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High School in WV Starts Alliance Against Christian Students

UPDATE 8:47pm 12/13/14: For the record, I did not call any of the lesbian individuals abominations or disgusting. In my earlier years, I have referred to the lifestyle as being disgusting when referring to homosexual intercourse, because of the diseases that it has been known to transmit. I do not hate anyone, including her. I love everyone, including her. The Bible says to love even your enemies, and though I might disagree with this individual, I do not hate her in any way whatsoever, and I have forgiven her for threatening me and her remarks. I hope that she has developed a better understanding of my beliefs. This article is also not directed toward any individuals (that’s why I didn’t mention names), but rather a concern that I have for the rights of Christian students.


BUCKHANNON, WV – Buckhannon-Upshur High School has started a new club called the Gay Straight Alliance. The slogan of this alliance is “empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia.” Their mission is to “create safe environments [for homosexual pupils] in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions, educate the school community about homophobia, transphobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.”

This organization states that they fight discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying of LGBT youth; however it creates discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying against Christian students who oppose the homosexual lifestyle.

According to an article from Mass-Resistance, “A purpose of GSAs is to indoctrinate the kids (including those calling themselves ‘straight’) in the radical ideas of the LGBT movement, which they term ‘queer theory.’ Most people are not aware just how extreme this is. Then the GSA leaders have the kids spread those ideas to the rest of the school through events like the ‘Day of Silence’, ‘Gay History Month’, and ‘Transgender Awareness Day.'”

This can cause extreme negativity to form against students who even just civilly disagree with this lifestyle.

When I was a freshman at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, I was bullied for my religious beliefs. The first week I attended the high school, out of nowhere, I was called over by a group of lesbian students.

I was sitting with a group of my friends, then all of the sudden, I heard “Cowger…Caiden Cowger!” I looked around and saw that it was a group of LGBT individuals calling me over. I decided to go, and see what they wanted.

“Hey Cowger, we watched your video; you hate gays,” she said.

“No, I never said that; I don’t hate anyone,” I replied. “I just disagree with homosexuality; it can be harmful and the Bible says that it is a sin.”

“I am a f**king Christian, and I was f**king born this way,” said one of the lesbian individuals.

“Well, you know, we are all entitled to our own opinions,” I responded.

“If you want to see a real organization that is hateful, take a look at Westboro Baptist; They are a real hate organization,” I said.

Then, a student who was also a member of my grade grabbed me by the arm and pulled me aside.

“They told me you’re hating on gays; you keep it up, I’ll beat you up,” stated the student.

It appeared that one of the lesbians, recruited one of her friends to threaten me into being silent. I tried to explain that they called me over, but he would not listen.

I was forced to go to the administration and report the incident. After the occurrence, the individual apologized to me and said that they had told him to do it.

A few weeks passed, and then another incident happened. I was sitting with a group of my friends at lunch, and then I heard screaming at another table around ours.

“Stop staring at me! Hey you, stop f**king staring at me,” shouted a female voice.

I looked around to see what was going on, but I could not see anything.

The screams continued, “Stop f**king staring at me! Cowger!”

Then I turned around and looked to see what all of the fuss was about, and one of the same lesbians, was now accusing me of staring at her.

“I wasn’t staring at you,” I responded.

I turned back around and continued talking with my friends. She then stood up from her seat and approached me while continuously yelling, “Why were you staring at me?”

“I was not staring at you,” I said.

“Oh, so you are a smarta**; I can f**king beat you up,” she threatened.

“I am not being smart; I wasn’t staring at you,” I responded.

“Sit down,” said a senior at BUHS.

I tried turning around, hoping that she would just leave, but by this time, my entire table and the surrounding tables were staring at us.

“Oh, so you think you are a bada**; why are you scared then?” she said angrily.

“I’m not scared,” I said.

“Then why are you shaking?” she asked.

“I’m not shaking,” I said.

“Oh yeah, put out your hand,” she commanded.

I put out my hand and started purposely shaking it; she apparently did not find that funny.

One of her friends started pulling her back and she yelled out, “F**k you!”

“No thank you,” I responded.

Then one of the vice-principals approached me and said that I need to come with him to the office and fill out a report. I did so, and gave him a list of the names of others who saw the incident unfold.

For the next several weeks, I honestly feared for my safety. The previous year, there was a student who was surrounded in the hallway by LGBT students and was attacked from behind, because he opposed homosexuality. The incident was so bad, that he was knocked out and had to be taken to the hospital.

According to Americans for Truth, “Often without parental knowledge, local schools are instituting policy changes that not only promote respect for homosexuality, but often even celebrate it. From teacher lesson plans to books in the school libraries to special speakers addressing children in school assemblies, activists are touting the ‘naturalness’ of homosexuality.”

This means that regardless of their beliefs, students will be forced to participate in homosexual-related activities, with the possible denial to opt-out.

In Gaston County, North Carolina, LGBT activists wanted to start a GSA. Chris Howell, a member of the school board, opposed the alliance. Howell stated, “They’re allowing a school-sponsored club to conduct activities during the day that will have a virtual guaranteed outcome of splitting the school and creating division.”

I am afraid that this alliance will create a hostile environment for Christians such as myself. It has basically formed a homosexual gang, supported by our school, with a mission to fight opposition to homosexuality (whether that opposition is because of a religious affiliation or otherwise) and “transform” the school’s atmosphere.

118 Comments

118 Comments

  1. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    December 13, 2014 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm

    No nation that has ever fully embraced homosexuality has ever flourished and survived. America is not so mighty as to be an exception to this rule. Homosexuals are largely responsible for spreading HIV and AIDS throughout America and the rest of the world. That’s not homophobia; it is a homo-fact.

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 12:13 am at 12:13 am

      Sir you might want to check your facts as according to studies conducted this year, instead of homosexuals, hIV & AIDS was most commonly spread by heterosexual drug users with dirty needles.

      • deleted

        December 14, 2014 2:42 am at 2:42 am

        Thank you!

      • George Lujack

        George Lujack

        December 14, 2014 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm

        Actually, HIV and AIDS was spread by homosexual MEN.

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 2:41 am at 2:41 am

      George Lumberjack, good evening to you. Did you know that a recent study has proven heterosexuals to be just as susceptible to HIV and STDs as homosexuals? In fact, the study found that most man on man action was cleaner than that of their straight counterparts. The main source of transmission was a larger group of the straight female population having multiple instances of unprotected intercourse. It was straight men who were becoming infected. Also, I would like to challenge the statement of civilizations not being able to thrive while embracing homosexuality. Have you read about most of the Roman or Greek empires? Their women were sought out to have families during the time of procreation. Aside from then, it was customary and a social standard that men had intimate relations with each other. And I’m not saying they were forced, I’m saying that there wasn’t such a stigma over the aspect of love and human interaction.

      • Anonymous

        December 14, 2014 11:49 am at 11:49 am

        And did God not distroy them because of the way they was living.

        • Anonymous

          December 14, 2014 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm

          God should destroy you for your lack of correct grammar. “They were living” would be the correct way to spout your ignorance.

          • Anonymous

            March 18, 2015 11:21 am at 11:21 am

            Haha

      • George Lujack

        George Lujack

        December 14, 2014 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm

        Anonymous:
        In fact, the study found that most man on man action was cleaner than that of their straight counterparts.

        RESPONSE:
        You are saying that heterosexual intercourse is dirtier that homosexual intercourse, a man inserting his penis into the anus of another man? What other fairy tales do you believe?

        Anonymous:
        Also, I would like to challenge the statement of civilizations not being able to thrive while embracing homosexuality. Have you read about most of the Roman or Greek empires?

        RESPONSE:
        Yes. The Romans and Greeks empires once ruled the world. Near the end of their empires reigns, they began to embrace homosexuality and then came the fall of these empires. It was not homosexuality that helped create these empires, but it was homosexuality that brought about their downfall.

