This Oregon School Allowed LGBT Students to be Bullied…and Even Contributed
Kids being bullied in school isn't unheard of. But being bullied by the school? This is what life is like for LGBT teens in 2018.
According to students, North Bend High School in Oregon is treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender kids like second class citizens. Stories of kids being called homophobic slurs, and even being pelted with food in the cafeteria are being reported. As awful as that is, this isn't the first time we've heard a story like that.
Here's where it gets worse. Allegedly, when LGBT students got in trouble in school, their principal gave them a very specific punishment: Forcing them to read passages from the bible. It's not all rumor, either. The state of Oregon found "substantial evidence" of a hostile environment for LGBT students at the school, due to its deep religious culture.
Making students read the bible in school is fine, but hand-picking gay and lesbian students to read it as punishment is abysmal. Hopefully, North Bend High School finds a way to turn this around, realize it's 2018, and treat all their students with equal respect.