Focus on the Family: Anti-bullying efforts push LGBT agenda
Anti-gay organization Focus on the Family believes that anti-bullying efforts in schools across the country aim to further a gay agenda, The Denver Post reported.
"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," Focus on the Family education expert Candi Cushman told the Post. Cushman worried over the public school system's portrayal of same-sex partnerships as normal and voiced concerns that Christian viewpoints would be interpreted as bigotry.
Eliza Byard, executive director of the national Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), told the Post that organizations like hers do want to make sure that LGBT students are protected from bullying and discrimination.
"Yes, we want LGBT students afforded full respect," she said. "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."