Thursday, October 14, 2010
Meet Joel Burns
I realize I said last week that there's no "epidemic" of bullying -- of gay kids or otherwise -- and merely a series of unfortunate and highly publicized coincidences. I stand by this. But it doesn't change the fact that those who were bullied to the point where they felt like suicide was the only way out suffered greatly -- and undeservedly. And now their families are left with nothing but a lifetime of pain and loss.
And yes, it will continue. There will be others.
So watch this, from start to finish.
By this time tomorrow, this clip will be everywhere -- and Councilman Joel Burns of Fort Worth, Texas, will be called a hero. And rightfully so.