I’ve talked a number of times about the political tactics and strategy used by the left in their efforts to cram their agenda down the country’s collective throats. And one of their most effective ways is to play the victim card as frequently as possible – all while committing the same acts that they are supposedly condemning.
And one of the most common examples of this comes in their supposed “anti-bullying” crusade in schools – which is nothing but a thinly veiled cover for their true objective of advancing the homosexual political agenda in schools.
Now, particularly as an educator, I always feel it necessary to being these kinds of conversations with the blanket statement that I would hope is obvious – but in our political environment, you simply must acknowledge anyway. All bullying is wrong. All bullying. Bullying someone because of their race, their intelligence, their size, their sexuality, whatever...it’s wrong. Kids should feel safe in school and I believe schools should deal harshly and severely with bullying. Period.
But I also know that these supposed voices of “anti-bullying” do not agree with me on that point. They want to end bullying against certain groups (kids who are confused or experimenting with various sexual behaviors) by directing judgment and bullying upon other groups (Christians, Jews, and those kids with traditional morality). Their tactics are to create an environment where Christian kids feel ostracized or evil for holding to their faith, and are punished for speaking it.
In light of that, Tim Graham wrote an excellent expose of the Obama Administration’s embrace of this bullying group of anti-bullying activists:
Lee Hirsch, the liberal filmmaker who made the movie "Bully," proclaimed in the latest Metro Weekly magazine "I don't like bullying being a politicized issue. I don't want right-wing people that look for any platform they can to be anti-gay a reason to not teach their kids to be empathetic. We need to get to the kids before the hate comes in."
If you believe that, you're not reading enough. Over at the "Bully Movie" Twitter page, they're delighted not only that they held a special White House screening of "Bully" and panel discussion with Team Obama, but also that Obama has now endorsed Al Franken's "Student Non-Discrimination Act," which would make bullying a federal court case.
"The real danger is how this will be interpreted," Neal McCluskey, associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute told Fox News. "The definition of harassment could be broadly interpreted that anybody who expressed a totally legitimate opinion about homosexual behavior could be made illegal. That's a violation of those kids who want to express opposition to LGBT opinions or behavior. People have a legitimate reason to be concerned about this -- not because they're 'haters' but because you're now trying to balance different rights."
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That’s exactly right. But don’t think that the broad interpretation of harassment to include someone expressing moral disapproval is accidental. It’s not. And don’t think the Obama Administration’s embrace of that interpretation is made unaware that Christian kids will be lumped in as “bullies.” They know.
After citing top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett’s statement in support of the crusade, Graham went on to note to obvious regarding this entire situation: how can you claim you don’t want the issue of bullying politicized when you are shamelessly politicizing it through the President’s campaign?
Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul backing the “Bully” movie, boasted “The Obama administration sees a problem and acts swiftly. This is an incredible turn of events and shows that art can have a transcending effect. For all those families of the children who were lost, it's momentous to have the President and First Lady's support and gives them something to celebrate.”
Not that anyone’s “politicizing” bullying or anything.