WATCH: Students Counter Day of Silence With Antigay T-Shirts
BY Trudy Ring
April 14 2014 3:30 PM ET
While students around the nation were observing the Day of Silence Friday to protest homophobia, a few at an Oregon high school countered that message by wearing T-shirts with antigay slogans.
Some students at Oregon City High School sported shirts with messages such as “Gay Is Not OK” and “Gay Day Is Not OK,” reports Portland TV station KATU.
“I'm not comfortable with you guys making a whole day about what you believe,” said Alex Borho, one of the students protesting the Day of Silence. “So if you’re going to make a whole day out of it and not talk and a have a ‘moment of silence,’ then I can wear my T-shirt.”
Most other students told the station they oppose the antigay messages, and one pointed out that out of 2,000 students, just three or four wore the shirts bearing the slogans.
School administrators told the students in those shirts to turn them inside out so the message could not be seen or change to something else, KATU notes. Watch the report below.