      • George Lujack

        George Lujack

        December 14, 2014 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm

        Did you ever hear about homosexual Island?
        It was inhabited for one generation and then life ceased to exist upon it.

      • Anonymous

        December 15, 2014 12:48 am at 12:48 am

        The Greeks and Romans were all brutally killed. Maybe it’s because they were gay. Maybe not. But my point is that they didn’t flourish for long. And America is headed down the same road. Mostly because of idiots fighting over what’s right and what’s wrong. Why can’t we just ignore our differences and move on

  2. Kim

    December 13, 2014 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm

    Paranoid much? How can creating a safe place for people be misconstrued into being against Christians. I think you may be just a bit scared. Sorry someone picked on you for your believes in the past, but just remember, judge not lest be judged.

  3. hannah

    December 13, 2014 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm

    Mr. Cowger

    It is truly terrible that you had such an awful experience. I appreciate you pointing out that discrimination can happen among everyone, even Christians. It’s truly sad when persons are called hateful names etc. which I’m sure you understand. It’s great to hear that this gay straight alliance is starting up. It’s opening a great forum for LGBT persons and Christians to express their views, have intelligent conversation, and debunk some myths and hate that results of those myths.

  4. Liz Golden

    December 13, 2014 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm

    it sickens me that my children have to attend school with such a homophophobic, christian slanted atmosphere. You’re ignorant of the lifestyle because you believe in words qritten on scrolls from an era you dont understand by a bunch of men who thought women should be atoned to death. Im sure you’ve been targeted bu the gay mafia and are now part of the gay agenda. No pne cares about you, kid. You’re ignorant and need a grammar lesson.

    • Standing up for my beliefs

      December 14, 2014 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm

      Liz,
      I believe you are the one in need of a grammar and biblical lesson. You say you do not want your kids to go to a school where Christians judge? What about what you’re doing? You’re judging Christians. Don’t be a hypocrite. Prayers sent your way.

      • Anonymous

        December 15, 2014 11:53 am at 11:53 am

        Can you explain why God would create something he dislikes? How about you learn a thing or two.

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm

      A grammar lesson? You misspelled two words in your post.

      • Anonymous

        December 14, 2014 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm

        She misspelled 4 words.

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm

      Who needs a grammar lesson?

    • Anonymous

      December 15, 2014 12:56 am at 12:56 am

      Just a few screw ups there. Not to mention your hypocritical it’s the worlds fault attitude. Grow up. You need to teach your kids to ignore cultural differences, not to go rant about Christians, like me, judging, which he wasn’t, homosexuals.

    • Anonymous

      December 15, 2014 7:10 am at 7:10 am

      I hope your children are very proud that you judge people for being Christians. I understand. There are bad Christians. But there are bad people in every group. Discrimination in America is a cycle. The Christian white male is the most discriminated figure in the Unkted States. I respect that you’re an atheist, and I expect you to respect my beliefs as well.

      • ...shocked

        December 15, 2014 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm

        Whoa. Whoa. There is no way that a heterosexual white male is the most discriminated member of society. If it was a straight club we wouldn’t have this problem. You know why. Because heterosexual white people are not discriminated against. Even when America was first founded. White males had all the power. They could vote. Own land. Own houses. Shows my point. Whether they are christian or not.

    • John

      December 16, 2014 2:34 am at 2:34 am

      Liz no one cares about you your probably a aids riden lesbi scissor Slut who are you to say no one cares about her you think your right about what your say who the Fuck are you nobody just a spec on this world that should be wiped out

    • Anonymous

      December 16, 2014 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm

      I had to reply. First, look at your grammar. Second, what if they started a religious club and made the gay/lesbian students go and adhere by the strict teachings of the Christian bible, which does not teach same sex relationships. How would you feel? Why is BUHS allowing groups that do not pertain to academic studies to be conducted during school hours that all taxpayers pay for regardless of whether they are Christian, gay or whatever. Poor administration skills maybe?

  5. H

    December 13, 2014 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a second. So based off of one individual, one single person, you are bashing a whole club? Excuse me to say, but you are sitting here, judging a whole COMMUNITY based off of one singular person? We all get upset and she had the right to confront you, as you have the right to post this, and I have the right to disagree. I don’t think you truly understand what the club stands for. B-UHS is becoming a progressive school, expanding their horizons to everyone they can. This club is a safe place. I can assure you they have never talked about religion or anyone’s religious beliefs, taking down any club or anyone, bashing anyone or any other club, or anything negative towards anyone or anything. This club is one hundred percent peaceful. It is a safe place for gay and straight students to come together and talk without the fear of being judged by others. This club is so that kids of any gender, sex, sexuality, race, religion, etc. can come together just to be themselves. They won’t ask you where you come from or where you have been or what you believe in. All they want is for these kids to feel safe and comfortable in their own skins, even if it is half an hour every week. Mr. Cowger, you are completely welcome to join this club, if you’d like. We are just like you.

    • Caiden Cowger

      December 13, 2014 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm

      It’s based on the actions of a group of LGBT individuals that were associated together before the formation of this club.

      • H

        December 13, 2014 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm

        Assumptions based off of a few people, my bad. As you said yourself, prior to the club, so that means they may not even been affiliated with said club.

      • Anonymous

        December 13, 2014 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm

        Caiden, I just want you to know everyone is equal. I, being a straight Christian individual that attends BUHS am not against the club. I believe the club opens a huge door of oppurtunity for homo, gay, lesbian, straight, to all make friends and embrace that everyone is different. Yes, it very well may be a sin, but the bible was rewritten many times, so therefore could have been changed anywhere between the line. The point is, everyone should be embraced as a single individual whether they are gay, lesbian, so on. “Treat others as you would want to be treated.” This is a very important principle that should be followed no matter how different that person may appear. As your friend I encourage you to find the good in people and overlook the bad, only then will everyone be satisfied.

      • Destinee Gray

        December 14, 2014 2:43 am at 2:43 am

        You are an ignorant boy. I will not call you Mr. Cowger . Because you are not a man deserving respect. Your story is ridiculously one sided. How dare you judge an entire group based off of one experience. Why don’t we address the millions of innocent people killed in the name of Christianity? That makes me feel pretty unsafe around Christians. Better write about it in my blog that my parents paid for. Educate yourself.

        • DEJ BUHS 1990

          December 14, 2014 9:35 am at 9:35 am

          If you’re talking about the Crusades, bone up on your history. Those were in response to the brutal Muslim crusades. Unfortunately for all of us, Islam never escaped the 12th century, which means that culturally, Islam is only 300 years old and still based on a book of mistruths and outright lies made up by a huckster whose only claim to legitimacy is the book he wrote. Before you say it, the Bible is easily proven by history, science and research. Islam and the Koran isn’t. It’s why when Muslims say they discovered the New World, we can all laugh.

      • Anonymous

        December 14, 2014 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm

        GSAs are excellent, affirming organizations. Yay WV!

  6. Austin Smith

    December 13, 2014 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm

    It’s sad that people would do something like this. First they instigate a situation and when confronted, then Cry and publish it on their ‘website’ that looks more like Republican/Fox News propaganda crap. The bible says not to mix government and religion. If you disagree with other people’s ways than keep your dumb riich lips shut. Put your big boy pants on, suck it up, and get back to unsuccessfully trying to impeach Obama and successfully destroying the country. Not everybody was born with a golden spoon up their ass. Get with the times dumbass.

    • Barry

      December 14, 2014 1:59 am at 1:59 am

      Where does the Bible say not to mix government and religion? Chapter and verse please?

      • Anonymous

        December 14, 2014 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm

        It’s a common sense thing, this separation.

  7. Julie Tenney

    December 13, 2014 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm

    Caiden, I think it’s absolutely awesome that you are willing to stand up for your beliefs. That’s something that can be extremely difficult today! I’m also pleased by how you refrain from expressing hatred toward those who have different beliefs. Homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible, but it is no more of a sin than the mistakes that I have made. I think it’s important that Christians “hate the sin, but love the sinner.” If we are completely honest we are all sinners that are saved by grace. I’m sorry that you have experienced so much opposition for your stance. Please remember that you are making the right choice by pointing others to the path God desires for them to take.

