A few days ago, we made comment on the issue of bullying. We questioned what was the actual impetus behind the fact that so many celebrities and athletes, local Detroit Tiger hurler Phil Coke, and even pro wrestlers, for crying out loud, have been speaking out against bullying. An astute reader wrote to us saying that it was in fact a cover for the acceptance of homosexuality. He makes a good point, especially considering the context of several initiatives involved in the anti-bullying crusade.
The WWE, or World Wrestling Federation, promotes the be a Star campaign: Show Tolerance and Respect. STAR is supported by several organizations, many of whom are of the liberal bent. Further, in their promotions for STAR, WWE wrestlers such as John Cena encourages kids 'not to change who you are' because who you are is okay. Granted, bullying anyone is wrong, certainly children. But telling them them to stay who they are is dangerous, if we are not allowed to question who they are. For they are, after all, kids, and the whole point of parenting and education and having a stable, moral society requires a degree of coercion. There are things about children, even things about adults, which we should want to change for their own good as well as the good of society.
All of this is before we look at who supports Be a STAR: The Creative Coalition, GLAAD, for starters. Not exactly impartial contributors to the cause. The rest of the list is devoted to various bandwagon types, most of which are sports related or self declared educators. Even a few purported human rights groups make the list.
It all makes us wonder how seriously we may take their stance. We wonder, for example, whether they will roundly condemn one Dan Savage, the founder with his significant other of It Gets Better, an organization formed specifically to combat the bullying of gays. FOX News reports that, in a profanity laced attack on Christianity and the Bible, he basically bullied Christians out of the auditorium where he was speaking, displaying no serious desire to understand Christians or the Bible. He was content to mock them and it based solely on his own preconceptions. Mr. Savage clearly has not taken any serious study of theology in his life.
You will find the video here: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/video-shows-it-gets-better-founder-cursing-christian-teens.html
Will the anti-bullying people censure him? We doubt it, because when it has come to bullying, it's okay to attack the seriously religious.
Never minds calls about the close minded religious. There are plenty of close minded homosexuals to counter them.