NPR discussed bullying and the movie "Bully" but neglected to mention its font.
It was telling that the bullying that came up mostly involved the students being or thought to be gay. Another involved the student having red hair, the curse of the ginger, which I suppose is anti-Irish and anti-Catholic somehow, don't know. Bullying people is easy and natural when you believe God doesn't care for them. Being the enemy of God's enemies is bound to make you his friend. (burn the witch.......)
Any religion which promises salvation automatically divides humanity (just what we need) into two groups, sheep and goats, bad and good, call it what you will. And when a crop of salvation is sowed, automatically a crop of persecution will be reaped.
Long ago there was a French philosopher who claimed there was nothing to be lost from religion. He should have added "Unless you were a witch." That philosopher: "Blaze Pascal."