ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

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Day Without a Gay

According to Fox News, all homosexuals, flaming or otherwise, are supposed to 'Call in gay' tomorrow rather than show up for work.

I remember when President Reagan fired all the Air Traffic Controllers after pulling a similar stunt.

I've got a better idea - why don't you work instead? That's what I'm going to be doing. That's what I do most days. Its what most people do. Self-ostracization just seems to be a Bad Idea™ I mean, if you're going to label yourself (most people I know are trying to get away from labels, not incur them) wouldn't integrating with your peers and being an exemplary specimen of your label do far more than discrediting it?

And in this economy, even *my* head is down. Under the radar. I don't want to give my employers any reason whatsoever to terminate me. The U.S. has just started a recession, everyone I know is losing their job, and I'm going to consider purposely missing work to make a point to those who employ me? I don't think so! I no longer play with that kind of fire.

About 25 teachers plan to take Wednesday off and to have their work covered by substitutes while they discuss ways to introduce gay issues to their students...

Secondly, I appreciate your enthusiasm about wanting to educate the public about being gay. That's great. However, if you didn't do it in the public school system, I'd really appreciate that. That's not why I send my children to school, or pay those ridiculously high property taxes. IT IS NOT MY JOB TO FUND YOUR SOAPBOX!

A letter telling parents why so many teachers would be out went home Monday. "We want to get the conversation going in the community that gay is not bad," Craig said

To me, this is a very contradictory statement. Admittedly, it may be because I have a very strong work ethic. I don't care what your label is, if you ditch work, you're worthless. That's what I teach my children; lead by example to them. That hard work will always pay off in the end. Provide for you. And that working with a good attitude is paramount.

I know exactly how my children would take Craig's letter. They'd think gays are a bunch of bums. Talk about painting a very different picture than intended. And in all this, I really only have one thought for myself:

I hope nothing prevents me from working tomorrow!
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