    • Shannon Kile

      December 14, 2014 7:38 am at 7:38 am

      Julie, thank you so much for your comments. I was so sad reading through all these comments filled with hate, cursing, and ignorance. I myself disagree with homosexuality, but do NOT hate anybody. I’m a firm believer that you can disagree with a person, their lifestyle, or their decisions, and still love them as a person. Disagreeing with someone doesn’t mean you hate them. I am so disheartened with today’s youth that think if they don’t get their way they are being discrimination against. I think it’s incredibly sad the direction our country is going, that everybody should be able to do whatever or whoever they want without repercussions. As a Christian I know I should be praying for our nation on a daily basis. God Bless our country!

      • Anonymous

        December 15, 2014 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm

        “I am so disheartened with today’s youth that think if they don’t get their way they’re being discriminated against.”

        Read Cowger’s newest post. The one where he’s praising a boy who is throwing a fit because he didn’t get his way & claiming he’s being discriminated against.

  8. Brandy Rutter

    December 13, 2014 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm

    but that doesn’t mean you have to say it. Yes I know you can but that’s called bullying. Also gays and lesbians are not the cause of aids and the reason for spreading them. Straight people are 10 times more likely to get aids then homosexuals okay. Look it up. Also keep up your sinning and picking on people and god will send you to hell. You have a nice day.
    P.s I went to that school graduated in 2013 I know a lot of the homosexuals their and they are as nice as can be until you start bullying one of them.
    #stopbullying#sinner#yourajerk

  9. Brandy Rutter

    December 13, 2014 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm

    Cowger shut up. Yes everyone has their own opinions but. that doesn’t mean you have to say it. Yes I know you can but that’s called bullying. Also gays and lesbians are not the cause of aids and the reason for spreading them. Straight people are 10 times more likely to get aids then homosexuals okay. Look it up. Also keep up your sinning and picking on people and god will send you to hell. You have a nice day.
    P.s I went to that school graduated in 2013 I know a lot of the homosexuals their and they are as nice as can be until you start bullying one of them.
    #stopbullying#sinner#yourajerk

    • Hailey Richard

      December 13, 2014 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm

      It doesn’t sound like Caiden is a bully so much as a victim. He isn’t saying that all homosexuals are horrible people, but yes there are a few individuals that make it seem so. I go to BUHS, so I speak from experience when saying that most of the homosexuals (not all) hang out in “posies” and these groups do things that are in the basic definition of a gang. Expressing your beliefs is not a sin, nor is it bullying. Christians are taught to stand up for their beliefs, and if homosexuals expect us to respect their choices, then they should do such as well. It’s the golden rule that we have had drilled in our heads since kindergarten. Also your hash tag at the end is incorrect, it should be you’re not your; it is a contraction not possessive. Maybe he isn’t the one who should be looking things up.

      • H

        December 13, 2014 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm

        gang1
        ɡaNG/
        noun
        noun: gang; plural noun: gangs
        1.
        an organized group of criminals.
        a group of young people involved in petty crime or violence.
        informal
        a group of people, especially young people, who regularly associate together.
        synonyms: band, group, crowd, pack, horde, throng, mob, herd, swarm, troop, cluster; More
        an organized group of people doing manual work.
        “ninety days of hard labor on the road gang”
        synonyms: crew, team, group, squad, shift, detachment, unit
        “a gang of workmen”
        2.
        a set of switches, sockets, or other electrical or mechanical devices grouped together.
        verb
        verb: gang; 3rd person present: gangs; past tense: ganged; past participle: ganged; gerund or present participle: ganging
        1.
        (of a number of people) form a group or gang.
        “the smaller supermarket chains are ganging together to beat the big boys”
        synonyms: conspire, cooperate, collude, work together, act together, combine, join forces, team up, get together, unite, ally
        “they all ganged up to put me down”
        (of a number of people) join together, typically in order to intimidate someone.
        “he is being unfairly ganged up on”
        2.
        arrange (electrical devices or machines) together to work in coordination.

      • Jessie Canter

        December 13, 2014 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm

        You ma’am are a freshman, you can’t exactly say that you know everything about the school. Secondly, you have ALOT to learn! If there were to be someone who wished to make a homosexual club, they wouldn’t be allowed, why is this allowed?

        • Jillian Nolte

          December 13, 2014 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm

          There is a homosexual club.. LGBT club. Do you mean heterosexual? hahaha!

      • Anonymous

        December 15, 2014 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm

        Hailey Richard, have you considered that the “homosexuals” hang out in posses (not posies, those are flowers) because they feel that they are only accepted by their own? That they feel threatened by straight, Christian students like yourself? Maybe if more students were accepting & welcoming, they would be too.

        • Hailey Richard

          December 15, 2014 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm

          You make a very good point; and it’s not just them being social with only themselves that is the issue. That, I am perfectly fine with, it’s when they make it a point to go out of their way to purposely make christian students feel unsafe. No one deserves to be treated like that. Yes, there are a few individuals that treat LGBT’s like such. Those students I cannot speak for because I am not one of them. As Christians we are taught not to judge. However, It is starting to become a major issue with them making us Christians feel unsafe at school of all places. I take my education very seriously, and when issues as such are interrupting and inferring with my learning it is definitely a problem. I do feel for the LGBT members who feel unsecure at school, I really do, but why hate on all non LGBT people because of a few individuals. I have no problem with the idea of the club itself , and not even with gays, I just hate all the prejudice against both sides.

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 12:02 am at 12:02 am

      The first case of aids was discovered in monkeys of Africa now the question is was the African people eating raw monkey meat or doing obscene things with them.

  10. Brianna White

    December 13, 2014 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm

    Caiden, I fully support you & your decision to bring the situation to the attention of your community. Please ignore the people on this page who are judging you for expressing your concern & opinion. You have a right, too. Gays are bashed often, yes. But they are humans; they do it all the same. You don’t have to be a certain sexuality to be considered a bully, and while you may hear of gays getting it worse, straight kids get it too. Keep your head up, kid.

  11. Concerned Alum

    December 13, 2014 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm

    Firstly, I find your lack of sexual health knowledge extremely sickening. Everyone is prone to STIs. It’s not spread more or less through homosexual sex.

    Also, while you may have experienced something less than preferable with one student, you have to remember that it was a reaction to your loudly expressed opinions during 2 of the most difficult times in an adolescent’s life, high school and realizing their sexuality in an environment that isn’t very accepting. We can’t get the whole story of what happened in your account 1) Because it’s poorly written and 2) because it’s extremely biased.

    My time at this high school was awful. My best friend was openly gay. He was harassed every day, and so was I for being his friend. I had chewing tobacco spit in my hair in the stairwells and nearly beaten for standing in the way of him and people who couldn’t accept him. If your story is 100% true, then I think an alliance club is what you need, so that people can feel safe at school. Shame on you for being so ignorant.

    Also, cowger nation? Kid, grow up, and do something better with your time instead of creating an egotistical sounding board.

    • A

      December 13, 2014 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm

      I had similar experiences while attending BUHS. One of my closest friends was an openly gay man. I was constantly harrassed, spit on, had food thrown at me (I actually got a black eye from an apple) and called terrible names. It is so sad and disappointing that stereotyping and discrimination is still taking place to this degree.

  12. Iris

    December 13, 2014 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm

    Cowger I agree with you. The LGBT is making it easier for these attention seekers rein in their glory. I myself as a Christian believe it is wrong and no I am not Homophobic it’s the values I grew up with in a sound Christian home. Not once have I judged this group as not being Christian or NonChristian a sin is a sin a thief a liar a man laying with a man or a women laying with a women all sins. We all will have to answer one day for our own sin. I strongly disagree with putting any sinner up on a pedal stool upholding them no matter their sin. The public eye is not the place to flaunt your sin this should include public school. The public school wouldnt up hold a thief a killer or a bully then why are they up holding the homosexuals. Bullying is not acceptable and as a Christian I will pray for all of you !

