Friday, August 21, 2009

Harassment of students by teachers unacceptable.

There's been quite a bit of media attention drawn to the recent harassing incident in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. In this instance, it involved harassment of student for being gay, though the student actually wasn't homosexual. Any and all forms of harassment of students, for being gay or anything else, is wrong and should be dealt with strongly.


Elaine said...

Thats right For BEING gay. Or any other thing they are or are not.

It all starts at home. A bully is made by its parents, and the society it is brought up in. When a parent continuely says how terrible it is how horrible it is, and then the preachers saying again, what a terrible thing and how wrong it is, that kid is going to act the way a kid acts and that is with impulse. If a child is thought that there are differences in the world and all those differences make up our world, and that you behave one way, another behaves another way, and thats ok, as long as no one is making you act differently than you are acting and its ok as long as you dont make someone act the way you are acting.

Its time for the religious right to take responsibility for these types of actions because its your teachings that form such hate that promotes bully's.

I hear a lot of talk saying that preachers have the right to talk and say anything they want to because of freedom of speach, where is the repsonibility that comes with leadership power? where are the preachers that say that all people are God's creatures. That we make the choice to live this way, but their lives are just as important and you are not to force your opinion on them, and you are not allowed to bully anyone ever? Go ahead and not support or like the Gay lifestyle, but this is an example of why you need to start and take responsibility of all the harm you have created. The wars in the middle east have started with the same type of preaching you your self in the MFC preach. which is hate.

That is my opinion.

Jesus was a liberal said...

Yes, I would agree with Elaine, these bully's have been made by their teachings. Teachings from the pulpit.

Over the centuries people who misunderstood or misinterpreted the Bible have done terrible things. The Bible has been misused to defend bloody crusades and tragic inquisitions; to support slavery, apartheid, and segregation; to persecute Jews and other non-Christian people of faith; to support Hitler's Third Reich and the Holocaust; to oppose medical science; to condemn interracial marriage; to execute women as witches; and to support the Ku Klux Klan. Shakespeare said it this way: "Even the devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."

Its now time to teach acceptance.

You can accept something and not do it yourself.

Minnesota Family Council said...

Yes, we can love someone while disagreeing with their sexual behavior.

Jesus was a liberal said...

you are not taking responsibilty, its the type of preaching that goes on to continue how bad, wrong, instead of what it is different than you are.

I brought up my children who are now all out of the house with no indoctrination of religion. I would not enslave my children that way.

I brought them up to seek out all religion and to seek what is true to them, their souls and thoughts.

They never picked a fight and often were picked on for not being exactly like the church goers on their block.

They went on to do for the ones in need overseas, they all have a job now that is about helping those in need.

They have their own beliefs, and none of them agree with mine.

Its their truth, their way, and I am proud of them.

Take responsibility and stop the preaching agasint people and start preaching for people.

Ps.. None of them are gay. But are all related to gay people. Which is not me.

Elaine said...

Its time to start preaching what to do instead of what not to do.

Elaine said...

this is proof why we need to have sexual orientation words added to hate crimes.

This person behaved on hate. Was thaught hate and learned the hate.

William Wallace said...

"Any and all forms of harassment of students, for being gay or anything else, is wrong and should be dealt with strongly."

Well said, and correct. It is the harassment that is the problem. No need to specify the type in law or regulation.

mom said...

one needs to specify hate crimes. to be able to punish per level of crime.

these kids and teachers who are bullies have learned hate and are teaching hate.

Bigotry has a deap core base that needs to be exposed.

The religious ones are protected per law to protect all their behavior and choices. They are dictated per law that their behavior and practes can not be attacked.

how do you justify this then? whats good for you is good for you and whats not in your choice of behavior be forgotten?

Blog mole said...

These teachers need to be fired.

Elaine said...

I agree they need to be fire. If it was any other type of bully situation, race, or religion based to take example they would have been.

Anonymous said...

I never had a teacher tease or bully me. This is very sad. I think they should be fired as well.

Claude said...

Its because of the anti gay agenda of people at the mfc that promotes this type of behavior.

how can you hold these people accountable when you have pastors, and so called leaders of moral strenght with a strong bigoted anti equality, oppressed agenda?