Comment on Opinion: It is time to pick a fight and show we are serious about institutionalised faith based homophobia by Richard Dean
Liberal Democrat Voice - almost 5 years
@Jenny Barnes. Sorry, I think I may have misled you by a typo. In my third paragraph, by ” have made one choice” I meant that the faith-based schools had come to one acceptable decision about part (a) of my qiuestion, ie.the directions they wanted to encourage. I agree that, if they anser part (b( by promoting bullying and homophobia, then their solution is not acceptable. I think you can probably see that the rest of the paragraph is consistent with this.
Victims of bullying and suicide are not confined to LGBTs, and I imagine that some LGBTs are even bullies themselves. The problem of child and youth stress is wider and more compex. My first memory happens to be of being bullied, at age 6 so nothing to do with LGBT choices at all. My second is of discussing with my father what to do about it. Not all choices are concious of course, and not all environments are hostile.
Hoping this helps to reduce the temperature, as per Andrew Turvey’s sound advice
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