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Published: Sunday, March 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

You didn't mention that you go out and vote on whether your neighbors get to enjoy the same civil rights you enjoy, then you go to church on Sunday and listen to how those "others" are evil "sinners"; and you don't speak up then either.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Compassion and gratitude makes the world go round. Need and want, mother and child. is a mothion away.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Kids don't learn "bullying" on TV,
They learn it at home, church, school and parents.

Speaking of being bullied,
Just like Jesus attended Synagogue and the Temple and getting pushed around,
It's about time for this "Liberal" to go to church and take his weekly dose of it.

Kora
Cedar Hills, UT

RanchHand- What about the people who go out and say that those who disagree with them, those with conservative view points, should be reviled against as intolerant and should be rightly fired and oppressed for their beliefs. All evidenced by attacks on supporters of prop 8 in California who were fired for their beliefs. Is not that bullying? Why is it only bullying when something a liberal believes in is opposed, but if you oppose conservatives and attacking them, you are simply protecting tolerance, by being intolerant I might add.
I oppose bullying anyone whether gay or straight, liberal or conservative. That is in opposition to LDS beliefs as well. But a professor attacking a teenager for espousing her pro life views is bullying, despite the fact that you may disagree with the position. Calling anyone who opposes Obama's ideology a racist is bullying.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

@Kora;

Who says you should be fired and "oppressed" for your beliefs? Nobody. It isn't their "beliefs" they were fired for (if anyone was actually even fired), it was their discriminatory actions. You can't go around hurting others and not expect to be called on it; prop-8 and Utah's amendment 3 hurt others.

You shouldn't be able to push your beliefs on those of other faiths or non-believers though. If you can't live together, in secular society without discriminating against others, without treating all others (including gay couples) the same way you treat everyone else, then what use is your belief in god? If you're worshipping a god who demands this of you, then your god isn't deserving of the worship it gets.

freedomingood
provo, Utah

Is a parent a bully if they show no patience and yell at their kids ALL the time? I think so.
It's not hard to see where bullying kids pick up the behavior from.

mb4byu
Orem, UT

Insightful article, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. If we were all more concerned about our own kindness to others, more than just bullying would improve.

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