MARVIN NASH RODEO CLOWN: BULLYING HURTS ALL STUDENTS

Dec 11, 2011 by

Please read “Students Losing Their Rights To Express Their Opinions” by Donna Garner, 10.29.11. This article explains why schools must not cave in to the LGBT movement: http://libertylinked.com/posts/8754/students-losing-their-right/View.aspx

Once you finish reading my article, then you will better understand what Marvin Nash of BullyingHurts.com is up against as he tries to go into the schools to teach his well-established program that addresses all children who need help against bullying. Marvin believes, “ ‘The little kid that stutters, the tall girl who wears glasses, kids who have old clothes need help,’ he said. ‘LGBT is part of the issue, not the issue.’ “

Donna Garner

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Rodeo clown: Bullying about more than just homosexuality

‘Kid that stutters, tall girl wearing glasses’ are the ones who need help


Posted: December 10, 2011
8:30 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2011 WND

 

A homosexual who violently attacks a Christian pastor would be protected from President Obama’s “hate-crimes” law and its enhanced penalties, a group of the legislation’s supporters openly admitted during debate in Congress.

 

However, the penaltieswouldapply should a Christian pastor violently attack a homosexual.

 

Penalties likely would be more severe for the Christian because the “hate-crimes” law’s protections apply only to those with certain behaviors – that is, homosexual or other alternative sexual lifestyles.

That insight led Richard Thompson, president of theThomas More Law Center,the group challenging the constitutionality of the law, to argue that homosexual advocacy groups are “one of the most intolerant groups in our society and viciously attack anyone who opposes their point of view.”

 

Now there are alarming indicators that such attitudes are taking over in the rapidly expanding arena of anti-bullying programs for schools and other organizations, according to one of the developers of the genre, Marvin Nash ofBullyingHurts.com.

 

His Wyoming-based organization – which he runs as his alter-ego to his career as a professional rodeo clown – claims to be the first community service program in the country to insert and apply peer mentoring as the foundation of instructional awareness in the education of anti-bullying in the elementary classroom.

 

“We are proud to have been the first to recognize the issues of bullying as one of the root causes that can have a negative effect on childhood learning and have used this information to create a program that can aid children in the devastating issues of peer-on-peer bullying,” the website explains.

 

Nash told WND his program to undermine and defeat bullying is comprehensive, whether the victim is “green, orange, black, Chinese-American, Mexican-America or whatever.”

 

He attracts attention in various ways, including rolling his rodeo barrel – used when 2,000-pound bulls get out of line in the arena – from one city to another. Such an event developed this fall in a promotional plan that leads to a conference in Nevada, he told WND. Leaders of another anti-bullying campaign launched an effort that would replace his plan with another.

 

It’s one, according to its ownFlip the Script website,that focuses on “bullying” of homosexual students and mirrors the “hate-crimes” law.

 

The site prominently suggests “LGBTQ youth” have “at least one teacher they can talk to” and features testimonies from a lesbian student regarding her experiences with bullying.

 

Nash was rolling his barrel across Nevada to attract attention to the effort when he was invited to a meeting with Clark County schools, which sets trends for the entire state.

 

There, a volunteer stood up and said, “These people [referring to Nash] don’t know what they’re doing,” Nash said.

 

Instead, the critic said, the school district should incorporate campaigns that focus on homosexual issues, Nash reported.

 

But focusing on homosexual issues isn’t going to address the problem effectively, he told WND. For example, there is more bullying among Hispanic students than among homosexuals.

 

“The little kid that stutters, the tall girl who wears glasses, kids who have old clothes” need help, he said. “LGBT is part of the issue, nottheissue.”


Nash,in an editorial on Rodeo Attitude,said, “If you are gay or lesbian, you get your own organization or the Department of Education writes a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter, but if you are 13, black, poor and small in a rough neighborhood, witnesses do not even call 9-1-1.”

 

He said, “Today, bullying is to kids what drugs were in the ’60s. Bullying gives the same euphoria that young people received from drugs that they took. They actually get a kind of high from bullying others.”.

 

A report in the Las Vegas Seven online publicationcited a Nash critique of the Nevada bullying program decision.

 

He wrote in October, when his proposed conference and training for state educators was put on hold in light of the opposition from Flip the Script, that the newer effort specifically features the issue of homosexual students but excludes other targets of bullying.

 

Seven writer Stacy Willis said Flip the Script concedes opposing “gay-related slurs among others” but said there is no real agenda in the effort.

 

However, Nash believes there is.

 

“Our concern is that the LGBT movement is using bullying to leverage [its] way into the schools to promote a separate agenda – acceptance of the gay lifestyle – as opposed to genuinely trying to stop bullying for the sake of stopping bullying,” Marvin’s wife, Darlene, said in the report.

 

Protecting children from bullying is the goal of his program.

 

“We object to [gay activists] them using something important – bullying – to get a different agenda into schools,” Darlene Nash told the Weekly Seven. “While they are convincing school districts that any bullying is gay-related, there are many children who dread going to school today because they stutter or wear braces or have a limp. The school districts are in danger of sacrificing help for those kids. That’s our issue. Bullying is bullying and has a much larger scope than gay issues.”

 

Nash, whose program has been in Nevada schools, is endorsed by school officials there.

 

Linda Harvey,president of Mission America, explained in her WND column that efforts to truly fight bullying are being hijacked by those who want to focus on preventing bullying of homosexuals and use that door to bring in clubs promoting the lifestyle choice.

