Tell Michele Bachmann: Denounce anti-gay bullying in your district
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Tell Michele Bachmann: Denounce anti-gay bullying in your district

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A string of nine teen suicides have devastated Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District -- the largest district in the state, which is represented by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Many of the suicides have been linked to students being bullied for their perceived homosexuality, which has prompted a federal investigation of the district's failure to address anti-gay harassment.

Unfortunately, Anoka-Hennepin enforces a dangerous "neutrality policy" -- a gag rule that handcuffs teachers from adequately addressing anti-gay bullying.

As a congresswoman and a former Anoka-Hennepin student, Michele Bachmann is in an important position to speak out against this rule, and the tragic suicides that have led public health officials to call the area a "suicide contagion." Instead, Bachmann has remained totally silent on this issue.

Tell Michele Bachmann: Denounce anti-gay bullying in your district.

To:
Rep. Michele Bachmann
No student should feel threatened or unsafe in school, or hopeless enough to take their own life. Speak out against anti-gay bullying and harassment in your district and across the country.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rob Fry 000, IRELAND
      • about 3 years ago

      Bullying is spiritual murder.

      Spiteful + hateful words are spiritual murder.

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

      If you turn a blind eye you condone bullying.

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    • Lucy Godinez EVANSTON, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      This woman is just absolutely out of her mind, and her husband is no better. I'm sure I am not the first person to say this, but "praying the gay" out of a person does nothing but demoralize them as human beings. Bullying is bullying, and anti-gay bullying may be the worst kind. To threaten an innocent person based on their sexual orientation is so completely obtuse and wrong. By not denouncing anti-gay bullying, Michele Bachmann is simply setting herself up for this poor decision to come back and bite her. This will not stand.

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    • Sarah Myers SYRACUSE, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      It is sickening to think that a woman in a position of power can sit by and watch the idea of human rights get destroyed. By doing nothing you are adding to the problem. You can have your own set of beliefs about homosexuality but abusing your power to push your values on other people is disgusting. Young kids are LOSING THEIR LIVES over your inability to act as a responsible adult in the world of politics. Step up and save lives. Speak up and change society.

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    • Cam Brunner BOCA RATON, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Michele Bachmann and her husband are both very far out. Not good for the U.S. She is running on her own “gay agenda” platform. We are closing schools, laying people off. Families are being foreclosed on and being put out in the streets. And all this Republican running for President and her husband can do is talk about is “praying away the gay”. It is a good money maker for her, but we have bigger things to do, and I am hopping God has too. If you or your church has the gay agenda on your mind, all the time you may need to set down and talk with someone. We need to start looking at what is best for the country. Not our own religion’s views, that blow in the wind.

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    • Regis Gutz KEARNEY, NE
      • about 3 years ago

      I am crying now after reading about these suicides due to anti-gay bullying. No one should go through losing their children like this and there is no proof that the people who were bullied were even homosexual. However, the is a growing problem because of the negative connotation in most schools and middle school and high school students becoming more and more fond of harassing people they don't like by calling them fags and dykes. This Anoka-Hennepin "neutrality policy" is also sickening because it gives bullies free reign to drive their victims to depression and possibly suicide as is the case with these nine students. Michele Bachmann must now speak out or know that all future anti-gay bullying suicides are her fault and preventable.

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