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Why Does Michiganís Anti-Bullying Bill Protect Religious Tormenters? (*BARF ALERT*)
Time ^ | 11/4/11 | Amy Sullivan

Posted on 11/07/2011 9:49:41 AM PST by markomalley

As a transplanted Michigander, I’ve always maintained pride in my home state. I’ve only owned American cars. I believed in the Lions even during the really dismal years. I still point to my hand to show people which part of the state I’m from.

But the Michigan legislature is doing its best to make me hang my head in shame. 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.

(MORE: What You Need to Know About Bullying)

Michigan is already one of only three states in the country that have not enacted any form of anti-bullying legislation. For more than a decade, Democrats in the state legislature have fought their Republican colleagues and social conservatives such as Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, who referred to anti-bullying measures as “a Trojan horse for the homosexual agenda.” In that time, at least ten Michigan students who were victims of bullying have killed themselves.

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bullying; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homorights; homosexualagenda; homosexualism; homotyranny; lesbiansgonewild; mzpiggy; pederastagenda; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; teens; trojanhorse
Another liberal attack on matters of faith (unless those matters comply with liberal sensitivities)
1 posted on 11/07/2011 9:49:43 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Liberals can tolerate no competition in the victim business.


2 posted on 11/07/2011 9:52:17 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: markomalley
The current Leftwingtard campaign on bullying involves only one thing ~ where Christian students avoid homosexuals on school campuses.

It's nothing more than that. The gay blades intend to bring people up on charges if they've "offended" queer kids by word, thought or deed.

3 posted on 11/07/2011 9:55:26 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: markomalley

Don’t forget that bullying is an excuse for pro-gay agenda pushing. Most of the anti-bullying talks about lesbians and gays. Read the excerpt again and it sounds like the Republicans passed the anti-bullying but tried to not make it so gay centric.


4 posted on 11/07/2011 9:56:59 AM PST by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st century’s luddites.)
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To: markomalley

Don’t forget that bullying is an excuse for pro-gay agenda pushing. Most of the anti-bullying talks about lesbians and gays. Read the excerpt again and it sounds like the Republicans passed the anti-bullying but tried to not make it so gay centric.


5 posted on 11/07/2011 9:57:22 AM PST by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st century’s luddites.)
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To: markomalley

Anti-Bullying Laws?

I must be laboring under the misconception that Michigan is part of the United States, where the 1st Amendment makes speech codes and such similar Crap Illegal, and whatever goes Beyond speaking one’s mind, IE, unwanted physical contact, is already a criminally prohibited activity called Battery.


6 posted on 11/07/2011 10:15:07 AM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: markomalley

Amy As a Michigander let me show you on my hand where the Makinac Bridge is.


7 posted on 11/07/2011 10:15:47 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: markomalley
Last I checked, bullies don't care about the law.

My anti bully solution is as follows. Jab, right cross, left hook, knee to the nuts, kick to the nuts. Repeat if necessary.

8 posted on 11/07/2011 10:25:01 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: 70th Division
Amy As a Michigander let me show you on my hand where the Makinac Bridge is.

(insert smoker's cough type of laugh here)

9 posted on 11/07/2011 10:28:08 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: markomalley

Having read the article and too many of the comments,
What is it about this article that has attracted so many servants and minions of Satan? David your frequent citing of Leviticus is self identifying as a minion of Satan. Many haters thinking they are smart, use Leviticus to attack both Christens and Jews.

When it comes to bullies, a few good blows and simply standing up to them corrects the problem most of the time. Quite often a little common sense, of which there seems to be a dearth of lately, on the part of the adults would end the problem. Have the parents of bullies charged with harboring a public nuisance. If the bully is an adult have them charged as a public nuisance.


10 posted on 11/07/2011 2:13:05 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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11 posted on 11/07/2011 3:24:09 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: markomalley
"As a transplanted Michigander, I’ve always maintained pride in my home state. I’ve only owned American cars. I believed in the Lions even during the really dismal years. I still point to my hand to show people which part of the state I’m from."

Well, you know what they say, Amy -- you can never go home. And I doubt your parents want to see what kind of a homo-happy libtard you've turned into anyway...

12 posted on 11/07/2011 3:39:15 PM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: StAnDeliver

We real Michiganders don’t want her anyway. In fact, the more of her liberal brethren leave the state, the more conservative we become.


13 posted on 11/07/2011 8:07:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: 70th Division
Amy As a Michigander let me show you on my hand where the Makinac Bridge is.

LOL I'm gonna have to remember that.
14 posted on 11/07/2011 8:09:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: markomalley

The leftist aka progressives perverted homosexuals never cease to amaze me. They use the 1st amend to defend their disgusting lifestyle. Then they demand heterosexual’s 1st amend rights be limited. Free speech is not a leftist aka progressives perverted homosexual strong point!


15 posted on 11/15/2011 8:10:32 AM PST by DMG2FUN
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