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The real agenda behind antibullying campaign
Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 1/12/13 | Katherine Kersten

Posted on 01/12/2013 4:38:21 PM PST by rhema

Who -- in the sensitive, civilized Minnesota of 2013 -- could possibly be in favor of bullying? If you were short or fat in sixth grade, you may have cringed from bullies yourself. If your kids have endured bullying, you've suffered through it with them. No child should have to put up with bullying. So how could a decent person oppose a campaign at our State Capitol to prevent it?

But what if the antibullying campaign now unfolding there has little to do with protecting the traditional targets of bullies: kids who are pudgy, shy or "vertically challenged"? What if it's driven instead by a political/cultural agenda that's not so much about stopping bad behavior as it is about using the machinery of state education to compel children to adopt politically correct attitudes on "the nature of human sexuality," "gender identity" and alternative family structures?

What if a new antibullying law would require private religious schools -- along with public schools -- to enforce this agenda, so families who don't want to subject their kids to indoctrination in state-approved views of sexuality have no educational refuge?

In the 2013 legislative session, you'll hear lots of warm, fuzzy language from lawmakers and public officials about protecting "all kids" from bullying. You'll read about hearings designed to break every legislator's heart with tearful stories about bullying.

But every Minnesotan with a child in public or private school should understand that there's more going on here than meets the eye.

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1 posted on 01/12/2013 4:38:33 PM PST by rhema
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To: MplsSteve; wagglebee; Eric in the Ozarks
And while the task force gives the impression that LGBT students are a primary focus of bullying, evidence suggests that the vast majority of bullying is directed at other students. The DOJ surveys indicate that the percentage of 12- to 18-year-old students who reported being targets of hate-related words based on their sexual orientation fell from 1.0 percent in 2007 to 0.6 percent in 2009.
2 posted on 01/12/2013 4:39:45 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
I have been invited to support the Anti-bullying movement. But I have declined as the obvious target for this campaign is to desensitize young people to aberrant behavior. When the ‘anything you want to do is ok’ crowd gets a hold of an issue, they always ruin the good intentions. But they always claim they are the ones with the good intentions.
3 posted on 01/12/2013 4:45:09 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: rhema

Puhlease..Teach your children coping skills. Understanding human nature and how to deal with bullies makes for a well rounded human being. We need more people with a well developed sense of humor! There will ALWAYS be a pecking order, sometime your at the bottom, sometimes your at the top, but you never stay in one place. Be agile!


4 posted on 01/12/2013 4:45:22 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: rhema

Puhlease..Teach your children coping skills. Understanding human nature and how to deal with bullies makes for a well rounded human being. We need more people with a well developed sense of humor! There will ALWAYS be a pecking order, sometime your at the bottom, sometimes your at the top, but you never stay in one place. Be agile!


5 posted on 01/12/2013 4:45:22 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: metmom
Absolutely another reason to homeschool.

Personally, I believe that the so-called anti-bullying agenda is directed at emasculating little boys and turning them into effete and ineffectual metrosexuals who will be entirely incapable of defending themselves, their families, or our nation. That's the real Marxists agenda. White boys are an especially juicy target for these Marxists.

When 6 year old first graders are expelled for pointing a finger and saying “Pow” ( as recently happened) then what is a rational person to conclude?

6 posted on 01/12/2013 4:47:04 PM PST by wintertime
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To: rhema

Very plausible. I should have known that something more was going on. Like the endless “planning is good” PSAs.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 4:47:26 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: griswold3

Puhlease!

Remove your children from these Marxist indoctrination centers. Work to shut them down! All of them!


8 posted on 01/12/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by wintertime
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To: rhema

As a matter of policy, anyone who dares oppose the anti-bullying agenda will be identified publicly, threatened, pushed around, harassed and humiliated.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 4:49:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rhema

Really, this is a problem? We need a special LAW to get teachers to tell unruly punks not to bully other kids?

Correct me if I am wrong, isn’t bullying simply a part of every day life. Are these children never expected to be bullied by a boss, or by a sibling, or God forbid bullied by the U.S. Government forcing them to buy birth control and abortions for their employees?

Besides, if we aren’t ever bullied, how do we become associated with societal norms?

It is time for both civil and uncivil disobedience to these jack booted thugs.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 4:50:07 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: rhema
It's sort of the governments first commandment:

Thou shalt have no bullies before me.

Government wishes to the the one and only everlasting bully.

11 posted on 01/12/2013 4:50:17 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Proud Thought Criminal since 1984)
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To: griswold3

So true. I hate it when people at work dump my books and kick them down the hall, or assault me in the men’s room. Work is so much like school.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 4:50:45 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Joe 6-pack
As a matter of policy, anyone who dares oppose the anti-bullying agenda will be identified publicly, threatened, pushed around, harassed and humiliated.

In other words, they will be bullied.

