Christian Group Wants ‘Gay Agenda’ Removed From Anti-Bullying Campaigns
Matt | On 01, Sep 2010
The headline gave me a pretty strong WTF face. You know what that means. “Houston, we’ve found a PJM post!”
Christian values group, Focus on the Family, is speaking out against the tone of anti-bullying efforts in schools. They want to play down the assumption that the gay students get picked on by bullies, therefore needing more protection. It’s a bit of reverse logic. It seems like they are acknowledging that kids get picked on. But, you better not focus on the fact that the kid might act or be gay. Info like that can only further the “gay agenda.”
This is laughable. That’s like me saying that racism exists. At the same time, I’m not allowed to note the fact that some people who are discriminated against happen to be Latino. It’s a messy logic.
Focus On The Family obviously does not support gay rights. They are entitled to that as a group. As a result, they are trying to make sure gay rights activists don’t pollute our kids with truth information that gay kids sometimes do get picked on. It seems better to acknowledge that kids are bullied, but not talk about why.
Bullying is wrong against anyone .. the ugly, overweight, weird, short, gay, disabled, or any other type of “different” kid. I’m just not sure if an approach with less information is the way to go. Their strategy is really confusing me….