Anti-Bullying Is So Gay

Abby Zimet

The right-wing Christian ministry Focus on the Family is protesting anti-bullying
efforts in Colorado schools and elsewhere as sly attempts to suppress
Christians and foster "the gay agenda," aka the notion that all kids
should be treated equally and not have to worry about getting beat up by
thugs. Studies report that almost 9 out of 10 gay and lesbian students
experience harassment, over half feel unsafe at school, and 20 percent
are assaulted.

"The word 'faggot' is not part of any religious creed." - Eliza Byard of the national Gay, Lesbian and
Straight Education Network.

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