Tony Perkins? Or your own lying, blackened eyes?

Where bullying has occurred, the blame should be placed on the bullies themselves—not on organizations within society who clearly oppose bullying. I suspect that few, if any, such bullies are people who regularly attend church, and I would not be surprised if most of the "bullies" did not have the positive benefit of both an active mom and dad in their lives.

Where bullying has occurred—nice formulation there, Tone, as it strongly implies that bullying may not have actually occurred in some of the places where it has been reported—Tony suspects that "few, if any, such bullies" regularly attended church.

Oh. My. Fucking. God.

I went to two Catholic grade schools and two Catholic high schools. And I—like so many others—was regularly bullied by kids who attended church. I was in church. I'm not talking about being bullied from the pulpit by hateful preachers. I'm talking about being verbally and sometimes physically attacked by my church-going classmates—some of them with a mom and a dad in the home—in church, during services, regularly. My husband was assaulted for years by church-going Jesus freaks in the private evangelical schools his parents sent him to.

As for the other lies in Tony's op-ed—and they are Legion-of-Christ—Jim over at Box Turtle Bulletin does an excellent job of tearing them apart.

As for Christian organizations, they do not "clearly oppose" bullying. They oppose anti-bullying programs that address anti-gay bullying. Once again, this Minnesota Independent piece about the efforts—so far successful—of "Christian" parents to block an anti-bullying program in a school district that has seen five bulllying-related suicides (including that of Justin Aaberg) is required reading.