October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. But a family values advocate says, though the anti-bullying movement began as something positive, it has acquired some negative aspects.
Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says anti-bullying awareness started as a positive because no student should be bullied for any reason. But she says homosexual activists have turned these efforts into something that affirms the homosexual lifestyle.
“They wouldn’t have anyone come into a school; they wouldn’t show films, have skits or activities in which there are theft, plagiarism, promiscuity, substance abuse, kids called names like druggie,” she says. “In order to eradicate bullying, you wouldn’t have them come in for fear of affirming those behaviors.”
Higgins says conservatives and Christians need to be bold in affirming family values.
“Conservatives need to stop feeling they can’t express their moral beliefs out of fear that someone would call them hateful,” she says. “That is a strategic means to silence us.”
Interestingly a just-released study from the University of Texas at Arlington says anti-bullying programs appear not to prevent bullying and may even aggravate the problem.
The United Nations has rejected a youth declaration on social and moral issues.