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 12:36 am at 12:36 am

      School is not a place to flaunt sin? Excuse me, but you wearing two types of material at once is a sin. Sooo. Get over yourself. If I went on to tell you how horrible you are for chewing gum because it’s a sin and tried to cover my own judgment with “hate the sin not the sinner” you would still feel like an awful person. For no reason.

    • Anonymous

      December 15, 2014 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm

      “The LGBT is making it easier for these attention seekers rein in their glory.”

      “Not once have I judged this group as not being Christian or NonChristian.”

      Attention seekers? Non-judgemental? You, Iris, are a hypocrite.

  13. BUHS Student

    December 13, 2014 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm

    Personally, I have not seen any of this club creating any violence or harassing Christians. We all have our own opinions, but there is also the facts. The LGBT club at B-UHS is a safe place for the oppressed and to educate about issues going on in that community – nothing more, there is no sort of “agenda”. Teenagers have volatile, dramatic reactions to things and I am sorry you were previously bullied. But if you met some of the individuals in the LGBT club I’m sure you’d be surprised in the way they wouldn’t treat you like the previous experience you had.

  14. buhs10

    December 13, 2014 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm

    Good for you for stating you’re personal beliefs and the fact that you have the courage to speak of.your unfortunate incident. I don’t not care about sexual orientation its all a matter of self identity. But the fact that everyone has so much hate against anything they find odd or wrong is the problem. Everyone has an opinion and that’s their right but judging others is not ok but the times we live in now are misunderstood by lack of knowledge what you find strange others find pleasing no one wins in these situations so it’s better to just keep things to yourself or share with those who agree. God loves all his children and he forgives all who ask for it. Some of us follow a different path but it doesn’t make it a wrong one.

  15. Others Being Gay is not your problem don't make it your problem

    December 13, 2014 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm

    Your title is as full of it as you are. Being gay is not being anti-christian. Being is anti-a few religions, but not all of the sects in Christianity. It’s a good thing that anti-freedom people like yourself are distracted by over-consumerism with your gadgets and precious things.

    Things that are anti-christian: mixing polyester with cotton
    Things that are American: Melting pot of people and freedom
    Things that are un-american: telling others how to live their lives and using the government to establish your opinions
    Things that are dangerous to the well being and happiness of others: you.

  16. Kim

    December 13, 2014 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm

    The one thing that stands out to me is how you complain you were harassed and bullied and yet the very title of this post is not only a lie but a call to incite others. I guarantee this club is not against Christians. In fact there is no religious connotation to the club. All religions are accepted. Try being a good Christian and forgive what may have happened in the past and learn to get along with others.

  17. Jillian Nolte

    December 13, 2014 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm

    You might want to use spell check next time. Also, it’s “sitting” Not “setting.” I don’t think homosexual females are strictly referred to as “lesbians.” They’re still women… so you can call them that. Saying “That lesbian over there” sounds outrageously ignorant. I hope, for your sake, you can leave your small-town mentality behind one day and learn more about how the world actually works.

  18. Joseph Bender

    December 14, 2014 12:24 am at 12:24 am

    Not claiming I’m a Christian in any way, in fact I’m not affiliated with any religion. But honestly, who in the hell cares. Let the “Rapture” deal with it. If you’ve got so much faith, why not let people take their own chances? Religion has been the cause of too many wars. Everyone in this land is claimed to have equal rights, so why is there so much bigotry..?

  19. grad of 08

    December 14, 2014 12:35 am at 12:35 am

    I honestly don’t understand, some of the they said this and I said that sounds like stuff from 80’s movies, it could be because I don’t know any teens. Why form groups? Groups separate people, and that itself causes more problems. You are there to learn. No one appears to be learning anything, no tolerance, no respect, no control. It’s understandable to report issues you are having, but announcing said issues on the internet is another story. Seems very evident you have no tolerance for these people, no respect for the school, the kids or yourself, the same can be said for control since it’s online. I myself am a Christian and one of my best friends is gay, I also have several other friends who are too. It isn’t hard to live with different beliefs or life styles of others. Just accept what is and go about your life, learn something. High school is 4 years of your life, that’s it. Make the best of it, stop grouping yourselves off and learn some tolerance. Life is gonna throw alot more at you and putting it on the internet isn’t going to help the problems won’t disappear. Learn to let things go, if said people still continue to bother you, ignore it, walk away, I mean if you have to apologize for them. Learn to be the better man, and I’m saying this for both parties. Life is hard enough, stop making it harder.

  20. Anonymous

    December 14, 2014 12:42 am at 12:42 am

    Quit trying to make innocent LGBT people look evil. People like you are the reason there is so much hate in this world. You’re ignorant. Fox News is a talk show of opinion which you have adopted. There is nothing factual in opinion. You clearly don’t understand what life is like outside of your bedroom. I’m sorry. I meant your “studio.”

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      December 14, 2014 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm

      RESPONSE:
      LGBT people are evil, based on what they claim they do sexually and approve of what others to do sexually. Scripture, God’s word on the matter calls all forms of LGBT evil. It is not man who determines what is or what is not evil, but God. LGBT are all forms of perverted sex. Those who speak against the LGBT lifestyle rightfully judge and rebuke this lifestyle as being wrong and evil, based on God’s word in the Scriptures.

      LGBT may not accept their sexual identity, God or the Bible, but others have a right to. LGBT will never make me, God, or other righteous-minded Christians accept their sexual lifestyle as legitimate.

      • Class of 08.

        December 14, 2014 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm

        No one said you had to accept the LGBT lifestyle. We are people, just the same as you. We put our pants on the same way you do. I wish they had this organization when I went there. As long as no one pushes their beliefs in your face, there’s no problem. There are a lot of pros to having gays in communities. Maybe you need to realize that, sir.

        • George Lujack

          George Lujack

          December 15, 2014 12:49 am at 12:49 am

          What pros? No one said they couldn’t be in the community, but some Messianics and Christians refuse, based on Scripture, to accept the LGBT lifestyle as acceptable not sinful).

      • Anonymous

        December 15, 2014 8:26 am at 8:26 am

        Why don’t you shut the heck up and leave them alone

      • Amanda Hunter

        December 15, 2014 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm

        you are full of it. people who are in the LGBT are not evil.

  21. Anonymous

    December 14, 2014 12:45 am at 12:45 am

    You’re a terrible Christian.

  22. Nate

    December 14, 2014 1:40 am at 1:40 am

    Nowhere in this “article” and I use this term very loosely, does it say that Buckhannon Upshur has backed this club as an “alliance against Christians”. But if gay students gathering for half an hour a week gets under your skin this badly, stock up on Paxil because real life is gonna be really hard.

  23. Paige

    December 14, 2014 2:29 am at 2:29 am

    I seriously have no idea how you can try to justify smearing a club for marginalized youth through the mud because you were “bullied” as a child. Maybe the actions of whoever harassed you in high school were uncalled for. Seriously get over yourself, the actions of a few kids who mistreated you cannot be linked in anyway to this club.
    P.S. you’re either really petty to have held a grudge this long or you’re using this as an excuse to vent your bigoted opinions of us queer folk and you are not fooling anyone.

  24. S

    December 14, 2014 7:19 am at 7:19 am

    Keep your sexuality to yourself. Problem solved.

    • Anonymous

      December 14, 2014 9:15 am at 9:15 am

      If you think keeping your sexuality to yourself is the answer. Make sure you never hold your boyfriend/girlfriend husband/wife hand in public. If heterosexual couples can do it, homosexuals have that right too. sharing sexuality is a natural action of our species.

  25. H

    December 14, 2014 7:37 am at 7:37 am

    I go to Parkersburg South and we have a Gay-Straight Alliance too. There is nothing wrong with it, it will just cause problems like it did with our school. I support both gay and straight.

