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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Jersey's new "anti-bullying" law...

TRENTON, New Jersey, November 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Jersey legislature has pushed through a new law targeting gay bullying and establishing a statewide “Week of Respect.” The law, a project of local homosexualist groups, passed just one week after hearings were held on what is being called the most far-reaching legislation of its kind in the United States.

Known as the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” the bill not only forbids bullying of students based on their sexual orientation, but establishes a tight framework mandating the reporting and investigating of homosexual “bullying” incidents, creates a task force to protect homosexual students at each school, and provides for school personnel to be trained in anti-bullying technique.

The bill also establishes a statewide “Week of Respect” to be observed in early October of each year, during which the school will host programs on “harassment, intimidation, and bullying prevention.” The provisions of the bill extend to public universities.

The bipartisan-sponsored bill easily passed both the House and Senate Monday evening, 72 to 1 and 30 to 0 respectively. New Jersey Senate and House panels had catapulted the bill into the legislature a week before, Nov. 15, the same day hearings were held.

Garden State Equality, the Anti-Defamation League, and the New Jersey Coalition on Bullying Awareness and Prevention, among others, have been working on the bill for more than a year; Equality lauded the passage of the “dramatically bolder” approach it helped craft.

Under the new legislation, each school is mandated to report to the board of education twice per school year the precise number of reports of mistreatment of homosexual students, “the status of all investigations, the nature of the bullying ... the names of the investigators, the type and nature of any discipline imposed on any student engaged in harassment ... and any other [anti-bullying] measures imposed, training conducted, or programs implemented.” A “grade” gauging each school’s compliance with the law will be posted on the school’s and school district’s website.

In a provision added to the final bill, it states private schools are “encouraged to comply” with its provisions, and exempts from censure “legitimate” expression of religious beliefs in private faith-based schools.

The bill also provides that anyone convicted of “bias intimidation” against homosexual individuals will be forbidden from any form of employment at a public school.

Rabbi Noson Leiter of Torah Jews for Decency, who was present at the state capitol when the bill passed, condemned proponents for rushing the 23-page bill through “without even time for the legislators to read it, much less the public to see what it’s all about.”

“[Schools under the bill] wouldn’t just be teaching not to bully, they’d be teaching why not to bully. Knowing the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) crowd, they’re certainly going to be propagandizing respect,” Leiter told LifeSiteNews.com.

Leiter said that the press conference after the bill passed was suddenly shut down when the rabbi attempted to ask a proponent, the parent of a bullied child, whether she “can sympathize with religious parents with children in the public school system who would now be bullied under the current legislation.”

“They didn’t want me to have a platform to have that question,” he concluded.

It is unclear whether New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie will veto the bill. Christie, who is now famous for his staunch fiscal conservatism, has vowed to veto same-sex “marriage” legislation. Leiter said he has spoken with the governor’s office and felt that his message was heard; however, homosexualist groups have expressed optimism that Christie would condone the bill.

Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council’s Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, called the bill “unfortunate” and urged Christie to veto the measure.

“It is unfortunate that a bill in the New Jersey legislature to tackle the very real problem of bullying in schools has been hijacked to serve a politically correct social agenda, by defining ‘harassment, bullying, and intimidation’ in terms of the characteristics of the victim, rather than in terms of the nature of the bullying behavior,” Sprigg commented.

To contact NJ governor Chris Christie:
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
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http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/

(Story ends here. My comments follow.)

Okay, there are several levels where I just don't "get" this topic. Call me obtuse but it's there. Here's a short list:

1) The whole "anti-bullying" mindset that makes a routine childhood situation into a major crisis. No, bullies should never be encouraged or tolerated. Having been the target of jerks older & larger than myself during childhood, I know a bit about being a hapless victim, one who has the choice of getting creamed in a fight or earning the reputation of "coward". I survived, despite the lack of support from my parents (another story there). I learned from it, if my kids are bullied I'll cheerfully get involved to the point that everyone is gonna know who the old fat guy with the big mouth is. But we're talking about a normal childhood situation here. I don't get why it's so damned necessary for legislation to be passed.

