|"Religious Bullying ... Ain't nobody got time for that!" |
(I created this meme using Sweet Brown's photo & slogan at MemeCenter.)
I am against all types of bullying. Religious bullying bothers me because some parents (and some family members) are rejecting their children because they are LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) or if they don't out-right reject them, they try to preach their sexual orientation out of them. The Bible is being used as a weapon against their children. This makes for a "hostile home environment" and many children leave home to get away from being bullied. There is no bigger turn off to me than for someone to preach to me even when obviously well intended.
|"I don't understand why people think that having a gay child means they |
failed as a parent. Disowning your child means you failed as a parent."
Here are 4 articles with my excerpts:
1.) "Big Bullies: How the Religious Right is Trying to Make Schools Safe for Bullies and Dangerous for Gay Kids" Source: People For the American Way
"Students deserve an education that is free from bullying and harassment, and in many districts parents, teachers, principals, community members and students are working together to create a safe and welcoming environment for all children. Bullying can impede learning and ruin lives. ... However, many Religious Right activists want to derail efforts to combat bullying. An increasing number of conservative leaders and organizations have fiercely opposed anti-bullying programs developed by schools and education groups for the sole reason that such programs identify and attempt to combat the widespread bullying of LGBT youth. ... The crux of right-wing opposition to comprehensive bullying prevention programs is that by addressing bullying directed towards gay and gay-perceived students, schools may engage in “homosexual indoctrination. ...”
|Feel free to use this graphic that I made from "Manifesto Against Religious Bullies" (by Richard J. Rosendall) on your Facebook pages and elsewhere.|
"... There is nothing wrong with people proclaiming their faith publicly; the problem is when they seek ...to impose it on everyone else. When Jesus said, "Judge not, that you be not judged" (Matthew 7:1), He was talking to bullies and hypocrites. ..." Manifesto Against Religious Bullies as a handout in .pdf format. (Adobe Reader, free PDF viewer download).
|"Religion is like a penis, it's fine to have one and be proud of it, but when |
you take it out and wave it in my face, that's when we have a problem."
|Your religious freedom is not a Billy Club. (Source: AddictingInfo.org)|
|"Our faith forbids us from providing parenting services anymore."|
|The ACLU Campaign to End the Use of Religion to Discriminate - Join & Donate|
4.) "Using Religion to Discriminate" (Source: ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union) This article is packed with a lot of information and specific examples, so be sure to see it.
|"Excuse Me Ma'ma ...|
I'd like to take a minute to talk to you
about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."