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Anoka-Hennepin, other schools confront anti-gay bullying, but discu...

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 8, 2010, titled Anoka-Hennepin, other schools confront anti-gay bullying, but discu.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying - and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate.

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Ever Hopeful

Arlington, TX

#1 Oct 10, 2010
So bullying is a anti gay thing? And all this time I thought it was about power. Thanks for the correction.

That is such crap! Address the behavior and change that. Bullies understand consequences. Give them. Stop with the customer service approach to this problem:

If this bullying event was caused by anti gay sentiments please press 1
If this bullying event was caused by the victim being smaller please press 2

Hell no wonder nothing happens with the ACLU and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network involved. All they do is obfuscate the problem.
bartman

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 10, 2010
what about attempted bullying,or conspiricy to bully? good grief, if you hang your naked butt on the net, get a clue. suicide rates in other countries are high because kids wash out of school. good thing that's not a problem with our educational system.
old scout

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 10, 2010
If I had been taught real world instead of afterlife fairy tales, I would have grown up a better student and a more understanding man. We are born equal but different, too. Can we choose what our bodies will be?
Perhaps

Hopkins, MN

#4 Oct 10, 2010
suicide seems like a good thing if you are ashamed of the thing you are doing and can't stop. We act like this is a mystery who the bullies are when everyone including the teachers by high school know fully well who they are. Deal with them BEFORE b.s. like this occurs. It isn't about being gay.
american taliban

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 10, 2010
Quote the American Taliban religious extremists to get "both sides" in your fair and balanced coverage.

Those people are merciless witch hunters and bullies.
Cheryl

AOL

#6 Oct 10, 2010
They don't want to offend conservatives or liberals? How about if they worry more about the students,gay and straight, before worrying about the parents.
Schools are for our children, last time I checked!
TC Florida

Cocoa Beach, FL

#7 Oct 10, 2010
Bullying is wrong for any reason. However, that issue needs to be kept separate from endorsing a lifestyle that is against many people's moral conscience. You do not have to endorse what you disagree with, but the manner of your disagreement may not cross over into bullying.
Folkgirl

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Oct 11, 2010
This is about the welfare of the students, not whether or not a board member will get re-elected. The district board obviously needs to grow a pair and protect the kids whether or not conservatives consider that protection to be pro-gay. Not quite sure how disciplining a bully for tormenting a gay kid is pro-gay anyway. I don't really care what a bully sees in a kid that becomes his or her victim - tough consequences is in order no matter what.

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#9 Oct 12, 2010
Gays just want to criminalize criticism of their disgusting behavior
Human Nature Is Cruel

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 12, 2010
sock wrote:
Gays just want to criminalize criticism of their disgusting behavior
And you're just a troll who wants to incite anger on every thread you post on.

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#11 Oct 12, 2010
Human Nature Is Cruel wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're just a troll who wants to incite anger on every thread you post on.
Trolls are the ones who post without registering. Like you
Smellers

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Oct 21, 2010
"gay suicide" is completely a MSM manufactured phenomenon:
http://www.google.com/trends...

Look at the trendline - it spikes over the course of the last few weeks...

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