I just watched a very disturbing and sad video form a High School Journalism Conference. The National Journalism Education Association and The National Scholastic Press Association hosted this conference and invited gay activist Dan Savage of the "It Gets Better" project to speak to the group. Mr. Savage was supposed to give a speech on anti- bullying. What these high school students got instead was diatribe against the Christian faith and the Bible. The only good thing I saw in this video was a stream of young people who took a stand and walked out on the speech. One young girl even seemed to be crying as she left the auditorium. Mr. Savage began his attack on the Bible by pointing out that the books of Leviticus, Romans and Timothy say that "being gay is wrong" and that "wen can learn to ignore the bulls--- in the Bible about gay people the same way we ignore the bulls--- in the Bible about ..." and he went on to name a slew of other issues, most of which have to do with Levitical law and moral issues. After many students walked out in protest over Mr. Savage's comments, he referred to them as "pansya---es". The Anti-bullying spokesman attacked the beliefs of the majority of Americans and then attacked students, the very group he purports to want to protect, by calling them a vulgar name. What makes me so irate is that if a scholastic organization were to hold a student conference and extol the virtues of the Bible or dare to have a prayer at a school event, the vocal minority would scream bloody murder, but let someone attack morality and use vulgarity at a student function and we, the Silent Majority sit and take it in the name of tolerance and political correctness.
Let me take this moment to say that bullying is wrong and nowhere in the Bible, contrary to Mr. Savage's comments, is bullying condoned or encouraged. The Bible teaches us to love our enemies, to pray for those who persecute us, to turn the other cheek. Yes we need to speak up against sinful behavior, but we have no Biblical justification to lash out at any person or people group. Many atrocities are committed in the name of God, the 9/11 attack springs to mind, yet no one is standing before a student conference condemning the Muslim faith, only those who use that faith to justify the killing thousands of innocent people. Just because a warped person or group of people choose to commit atrocities and claim to do it in the name of God, does not prove God to be hateful or the Bible to be wrong. Having said that, I perceive the anti-bullying agenda in America right now is simply a way to impose the acceptance of homosexual activity upon our young people, many who find the practice of to be morally wrong. It seems very strange that the spokesperson for anti-bullying would call high school students vulgar names because they disagree with his message. Sounds bully-ish to me.
I am more than a little outraged that young people would be subjected to a profanity laced hate speech at a so called school function. As those who would attempt to undo the hard work of many good moral parents, parents who teach their kids the Bible and right and wrong, are allowed unfettered access to our public schools, we who are the majority need to stop thinking "to each his own" and take a stand for righteousness. It is events like these strengthen my belief that our decision to homeschool our children was the right decision for our family.
I debated with my self whether to post a link to the video but due to it's vulgarity I decided to post a link to the news article instead and you can decide if you want to view it or not. I hope you are as outraged as I am if you choose to view the video or read the article.