Jaheem Herrera and Carl Joseph Walker Hoover were taunted and emotionally abused because of their perceived sexual orientation. I was in shock and I was surprised to hear my own words out loud, "What the hell?"
It is society's duty to protect all of our children. We as parents should do everything in our power to boldly and assertively address any type of bullying issue. We need to boldly address the kids that are bullying as well as address and protect the kids that are bullied for whatever reason. I know that sexual orientation is a controversial topic based on religion, extreme opinions and sometimes an attitude of pure disgust. Whatever your stance is on this topic, it is imperative that we protect every child with passion and with a level of intensity that will aim to bring love, support and peace to all children that are involved.
Because the children that are doing the bullying come from troubled homes most of the time, they also need direction and attention. One principal in a middle school in Nevada has taken peaceful action to help both bullies and the kids that were bullied. Take a look at a segment on ABC News here.
All life is precious not matter what form it comes in and we must respect it, honor it and love all life! It is our duty and it is our privilege!
For more help on understanding and finding ways to help your child heal from bullying or if you are a parent that know your child is a bully, please go to the US Department of Health and Human Services and to Kids Health Organization for assistance. Take a strong stance with your presence.
Sending love, support and positive energy around this magnificent world! Thank you Se'Lah (Necessary Room) for bringing the idea of Conscious Friday!
The following photos are of three boys that felt their only option to stop the pain and suffering from bullying was to remove their Beings from this universe as we know it. I feel your presence boys.