  26. class of 01 life of the party

    December 14, 2014 8:01 am at 8:01 am

    There are clubs like this in BUHS. Seriously. I’m glad I graduated in 01

  27. none

    December 14, 2014 10:03 am at 10:03 am

    I graduated almost 50 years ago and there gays then they just stayed in the closet married had children and then finally came out and divorced. They had many problems in society and so did the families. It’s much better for people to live how they want and have to hid it. You son should be checking on what’s going on in this country. We are becoming a weak nation letting muslins have rights that are be taken away from Christians. Where people think they are above the law and don’t have to do what people tell them. There is too much me,me,me out there. I don’t think you or I would like to see another civil war erupt as that would be the end of the USA.as we know it.

  28. kenny

    December 14, 2014 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm

    Wish I could get back my time from reading this story….brutal..This kid is on a mission…relentless it seems. The real world and real life will be a rude awakening if/when he ever does come out from behind his microphone and laptop since he has developed so much hate.

  29. Ray

    December 14, 2014 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm

    I’m glad my kids wont be doing there. it’s as simple as that.

  30. Ray

    December 14, 2014 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm

    *going

  31. Shawna Wagner

    December 14, 2014 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm

    Way to go BUHS!!! As a former GAY BUHS grad and athlete, I completely stand behind this club, and for someone to think that we GAYS form clubs to hate on christians is the most uneducated thing I have ever heard. Just because your gay doesnt mean your not christian, just because your christian doesnt mean you arent gay. Being gay is not a disease, and doesnt further spread diseases such as aids. Educate yourself, stop living in the past, and realize that no matter straight, bi, gay, black, white, purple, disabled, whatever, WE ARE ALL HUMAN

  32. Reality check

    December 14, 2014 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm

    I am a Christian and I have been through this too. It sucks that being a christian somehow means you hate the gays. When if you open up your bible it says to love everyone no matter what their sin is. Iknow that homosexuality is a sin that doesn’t make my sin any better than theirs. Don’t judge people because they sin differently than you do. However both sides of this has been persicuted. We should all know how this feels and if you don’t than shut up and go away, because that means you haven’t taken a stand for either side. Tolerance is something that the world really needs to work on. Anyone on here or anyone who talks down to or about the other is hypocrite, because you are hurting someone else in the name of tolerance. I don’t care how old you are, what color your skin is or who you love but I do care who you hate. The answer sould be no one. The proper question is what do I hate disrespect, persecution, and revenge. I don’t care who has hurt you today is a new day with new people that deserve a fresh start just as you do.

  33. 89grad

    December 14, 2014 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm

    The Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality is as clear and plain as the Bible’s condemnation of murder, adultery, premarital sex, kidnapping, lying and idolatry. Further, for me to openly condemn homosexuality theologically makes me no more a “gay basher” than I am an “adultery basher”, “premarital sex basher”, “kidnapper basher” or a “murderer basher”. If you disagree, your argument is with God’s Bible not me.

    The homosexual community has two ways of promoting their personal choices of being homosexual through the religious forum. First, some will claim the Bible actually promotes and condones homosexuality. Second, others try to get the Bible banned from public use by categorizing it as hate literature.

    For any to use the Bible to condone rather than condemn homosexual activity in the theological arena just proves such a one has absolutely no idea what the Bible actually teaches. For anyone to suggest the Bible says homosexual activity is acceptable to God, is nothing short of willful blindness. So to set the record straight once and for all, here is what the Bible teaches on the subject.

    Anyone who has heard of the cities of “Sodom and Gommorah” knows that they were notorious hotbeds of homosexuality. Gen 19:5-8 “and they called to Lot and said to him, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.’ But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, ‘Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.'” The Greek word in the New Testament for homosexuality is literally “a sodomite”. Jock is trying to redefine what the term “sodomite” means. (A term that has unchanged in 5000 years, even today- “sodomy”) Apart from the fact the city was clearly destroyed by God because of homosexuality in the narrative of Gen 19, even the New Testament clearly states exactly the same thing in Jude 7 “Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.” Any sinner should always remember that the God who commands us to love our neighbour is the same God who will cast any and all unrepentant sinners into the “eternal fire”. Here are more Bible quotes, Lev 18:22-23 “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Lev 20:13 “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.” 1 Cor 6:9 “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals” 1 Tim 1:9-10 “realizing the fact that (civil) law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers” Rom 1:26-27 “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.”

    If the homosexual community chooses to practice homosexuality in privacy, that is there free choice. But let such persons know for certain that the Christian Bible condemns all such practices and God will judge them unfit for the kingdom of heaven if the continue to practice and openly promote homosexual sex.

    Now for those who say I, and those who agree with me, are judging please realize I’m simply quoting what the bible says. It was written many years before me. So I’m not judging anyone. I simply believe that the bible is Gods word and that God is supreme being over all. So what I have quoted is something I feel needs to be followed. However, I have many friends who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle. We have agreed to disagree on the subject. It’s called respecting each other. I think the youth of today should learn more about respect, living in peace and agreeing to disagree. Everyone feels they need a group to belong to. That they need to have somewhere they can go to be themselves. My entire life I have been myself in the life God gave me accepting those who didn’t agree with or like me and thankful for the ones who did.

    For those who do not want to accept the bible as being the word of God, and how we are to live our lives all I can say is I feel sorry for you. The impending feeling of loss and doom you must have without the hope and faith of a God who lived died and will return one day to get those faithful to him. I pray for you all… those who agree with me and those who do not. And I pray for this nation. We were once one nation UNDER God….. and the futher we become without God the more this nation is falling. It scares me to think I have grandchildren growing up in an area such as this.

  34. Hard truth

    December 14, 2014 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm

    I find it hilarious that

    A: this turned into a grammar bashing contest.

    B: Almost everyone commenting sides against the kid that wrote it.

    C: We are arguing over a book written by drunks over 3000 years ago when hallucinogenic drugs were the rage between the common folk

    D: Still can’t believe that Christianity is such a popular thing. These are scrolls written thousands of years ago that some how explain out purpose in life and conveniently don’t have any proof rather that “judgement day”

    And finall F: Where is educated folk just rea comment and chuckle.

    Ps. Let lovers be lovers. Gays getting married are much better than drunks doin it in Vegas.

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      December 14, 2014 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm

      Hard truth, you are an idiot.

  35. The Rukh

    December 14, 2014 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm

    i don’t like the term homophobia. I am not afraid of them & they have no reason to fear me. Hate the sin – not the sinner.

  36. Lisa

    December 14, 2014 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm

    Caiden,
    I went to Zion Bible College with your father from 1983-1985. I want to commend you for your courage. We certainly need more young men and women your age to take a stand in love for your beliefs. We mustn’t hate or treat anyone with different beliefs or lifestyles any different than we would treat a fellow Christian. “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Stay strong and close to Jesus. You’ll be in my prayers.

  37. David MacDowell Blue

    December 14, 2014 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm

    I don’t see any corroboration or any links to news stories, reports, etc. Which makes me believe this is nothing but a lie. The kind of lie I see posted all the time, ALWAYS in defense of bigotry.

    • CaidenAdmin

      December 14, 2014 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm

      I am not sure that I understand what you are implying. There are links to news sources in the article, and this is an opinion piece about a new club that has formed at a high school in WV. We are exclusively covering the story.

  38. Grad Of 2014

    December 14, 2014 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm

    If there can be a group called the “Fellowship of Christian Athletes,” or just any group like that specifically for just one religion, that doesn’t really allow anyone except Christians, then why can’t there be a group for homosexuals, and straight people who don’t mind them or hate them? Having a group for just Christians should be just as wrong for alienating other groups as you think the Gay/Straight alliance is.

