This is yet another example of institutionalised religious bigotry with the usual unsurprising religious source. This won't end until the authority of the bible, which is clearly anti-gay no matter how hard you try to interpret otherwise, is overthrown. That's quite a task for you Snood.
When your country has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in law, you know you've got a long road ahead.
If these boys (or girls) are getting regularly tormented because of a sexual orientation they cannot help and did not choose, and we don’t directly confront it for exactly what it is, it is my opinion that we are participating in an evil for which there is no excuse.
I'm not so deluded about my own importance or power to influence that I think I'm going to singlehandedly move a mountain all by myself that the whole world is still struggling with.
Quote:I'm not so deluded about my own importance or power to influence that I think I'm going to singlehandedly move a mountain all by myself that the whole world is still struggling with.
Hm... I think many people might be better off if you were a bit delusional. Sometimes one man can sway the whole crowd, but there tends to be a price to pay. Perhaps that is an underlying issue here, if I can suggest it without prying too far.
No easy answer to this one Snood. Being a teacher in a den of ignorance is a difficult position. Have strength and leave the light on.
I see the same thing here in South Carolina and it's hard to understand some of the attitudes, but shining the light on ignorance is the only way to remove it.
Fear is hard to fight.
Yeah - that whole "It gets Better" initiative keeps getting more and more people involved. I think it's a very good thing, to try to provide some reason for those kids to hope.