gayNEWS: Gay Teen Suicide: Are Christians Culpable? September 25, 2011

The wave of gay teen suicide continues. This past week, 14 year-old Jamey Rodemeyer from Buffalo, New York became the most recent gay teen to take his life. (Or at least the most recent one that was covered extensively by the national media).

Here are a couple of quotes (reported in a Washington Post article) that had been posted online prior to Jamey’s death…


“I wouldn’t care if you died. No one would. So just do it 🙂 It would make everyone WAY more happier!”

The media & bloggers are also widely reporting that Lady Gaga has been using Jamie’s death as a platform to speak out against gay bullying. Here are three of her recent tweets…

“Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. Bullying must become be illegal. It is a hate crime.”

“The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life.”

“I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it.”

Do Christians help create an environment that promotes gay teen bullying? A Facebook friend posted a link to this video today.

Kent Williamson

Kent Williamson

Kent C. Williamson is the director of Stained Glass Rainbows, Rebellion of Thought, and When Love Walks In. He is also founder of Paladin Pictures, Paladin Media Group, earless rabbit, and the Community Films Foundation.


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