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02/15/2012

Dangerous game: Vander Plaats says protecting LGBT kids from bullying is like playing in street

by Jeremy Hooper

Self-appointed "values" guy Bob Vander Plaats used Valentine's Day to continue his war against a local anti-bullying conference. Did so by comparing this cause to a game of street dodge ball, natch:

Screen Shot 2012-02-15 At 8.39.10 Am"Our goal at The FAMiLY LEADER is to speak the truth in love. Ironically, the upcoming 7th Annual Iowa Governor's Conference on LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bis*xual, Transgender, Questioning) Youth is exchanging truth for acceptance and tolerance of harmful behavior. As parents, we love our children so much that we do not accept or tolerate his/her desire to play dodge ball in a busy street. If we did, that tolerance could result in serious injury or worse.

In like manner, this is how I view the conference.
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An Open Letter to Gov. Branstad [The Family Leader]

Yeah, Bob? That's how you view an anti-bullying conference? Like a game where vehicular homicide is a strong possibility? Really? That's the analogy that comes to the conservative Christian mind? For real?

Okay, if that's how it is, BVP. I just have to wonder: In your scenario, do you see yourself as throwing the ball or driving the car? Because let's get real: You're certainly not ensuring (or even aiding in) the safety of the playground!

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