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Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Teen Suicide

Lance Lundsten
Lance Lundsten, eighteen, at Jefferson High School in a small town in Minnesota.

Read these two Box Turtle Bulletin reports, here and here, and the linked news reports.

When are they going to do something about this?  When are the "Christian" bigots who make these policies, the "Christian" teachers who don't protect gay children and don't intervene when they see bullying, the "Christian" parents who let their kids do the bullying, when are they going to stop pushing kids towards suicide and start taking action?  When are they going to learn compassion?

Bullying leaves external and internal scars.  Scars for life.  If you live.  I know.  Indeed I know, because I've been there.

This youngster, on the threshold of adult life ... dead  What kind of misery did he endure to drive him to this?  And for how long?  Poor little beast.

1 comment:

numbat said...

The search for peace and calm,
an escape from harm,
suffering the beatings of hate,
then told "It's your fate".

the light at the end of the tunnel
is hidden inside a funnel
where you've been driven by despair
when all around you don't care.

Why do religious morals say
those who don't fit can't stay?
'Love thy neighbour' is preached, and tolerance
while practising hatred of difference.

Another precious life lost
but to us at what cost?
A cure for cancer not found,
a glorious musical sound?