2) The focus on a child's sexuality. Hey, kids are confused about sex. End of story. A fair number of adolescent boys are fearfully suspicious they'll turn out as gay as possible (again, been there and done that). IMO boys should be treated as boys, girls as girls and don't try figuring out if the boys will become interior decorators and the girls stevedores. Do the best you can with what you've got, don't pander to eccentricities that will resolve themselves over time. I don't understand why the focus is so strong on children's sexual identification. IMO it's nothing but harmful.

3) The need for ANY of this to be addressed via government action. Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS) applies. Getting the government involved is not a way to simplify things.

In addition to my own bafflement, I've serious doubts as to how a child being raised to have traditional values (such as my own Catholic beliefs) will NOT be subject to scorn and derision (read "bullying") by school authorities trying to zealously toe the line on laws such as this. When one group in society is made into a protected class it'll always be at the expense of others.

Bottom line on things like this, let the adults minimize their involvement and have the kids sort it out by themselves. 99% of children DO survive childhood, it's the adults you have to worry about.

Just my opinion.

15 comments:

Adrienne said...

That law is ridiculous! It's just more PC garbage and you thoughts are spot on.

You would think with all this talk about homosexuals that 9 out of every 10 people were afflicted. They need to crawl back in the closet they so "proudly" came out of. I don't want to hear about anyones sex life.

Subvet said...

Adrienne, it's a squeaky wheel that gets the grease and vocal gays have been "loud & proud" for decades. Time for the rest of us to find our voices and yell back.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I'm sorry, but I don't give a rat's patootie how many laws are passed, I will NEVER have any kind of respect for gays because they are gay. I do respect immoral and unnatural behavior, no matter what it is.

The Watcher said...

I wrote on a similar topic over at my place. My question is, is this anti-bullying law going to follow them once they're out of school and away from mom and dad? It better, since it's taken the place of teaching the kids how to defend themselves mentally from taunting and those kids are going to be eaten alive when they're no longer protected.

Grandma taught me two things - the old 'sticks and stones' mantra and 'If they see that they're getting to you, they'll never stop - just remember, they're sad people who have to hurt others to make themselves feel good.' Remembering those two things helped me through the bullying I got from third grade through high school.

Arby said...

This is dumb. If you want to end bullying, remove the zero tolerance polciies for fighting.

ignorant redneck said...

There will be no protection for Catholics against being bullied ofr our religious beliefs.

We're the bad guys. The politicians know this.

They know this because the Father of lies has mobilized his sodomite legions to tell them, and tell them, and tell them. And to tell everyone else through their infiltration of media, entertainment and sadly religious orders and denominations.

Sigh--the Chastisement isn't coming, it's here. heard that from a Father of Mercy.

sig94 said...

In any event and despite the prevalance of so many idiots in government, Happy Thanksgiving!

ABNPOPPA said...

Subvet,

These morons and the entire PC crowd don't have the brains to understand you cannot legislate nature and the way the human mind works. I had this conversation with Screwy Louie, Adrienne's out of the world left winger brother. I can think what I want and bully whomever I please. Until I get my blocked knocked off! I can think homosexuals (I refuse to legitimize them by using the word "gay") are not normal as they cannot procreate. That in itself should be enough evidence to help them understand it/they are NOT normal.
End of my sermon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Adrienne said...

Pops - Screwy Louie??

Positively perfect!

Subvet said...

Most Rev. Gregori, bullseye. Hard to respect degenerate behavior of any kind. That includes heterosexuals who prey on young teen girls and other helpless folk.

Subvet said...

The Watcher, if the nannystate has it's way we'll see cradle-to-grave monitoring. That would include enforcement of hate crime legislation against major religious bodies, complete indoctrination of our kids in the liberal fad of the day, etc.

Subvet said...

Arby, even bullies can't see out the backs of their heads. I once told my oldest son (who was being harassed off campus by a bully) that the best thing he could do was confront the scum in a school hallway with a good hard kick in the nuts. Promised to back him up all the way on it too. He didn't take me up on it, in later years he confessed he should have.

Subvet said...

IR, yep we can stand by for some interesting times by adhering to the Faith. See you in the reeducation camps.

Subvet said...

Sig 94, kinda late but same to ya!

Subvet said...

Pops, its sad when you realize deviant behavior is glamorized as "just another lifestyle". But thats what we've come to.

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