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06 April 2010

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Osiris

R.I.P., Carl and Jaheem.

Derrick from Philly

Meaness and cruelty to the point where you wear another human being down. Adults do it, but when children do it...it's frightening,and sad. But it's also infuriating: no adult intervened?

I remember a time in black communities (and I guess white ones too) when children were taught that it was bad to "hurt someone's feelings"--and many children accepted that lesson. (oh, I remember the ones who didn't--but most did). I don't think you would ever hear that lesson about people's "feelings" spoken nowadays.

A. Ronald

Good point Derrick. It seems like being mean and cruelty for sport is accepted nowadays.

RIP little Carl and Jaheem.

Antwan

Thanks so much for posting this.Each time of think of that little boy and his mother my heart breaks. When will we learn people?

Michael-Vincent Crea

6 April 2010
Peace to Rod & ALL!

On Sunday, a little boy, maybe 5, knelt on the bus stop bench, hardly doing anything but singing to himself. His mother kept telling him not to be a girl and if he continued she take her belt and beat him.

I said he is only playing, why get so angry to tell him that. To wit, she huffed and called him sissy
and to stop playing.

I mentioned it was the 42nd anniversary of this country killing Dr. King, who spoke out about hate words hurting people.

Her husband or boyfriend, said he was getting a migraine but only asked if he was my kid. To wit I said, "I'm a pastor and all children and people have a Human rights not to be hurt..."

Dr. King told the country,
"There comes a time when silence is betrayal," on April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church. He was killed exactly one year after his "Call to Conscience" speech.

I can only hope the likes of lovable Carl, Jaheem and others already gone too soon can inspire us to speak up at the bus stops, playgrounds and pulpits.

In NYC, morally bankrupt, money bags, multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg did not support the anti-bullying bill when it came up for a NYC Council vote but then only 25 % of the register voters went to the polls.

Silence IS Betrayal every time bullying and bigotry wreaks its ugly face.

ALL I AM,
Yours-in-One Love,
Steadfast in Spirit & in Truth,

Pastor Michael-Vincent Crea
One World Life Systems

SouLKid

I totally understand what Michael-Vincent Crea is talking about BUT... Its not very safe out there nowadays man. These people are mean and they can beat u up for trying to intervene.


KP

Those poor dear children of God. I feel for their loved ones left behind... I wasn't teased as badly as these boys apparently were, but I became suicidal in high school. By the grace of God, I am still here. We LGBT adults need to reach out to our youth and tell our stories so that they will have hope and the support they need to lead meaningful and productive lives.

S. Flemming

Things like this make me not want to have kids at all ... I can't even imagine.

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