  39. shame on you

    December 14, 2014 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm

    There’s always going to be judgement for the beliefs you have, but how you deal with a confrontation makes what you stand for justifiable or laughable. Both parties are wrong in this, and its sad you willingly put this out there as an attack! Just as you chose to be a Christian and live your life that way, so has gays and everyone else. I’m sure you don’t have people spouting off their opinions at you, for example an atheist doesn’t deny god I’m your presence and you shouldn’t deny their sexuality in front of them. why’d you instigate someone who was bating you in the first place. Be smart and next time DON’T publicly announce your stupidity and shame a whole town that has nothing to do with a few girls picking on you!!

  40. BUHS Graduate 2014

    December 14, 2014 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm

    I have lived in Buckhannon my entire life. My High School experience was great, a time when I learned what life is about. I am heterosexual and Christian, but I believe every person has the right to make their own life decisions. Only God can judge a person. Everyone has their own opinion, but opinions and one sided stories should not be published under headlines like “High School in WV Starts alliance Against Christian Students”. You are blaming an entire administration and student body for the actions of a group of individuals.These students were bullied, teased, and abused until they felt the need to strike back. You may not have called any of these students names, but others have. When you call their lifestyle disgusting you are causing that person harm. No one deserves that and a person can only take so much name calling and disapproval before they become defensive. Having been present during one of these “bullying” events, I can say that your account does not give all of the facts and you are not simply the victim you make yourself out to be.

  41. 2006 Graduate

    December 15, 2014 12:27 am at 12:27 am

    First, wow. Just wow. I am completely shocked by this article and the lack of education that is displayed. STD’s can be passed between any person that practices unprotected sex, be they hetero or homosexual. This is something every one learns in middle school health class. I am not sure where the author’s facts about STD’s came from, but citing all references for information used is vital when trying to prove a point… You should always have unbiased and educational sources to back up your writing.

    Second, I think this is a very one sided story. What lead this homosexual student to single out one specific person… What video was she referring to?

    Third, I think the main lesson here for both parties involved is acceptance. At some point someone will need to be the bigger person and stop being the bigot. Again, this applies to both parties.

    Lastly, I commend both parties for defending their lifestyles and beliefs, however you children need to grow up and learn an educated and responsible way to have a civilized discussion that doesn’t turn into any type of bashing.

    Let us refer back to the old saying from our mothers, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” This is easier said than done, but after highschool, after all this drama has passed, in the real world you must learn to bite your tongue or the consequences might be far worse than a few sarcastic, snide, and hurtful comments.

  42. god

    December 15, 2014 12:43 am at 12:43 am

    I am god…I love everyone…unconditionally. ..except faggots..you’ll burn in hell. I wrote it in my book for fucks sake. And premarital sex…so most of you people are probably going to burn anyway. Have a good day…also, if you don’t have your baby baptized or christened in some way it will burn in hell too..don’t act like that baby didn’t know what it did.

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  44. Rob

    December 15, 2014 10:28 am at 10:28 am

    I was ostracized in upshur county for not being a christian. My children had similar experiences in school and on the school bus.
    I have little sympathy for people who claim religious persecution when they are a clear majority.
    If you were hassled as you claim, it should certainly make you further understand the bullying and ostracization that occurs on a daily basis by people who are not the majority. The GSA is not out to get you to be homosexual. I bet they would welcome you as a Christian straight ally though.

  45. Richard

    December 15, 2014 11:17 am at 11:17 am

    Wow Mr. Cowger. You have a low maturity level, my friend. Everyone has their own beliefs or religion. Clubs and organizations are formed to have people who share the same interest come together. I was in Fellowship of Christian Athletes when I was in high school. I’m a strong christian but I dont go around ‘preaching’. All youre doing is trying to be the center of attention. Congratulations you’re just as immature as the rest of them. Be the adult of the situation, sir. Don’t stoop to the level of those around you. You have a lot to learn in the adventure of life, my friend. Best of luck, because you’re going to need it!

  46. Trae

    December 15, 2014 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm

    Take away all these “facts” stop complaining about “grammar and spelling” and lets get to the heart of the issue. We all have to live in this world and as life goes on you learn real quick that you do not always get to work with or be around people that will have the same interests or beliefs that you do. You have to learn to be able to work with them and be productive in society along with them but that does NOT mean that you have to participate in anything that you do not wish to. This goes all ways, nobody is forced to join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at school and nobody is forced to join the GSA or LGBT. E.L.E. (Everybody Love Everybody) is a great concept but it is extremely hard to do and in my opinion the hardest of God’s commandments to keep. So you must settle for everyone tolerate everyone. I do not believe this guy hates gays, I just think he probably feels uncomfortable about the situation and maybe is feeling pressured into accepting it. You sir, do NOT have to accept it but you do have to live with other peoples decisions and let them do their own thing. I have my own opinion and belief about homosexuality and if somebody asked me or brought it up to me then I am going to state my opinion and I would stand up for myself. Why should I have to sit there and listen to why I should accept you? I can live in this world and be productive with you but we are not going to be eating lunch together or be friends for that matter. I am saying it goes both ways. If this kids story is true in the sense that he is basically being picked on by someone in the LGBT or GSA, then we should all be proud of him for standing up for himself. How many people would just lay down and ignore the problem? Now whether it is true or not, is besides the point, the point is nobody has to think a certain way to be a good person in society. Stop with all the hate and try to be constructive in your inputs. Im sure I have grammatical errors in my post and I am sure that I am not 100% right because I was not there but we live in America and we have a country built on freedom and here we are fighting because we all are not the same. Its self-destruction and its the same freedom that God gave us. He did not create our soul for us to be put on this earth and follow every single rule and commandment he gave us. No, he put us here and gave us a choice and to make our own decisions. We have the freedom to think for ourselves!!! please realize how great of a blessing that is and that we control our own destiny!

  47. Anonymous

    December 15, 2014 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm

    How fucking stupid are you people. Cowger, you probably deserved what you got. To me you sound like an enbred, ignorant, anus that needs to suck it up and stop being such a little bitch. Gays and lesbians are here,deal with it. Christians need stop trying to push your asinine beliefs on people that don’t care. Maybe if you all did that, then maybe, just maybe we wouldn’t have so much hate, because for a group of people that believe in what you do, alot of you sure do try to bring everyone else down around you.

  48. Anonymous Student

    December 15, 2014 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm

    While I have done my best to refrain from commenting your recent posting has crossed the line. I wrote this letter and was going to deliver it to you at school today, but for some reason you chose not to come. So, you can just read it on here.

    Dear Caiden,
    While I do appreciate your opinion on this newly established club at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, your reasoning and overall defense of said opinion is formed by loosely quoted occurrences and over exaggerated beliefs. The main purpose of the GSA club, like you stated in your article is to promote equality and end discrimination against people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. In no way is this club trying to form an alliance against your religious beliefs, or the beliefs of every other student in the school. Yes, GSA club would like to transform the atmosphere of the school, so that people can co-exist with each other in peace. I understand that you feel as if your religious beliefs are being “threatened” but did you ever once consider the beliefs of anyone other than yourself? While the majority of the school is Christian, including myself, there are people who participate in other religions, and I am wondering if you would react the same way if there was suddenly an Islam club at B-UHS. It’s not like there aren’t various Christianity based clubs to choose from. There are also nonreligious clubs that probably also go against your over examined and one-sided viewpoint of the Bible, but you aren’t writing about them somehow harassing you and your beliefs.

    I’ve also noticed that you are quite opinionated on the second amendment, which allows fine citizens such as yourself to own guns, yet you seem to overlook parts of the first amendment allowing freedom of religion, and act as the established and lone religion of the USA is Christianity. This country was built on the idea that people have the right to worship whichever God they choose, and not be discriminated by it, yet you seem to believe that anyone is doesn’t worship the God you do is somehow indirectly bullying you. While most of the country worships our savior Jesus Christ, others do not and the Bible even tells you not to judge them. I know that you say you aren’t judging them, but let’s face reality buddy, you are.

