The latest efforts at social engineering, ‘the art of manipulating people into performing actions,’ on the part of US public schools and Left-wing pressure groups is called ‘Mix It Up Day.’ This project is being heavily promoted by a a notoriously anti-White organisation known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which contributed to the climate of hate and intolerance that led to an act of domestic terrorism this summer in Washington, DC. ABC News reports in an article by Colleen Curry on a small bit of push-back against the SPLC’s latest ideological crusade:
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.”
Notice that this effort at social engineering, promoted by a far-Left organisation, is mandatory in many schools. It has nothing to do with teaching students math, science or history; this is about promoting a certain ideology and changing the natural behaviour patterns of children.
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.
The group called for parents to keep their children home from school on Oct. 30, the national day when schools can implement Mix It Up activities. They also prompted their supporters to write letters and place phone calls to participating schools encouraging them to pull the plug on Mix It Up Day plans.
“The problem is pushing the normalization of homosexuality in schools,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the AFA. “You see the same thing happening with anti-bullying legislation. It winds up being used as a hammer to silence Christian students who oppose normalization of homosexuality. If you say a word criticizing homosexual behavior, you get accused of hate speech.”