Please check out this lesson plan for church youth leaders and Christian Education teachers to use with students in grades 7-12, titled the Golden Rule and Civil Rights. Here is the background for the lesson:
Archives for September 2011
The Golden Rule Pledge group on Facebook is slated to be archived soon as Facebook makes changes to how groups work.
In response, I created a GRP Fan Page on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/goldenrulepledge
Please click the link and click the Like button there.
This time in Buffalo, NY.
Jamey Rodemeyer’s parents believe years of bullying drove their son to suicide. The Williamsville North freshman took his life Sunday, he was only 14 years old.
Jamey Rodemeyer posted a message online hoping that others would be inspired by his struggle with bullying. A part of the message reads, “That’s all you have to do. Just love yourself and you’re set. And I promise you, it’ll get better.”
Soon after coming home from a family camping trip, Jamey was found dead Sunday. His parents say he was always under pressure because of struggles with his sexuality.
Jamey’s mother Tracy Rodemeyer said, “So he hung around with the girls a lot, so then the teasing started happening like ‘Oh you’re such a girl or you’re gay or whatever and that bothered him for many years.”
More on the situation:
As a support to a major article on preventing anti-gay bullying and harassment, the Ladies Home Journal listed the Golden Rule Pledge along with several other groups as resources.
Click here for the resource page.