 

“Deceit and deviance have entered the schoolyard and will bring vastly more tragedy unless we get wise,” she wrote. “All over the country, parents are discovering that ‘anti-bullying’ programs are a carte blanche for sexual-deviance promotion. Kids learn that unless they nod approvingly at homosexuality and gender-bending, they are all complicit in the worst damage that can ever happen to a fellow student.”

 

She cited a school play in which a homosexual portrayal prompted students to get up and leave. The presentation was necessary, she said one school official reported, because “gay students are killing themselves.”

 

“This is suicide prevention?” Harvey wrote. “How about if we tell them the truth, that homosexuality is unsafe, unnatural and no one needs to go there emotionally or physically? There’s a well-traveledroad out of homosexualitythat our kids deserve to hear. It would be a lifesaver for many.”

 

There are even two bills in the U.S. Senate that appear to have the goal of legitimizing homosexuality in schools “under the guise of ‘safety’ and ‘anti-bullying,'” she noted.

 

“Vicious teasing on any subject imaginable can have a devastating effect on kids,” Harvey said. “Any subject can be turned into fodder for cruel words, rumors or the excuse for an assault – so, are we to ban student communication altogether?

 

“No – we are only supposed to ban objections to homosexuality, bisexuality or gender-bending. Not just slurs and insults, but opinions. All affirmation, as in ‘Go for it!’ even to sixth-graders, is allowed, even encouraged. This will be the cure-all to keep kids ‘safe,'” she said.

 

The concept that only homosexuals and those with other alternative sexual lifestyle choices can be victims of bullying or hatecame to a head following a recent criminal act in Illinois.

 

Arlington Heights, Ill., police told WND they were not classifying an Oct. 15 attack on a church as a “hate crime,” even though vandals hurled two chunks of concrete through a church window and threatened more aggression if the Christian group refused to “Quit the homophobic s—!”

 

Sgt. Mike Hernandez told WND the crime on the eve of a banquet intended to expose the homosexual activist agenda that was caught by cameras on the campus of Christian Liberty Academy.

 

A vandal threw concrete bricks through the school’s entry with a message protesting the banquet, at which Scott Lively, “The Pink Swastika” author, was speaking.

 

“Shut down Lively,” the messages attached to the bricks said. “This is just a sample of what we will do if you don’t shut down Scott Lively and AFTHA (Americans for Truth).”

 

But authorities said those who hold biblical beliefs about homosexuality aren’t specifically protected in the state hate-crimes law.

 

That’s even though a statement delivered to AFTAH claiming credit for the attack said, “These chunks of concrete were thrown through these windows and doors for two reasons: to show that there is a consequence for hatred and homophobia in our community and to directly cause this event to be shut down.”

 

The message warned of “constant attack.”

 

The Thomas More Law Centersaid it has appealed its lawsuit over the “hate crimes” law to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

“According to the Bible, which Plaintiffs promote through their religious activities, homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity that are intrinsically disordered. The Apostle Paul, writing by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that those who engage in homosexual acts ‘shall not inherit the kingdom of God,’ stating further, ‘And such were some of you…,'” the appeal explains.

 

“Plaintiffs believe and profess that homosexuality is an illicit lustforbidden by God,who said to His people Israel, ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind;it is abomination.’In every place that the Bible refers to homosexuality, the emphasis is upon the perversion of sexuality. The person engaging in homosexual behavior is guilty of ‘leaving the natural use of the woman,’ meaning that his behavior is ‘against nature,’ and thuscontrary to God’s will.”


“In Old Testament times in Israel, God dealt severely with those who engaged in homosexual behavior. He warned His people through Moses, ‘If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them,”the appeal continued.

 

“Consequently, Plaintiffs have ‘willfully’ engaged in, and will continue to ‘willfully’ engage in, conduct that is proscribed by the Hate Crimes Act because the Act does not limit its reach tophysicalacts of violence, but expressly includes within its reach so-called ‘hate’speechand ‘hateful words,” thereby subjecting plaintiffs to federal investigation and punishment.”

 

The lawsuit, which has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was brought on behalf of Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, and Pastors Levon Yuille, Rene Ouellette and James Combs.

 

It was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan after Attorney General Eric Holder claimed the court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction and the plaintiffs failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

 

The complaint contends that the “hate-crimes” law violates the plaintiffs’ civil rights, since it opens Christians to being the target of federal investigations, grand juries and even charges for opposing or publicly criticizing the homosexual lifestyle and “gay” activism.

 

The law center pointed out that all 50 states already have criminal laws punishing violence against others, Holder himself admitted there is no evidence “hate crimes” were unpunished at the state level, and in 2008, of the 1.38 million violent crimes reported, 243 dealt with the victim’s sexual orientation.

 

The Hate Crimes Act was dubbed by its critics as the “Pedophile Protection Act” after an amendment to explicitly prohibit pedophiles from being protected by the act was defeated by majority Democrats. During congressional debate, supporters argued that all “philias,” or alternative sexual lifestyles, should be protected.

 

Obama signed the “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act” in October 2009 after Democrats strategically attached it to a “must-pass” $680 billion defense-appropriations bill.

 

The law cracks down on any acts that could be linked to criticism of homosexuality or even the “perception” of homosexuality. As Congress debated it, there were assurances it would not be used to crack down on speech.

 

Obama boasted about the “hate-crimes” bill when he signed it into law.

 

“After more than a decade, we’ve passed inclusive hate-crimes legislation to help protect our citizens from violence based on what they look like, who they love, how they pray or who they are,” he said.

 

The bill signed by Obama was opposed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which called it a “menace” to civil liberties. The commission argued that the law allows federal authorities to bring charges against individuals even if they’ve already been cleared in a state court.


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