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2 comments | Tuesday, April 14, 2009

If you read nothing else today make sure you take heed to the message Sirdeana Walker, mother of the late Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover has for individuals who perpetrate homophobia and anti-gay bullying. The Advocate reports this gut-wrenching story on a mother who lost her son way too soon due to anti-gay bullying.

"It's not just a gay issue," Walker said. "It’s bigger. He was 11 years old, and he wasn't aware of his sexuality. These homophobic people attach derogatory terms to a child who’s 11 years old, who goes to church, school, and the library, and he becomes confused. He thinks, Maybe I'm like this. Maybe I'm not. What do I do?"

By whatever means [are] necessary, I'm going to get the message across that the taunting has to end in the schools," she said.

When is the hatred going to stop? Children come into this world with huge hearts wanting to love and receive love in return. Adults(Parents) teach children how to hate. We can make the decision now to stop this vicious cycle of hate.

h/t Rod


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thanks again for the update on this as well Darian. It shocks me and saddens me that the bullying was so excessive that he had to take his own life and THE SCHOOL probably doesnt even care about issue of the boy being bullied for being gay.

Ms. Walker is doing the right thing in doing something about the tragic situation.

April 14, 2009 4:32 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

my heart goes out to his mother...to a world sick with homophobia and just hatred period...get well soon

April 14, 2009 9:59 PM


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