“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


In my little corner of the world (Alberta, Canada) there has
been a big push -- championed by the media -- to pressure the provincial government to pass a bill supporting gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in all schools to combat bullying. The bill passed. 

A problem with gay-straight alliances is that they are too narrow in their emphasis and scope.

One Gay-Straight Alliance website stated that GSAs are needed for LGBTQ students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) because Far too many face pervasive harassment and violence at school because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.”[1] Pervasive harassment and violence (bullying) in schools is not unique to homosexual students. In fact, gay bullying is only one small facet of a larger bullying problem.

Students are bullied for any number of reasons (and sometimes no reason). They are bullied for being too fat or too skinny or too weak, for being too pretty or not pretty enough. Some students are bullied because they are too smart and bookish or being low intelligence and falling behind. Others are bullied because of their race. Disabled students are bullied, so are kids with speech impediments, or bad complexions. Bullies will take any opportunity to mete out cruelty.

Many students are picked on simply because they are deemed “uncool” and "geekish" and don’t fit it. Why single out the LGBTQ students for special protection and higher profile when many more students are bullied for other reasons? Government initiatives against bullying must be wider in scope. NO BULLYING IS EVER ACCEPTABLE. It always hurts the child it targets.

We do not need gay-straight alliances, we need anti-bullying alliances! I don’t want to see any child ostracized or bullied. All our children are precious.

[Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvvJ7MYaK8o]

[1] This quote was taken from a GSA website this past January 27th. The quote can be found on numerous GSA sites from various jurisdictions..

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