Friday, October 15, 2010

Hot Buttons

I blatantly stole this quote from jillsmo's blog, Yeah, Good Times.

"Try to keep up: The dehumanizing bigotries that fall from the lips of “faithful Christians,” and the lies about us that vomit out from the pulpits of churches that “faithful Christians” drag their kids to on Sundays, give your children license to verbally abuse, humiliate, and condemn the gay children they encounter at school. And many of your children—having listened to Mom and Dad talk about how gay marriage is a threat to family and how gay sex makes their magic sky friend Jesus cry—feel justified in physically abusing the LGBT children they encounter in their schools. You don’t have to explicitly “encourage [your] children to mock, hurt, or intimidate” queer kids. Your encouragement—along with your hatred and fear—is implicit. It’s here, it’s clear, and we’re seeing the fruits of it: dead children."  -  Dan Savage    

Homophobia and bullying are two of my biggest hot buttons. Both piss me off to no end.

This is one of my new favorite PSA's. It is NSFW if your work doesn't allow swearing. Sorry if you're offended....not really.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm your newest follower! Popping by via the special needs blog hop.

    Great post and sentiment!