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Michele Bachmann’s Christian District Drives Gay Kids to Suicide Just like Jesus Would Do

February 4, 2012

Whited Sepulchre Michele Bachmann must be very happy: she’s helped encourage an entire town to attack gay young people, with what mus be a truly gratifying result. So many kids dead! No need to t

...unless, of course, you're a gay kid...

hink about those gay kids any more — yay!

Have a look at this Rolling Stone article: One Town’s War on Gay Teens:

There was another common thread: Four of the nine dead were either gay or perceived as such by other kids, and were reportedly bullied. The tragedies come at a national moment when bullying is on everyone’s lips, and a devastating number of gay teens across the country are in the news for killing themselves. Suicide rates among gay and lesbian kids are frighteningly high, with attempt rates four times that of their straight counterparts; studies show that one-third of all gay youth have attempted suicide at some point (versus 13 percent of hetero kids), and that internalized homophobia contributes to suicide risk.

Against this supercharged backdrop, the Anoka-Hennepin school district finds itself in the spotlight not only for the sheer number of suicides but because it is accused of having contributed to the death toll by cultivating an extreme anti-gay climate. “LGBTQ students don’t feel safe at school,” says Anoka Middle School for the Arts teacher Jefferson Fietek, using the acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning. “They’re made to feel ashamed of who they are. They’re bullied. And there’s no one to stand up for them, because teachers are afraid of being fired.”

Jesus must be so terribly proud, don’t you think?

It seems that human rights and democratic equality are only for “Christians.” Only “Christians” have the right to say whatever they please (no matter who dies), while anyone who might oppose them are afraid to open their mouths lest they, too, be attacked, lose their jobs, etc. How perfectly Christ-like.

This is evil, pure and simple. One does hope there really is a hell — so that the rest of us can sit back, put our feet up, eat our popcorn, and watch these “Christians” burn.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    February 6, 2012 12:08 am

    Well, so much for “Minnesota nice”!

    The entire Rolling Stone article is well worth the read, painful though it is to get through it. Those poor kids … like high school alone wasn’t hell enough for them, the school system’s actively making it far worse than it need be, by letting the bigots have free rein.

    I wonder just how many kids in that district have been coerced into Marcus Bachmann’s for-profit “reparative therapy” in consequence of the school system’s indefensible policies.

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