Isolation, intimidation and violent abuse are a fact of life for a large proportion of young LGBT (gay , lesbian, bisexual and transgender) people in America today. Statistics show that gay adolescents are much more likely to experience bullying, commit suicide or suffer homelessness as a result of rejection by their families, than their straight counterparts. Determined to tackle this, the State of California passed a law last week, requiring all public schools to teach about the accomplishments of gays and lesbians in history.
Before the signature on the bill dried, an entirely predictable chorus of self-pity erupted from well-connected religious demagogues who see any recognition and protection of LGBT people as an act of persecution against Christians and an attack on family values. 'Reverend' Lou Sheldon, whose Traditional Values Coalition represents over 43,000 churches in America, rages about the 'molesting the minds of young, impressionable youth', while Randy Thomasson, head of Save California warns that 'we are heading for civil war'.
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