scare tactics

Alabama’s Anti-Bullying Law Could Lead to Special Protections for Queer Kids!

How misguided of an organization must you be when you find yourself defending school bullies? Oh, then you’re familiar with Focus On The Family?

Alabama’s Student Harassment Prevention Act goes into effect Oct. 1. It’s an anti-bullying measure, and one of some 44 statewide laws aimed at protecting kids from harassment — and criminally punishing those responsible for letting it happen. This is bad news, says FOTF!

The new law is problematic because it puts the focus on the motivations and “characteristics” of victims, rather than on the wrong actions of the bullies.

Betty Peters, a member of the Alabama education board, said the bill would allow gay activists to work their language and curriculum into schools.

“We need to punish all bullies,” she said, “regardless of their motivation.”

Peters said gay activists are encouraging like-minded individuals to sign up for local committees that will be responsible for writing similar policies. She encouraged parents who oppose the gay agenda to do the same.

“They should let their local boards know that they want all children to be protected,” she said.

Parents should watch out for attempts to mandate special protections for “gender identity” and “sexual orientation”— which can pave the way for pro-gay curriculum and mandatory “diversity” training.

That’s right, parents. Schools that teach students to be more tolerant of their LGBT peers are also on track to push forward the homosexual activist agenda.

But as Truth Wins Out notes, Ms. Peters “is a member of the American Family Association, Alabama Republican Assembly, Eagle Forum, and Christian Coalition. Peters wants creationism to be taught in schools. She was the lone no-vote on state Superintendent of Education Dr. Joe Morton’s recommendation that Alabama participate in a state-led initiative to develop common core standards for English and mathematics. Peters also opposed President Obama’s speech to school children.”

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #bullying #education #focusonthefamily stories and more


  • schlukitz

    What asshats people from FOTF are!

  • Jon B

    She opposed “common core standards for English and mathematics[?]” That is more troubling than anything else. WTF is wrong with some people?

  • jwalker666

    I’m surprised that anyone takes these organizations seriously at all. Everytime they come out with something they sound like a bunch of uneducated idiots.

  • YellowRanger

    @Jon B:

    Stupidity, mostly.

  • Jim

    I understand why she would aoppose standards in Math and English – her kid won’t pass because they are too busy beating up gay kids.

  • Emily

    @Jim: That’s funny, you’d think she’d WANT to get involved in a state-led initiative for curriculum standards, what with her creationism agenda she’s pushing to have included. Unless of course, she knows damn well how ridiculous her idea is, and is well aware that it would, and should, backfire…

  • Andrew

    Religion speaks again.

  • need of help

    My daughter has been enrolled in a Geneva school scene first grade and has been bully ed every scene she started going there, by the same 5 girls. it has got so bad the she moved out of my house and in with her dad. In a different county and that school is even giving her a hard time about getting in there. what should i do

  • insufferable_know_it_all

    Peter’s is inbred. Alabama=inbred. End of story.

  • Paul

    I guess I have a different experience. My son has been bullied by a child whose parents want their son to be homosexually oriented. This couple thought it appropriate to encourage our children at 13 years to discover their sexuallity together. We explained to the other parents that we didn’t feel encouraging 13 y.o. children to have any sexual relationship is appropriate. They countered by explaining that their son was in love with our son, and threatened to label us in the town as homophobes. Our son has been harrassed by this other child who is encouraged to do so by his parents. The parents, represented by the county attorney want us to pay them because they invested money in our childrens’ “relationship”. And the school would not do anything because they might somehow violate the rights of this bully because his parents would make his sexual orientation an issue.

  • Mary Anne

    @ no.10 Paul,

    You’re more stuffed full of crap than a Christmas turkey.
    …Get another homophobic fantasy.

    [Pathological Paul wrote:

    “They countered by explaining that their son was in love with our son, and threatened to label us in the town as homophobes. …The parents, represented by the county attorney want us to pay them because they invested money in our childrens’ “relationship”. “]


    Are you expecting to climb your way up to Heaven on a gigantic mound of bullshit?

Comments are closed.