Christians Slam Anti-Bully Day Over 'Gay Agenda'
Evangelical group to parents: Keep your kids at home
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2012 6:15 PM CDT
A bully in action.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – About 200 schools have canceled an anti-bullying program after conservative evangelicals warned that it secretly promotes the "homosexual agenda." The Southern Poverty Law Center says it designed Mix It Up Lunch Day to encourage kids to sit beside someone different—to help break up cliques and ease bullying, New York Times reports. But the American Family Association disagreed, saying parents should keep children home instead.

"These anti-bullying policies have become a mechanism for punishing Christian students who believe that homosexual behavior" is wrong, says an association official. But the two groups were already at odds, because the civil-rights center recently included the Bible-based association on its list of hate groups. Now the fight over Mix It Up Lunch Day. “We’ve become used to the idea of lunatic fringe attacks,” says a director at the center, "but this one was complete misrepresentation.”

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MichaelBenesch
Oct 17, 2012 3:57 PM CDT
If only Willard had someone to teach him as a young man not to bully and assault a "different" long haired boy in his PRIVATE rich boys sausage factory of a school.
BlahBlahBlah
Oct 16, 2012 7:57 PM CDT
Well duh, everyone knows that anything meant to help kids that isn't ramming a bible down their gullet is a total homosexual plot to gayify the youth. Yeah, anyhoo.
TheProducer
Oct 16, 2012 2:47 PM CDT
listen... here's the gay agenda: 1) Live life. 2) Be Fabulous. I think i'd be more afraid here that some bible thumping child would be trying to drag my kid into religion more so than i'd worry about him turning gay from eating within listening distance of a homosexual....