    “The devil calls you by your sin, but God calls you by your name.” –Ricardo Sanchez

    You are so busy calling out everyone’s sin, yet you claim to be such a great Christian. Your actions are the real definition of an oxymoron. Jesus died for all of us and our sins, but for some reason you only seem to believe that he died for those who commit every sin other than homosexuality. There are countless sins mentioned in the bible, many of which I’m sure you commit on a daily basis. Do you point out other people’s sins in attempt to mask yours? You cannot see a monster until you are willing to look at it in the mirror. Maybe if you would take a step back and truly look at yourself, you could see that what you are doing is not out of love.

    In your article you mention that you are against “respect for homosexuality” yet somehow say you love everyone including homosexuals. If you do not respect someone, there is honestly no way that you could even begin to remotely love them. Last time I checked you weren’t participating in homosexual relations, yet it seems to be your favorite thing to talk about. Every time someone calls you out for ‘hating’ homosexuals, your immediate response is that you don’t hate them, just their lifestyle, and then you begin throwing bible verses down people’s throats. Last year I recall you telling me every passage in the bible that mentioned homosexuality. Do you really spend that much time dwelling on something that doesn’t even affect you?

    About now is the time when you would mention something about how legalizing gay marriage definitely impacts you and your life. Really think about that Caiden, does it? The United States was formed with the belief of the separation of the church and the state. This means that someone could be legally married to whichever sex they choose, despite your religious beliefs. So the best thing to do here is just get over it. I mean seriously, get over the whole “gays are taking away your rights” thing. It’s ridiculous. Just let them receive the certification that every other couple does, and get on with your life.

    Anyways, you are so concerned about protecting the Christian students at B-UHS, yet you want to do the exact opposite for everyone else. Christianity is not an elite group that only certain people are allowed to be a part of, everyone is welcome and loved, even gay people. I’m sure you think that by doing the things you do you’re doing God’s work, when in reality you’re doing the complete opposite. Tell me, how many people have you actually “helped”? I’m guessing the number is basically nonexistent due to your way of doing things. Do you honestly think that Jesus would appreciate you condemning some of the people he died for? You have so much to say about God, what do you think God has to say about you?

    • Kim

      December 17, 2014 8:59 am at 8:59 am

      Beautifully said!

  49. Anonymous

    December 15, 2014 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm

    Who in the hell do you think you are ?

  50. Anonymous

    December 15, 2014 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm

    I’m all for what anonymous student says. I wrote the post before it.

  51. Anon

    December 15, 2014 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm

    This is one of the most disgusting posts I’ve ever seen. GSA, although I’m not a member, has nothing to do with bashing Christians. It does have everything to do with creating a safe environment where people can go to get away from people like you. You are not a victim and exaggerating what happened to you in high school has nothing to do with this new club. By creating your own made up facts, you’re not only making a fool of yourself but your diminishing and credibility that you could ever have possibly had. You claim that you don’t hate gays, but you stated that they are your enemies. Why? Because you’ve gone to a church that told you to love everyone except for people who don’t share your beliefs. If you’re looking to the bible to prove that they are immoral, you should also note the it’s a sin to wear clothing made of two or more materials, or eat shellfish, or for women to wear pants. Do you agree with any of that? No, of course you don’t because the bible was written centuries ago and it’s outdated for us to follow those beliefs. Well it’s also outdated for you to be a homophobic bastard. I can only hope when you get to the gates of heaven, you have to bow down to God and explain why you didn’t love everyone like he told you to do.

  52. Anonymous

    December 15, 2014 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm

    Smh

  53. Anonymous

    December 15, 2014 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm

    Sin is Sin in the eyes of God…..a lie holds the same weight as murder. The Bible states that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God. The Bible clearly tells us that we must turn away from any type of sin. I think that this is often times overlooked. God does love all of his creations, he loves the person, but not the sin which he or she commits. In order to be delivered from sin we must repent and turn away from it. I do not feel threatened or afraid of homosexuals/transgenders or persecute them in any way, shape, or form. I have my own set of beliefs and I wholeheartedly believe that I will be judged one day for all my actions. In the meantime, I plan to live my life accordingly in that one day I will meet my maker and face judgement. I know that many, many people do not share my same beliefs and that is perfectly OK. I would not push these beliefs onto others. In the same respect I do not wish for others to tell me how I should feel or believe. But, it is becoming more increasingly difficult to live in a society where people tell you that you are an ignorant, homophobic, hating, person if you don’t accept their way of life or lifestyle. All the while I’m being told that my beliefs and values have to take a back seat to accommodate theirs. There is the one of the biggest problems I have with this current situation. Everyone has to be politically correct!!!! More and more each passing day I see gay/lesbians/transgenders in stores, restaurants, etc… I don’t go out of my way to be cruel nor do I say anything for that matter. It’s becoming forced onto others whether they accept it or believe it. I can sympathize in part to this article because a similar incident happened to me in high school. Each day at the beginning of my English class, two girls would pass kisses and hold hands. I sat quietly to myself. I never spoke an unkind word or even so much passed a hating look their way. Then one day another student asked me how I felt about lesbians. I simply stated that I didn’t believe in it homosexuality myself. I then went on to say that what people do in their private lives should remain private. Well, one of the girls overheard our conversation then she preceded to make a scene in the classroom. She singled me out and called me a hating Christian “B**ch”. Never once did I utter a single word of hatred toward either one of them. I sat every day before class started, having to watch them kiss and make out regardless of my “Beliefs”. I wasn’t granted or entitled to my own personal thoughts, opinions, or feelings. I was put down and called names for not sharing in their beliefs. What is fair about that??? That is basically what is happening in society in today. It’s throw ed in your face and you are told to accept it and if you don’t…..well then you have the problem. I think that this was the main point the article was trying to aim for. The person was targeted for not sharing in the belief of other. I think it goes both ways for either side. If you don’t share in others beliefs then please don’t force yours onto others.

  54. dear Caiden cowger

    December 16, 2014 12:15 am at 12:15 am

    Though they are making this student feel that his beliefs are wrong, judgemental, and unkind which is wrong, is that not just a little hypocritical? When you tell someone of your religious beliefs and say that they’re lifestyle is disgusting and a trait about them that they cannot change is a sin how do you think that makes them feel? Disgusting, wrong, ashamed. This club has the intention of making people feel comfortable in their own skin and not like their entire being is wrong which is what you are doing when you tell them homosexuality is wrong. You are allowed to have your beliefs and opinions but I suggest you make sure you are not, even if unintentionally, putting down the ways another person is.

  55. dear Caiden cowger

    December 16, 2014 12:21 am at 12:21 am

    GSA is not starting an alliance against Christians. The GSA organization has nothing to do with Christianity. Their goal is to make lgbt students feel accepted how they are. Just because some people don’t believe in the things the club believes does not mean the club is against those people. By this logic FCA and any other Christian clubs are clubs against lgbt students, therefore, doing the same thing you are fighting against in this article.

    On another note, Though they are making this student feel that his beliefs are wrong, judgemental, and unkind which is wrong, is that not just a little hypocritical? When you tell someone of your religious beliefs and say that they’re lifestyle is disgusting and a trait about them that they cannot change is a sin how do you think that makes them feel? Disgusting, wrong, ashamed. This club has the intention of making people feel comfortable in their own skin and not like their entire being is wrong which is what you are doing when you tell them homosexuality is wrong. You are allowed to have your beliefs and opinions but I suggest you make sure you are not, even if unintentionally, putting down the ways another person is.

