell a hidden agenda, by a deceptive title!

    It could be “Truth -in-Science”, “Pro-life”, or an assertive avatar name making a false/deluded claim of authority or expertise. 

  2. The sad thing here is if they wern’t so earnest about this it would be funny.  Their entire message is the hate speech that this movement is fighting, but its ok cause their magical sky fairy said they could.

  3. The AFA does see the irony, I know it. They just ignore it intentionally. They are well aware that all they have to do, when accused of very obvious hate, is say “No, we’re not a hate group.” Like thats the end of it. But, when we aren’t looking, they grin, knowing that they are filled with hate, and that they’re getting away with it, in a certain way.

  4. Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the AFA.:

    “If you say a word criticizing homosexual behavior, you
    get accused of hate speech.”

    Because that is what it is, Bryan… hate speech.

    Perhaps the AFA should advertise for a  director of hate speech analysis?


  5. The gay agenda sounds frightening when put that way.  I am one of its authors.  The gay agenda is to be safe from being beaten up, safe from being fired simply for being gay, safe from being evicted from our homes simply for being gay.  We want to be treated equally. 

    There is no possible way to change anyone’s sexual orientation, so there is no grand plan to make everyone gay. That was St. Paul’s fantasy.  He was a closet case. He believed gay sex was so much more fun than straight sex, and that if anyone tried it, everyone would flip. He erroneously assumed everyone was like him.  The Quakers refer to this as the “prairie fire” view of homosexuality.

    If you are opposed to the gay agenda, you want to bully and hurt gay people simply for being gay, and you want to encourage the government and thugs to do it too, including victimising children suspected of growing up later to be gay. That is sick.  It astounding how many people will admit in the light of day to that position.

  6. Go ahead, criticise all you like. Hate me with a passion. That is fine. Just don’t tread on my civil rights.  Don’t use government to try to shove your iron-age mythology down my throat as if it were self-evident truth.

    People who do spread lies about gays are doing it for the same motive as people who spread lies against Jews. They are attempting to deny them civil rights, and convince others to commit violent acts against them. They don’t notice how transparent they are.

    We gays are quite self critical, the problems of promiscuity, lack of commitment in relationship, vanity, self-indulgent materialism.  Gerbil abuse is not a problem, though you would never guess that listening to a homophobic bigot.

  7. Hard to prove but there is evidence for an anti gay agenda; lots of evidence. I would argue, some of it criminal. We are attacking the anti gay agenda and it will die a horrible, painful death.

  8. Isn’t it wonderful to have the internet? A hundred years or so from now, the names of these people and organizations will be looked at as if they are diseased or on the same page as slave owners. 

  9. The bullies were making sure the kid with disabilities did not have any friends by bullying anyone who was their friend.  People with disabilities are only to be used by elevated people to get to heaven

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