Question - What if my school, teacher or administrator says no?
Answer - If they tell you that you cannot participate in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity you need to contact our lawyers who will help you fight for your rights. Their contact information can be found on the website under the legal help section. www.silentday.org
Question - Do I have to wear red duct tape on my mouth all day?
Answer - The red duct tape is only one option for the event. You can also wear it on your arm or shirt. You can also wear a red arm band or a pro-life t-shirt to show your support. This is up to you and what you are comfortable with. Some schools will allow you to participate but not allow the duct tape on the mouths because of safety concerns.
Question - What if some one wants to talk to me about abortion or has a serious question?
Answer - While we are taking a vow of silence for the day we do not want to be legalistic about this. Last year many kids broke their silence to talk to girls who were considering abortion. We know of at least 16 of these high school girls who then cancelled abortion appointments and decided to keep their babies. Use your best judgment and speak if you need to. Some people may be just trying to harass you, while others may seriously need to talk to someone.
Question - I don't know if I can be silent all day, that seems to hard.
Answer - Use the time you are silent for prayer. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have in the fight against abortion. There will be thousands of students across the nation participating with you in solidarity, keep them in your prayers through out the day. Pray for the abortion doctors and clinic workers to come to Christ. Pray for all involved in the abortion industry, that we can be a witness to them and that God will give us opportunities to share the Gospel with them.
Question - What do I pass out to people who want to talk to me.
Answer - The flyer is available for free download on the website. You may use other pro-life literature along with the flyer, but the flyer is important to explain what you are doing. If you cannot afford to make copies of the flyer we can help by printing some for you.
Question What date is the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity on?
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012.
Question - Where do I get red duct tape?
Answer - You can get it at almost any hardware store, Wal-mart, Target or store like that.
Question - Where do I get a red arm band?
Answer - Just use any piece of red fabric or red duct tape.
Question - Can I find out who else at my school is doing this?
Question - I have choir, drama, debate ect... Do I have to be silent for those classes.
Answer - That is up to you and your teacher. I encourage everyone who can do it all day to really make an effort to remain silent. Remember we are acting in solidarity with those who are silenced forever.
Question - Does passing notes, e-mail, im and texting count?
Answer - While this is up to you it would be great for you give all of this up to be in solidarity for those who will never be able to do these things. One day is nothing compared to what happens to them. Notes can be useful in some situation like ordering food and such, but should be used at a minimum.
Question - Are you affiliated with Bound for Life?
Answer - We are not officially affiliated with them but we do work with many of their groups and people. They have promoted this event and I have talked to the leadership about working together on projects.
Question - Is the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity a non-profit organization?
Answer - We are a division of Stand True - Christ Centered Pro-life, a 501 c3 organization. The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is just one project of Stand True. Please visit www.standtrue.com for more information about Stand True.
Question - How can I help promote this event?
Answer - There are so many opportunities to promote this event, especially with the internet.
You can download fliers to pass out from the website at www.silentday.org
You can join the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity MySpace and Facebook group and promote through those sites.
- Official Students Day of Silent Solidarity MySpace www.myspace.com/silenced12273
- Official Students Day of Silent Solidarity Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2248662014
- We have also created some banners for you to post on your websites and blogs. Go to http://www.standtrue.com/pages/downloads/pldbanners.htm for the codes to post them on MySpace.
- You are also encouraged to come up with other ideas to help get the message out about the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. Some college groups have set up pro-life booths on campus during the day of silence to distribute literature.
Question - Are we supposed to wear the official Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity T-shirt?
Answer - First let me say that the shirt is in no way necessary for this event. We actually did not design a shirt for the event on purpose the first few years. We did not want this event to be about money or selling shirts. However so many people have asked us to do a shirt we decided to pick one of our shirts that best spoke for this day and promote that one instead of just making a shirt specifically for the event. Remember this is just an optional part of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. One of the other things kids do is to make their own shirts for the event and we think that is amazing. I love to see the pictures of everyone in the shirts they have made. So if you are feeling creative we encourage you to make your own shirt. Please remember to keep the shirts loving and not judgmental; our goal is not to hurt people. The design that has been selected as the official shirt for the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity this year is available in black, grey and a black zip hoodie. It is also available as a poster or sticker in our store. (prolifeworld.com )
Question - How can I support this ministry?
Answer - There is no real cost to getting involved in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity for you. There are, however, many costs for Stand True to put this event on. We would be honored to have your support so we can continue to make this a bigger and more effective event. Next year we want to make some serious upgrades to the website to automate the registration process; I do it all by hand now. We also want to put more into marketing the event to a larger audience.
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