"A Student Who Voices Reservations About SSM Could be Accused of Bullying LGBT Students"


Katherine Kersten in the Star-Tribune on the agenda behind Minnesota's anti-bullying initiative:

"...Why this new law? The task force appears to presuppose that bullying is a pervasive and growing problem. In fact, however, incidents of bullying and intimidation have dropped markedly in recent years, according to surveys by the Department of Justice.

And while the task force gives the impression that LGBT students are a primary focus of bullying, evidence suggests that the vast majority of bullying is directed at other students. The DOJ surveys indicate that the percentage of 12- to 18-year-old students who reported being targets of hate-related words based on their sexual orientation fell from 1.0 percent in 2007 to 0.6 percent in 2009.

... Not surprisingly, the task force's proposed new antibullying regime would not treat all children equally, despite lip service to this goal. Instead, it focuses on students in "protected classes," including sexual orientation and "gender identity or expression."

Under the task force's vague and overbroad definitions of bullying and harassment, students could be punished for "direct or indirect interactions" that other students --especially those in protected groups -- claim to find "humiliating" or "offensive," that have a "detrimental effect" on their "social or emotional health," or even that promote a "perceived imbalance of power."

By this standard, a student who voices reservations about same-sex marriage could be accused of bullying LGBT students." (Star-Tribune)


  1. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    "Welcoming Schools" is back, and it's no less distasteful than it was the 1st time around. If I'm not mistaken, this is the same indoctrination program dear Gov Pawlenty vetoed when it reached his desk.

    From the article:

    "The curriculum advised teachers not to call students "boys and girls," on grounds this can create "internal dissonance" in some children."

    It gets worse. Read the entire commentary if your stomach's up for it.

  2. OldKingBlog
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    This shows very clearly the totalitarian nature and agenda of the Left. Besides supporting NOM, one other action you can take is to NEVER vote for or support the Democratic Party or its candidates again!

  3. Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Yet if an LGBT student makes an unwanted and welcome sexual or personal advance at a heterosexual student (one time or repeated), basically nothing will happen to them.

    If a teenager with a lesbian problem maliciously stared at the chest of a social conservative girl in her face, and the latter in another moment expressed she was against homosexual marriage, the socon girl would be tarred and feathered and nothing would happen to lesbian girl that sexually denigrated her. And if the socon girl would decide to spit in the face of the lesbian girl because of how she was harassing her, then the socon girl would really be punished and liberals would enter "homophobia" hysteria mode.

    What we are seeing is that liberals want to impose an environment and culture where attitudes and behaviors that denigrate sexuality and people are either completely normalized or are basically never allowed to be criticized or punished, but if anyone questions their destructive homosexuality agenda, they must be punished.

  4. Posted January 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Yet if an LGBT student makes an unwanted and welcome sexual or personal advance at a heterosexual student (one time or repeated), basically nothing will happen to them.

  5. Zack
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh good lord. Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"? No one -especially my generation- knows what it's like to REALLY get bullied. We're so carried away with sheltering people's feelings from words they may not agree with that it does the children who really are victims a disservice.

    If the worst thing that happens to you is your feelings being hurt, count your blessings.

  6. LonesomeRhoades
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Homosexual behavior remains sin.

  7. M. jones
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Who will be left to protect innocent children from homosexual advances or recruitment? No one, it will be a civil rights violation to cry out "NO, Stay Away!"

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