Uploaded on Nov 14, 2010
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When I started hearing about these teen suicides, it literally made me ill. When I went to bed at night, I would think of a young life lost. I have a problem with death, especially youthful death. I had to do something to ease my mind. I knew where the hate came from. The purveyors (what I call them) are those who are indirectly responsible. Through their rhetoric, they give "justification" to the weak-minded that it is alright to bully or harm others. There are so many organizations who purvey hate, I had to limit it. I took one from politics, one from religion, one from education, and one from the media.
Whether these young men were gay or perceived gay, does not matter. Hate is taught, and, as shown in this video, it can be disseminated through a political party, religious hierarchy, school administrators or media commentators. In three of the examples I utilized, God or Christian was used as a source for their malignity. It is apparent, some people only use the Bible and/or their religion as a weapon to justify their hate. I will speak their language:
1 John 2:11
"But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes."
1 John 3:15
"Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him."
Finally, I salute the "It Gets Better" and "NoH8" campaigns. I hope that those who are in pain are listening and realize that help is out there. I still have a hard time watching this video, even though I made it. Looking at those angelic faces, full of life, now silenced.
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