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Stuck in the Past: How millions of innocent Christians are bullied by the gays…
Eleven-year-old Marcel has had enough of the anti-gay politicians in his state. The queer youngster from Tennessee wrote an op-ed for Huffington Post railing against John Ragan, a state house representative. He is the co-sponsor of a bill requiring teachers to out gay students to parents.
“John Ragan’s Classroom Protection Act will do harm to LGBT students across the state,” Marcel writes. “It promotes a system that does not educate students about gays, because no one but counselors, nurses and principals can talk about being gay. This also means that if a student were to talk to a teacher about being bullied because he or she is gay or possibly gay, the teacher would be required to say something like, "That subject is inappropriate for your age group."’ He wonders how such a politician can be considered an advocate for school children. About a year ago a nonprofit called StudentsFirst named Ragan a ‘reformer of the year.’
“I am against a man receiving an award for trying to destroy all safe places for LGBT students,” Marcel maintains. “John Ragan is receiving his honor from StudentsFirst, whose actions are contrary to their name.” Marcel is sponsoring a petition asking StudentsFirst to withdraw the award.
This academic year Marcel was taught at home due to the severe bullying he sustained the year before. “During my first year in middle school, I experienced severe bullying,” the middle-schooler writes. “I was called terrible names that were quite hurtful. At that time, I had just realized that I’m gay, and the bullies used the word "gay" as an insult. This made me feel like being gay was horrible, but my parents told me otherwise. Their support was tremendous. But as powerful as their love was, it couldn’t fight off all the bullying.” Below is a video of Neergaard talking about his petition.
Tens of thousands of people protested against France’s new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday, and police clashed with right-wing demonstrators. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who had made legalizing gay marriage one of his keynote campaign pledges in last year’s election.
Marchers set off from three separate points across Paris, and by early evening they filled the Invalides esplanade just across the Seine River from the Champs Elysees. As night fell, several hundred protesters clashed with police, throwing bottles and chasing journalists.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls said police had arrested around 100 far-right protesters who refused to leave following the end of the demonstration. Police estimated around 150,000 people took part in the demonstration in Paris, but march organizers claimed on their Twitter account that more than a million people did. A similar protest in March drew about 300,000.
Well, that’s rich. US house representive Jim Bridenstine took the floor in the House this week calling out “the left” (implying something like this exists in US politics) for their “intolerance” of demanding gay youth to be allowed into the boy scouts. Because, you know, if you want everyone to be treated equal you’re being “intolerant” towards the religious nutjobs. That guy thinks people who aren’t narrow-minded assholes like him are “bullying” (!) the sexual morality out of the Boy Scouts by campaigning for an end to their discriminatory policies. Seriously.
Some of us in America still believe in the concept of sexual morality, that sex is intended for one man and one woman within the institution of marriage. Organizations that hold this philosophy and promote it among our youth should be commended, or at least you would think, tolerated. Unfortunately, the intolerant Left bullies and browbeats private organizations like the Boy Scouts into accepting their philosophy. Notice they didn’t start their own organization. They went after the Boy Scouts of America.
The Left’s agenda is not about tolerance, and it’s not about diversity of thought. It’s about presenting a worldview of relativism, where there is no right and wrong. Then using the full force of the government to silence opposition and reshape organizations like the Boy Scouts into instruments for social change. To my friends on the Left, this is not tolerance. but here’s the good news about true tolerance. the most tolerant one of all has the ability to redeem us all.
He is only 12 years old, but Vlogger Theo Chen‘s rant against bullies has struck a major chord online, going viral with over 80,000 views in just a day. The video, titled "Gay", sees the opinionated student telling off anonymous posters who leave abusive and vulgar messages on his YouTube videos. In the video, Theo shares his feelings over getting bullied both online and in school by school mates who call him a ‘fag’ or ‘gay’ because he dances in his videos.
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No stranger to controversial subject matter director Xavier Dolan’s work is always fierce and distinguished. And with his new music video for Indochine’s College Boy he’s causing a stir in France. The black-and-white video stars actor Antoine Pilon as a high-schooler bullied by his classmates. The video takes us from his tortured time in the classroom to his life at home where he acts out his more violent impulses in the comfort of his bedroom. Again we see him back in school where his peers continue to taunt him, beat him up, and urinate on his face—culminating in his being crucified and shot at in the school yard.
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Dolan and Indochine are using these heavy images to make a strong statement about bullying and they seem to be more specifically making a point about homophobic bullying. However, French TV has already censored the video and it’s caused an outcry amongst other channels as well. Speaking to Le Figaro, Dolan responded to the video saying, "It seems absurd to me that the clip is censored. Is it really more violent than all the movies that arrive on our screens every day? The question shouldn’t be – did I go too far? It should be – what’s stopping a group of teenagers from going this far, given how powerful the gun lobby is in the U.S."