National Respect Day 2021 is on Saturday, September 18, 2021: who all participated in the national day of silence for lgbt?
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I did participate, I am a lesbian so obviously I respect and support all LGBT. It shouldn't matter whether you're male or female, gay or bi, transsexual or transgendered, everyone deserves respect and support. I also feel that even if people don't respect or support LGBT people, they should still participate in the DoS, it's not actually about the support for LGBT, it's about the support for any member of the LGBT community who has been harassed, threatened, injured, teased, etc, because of their sexuality or gender identification. If you can't stand up for someone who has been physically or emotionally damaged, who will stick up for you, and why should they?
Pattt17: I'm the exact same way as you, and my school isn't even allowed to use duct tape, we just wear pins to show we won't be talking all day. Believe me, if I can go through one day without talking, ANYONE can. It's only 1 day a year, try to participate in DoS, and if not, can you show your support by wearing duct tape on your shirt, or wearing rainbow that day?
National Day of Silence!?
Being gay or bi or trans is not a choice like some of you nimwits think it is. It just comes, or grows on you. AND EVIDENTLY YOU'RE NOT NEWS SAVVY!!!!! Cos there is proof that being GLBT is due somewhat to genetics. I'm bi, and i kept my mouth shut. I think that doing that instills a sense of pride and commitment to you. If you didn't thats fine. If you don't support it, shut up! There are plenty of things that we(the ppl who care) would say about you as well. So far 22 hours and 3 min!!!!!! I have pride AND respect. For those of you who at least attempted or respect the fact that today was the day of silence, more power to ya! For those of you who oppose it, i respect your opinion, just put it in terms that isn't so damn offending. I'm 14 and I have a lot of friends(including myself) that actually understand the significance of this day and how much it means. At midnight, I scream.
What day is the 'National Day of Prayer'?
Judge rules National Day of Prayer unconstitutional
Apr. 17, 2010
By Catholic News Service
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PDF versionWASHINGTON -- Despite a Wisconsin federal judge's ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, this year's observance of the day will go forward just as it has since 1953.
The White House said the ruling does not affect plans by President Barack Obama to issue a proclamation for the day, May 6, as mandated by law.
U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb in Madison, Wis., said in an April 15 ruling that the federal law designating the day and requiring a presidential proclamation for the day violates the First Amendment prohibition against laws respecting an establishment of religion.
However, she postponed enforcement of the decision until all appeals are exhausted.
The U.S. Department of Justice said it was reviewing the ruling before deciding whether to file an appeal.
The day was challenged by Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee, who has often criticized the "religion of secularism," told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel daily newspaper that the ruling was a "missed opportunity to acknowledge our nation's identity, which was founded on our dependence on God."
The roots of the National Day of Prayer can be traced to 1952 when the Rev. Billy Graham led a rally in Washington during which he called for a special day to be set aside for Americans to pray and meditate so that the country would experience a "great spiritual awakening."
Legislation authorizing the day was introduced in the U.S. House the next day and later in the Senate and was quickly passed. President Harry Truman signed the first National Prayer Day proclamation in 1953. President Ronald Reagan made it a permanent event. In 1988, Congress enacted legislation requiring the president to issue an annual proclamation.
Starting in 2001, President George W. Bush annually hosted a high-profile event to mark the day in the East Room of the White House. It was attended by numerous religious and political figures.
In 2009, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for the day, but did not host a prayer service at the White House. The decision was criticized by Republicans and some religious leaders.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed its lawsuit against government officials in October 2008.
The group argued the day violated the separation of church and state because it said that government officials, in observing it, too often adopted the religious perspective of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, based at the headquarters of Focus on the Family, a Christian advocacy group based in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The ruling does not affect the National Prayer Breakfast, traditionally held in Washington on the first Thursday of February and organized by a private organization. Presidents and various religious, political, and celebrity figures have addressed the gathering.
The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, a separate event usually held in Washington in mid-April, also is not affected by the ruling. The 2010 event has been postponed until September, according to the event's Web site.