13 posted on 01/12/2013 4:54:30 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: rhema; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; raptor22; victim soul; ..
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14 posted on 01/12/2013 4:56:01 PM PST by narses
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To: rhema

It’s about what EVERYTHING is about with liberals — power. the ONLY thing they care about.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 4:56:01 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

My point exactly :-)


16 posted on 01/12/2013 4:56:57 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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17 posted on 01/12/2013 4:57:06 PM PST by narses
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To: rhema

For Gawds sake. Teach your children how to stand up to stereotypes. We’ve turned into a country of wimps to cry at every indignation.

Teach your children to toughen up. Toughen up yourself.

Take life as reality. Deal with what comes. The weak and the frail always perish first. Raise strong children.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 4:57:18 PM PST by plangent
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To: rhema

I actually think some amount of bullying is healthy. If it doesn’t kill you it will make you stronger... What was that song by Johnny Cash. Boy named Sue.

I think the biggest problem kids have today is that they think their farts don’t stink. We spend too much social capitol convincing kids that they are the center of the universe.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 4:57:53 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: rhema

OF COURSE it’s all about the faggot agenda.
If it involves the government schools, it’s about socialism and the faggot agenda.

Parents who love their children must keep their children far, far away from the government schools. Except in the cities, I guess. Who cares about those hopeless Democrat toilets?


20 posted on 01/12/2013 5:01:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TBP; Joe 6-pack
It’s about what EVERYTHING is about with liberals — power. the ONLY thing they care about.

Ain't that the truth.

The governor's task force recommendations could entail serious consequences for dissenting students. The report includes language suggesting that students who express views that others consider offensive could be referred for "counseling" or "mental health needs."

21 posted on 01/12/2013 5:01:10 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
My 9 year old has this bull sh— every Friday at her school. They have to wear blue for it. My older daughter and I think is is ridiculous to focus on this every week and we tell little one to be tough and just because someone call you a name is no reason to kill yourself. What a joke.
22 posted on 01/12/2013 5:01:51 PM PST by angcat
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To: rhema

Exactly

And to further strip boys of guard masculinity or instinct

Now its tattletale is virtuous


23 posted on 01/12/2013 5:03:51 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: rhema

That’s exactly what those laws are about and why I oppose them.

Moreover laws like that will br used to suppress the individual and make them conform to the collective.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 5:04:59 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: wintertime

Yup, keeping turning the lambs into sheople. No school competition, everyone gets the trophy. it’s all part of the sociological takeover of America. From fearless to spineless in 2 generations.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 5:16:48 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: rhema

Read Ben Shapiro’s new book, “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America”.

He nails it!


26 posted on 01/12/2013 5:19:52 PM PST by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: rhema; betty boop; marron; Alamo-Girl; metmom; GodGunsGuts; Fichori; tpanther; Gordon Greene; ...

Another reason for the separation of School and State Beep.


27 posted on 01/12/2013 5:20:33 PM PST by YHAOS
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Too many people on this thread seem to think this article is about bullying or not being a bully's victim or correcting a bully's behavior.

It's about the queer agenda.

28 posted on 01/12/2013 5:26:04 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: angcat

I remember vicious bullying when I was in junior high, back in the 70s. One of my daughter’s friends attempted suicide at age 13, due to bullying. I remember the teachers standing by and doing nothing. The inmates were running the asylum. Too much hassle for the teachers, I guess. I don’t expect these workshops to accomplish anything. They’re just window dressing, or the means to another end.


29 posted on 01/12/2013 5:31:30 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: YHAOS

It’s the governments intention to turn it around. The laws make the bullied the bullies.

My kid was bullied as a freshman, It lasted a day. Next day my kid went to school, walked up to the kid and leveled him. End of bullying.


30 posted on 01/12/2013 5:32:26 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Graybeard58

Okay. They’ve convinced me.

The government schools are full of homosexuals and violent bullies.

Shut ‘em down.

If even one child is saved it will be worth it.


31 posted on 01/12/2013 5:36:29 PM PST by EternalVigilance (I used to be a Republican until they became the Republican'ts when it comes to republicanism. .)
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To: griswold3

There is but one way to deal with a bully and that is to kick his ass. If it requires a stick and sneaking up from behind —do it.
Once you hurt that sorry Bass turd he will think twice about being a bully.

Unfortunately with todays zero policy you will both spoend some time out of school, but sometimes learning to be a man is harder than the 3 R’s.


32 posted on 01/12/2013 5:42:27 PM PST by Venturer
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To: babygene

I was picked on because I was small till 9th grade, then Revenge was sweet !


33 posted on 01/12/2013 5:44:28 PM PST by Renegade
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To: rhema

The anti-bullying is a blatant attempt to normalize homosexuality and recruit more kids into it.

The parents should take time and explain to their children that homosexuality is a disease of the mind and that kids who look or behave like they are gay may in fact be gay. They should be treated like any other kid with a disability, with tenderness and respect, but they also should be ignored and avoided so that their gayness is not encouraged further.


