BullyingFriday, October 22nd 2010 @ 1:45 PM
If you've been following the media throughout these past few weeks, you know it seems almost every story, news report and video had something to do with bullying, suicide and homosexuality.
The media honed in on the stories of several high-profile cases of teens and students who all committed suicide, reporting that these individuals took their own lives because they were bullied literally "to death" and were picked on, they say, for simply being "gay."
Bullying is ALWAYS wrong - it is NEVER right. Let me also say suicide is NEVER the answer for ANY problem either.
Many people I have talked with over the last few weeks are very upset with the media by their irresponsible and agenda-driven reporting. They say the media are using these very tragic and sad stories for one reason and one reason only: to continue the forced acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle upon all of America.
Some news reports and their guests even took these stories to an entirely different level - blaming the deaths of these young individuals on Bible-believing Christians - calling Christians who don't accept homosexuality as "hateful," "homophobic" and "bigots."
Name calling is bullying as well in my book.
For the past several weeks, Anderson Cooper on CNN had a special segment almost nightly featuring stories on bullying and the need for more "acceptance" and "tolerance training" in America's schools from kindergarten through college regarding homosexuality.
Several homosexual activists once again took to the airwaves and claimed that Bible-believing Christians were guilty of having the blood of these young teens and students on their hands, because of their antiquated and misinterpreted beliefs from a "made up book of stories" called the Bible.
That's all it took to set me off. Godly anger is what I call it.
You see, I have been on both sides of the fence, if you will, on the bullying and "gay" issue - literally.
As a child and teen, I was bullied almost daily and picked on - including being physically attacked by other students on several occasions. Many days I cried and didn't want to go to school - afraid to tell my parents the reasons why. I endured the taunting almost daily and without question, it took its toll on me.
So I will be the first to say I know the reality, the trauma and the lasting effects of bullying. Yet I also know the life-changing reality and power of Jesus Christ.
The answer for me was NOT for people to "accept" me when I identified as a "gay." The answer was having a Christian who loved me enough to tell me the truth about my lifestyle, and love me through to "the other side." And that's exactly what I needed to change my life. Today, I am no longer "gay" - but a heterosexual man, very happily married almost 18 years to my wife and the father of our two children.
I speak at schools and churches around the nation and stand up for those students - ALL STUDENTS -homosexual or not - who are being bullied. I care greatly for them, as NO ONE should be bullied.
Bullies need to be stopped. When one looks deep enough, you will find bullies are the ones with the real, deep-seeded problems and need serious help. And if you look even a little bit deeper, it looks like many homosexual activists today who were once bullied in their youth, have now become that which they hated -- bullies themselves. They are bullying you and me -- and those who DON'T believe like them or accept homosexual sin.
I take great offense to the media, homosexual activists and their sympathizers who are trying to capitalize on the tragic deaths of these students to once again PUSH for the acceptance of homosexuality -- SIN -- upon all of America.
Let me be very clear on something: getting America to "accept" homosexuality will not prevent bullying or suicides. The answer to solving the bullying problem, suicide problem and homosexual problem is JESUS CHRIST. People need the Lord! America needs the Lord! Jesus is the answer for those being bullied - and He's the answer for the bullies as well -- including today's homosexual activist bullies!
Until people wake up to the fact that we all need the Lord in our lives, sin and unrighteousness will abound and without God, living life becomes a living hell.
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Let's help put an end to bullying by telling people about Jesus Christ - Jesus is the answer! Remember, share Jesus Christ today with at least one individual - it can make an eternal difference!