Thursday, October 28, 2010

And another thing I just have to get off my chest...

I am beside myself that it took so many young and promising young people committing suicide before the horrendous bullying problem that has pushed these kids to kill themselves caught the eye of mainstream news outlets in a big way. Don't get me wrong, I am relieved to finally see so much discussion about this tragic epidemic finally taking place, but good gawd, why the hell does it feel like the big white elephant in the room is still being ignored? Why the hell is no one brave enough to acknowledge exactly where all this hate and venom towards our precious children is originating from? I want to hear the names of wretched people like James Dobson, Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher, and the rest of these hateful freaks who pretend to be "advocates for the family" called out for the nasty, hateful, homophobes they are. And not only does the mainstream media need to go after this faux Family and Christian values crowd, but they also need to call out the monsters in all these right-wing churches of hate too. Hate-mongering, homophobes like Rick Warren and Pope Benedict and the rest of their ilk need to be put in the spotlight and held responsible for their roles in all these gay children's suicides. For it is these so-called men and women of God who have been given a free pass for far too long. I mean, c'mon, how many more children have to jump off bridges or hang themselves in their bedrooms before we start holding these self-righteous bastards accountable for the homophobia and bullying that got its start within the walls of their churches? They are NOT preaching God's love, they are spreading their hate, their hangups, and their bigotry in very much the same manner one spreads manure. And it has had deadly consequences. These sanctimonious frauds are the real bullies. These sanctimonioius frauds have our children's blood on their hands. And it is these sanctimonious frauds who have been using their positions of power to give biblical cover to the racists, the bigots, and the homophobes within their flock and it is our gay and lesbian children who have been their victims.

So thank you news organizations for talking about all these horrible suicides and the agony, desperation, and hopelessness that is driving so many of our gay children to kill themselves, but can we please take this conversation to the next level and discuss the real bullies driving our children to kill themselves: the monsters who contort and twist cherry-picked bible passages into permission slips to bully our children to death?

Update: Well apparently there is someone who is taking on these bullies -- and doing a damn good job of it too. And it is especially rewarding to see Focus on the Family (love child of hatemonger James Dobson) called out in this segment as well. More of this please...

Update #2: I'm not alone in my belief that the anti-gay evil emanates from our churches.

Update #3: More must-see follow up interviews with the school board bigot/bully, parents of one of the suicide victims, and Ellen (Via JMG):


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