Tea Party Nation Activist Endorses Anti-Gay Bullying

Jim Burroway

June 30th, 2011

Right Wing Watch has the details of a message sent to Tea Party Nation activists from Rich Swier, an activist with TPN and the anti-Muslim group ACT! For America. Swier reacts to an anti-bullying initiative in Florida by declaring that bullying is actually “peer pressure and is healthy.” The money quote:

As MassResistance.org reports, “The homosexual movement in the public schools has always been based on lies and deception. But until the mid-1990s, they were still having difficulty getting into the schools. Then they found the key to their huge success — what they call ‘re-framing the issue'”.

…This is not bullying. It is peer pressure and is healthy. There are many bad behaviors such as smoking, under age drinking and drug abuse that are behaviors that cannot be condoned. Homosexuality falls into this category.

MassResistance is one of a small handfull of groups that are so unhinged that they made the  SLPC’s official list of anti-gay hate groups.


June 30th, 2011

Would you really want to mock someone because of genetics. Is this not what the Nazi’s did to make thier nation “Healthy!” Just sayin’ Also, this would mean that pressuring someone of a different religion to join yours would be “Healthy” as well…oh wait that is Constitutionally protected!


June 30th, 2011

and of course, peer pressure being healthy, its consequences, like smoking, underage drinking, and drug abuse, are also healthy then? such intelligence!

Kevin F

June 30th, 2011

I don’t think I was ever bullied for drinking or smoking in high school.

Richard Rush

June 30th, 2011

“It is peer pressure and is healthy.”

Just to make sure I’m clear on the reality here: Healthy peer pressure causes people to pretend they are something they are not, in order to receive social acceptance. As part of that, they enter into a marriage with someone of the opposite sex – a marriage that is destined to be dysfunctional on a basic level even though they may manage to have children, and then the marriage is highly likely to end in divorce. And according to the “pro-family” crowd, that scenario is good for society. Got it.

While that scenario may not be what they have in mind, it is the reality, and has been for eons. Oh, and there is another reality – guys going into the priesthood as a path to social acceptance, and we all know how well that turned out.


June 30th, 2011

I don’t remember EVER seeing anybody bullied in school because they smoked or drank. I do remember seeing homosexuals mocked, threatened, and beat up just for the way they walked or looked or talked.


July 1st, 2011

“Healthy peer pressure” is an oxymoron.
MassResistance.org is just morons.


July 1st, 2011

This is not bullying. It is peer pressure and is healthy. There are many bad behaviors such as smoking, under age drinking and drug abuse that are behaviors that cannot be condoned. Homosexuality falls into this category.

Who gets to decide which peer pressure is healthy and which is not? Supporting violence is healthy? Supporting pressuring a kid into committing suicide is healthy? This guy is sick.

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