I was listening to Cheryl Richardson's show this afternoon on Hay House Radio, and she mentioned a video she'd come upon last night that had really moved her. She said, and I adamantly agree, that it's a message all people should hear - adults and children, both. Especially the children, I think.
Fort Worth councilman Joel Burns speaks to the bullying and name-calling that young people who are gay, or simply perceived as different, often endure. And the seeming rise in gay youth committing suicide as of late is troubling and so insanely unnecessary. It's so sad that children - or anyone, for that matter - would reach the point where they feel so alone or broken. And as a gay man who was once a suicidal gay and bullied child, I know that pain. I was brought to tears listening to this man speak, because it's a message that I could have used back then.
I pray that this message is found by those children who need it now.