Bullying Needs to Stop NOW



I almost didn't wear purple today. It's one of my favorite colors, and I have plenty of it, but today has been organized as Spirit Day. Today, wearing purple has a meaning.

I was taught "Love the sinner, not the sin". Despite my religious beliefs (more evangelical Christian than Sunday Christian) I know that everyone is deserving of love, respect, and compassion. We need to teach our children that bullying, bigotry, sexism, and racism are not acceptable. Adults need to take responsibility and stop the bullying when they see it. It's not funny. It's not "kids being kids". It is most definitely not something to be ignored.



You would think that as reputably the highest species on the planet (and created in the image of our Maker) that we would have come to a place intellectually and emotionally to be past all this.

Two of the suicides were 13 years old! Caleb wasn't gay, but was bullied anyway. This is absolutely heart-breaking.

Teach your children empathy. Teach your children to be kind, thoughtful, understanding, and loving. It's time to stop the bullying.

R.I.P.
Tyler Clementi
Seth Walsh
Justin Aaberg
Raymond Chase
Cody J. Barker
Harrison Chase Brown
Caleb Nolt
Billy Lucas
Jeanine Blanchette, and Chantal Dube and the many others who have felt that suicide was the only way out because of bullying.