#SpiritDay – Stand Against #LGBTQ Bullying

Spirit Day is an annual observance that takes place on the third Thursday in October on October 20 this year. This day aims to create awareness for the bullying and harassment that the L.G.B.T.Q community faces. Millions of people worldwide identify as queer, and many more are yet to publicly declare their status.

Bullying has different forms from physical to legislative to extreme religion. No one deserves to be bullied and the LGBTQ community is worthy of support and love. Peace my friends.

Today Is Spirit Day – Bringing Awareness To #LGBTQ Bullying #SpiritDay

Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBTQ youth.

As a person of faith, I know God made us ALL of us in His image. To bully someone for living their truth and for how they love is wrong. LGBTQ folks have a right to happiness and the blessings of their creator. Some of my best friends are people of faith who happen to be a member of the LGBTQ community. I stand with them for being awesome people. Love is Love my good people.

Spirit Day 2020 #SpiritDay #LGBTQ

Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying.

As a person of faith, I know God made us ALL of us in His image. To bully someone for living their truth and for how they love is wrong. LGBTQ folks have a right to happiness and the blessings of their creator. Some of my best friends are people of faith who happen to be a member of the LGBTQ community. I stand with them for being awesome people. Love is Love my good people.

Today Is #SpiritDay, Take A Stand Against #LGBTQ #bullying

Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. About #SpiritDay | GLAAD

No one should ever be bullied for any reason. LGBTQ youth are a group that have it rough for just being their authentic selves. I want all those who are in the community to know they have a friend. Be yourself, always and you shouldn’t be afraid to do so.

Chattanooga Area Pastor’s new book shines light on bullying in the church | Times Free Press

Bullying is a form of intimidation often identified with school rooms, locker rooms and internet chat rooms. But the church? The refuge where we are admonished to love one another as Jesus loves us?

Source: Soddy pastor’s new book shines light on bullying in the church | Times Free Press

I have been in the church for the vast majority of my life and the church is supposed to be a haven and a sanctuary for people. Places of worship are to be places of love, understanding and safety. From my own experiences its not always the case.

Bullying is a thing people deal with in the world and even the church. There are a lot of reasons why it happens. None of us is perfect so that is why we turn to a higher power to help us be the best we can be. I, myself have been bullied in church and even in the church related college I graduated from.

This article from my hometown newspaper tells the story of why bullying happens. Its more complex than just someone picking a fight. Houses of worship can be wonderful places of community and connection but in many places there is dysfunction just like an any family.

Blog Platform Blocking

adblock_236247622-thumb-380xauto-3929Every blogging platform should have a blocking feature as to protect people from unnecessary harassment and hate. Too many folks out there are ridiculed and bullied for no reason at all. Protecting one’s heart and soul online is imperative these days. We can’t take any chances especially with younger folks who are the most vulnerable. One day I hope WordPress will have such a feature. We cannot take any chances in the world in which we live.

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