Looks like it’s time to update BulliedByGays.com, the website that chronicles all the American children taunted by queer youth, because Townhall‘s Mike Adams just found eight Christian kids who killed themselves because some homos teased them about their faith. Oh, what, he’s just kidding?
Let’s get this out of the way: It’s a sad day when any child takes his or her own life, for any reason, gay-related or not. But apparently it’s worth joking about to prove a point, so here are a couple of Adams’ (fake) examples of Christians killing themselves.
Scott was a librarian at a university in Ohio. He was a member of a committee charged with picking books for a freshman reading program. He recommended a book called The Marketing of Evil, which was critical of, among other things, homosexuality. A homosexual faculty member publicly accused Scott of sexual harassment – merely for recommending the book. Shortly thereafter, Scott took his own life.
Jennifer [Keeton, pictured] was a graduate student in Georgia. She was studying counseling at the graduate level when word got out about her religious objections to homosexuality. Some professors also found out that she considered homosexuality to be a chosen lifestyle. Neal Boortz found out and called her ugly names on his radio show. The university forced Jennifer to go through a government-mandated thought control program, which Neal Boortz had endorsed on air. She soon found herself facing the prospect of expulsion from the university. She later killed herself in the face of the Boortz-led witch hunt.
Of course we know both of these stories are completely false. These two individuals, and the six others Adams list, are alive and well. How come? Because Christians have found their savior and don’t need to resort to killing themselves!
These eight cases are all true except for one thing: The Christians who were bullied by gays and gay activists are all still alive. Not a single one has committed suicide. That is because they have centered their lives around Jesus Christ, rather than their sexual identity. And no amount of bullying can change my mind about that.
If only those faggot kids could have found Jesus, they would still be here today!
Except that’s likely not true at all. It’s unclear whether any of the handfuls of recent youth taking their own lives were among the pious. But finding God should not be the solution to not wanting to kill yourself. The solution should be not being driven to that point in the first place. And while that also applies to people of faith, who don’t deserve to have their religious beliefs trampled on (unless those religious beliefs happen to trample on the rights of others), time and again these religious conservatives distract from the real problem: that LGBT youth are uniquely targeted because these so-called “religious beliefs” permit it.