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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:31 PM

Christian Group Finds Gay Agenda in Anti-Bullying Day

Source: NY Times

On Mix It Up at Lunch Day, schoolchildren around the country are encouraged to hang out with someone they normally might not speak to.

The program, started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now in more than 2,500 schools, was intended as a way to break up cliques and prevent bullying.

But this year, the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, has called the project “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools” and is urging parents to keep their children home from school on Oct. 30, the day most of the schools plan to participate this year.

The charges, raised in an e-mail to supporters earlier this month, have caused a handful of schools to cancel this year’s event and has caught organizers off guard.

“I was surprised that they completely lied about what Mix It Up Day is,” said Maureen Costello, the director of the center’s Teaching Tolerance project, which organizes the program. “It was a cynical, fear-mongering tactic.”



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/seeing-a-homosexual-agenda-christian-group-protests-an-anti-bullying-program.html?hp&_r=0



It is getting harder and harder for me to justify staying in the usa.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. what else would you expect from a fear based religion? nt

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

2. I guess they have read a different Bible than me

I do not remember reading that Jesus said "Hate your neighbor"

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:40 PM

3. Why doesn't this shock me?

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Response to iandhr (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:14 AM

9. Because you hear a lot of this shit every weeek

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 09:40 PM

4. Christians being un-christian, yet again. Vicious, too. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:18 PM

12. I think the adjective "christian" should refer to the things Christians do

rather than what we think they should do.

Christian is as Christian does, in other words.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 09:49 PM

5. Aww...please go to my YouTube channel and listen to Mike Malloy's Church Night rants against religio

http://youtube.com/user/andrewsaccount09

and i already posted this article at GD and the GD thread has more replies...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021539169

Other countries have hate speech laws that would muzzle some of the coarser rhetoric you've heard from the US religious right. Not sure if you're willing to sacrifice that freedom though. As someone who's lived under the 1st amendment all my life, I go by Benjamin Franklin's saying "Those who would give up ESSENTIAL LIBERTY to purchase a little TEMPORARY SAFETY, deserve neither LIBERTY nor SAFETY."

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:27 PM

6. Why don't they just say that they approve of gay kids being violently assaulted in school?

We all know that is what they really believe; they view it as "God's punishment" for their "deviant lifestyle".

They are dancing around it, but that it what they actually believe.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:46 PM

7. so the AFA is pro-bully???

although I have to say the idea of mix it up day seems like it would make someone feel more the target for all the other days
and will not break up cliques IMO

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Response to lunasun (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 09:00 AM

11. If SPLC rates them a hate group, then yes, AFA is definitely pro bully.

Any "hate group" as identified by SPLC will have a bullying element to it.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:55 AM

8. Closet Phelps family followers- gay obsessed

when they can't stop thinking about gays, there's a repulsion/attraction battle going on in their heads.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:34 AM

10. Mittens to the rescue! Teach your children to help hold down the gays and cut their hair!

Mittens again! Yay!

cue sarcasm thingie.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:32 PM

13. of course they are upset

this strikes at the very heart of their "right" to teach their children to hate the proper people. the bullying is just the manifestation of the child's upbringing. and it SHOULD be manifested. christians are SUPPOSED to make the "others'" lives miserable.

their children must learn the proper, so-called, christian values, so THEY can grow up, and teach THEIR children to hate the proper people. this is a cycle that must NOT be interfered with. it is the very BASIS of their religion.

this is an affront to every parents right to lie to their children in the most vindictive and vicious way.

how DARE anyone interfere with a parent's right to turn their own children into hateful bigots!

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