Bully as Victim
November 7, 2011 6:21 AM Subscribe
A Michigander questions why an anti-bullying legislation became instead a bully protection tool.
posted by TheGoodBlood (137 comments total)
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"On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state senate passed an anti-bullying bill that manages to protect school bullies instead of those they victimize. It accomplishes this impressive feat by allowing students, teachers, and other school employees to claim that 'a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction' justifies their harassment."
"In other words, social conservatives believe that efforts to protect gays from assault, discrimination or bullying impinge on their religious freedom to express and act on their belief that homosexuality is an abomination. That’s stating it harshly, but it is the underlying belief."