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Bishop of Manchester calls on faith schools to tackle homophobic bullying

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  1. Simon Murphy 9 Apr 2009, 12:53pm

    All schools must tackle homophobic bullying. Any faith school that does not must have all its funding ceased immediately.

  2. Nice one Nigel!! It would be good to read the positive stories about faith & schools doing their best to combat homophobic bullying. It would be nice to write emails of thanks once in a while!

  3. Agree, Charlene, its nice to see a clergyman who says caring things about gay people and doesn’t want us all stoned/shot/thrown of a cliff/put in prison etc and so on!!!!

  4. Nice to see that not all religious leaders are odious homophobes. If the church wants to retain a place in modern society it needs to have a few more poeple like this.

  5. It’s great that you’ve picked up on this story. Pity you didn’t link through to the Exceeding Expectations website though. I never received any information on dealing with LGB issues and young people as part of my Teacher Training, as many don’t. When I came across the website, I found it very useful and it definitely built my confidence up.

  6. James from Chicago, IL 14 Apr 2009, 7:09am

    A good man. Things are changing. 50 years from now the Catholic church will be a shell of itself as it now exists, and still not understand how they rightfully died.

    But there are lots of good religious people. And gay people need their support. You should hold a rally outside this Enlightened man’s office to thank him for looking forward, not backwards.

  7. Good on the guy, but no faith schools should have tax-payers’ money, even if they are homo-friendly. There should be no sectarianism funded by the State.

  8. Steve in the USA 29 Apr 2009, 8:06am

    Yes there are good religious people. Who recognize how religious hatred of Jews, spawned by the catholic church, was used by hitler as the lever, along with the malais from total collapse of the economy, to gain control of Germany.

    Yet today we have a Pope who is so far out of touch with reality that he would rather see tens of millions more Africans die of AIDs rather then use condoms and recognize that sex is a normal drive.

    And of course by calling gays “intrinsically disordered” and gay sex “evil”, he gives license to all the homophobic bullying, bashings, and even murders of gays. As well as the suicides of – in the usa 6-8 gay kids every DAY commit suicide.

    His cross is red, stained with the blood of these children and all the others who suffer from him and his church. THWH

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