by Nathan A. Cherry, 12/08/2011
Martinsburg, WV – I just got done writing an article about bullying and I run across this article in the Family Research Council blog that speaks to the same issue. This time a perspective that is not mentioned very often was brought out related to bullying and suicide.
We would naturally think that discussing bullying and the fact that it can cause suicide in hurt, vulnerable young people as a good thing. A discussion we want to see continued. However, at least one expert believes that discussing it so frequently could be contributing to the problem. It is significant for this viewpoint to be highlighted because so often we hear that the conservative, religious opposition to homosexuality is what is primarily to blame for the violence against homosexuals and ultimately for those suicides.
Most liberals believe that “anti-bullying” legislation is all that is needed to ensure that violence and suicides among LGBT people decreases. But this article undermines that position by listing a number of reasons why all the bullying hype and media attention could actually be contributing more to the problem than the solution. Take a look at the following article and the very honest admission from the pro-homosexual activist; you won’t find this reported every day.
Ever since the highly-publicized suicide of a New Jersey college student in September of 2010, pro-homosexual activists have been using the issues of bullying and teen suicide as tools in pursuit of their political agenda, and as rhetorical weapons against those who oppose it. Every time another report surfaced about a suicide by a teenager who identified as or was perceived to be “gay,” and who had reportedly been bullied, the finger would be pointed directly at conservatives. Bullying causes suicides, we were told, and public expression of conservative political, social, or religious viewpoints concerning homosexuality causes bullying. Affirm homosexual conduct as morally neutral, or more kids will die.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.