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State Representative Schroder has once again followed his masters at
Louisiana Family Forum Hate Inc. and filed the Louisiana version of the “License to Bully” (Or the Bully the Gay Away) bill that we have seen in other states such as Tennessee and Michigan this year – BOTH of those states killed their versions of this bill.
In a misguided attempt at trying to seem reasonable by filing their own Anti-Bullying legislation,
LFF Hate Inc. has filed their so called “Clean Bill” by stripping out the characteristics that all current research shows is necessary in order to have a policy that actually prevents bullying that leads to suicide. Students from schools with an enumerated policy are 50% more likely to feel safe at school (54% vs. 36%). Students without such a policy are three times more likely to skip a class because they feel uncomfortable or unsafe (16% vs. 5%).
Specifically excluding the characteristics that are shown to be needed and then by adding that nothing being done do a child can be considered bullying IF it is considered “religious, philosophical or political views, provided that such expression does not cause an actual, material disruption to the work of any public school” clearly shows the intent of the author that it is perfectly permissible to at least TRY to “Bully the Gay Away.”
This policy is WORSE because it declares OPEN SEASON on all children who have been labeled as “Gay.” It gives sanctuary codified into law to each child who cares to use it. We should not forget that recent data shows that 80% of youth harassed for being perceived as gay actually identify as heterosexual. These youth are 5 times MORE likely to attempt suicide.
HB 1101 By Rep Schroder should be voted down and Louisiana Family Forum should be called out to STOP playing POLITICS with Children’s lives.
Citizens who believe that ALL children should be protected and provided with a safe learning environment should be supporting HB 407 and SB 619.
See for yourself:
The Senator has a very important point – some want to debate this issue fairly and keep it above board. Others appear hell bent on destroying ANYONE who even QUESTIONS the legislation put forward by the Governor. What is the Governor and his team hiding that they need this bill to pass so quickly with no amendments and little debate?
An all new Blue Mondays tonight – Monday March 19, 2012.
Teachers take to the Capitol to fight for their jobs while Governor Bobby Jindal and Republicans shame and try to intimidate them… President Obama and Vice President Biden kick off their re-election fight and come out swinging… and a look at the Democratic Candidates on the Ballot This Saturday.
On our last show we talked about budget cuts and were happy to find this clip from Mayor Landrieu making the very same points we have been making. Budgets are a moral document and cutting them will have serious implications – some not so bad – some terrible. Here the Mayor makes the connection between the sweeping budget cuts on Mental Health issues by Gov. “Bobby” Jindal and crime in New Orleans and other cities throughout our state. Watch here:
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I appologize for not posting as much as I should. But we have been busy kicking of our 2012 season of Blue Mondays. Below you can find the full episode that was released this past Monday. Every other week we have a new show and I will be posting them here as well but we would also appriciate a “LIKE” over on our show page here.
Let us know what you think! Our YouTube Channel will also have shorter clips from the show and you can find that here. Let us know what you think and what topics you would like to see us cover in the future!