Ask Tea Party leader to Denounce Bullying
  • Petitioned Rich Swier

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Rich Swier

Ask Tea Party leader to Denounce Bullying

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      Human Rights Campaign

Tea Party blogger and leading activist Rich Swier recently said of anti-LGBT bullying: "it is peer pressure and it is healthy." He went on to compare being gay to behaviors such as smoking, underage drinking, and drug abuse.

Swier made these ignorant, bigoted comments in response to a statement from the Florida-based Gulf Coast Gives, a group supporting civic enhancement projects in the Gulf region, which shared alarming anti-LGBT bullying statistics: "77% of all bullying victims are picked on due to sexual orientation, gender identity, or the perception of either."

There is never an excuse for hateful language that justifies the verbal and physical abuse of children. Swier has gone too far – and now HRC is partnering with Athlete Ally founder Hudson Taylor, asking Swier for a meeting to discuss the serious impact of bullying on the nation’s youth.

Tell Rich Swier to meet with HRC and Hudson Taylor to discuss these hateful remarks.

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    1. Reached 35,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mikayla McAdams RIVERSIDE, RI
      • about 3 years ago

      "It is peer pressure and it is healthy" about LGBT bullying is one of the most ignorant and naive things I have ever heard. This is completely unacceptable. Anyone who not only accepts, but encourages, hateful harassment to groups of people is a person who causes me deep concern for the future of our country.

    • Karleigh Jade ALLEGAN, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      My name is Karleigh and I'm 11 years old. Ever since the first grade, I got made fun of for having hearing-aids, to many other things. I can say, it hurt. A LOT. Around August, I made a Facebook page it spread awareness. It finally made it to 1k this month!

      What I'm asking you is to share my petition, and follow me on my journey to end bullying.

      It'd mean soo much!

    • Allan Yorkowitz COLONIA, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      And you want a voice in this government?

    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      holy crap please don't let your ignorance get in the way of a person's personal safety.

    • Rob Fry 000, IRELAND
      • about 3 years ago

      Bullying is spiritual murder.

      Spiteful words are spiritual murder.

      'When you throw dirt you loose ground.' Texan proverb!


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