  56. Anonymous

    December 16, 2014 8:31 am at 8:31 am

    I think that what the person prior to you was trying to say that she never went out of her way to publicly ridicule a gay or lesbian person. She simply does not believe in that lifestyle. She never stated or told those girls that they were disgusting. She was quite and simply observed what was going on…until she stated she didn’t believe in that lifestyle. She was verbally attacked by one of the girls. Never once did she force her opinion/beliefs onto either girl. Christians are targeted for maintaining certain biblical beliefs. I remember Christian groups but never bullying others, cussing at people because of their differences, or anything else. They stayed in their group. Treated others with kindness and respect… accepted others… never made anyone change their beliefs… loved thy neighbor. Believe there’s a huge difference between Christianity and Gays. What the school is promoting is acceptance of homophobia, transphobia, gender identity…. Being gay is not a religion. It is lifestyle that is being promoted and mainstreamed into the public schools. Whatever the case may be, they display their beliefs and affections very publicly. Do heterosexuals have a club where they can do the same? Virgins? I believe it’s just opening a huge can of worms. Glad my child will not attend that school is all I can say. Public affection in high school should be banned on every level. There’s a time and place for everything. High school or any school is for obtaining a quality education so when you graduate you can succeed in the world. What are we teaching these kids–that it’s more important to focus on sexuality and clubs???? Hmmm…Furthermore, I see gays and lesbians wherever I go in society. I just walk on and never make a huge deal about it. I did however have a problem the day I stepped off a tour boat in Cleveland Ohio. The city was having a Gay Day Celebration. At which point in time I had my young daughter with me. It looked like something right out of an adult/porn flick. My daughter was exposed to men with fish nets around their genitalia……”exposed genitalia”. Some were dressed in bondage attire. Vulgar language was written on many of the individuals shirts. Like “I Love Vagina” “I Love Penis” “I like to eat Pu**y” and yes my daughter was at the age she could read. It was very inappropriate and I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was a very distasteful display of public affection. In addition, there was young male dressed in a giant penis outfit. Now who is forcing their lifestyle onto others??? Where was the human decency and respect for others??? Is this what we can look forward to in the future in regards to promoting gay/lesbian transgender tolerance, acceptance, and understanding???????? In this day and age you are pretty much already forced to accept it. I’m sure that we will see more and more of these type of celebrations. The school system isn’t promoting education…it’s promoting its own political hidden agenda. I think that previous person had a very good point…..keep your private life just that….private. It’s becoming out of hand.

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  58. Kathy

    December 16, 2014 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm

    I read this last week, and I wrestled with myself over putting my two cents in. At first, I didn’t think it was written by a high school student. I thought maybe a first year middle schooler. Do they not enforce proper spelling and punctuation anymore? The content seemed to have been thrown together. All the references were about what the girl or others did, but no responsibility taken on the authors part. Honestly, in my opinion, its only high school. Who cares? This author is basically wanting some sort of attention, but is unable to argue properly and doesn’t know how to write an article. I’m not saying I was perfect in high school, or now for that matter, but I always thoroughly think out something before writing or publishing it for others to read.

  59. Shut up no one cares

    December 17, 2014 4:44 am at 4:44 am

    If you can take a fist to the pussy or a dick in the ass then you can take criticism who care if it’s is clean to have sex between men on men or women on women it is disgusting and you can’t reproduce that way so quit crying if some people give the gays a hard time

    • Anonymous

      December 17, 2014 9:07 am at 9:07 am

      I don’t know what kind of porn you watch, but fisting is not part of my repertoire, seems like you might have a rare fetish obsession.

  60. Anonymous

    December 17, 2014 6:38 am at 6:38 am

    You are destroying the lives of so many, you’re just thinking about yourself. Just shut up

  61. Unknown

    December 17, 2014 6:45 am at 6:45 am

    The bible states that you should love everyone, and allow God to handle one’s sin. I however just read about 20 comments and it’s ridiculous, Christians have the right to speak of and read the bible and have a community for themselves which are held at churches. So I can understand why they would want a club. It doesn’t give them the right to go and threaten a person for disagreeing but those who talk discriminate against them are no better. I’m a straight male before I get slammed for my opinion, but we could coexist with homosexuality if we would try to change and give them a chance, as I hope they gave christianity a chance or being straight one. So I’m 100% neutral feel free to attack me through messages with very little point but this is all I have to say.

  62. Marsha

    December 17, 2014 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm

    I’m very proud of who I am today and I learned a lot from growing up in WV. I was a student at BUHS many years ago and was also a victim of being bullied. That’s what happens in high school though. It’s an awkward time in life, where we are finding ourselves and growing inside and out. It’s a time to learn from others and your own experiences to build a solid foundation for your future adult self.
    High school is a place to be educated and with the incorporation of the Gay Straight Alliance, I truly feel that all students and faculty can only benefit. It isn’t against Christians, like you blatantly claim. It actually was formed to include any person who identifies them selves as gay, straight, transgendered, or bisexual regardless of their religious affiliation. I think that this is even more crucial in a public high school setting. Many students are conflicted with their own sexuality and told its wrong to feel, what just feels natural to them at a young age. This support group is necessary in a place like BUHS. No one should ever be ashamed of who they are and feel alone.
    When I was in high school at BUHS I was involved in the fellowship of Christian athletes. Many students had different religious beliefs, not all following Christianity, and no one ever felt disrespected or offended because of this one organization. We were all friends and accepted each other. There are organizations that you can attend as a Christian Caiden. FCA wasn’t mandatory for me but I wanted to go and GSA isn’t mandatory either. It’s an open organization that is not threatening to you or your beliefs in any way. Don’t allow your ignorance of a whole group of people to deter you from being open minded and tolerant enough to understand the pain and inner conflict many of your peers struggle with. I know if you are a good Christian you’ve been taught to accept and love and not to judge others.
    Finally, I would like to know what this video, obviously of you condemning LGTB, was that created such emotion in these girls in your school. You must have stated some pretty hurtful and non Christian like things to derive such emotion from them. A perpetrator can not be a victim. You should go to one of the GSA meetings. You might actually learn something, or make a life long friend. Fear and discrimination of others will hold you back from many things in life. All people were born different, it’s just a fact of life.

  63. fuck off dude

    December 17, 2014 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm

    Stop whining about what they do Grow a set take care of your own problems and stop sticking your nose in other people’s problems maybe if you didn’t put yourself out there so much then they would stop singling you out and am I wrong or is taking video of someone without their consent illegal? I’m talking about the snapchat deal and I know the person who sent the snapchat and knowing him if you had that big of an issue with being in the same room as them then he could have just walked out you need to stop sticking her nose in other peoples business blowing it out of proportion on the internet and whining about it

  64. hmmmm

    December 19, 2014 4:13 am at 4:13 am

    Here’s a solution if everyone would worry about there selves instead of what others are doing we wouldn’t have to worry about bully’s or hate or any of the smarta$$ comment s coming from everyone as a gay lesbian whatever you wanna call me I am so tired of hearing everyone fight over it as long as I’m happy with who I’m in love with that’s all I care about

  65. Lee

    January 23, 2015 12:39 am at 12:39 am

    WOW! So sad that we are still here!
    * you reap what you sow OR sins of the father- so in other words all you “religious” parents out there- did you ever bully anyone in school?… Cause you know what they say–what goes around comes around.
    When you were in school did you pick on the nerdy guy or the black dude or the poor student who didn’t have the money for the coolest clothes? Did you ever stop someone else from being bullied?
    Have you ever talked with your children about this? Do they know how to respect ppl who are different than them? Unfortunately, “religious” ppl are now (and in the past) the worst! Always trying to make rules and shunning anyone who doesn’t follow them. And they are going to have to come to terms with the fact that they have tried to inject their rules and beliefs for so long and have failed miserably at it! that society no longer believes anything they say!
    * being religious/ Christian are only terms… What a person should really strive for is a personal relationship with Jesus!
    * the assumption that the LBGTO community is responsible for the sexually transmitted diseases of today is ridiculous! Someone needs to do a little research… I’ve been a nurse for MANY years around here and seen hundreds of ppl in the office for STD’s. 99% of those ppl were straight.
    * you are supposed to love your neighbor as yourself… HIS words-straight from the bible! Read it!!!
    I feel sorry for the student who has been bullied here- and sorry for the student who has been hurt so badly that she felt she had to make someone else feel as small and scared as she obviously must feel!

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