In the face of Michigan’s horrid new bill condoning bullying for religious purposes, someone has started a Change.org petition telling the state government not to pass the bill.
A strange side note - the author of the petition used the text from the GayWrites post about the bill as the body of letter. And I swear it wasn’t me! Whoever did this, you’re pretty cool.
Sign the petition at the link above!
SIGN SIGN SIGN!!!
Please sign this. I was a victim of childhood bullying. It wasn’t bad, but it was enough to severely affect me all the way until I was junior in high school. The thought of bullying in any form being legitimized by the government is disturbing. No person should ever be bullied for any reason.
I was also a victim of bullying, to a degree I’m not sure if I’m comfortable sharing at this moment. By teachers, by staff, by students — I was bullied for any number of reasons that my mother couldn’t even stop even though she was a principal at my school — my principal, for a while. This bill should have stopped my siblings from getting the same treatment I did in school, not enable other students to make it even worse. Your siblings, your kids, your students — they all deserve to be protected from physical/mental/emotional abuse, regardless of their background. Those scars stay forever. Please sign this petition.