34 posted on 01/12/2013 5:44:28 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: rhema; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

35 posted on 01/12/2013 5:49:15 PM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: rhema

Recently I attended a function at a local high school. In the hall was a bulletin board full of student photos and signatures, with the theme: “Pledge not to bully.” (What if you don’t want to sign? Does it make you a passive bully?)

It just seemed very weird to me. Yeah, I’m a stone age throwback. When I was a teen, we didn’t have enough bullies to fill a bulletin board with their no-wannabes. We didn’t even think about bullies, much less design bulletin boards to showcase our disapproval.

But when you had someone who needed to be put in his place, you put him there, and if you could not, there was no shortage of people delighted to step up and do it for you.

We did not have to be counseled or warned or indoctrinated or sensitized. It was all understood from the time we first heard “Three Billy Goats Gruff.”


36 posted on 01/12/2013 5:49:26 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: rhema; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

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37 posted on 01/12/2013 5:50:13 PM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: rhema

Placemark


38 posted on 01/12/2013 5:57:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: wintertime

OK, what about the kid with two hearing aids and an underbite who is mercilessly teased all through grade school?

Not homosexual by ANY stretch of the imagination.

Just BORN HANDICAPPED.

What to do for those little kids?

p.s.

That little kid was me, 45 years ago.

p.p.s.

Ignoring the bullies didn’t help-they just ratcheted it up further.

Punching em out stopped it.


39 posted on 01/12/2013 6:04:20 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: rhema

These campaigns turn sodomites into a class that is feared by everyone else.

Charges of “bullying” a homosexual can be trumped up at any time against children of conservatives, Christians - any child who does not quietly go along with everything the school personnel tell them to do.

Mind control to make homosexuality normal in our society.

Homosexuality - and all other immoral behavior and vices - are simply tools to destroy America from within.

Globalist elitists want one world government. Some Americans, however, still hold fast to the idea of national sovereignty. Elitists know they need to break down America so it is no longer a superpower, but a co-superpower with China, (they will try to have Europe and Russia insinuated into the mix as well), in order to then “sell” the American people on the idea down the road that one world government is more secure than standing alone. Hence the constant political pressure to reduce military spending and increase welfare spending to working-age, able-bodied people.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 6:16:22 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: wintertime

Second that. Harvard agrees with you also, if that matters.

http://nymag.com/guides/everything/homeschool-harvard-requirements-2012-10/

http://homeschooling.penelopetrunk.com/2012/04/27/top-universities-want-you-to-homeschool/


41 posted on 01/12/2013 6:27:15 PM PST by Morris70
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To: rhema

I think it’s all about promoting homosexuality.


42 posted on 01/12/2013 6:34:42 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: rhema

What if it’s driven instead by a political/cultural agenda that’s not so much about stopping bad behavior as it is about using the machinery of state education to compel children to adopt politically correct attitudes on “the nature of human sexuality,” “gender identity” and alternative family structures?

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Bingo! That has been the goal all along.


43 posted on 01/12/2013 6:36:09 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: babygene

We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/08/are-raising-generation-deluded-narcissists/#ixzz2HopqaK1X


44 posted on 01/12/2013 6:38:17 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: annalex

The parents should take time and explain to their children that homosexuality is a disease of the mind and that kids who look or behave like they are gay may in fact be gay. They should be treated like any other kid with a disability, with tenderness and respect, but they also should be ignored and avoided so that their gayness is not encouraged further.

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Perfect advice!


45 posted on 01/12/2013 6:41:57 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Venturer
There is but one way to deal with a bully and that is to kick his ass.

Back in 8th grade I got picked on by another student. Told my father, he took me down in the basement with the boxing gloves. Monday morning the bullying ended.

46 posted on 01/12/2013 6:46:59 PM PST by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: Hope for the Republic

I learned the lesson as a Sophomore in High school, I took it until one day I goit pissed, After that no more problems.

My son came to me when he was in High school and asked me to go there and stop it. I told him he had to do it himself, and if he couldn’t whip the kid to catch him from behind and hurt him as best he could. I had to go to the principals office with him after the fight, but he never had any more trouble.


47 posted on 01/12/2013 6:55:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Yup, in 9th grade, I got in a fight with a 12th grader. Bent her fingers back till they nearly broke. No more fight. Now, if I had kids of school age, I’d make sure they had good martial arts training because you sure can’t count on the school to defend them.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 7:08:37 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: WildHighlander57
OK, what about the kid with two hearing aids and an underbite who is mercilessly teased all through grade school?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In many ways government schools resemble prisons there is no escape from the abusive prison gangs. Children are abandoned by their parents and by their teachers. Then to totally scramble their brains they are told that bullying in good for them and normal.

BUT.....Do adults put up with this? NO! Why are children expected to put up with treatment that if it occurred in a workplace would win them millions in court and arrest charges for the perps?

49 posted on 01/12/2013 7:17:34 PM PST by wintertime
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To: rhema

A lot of this is the misinterpretation of speech you do not like as “bullying”
http://tamarawilhite.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Bullying-is-on-the-Rise


50 posted on 01/12/2013 7:18:11 PM PST by tbw2
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