The right-wing Alliance Defense Fund may sue the Danbury High School in Connecticut on behalf of the school’s Bible club and North Carolina-based “ex-gay” preacher Valerie Pinnix, after the school canceled the Bible club’s “Day of Truth” event featuring Pinnix as a speaker.
According to 365gay.com News, the school had canceled the event because it was deemed “too controversial.”
I have, in fact, written many times on the whole “Day of Truth” phenomena occuring in schools across the nation. In response to the LGBT-affirming Day of Silence, the Alliance Defense Fund-sponsored “Day of Truth” occurs the day immediately following the Day of Silence and seeks to spread the “news” about the “truth” and so-called “freedom from homosexuality.”
Legally… and I have to be honest here… the school is so in the wrong. Free speech is free speech. If the school allows Day of Silence events it has, under our current laws, the obligation to allow “Day of Truth” events. The only possible way the school might save itself a lot of hell and trouble is if they can absolutely prove that the Pinnix speaking event would have caused a disruption of classes or other academic happenings at the school.