Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens
"As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant “pansy assed." ... Savage was supposed to be delivering a speech about anti-bullying at the National High School Journalism Conference sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. But it turned into an episode of Christian-bashing. “I thought this would be about anti-bullying,” Tuttle told Fox news. “It turned into a pointed attack on Christian beliefs.”
It gets worse from there. If you want to read what Mr Savage said and how it was responded to by his sponsoring organizations, click on the link.
What is sad for me is that this was a forum for teen reporters. Teenagers...mocked, bullied, and called names, by an adult. Rather than being ashamed of his behavior in front of children, rather than apologizing for his screed that offended teens, Savage hurled scorn on them as they left and was supported by his organizations, needling the kids as the ones in the wrong and for failing to stay because "it's important to be able to listen to speech that offends you"...
I know this verse from Ephesians 6:4 is targeted to actual fathers and their biological/adoptive children, but I dare to say we can widen it to apply here, even as a warning in general:
"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord".
"Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged." (Colossians 3:21)
Is Mr Savage a father? An Uncle? Would he feel satisfied knowing someone had entered a place where children were gathered, including his own, and hurled insults directly at them for their beliefs?
“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven." Matthew 18:10
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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