In the wake of the recent tragic deaths of multiple teens who ended their lives as the result of gay bullying, it seems the entire country is waking up to this horrible epidemic. It’s not that this is a new phenomenon. Hardly. The simple fact is that suicides by teens who have been bullied for being gay — or perceived as being gay — has increased at an alarming rate.
Whether you are gay or straight, you have a moral obligation to end this craziness. No person should be bullied to the point of suicide. That is unconscionable no matter what your beliefs. It’s time to stop gay bullying. Now.
Ellen DeGeneres is taking a strong stand against bullying in response to the recent suicides of teens who had been bullied or teased and she’s not alone.
Recent news items on the issue of gay bullying:
Anderson Cooper Takes On Vince Vaughn Movie’s Use Of ‘So Gay’ (VIDEO) [Huffington Post]
This was an interesting piece:
<a href=”“>LKL – Celebrities Speak Out On Gay Bullying – Pt. 1/4
In the wake of the recent teen suicides, a Mormon leader still saw fit to broadcast a strong anti-gay message in his sermon. Boyd K. Packer, the second-highest Mormon leader, said same-sex attraction is “impure and unnatural” and can be overcome, and that same-sex unions are morally wrong and “against God’s law and nature.”
This is plain scary, not to mention offensive:
Take action by signing the HRC’s open letter to Boyd K. Packer:
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