What appalls me is that there are those who would blaspheme the Name of Jesus by opposing anti-bullying programs based on a warped and twisted abuse of the idea of religious freedom.
Here is the email I have just sent to Focus on the Family:
In the name of the Living God, I admonish you to repent of your opposition to anti-bullying programs. This is not about religious freedom. This is about young men and women and little children being hounded to death by bullies.
Your opposition to anti-bullying programs is a disgrace to authentic family values and authentic Christianity.
Father Malcolm French
It is reassuring to know that there are people taking action. Talk show host Ellen Degeneres is using her celebrity to raise public awareness with a video (which I can't seem to embed). And the It Gets Better Project is speaking directly to the kids themselves.
Who would Jesus bully?
Not the tax collector nor the prostitute.
Not the Samaritan nor the leper.
Not the gay nor the lesbian.
And those who claim otherwise are doing the work of the Father of Lies.