Conservative group: 'Anti-bullying' agenda is actually pro-gay

Mon. August 30, 2010 6:43 AM by News Staff

Denver - The conservative "Focus on the Family" group feels they're being bullied; bullied, that is, by anti-bullying curriculum pushed at public schools. They claim these life lessons are really pro-gay lessons in disguise.

"We feel more and more that activists are being deceptive in using anti-bullying rhetoric to introduce their viewpoints, while the viewpoint of Christian students and parents are increasingly belittled," Candi Cushman of Focus on the Family told the Denver Post.

The Post reports that 30 percent of kids in sixth-tenth grades are either victims or perpetrators of bullying.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network says LGBT are three times more likely to be bullied than straight students.

"Bullying is a serious public health crisis in this country, according to no less an authority than the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services," Eliza Byard of GLSEN told the Denver Post.

Focus on the Family claims that groups like GLSEN are marginalizing conservative Christian viewpoints while pushing a "gay agenda."

"This issue is being hijacked by activists," said Cushman. "They shouldn't be politicizing or sexualizing the issue of bully prevention."