“Bullying Prevention”? Really?

Lisa Cherry —  August 20, 2013

Bully free zone 2500644518_da89dba048By Lisa Cherry

A high school student in Howell, Michigan spoke up in class defending his right to express his belief that homosexuality is wrong. The teacher berated him and told him he must “recant.”  When he would not, the teacher threw him out of class. 

Yes, it really happened.

Does this sound like bullying prevention?  

Here at Frontline Moms we have been doing a lot of talking about the issues surrounding sexual perversions. For good reason.

 It seems the culture has moved so many boundary stones so quickly that it can intimidate even the most diligent parent.

 I don't know about you, but I need some help in understanding how we got to where we are, and how to navigate a course of safety for my kids.

When somebody sent me Anthony Esolen’s article “A Pulpit for Bullies” this week, at first I didn't quite understand what the title meant. But I'm very glad I read this well-written article. 

The LGBTQ lobby is in full force in many of our schools. Students and staff who do not toe the line and affirm LGBTQ beliefs, participate in their school “Spirit Days,” and wear their t-shirts are often considered "hateful" and are subjected to disapproval or even punishments.

And even though we may be "sick and tired" of talking about this issue, it is not going away. And our kids are now left in the crossfire.

So here it is. Another important parent educational piece....and good insight for how to pray for your kids if they are heading back to a public school this month!

 Blessing, Lisa

Questions:  Does your child’s school sponsor a pro-gay “Spirit Day” or something similar?   What will you do to counter the LGBTQ dogma being spoon fed to your child at school?

Even if you homeschool, is that enough to protect your children from the evil influences in our culture?

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  • http://dreamingofperfect.weebly.com/ Hannah J

    It's so hard to even talk about this issue in public without being called a bigot or having "judge not lest ye be judged" thrown at you. Right now our only child is 9 months old, but I worry what the future will hold. Thanks for not being afraid to bring up this issue!

    Some good news: The New Normal tv show is not returning on the air. It was a show featuring a homosexual couple that adopted a baby.

    • http://www.frontlinefamilies.org/ Lisa Cherry

      Yes, we are glad the New Normal didn't stick. However, it seems we are
      getting brazen about this issue in the media....even while it feels
      miserable to talk about it in public! We need the courage of the Lord,
      don't we?

      • http://dreamingofperfect.weebly.com/ Hannah J

        Yes we do. My husband and I have felt very convicted to witness more, but sometimes it's hard. On some level we all want to be liked. We frequently have to remind ourselves that these people are destined for hell without Jesus, that really helps to keep us talking...even when we're being called names. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."(Philippians 4:13)