I can’t take the news anymore. This is crazy … and stupid. Why – WHY – do some people still not get it?
Question: What do all these names have in common?
Answer: In the last 3 weeks, all of these students (teenagers ranging from middle school to college) have killed themselves due to being bullied … for being gay.
*Tyler Wilson has also suffered the effects of being bullied at school, however, by God’s awesome grace, he is still alive. Though the teasing and threats continue.
THESE THINGS HAVE GOT TO STOP! Seriously, Church.
Though this post is emotional, it is also very personal. Four years I dealt with harassment from Christians, jocks, and others due to the fact that I was openly gay. I hated my high school years. I know all too well what the above students have faced – and still face. Enough is enough!
How many more students have to commit suicide, before we – as a society, and as Christians – do something?
How many more days do students have to endure senseless abuse from peers … while adults stand by and watch?
ALL BULLYING IS WRONG. ALL BULLYING NEEDS TO STOP. If you see someone being bullied, STEP UP and help that person. SPEAK OUT against these hate crimes. Who knows, maybe your voice and your presence could save someone elses life.
ALL Christians, take heed to this message. We are the Body of Christ … we are the salt and light of this world. Be the difference and influence society and culture need. Let us start being who Christ has called us to be.
If God, Himself, stands against such injustices, shouldn’t His people do so as well?!