Archive for May 3rd, 2012
President Barack Obama hates bullying.
That’s why he took time out in the middle of a Congressional election cycle — in peak season, actually — to cut a video for a little-known group called the It Gets Better Project. The It Gets Better Project was designed to protect children, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children and teens, from bullying. Its suggested pledge states, “Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I’ll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I’ll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that ‘It Gets Better.’”
This is a good message. Nobody is for bullying, particularly of children and teens.
There was only one problem.
The It Gets Better Project — the group that Obama chose to work with from among dozens of anti-bullying groups around the country — is run by one of the world’s most egregious bullies, gay sex columnist Dan Savage. Read more...