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Lawmakers: Anti-Bullying Conference Bullies Conservatives, Christians

jkdjr25 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:52 PM
There is a huge problem with bullying in this country. It is something that needs to be addressed because there are kids that are killing themselves over it. I know because I was bullied relentlessly during my time in school and I seriously contemplated ending it all. Now some of these discussions listed in the college's program are going too far in the other direction, but the question that has to be asked is "what are the other coursed being talked about in this event." I think that there does need to be an open, and frank, discussion about bullying and how to stop it and if a college, or some other school, wants to host such a discussion then that should be a good thing.
America is Over Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 6:19 PM
We removed God from the public square and we wound up with amoral savages.

Who could've seen that coming?
psydoc Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:59 PM
I would suggest that courses dealing with bullying should start in grade school, and stick to the topic of how to prevent it, or at least counter, without any agenda, other than the act itself.

A group of nearly two dozen Republican lawmakers is threatening to pull state funding from an Iowa community college unless they defund an anti-bullying program that the lawmakers say bullies Christians and conservatives.

The Des Moines Area Community College is one of several sponsors of the Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth – scheduled to be held next week. The program was founded by Iowa Safe Schools.

The college’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter filed a Freedom of Information Act request and discovered that tax and tuition dollars were being used to cover the costs.

“It’s outrageous,” said Jake Dagel, chairman...