Author: ADF Marriage Communication Coordinator Joshua Tijerina
I received a message from YouTube about a video produced, ostensibly, to discourage bullying. I watched the video and, at the end, found a link to StopBullying.gov. I followed the link to a rainbow banner on the home page of this government website entitled LGBT Bullying. Curious, I looked for a cross representing Christian children who are bullied, or perhaps the Star of David, but . . . no.
Nor did I find a link for Hispanic children . . . Asian-Americans . . . Native Americans. Likewise I searched for a mention of obese children, who represent some one out of five children in America who are victimized at an alarmingly high rate. No mention. Apparently, as far as this campaign is concerned, only one group of students is worthy of national attention and protection. The text underneath that banner reads:
If you are experiencing bullying or violence because you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth, or others think you are, there are resources available to you.
Does that sound odd to anyone else? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered youth? When did adults start cheerleading the radical sexualization of minors and begin demanding the endorsement of it by our government and/or institutions? The StopBullying.gov website is not just concerned about “sexually-declared” children in our schools, but has forced taxpayers to subsidize explicit endorsement of homosexual expression there, too.
The systematic endorsement and advocacy of homosexual behavior in our schools is paramount to the homosexual agenda. And those who resist are dealt with severely. For instance, in Massachusetts, a couple objected to their child reading a book about two princes getting “married.” When they sought to be notified and opt-out of such propaganda in the future, they were told by the school principal that “[a]ny adult within the school can discuss . . . homosexual issues with your child. This is not a parental notification issue.”
In California, a class of children, ages 5-6, were taken on a field trip to witness a same-sex “marriage” ceremony. And recently the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a program to solicit legal inquiries concerning the web filtering of homosexual websites. Apparently, some schools have – gasp! – actually filtered homosexual advocacy sites from schoolchildren, and the ACLU believes that these children have a “right” to consume graphic descriptions of homosexual activity.
Children deserve to be protected from images of homosexual activity but the ACLU is not interested in protecting children. One need search no further than the past president of the ACLU, Nadine Strossen, who, in a debate with an Alliance Defense Fund attorney, argued that pornography can be good for children! For the ACLU and other activists, the homosexual agenda always – always – trumps what’s in the best interests of children.
And those promoting the homosexual agenda are becoming bolder in their indoctrination efforts. One writer recently stated that it’s a good idea to “want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality.” Others have even gone as far as hiring “little girls to drop F-bombs in their online [public service announcement] and [hand] out hundreds of ‘Don’t B H8N on the Homos’ t-shirts, wristbands, pins and stickers to school children in front of TV cameras.” The writer proclaims “Recruiting children? You bet we are.”
But back to bullying: Do advocates of homosexual behavior practice the tolerance and acceptance they preach? Two YouTube videos (here and here) show a group of Christians praying in San Francisco and being treated to a barrage of intimidation and threats. The Christians are forced to leave the area by police escort with their heads down.
This video shows an elderly woman being terrorized at a Proposition 8 rally in Palm Springs. The woman stands there, seemingly driven to prayer for her physical safety next to an obviously rattled news reporter, as a large man screams in her face and taunts her.
In this video, an extremist group, Bash Back!, storms into a church screaming and throwing pamphlets in the air. The usher slowly picks up the papers that were thrown to floor as shouts of “Jesus was a homo” can be heard from the fleeing bullies. This is but one example of a long history of homosexual activists attacking churches.
Clearly, those pressing the homosexual agenda don’t really have a problem with bullying at all, since they clearly use it as a tactic whenever it suits them. No, their nationwide campaigns against bullying in our schools are really about indoctrinating our children with their belief that homosexual advocacy trumps everything else in one’s life – religion, identity, marriage, parental rights, our children’s education, our children’s well-being . . . even biology.
Every child deserves equal protection from threats, harassment, and violence. Certainly, the government, schools, advocacy groups, and especially parents should do all they can to stop bullying, but not by elevating one victim over another, just to make a political point. A simple statement that all bullying is vile and intolerable will do just fine. If policies must be made, then they should reflect this point (as the model policy created by the Alliance Defense Fund does) so that all students—not just a select few—are protected.
This post originally appeared here.