I’m a wrestling fan. I make no bones about it. One of my favorite memories is watching Memphis Wrestling on Saturday mornings with my Daddy. Nowadays, my bride and I watch Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown together.
That being said, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is involved with the Federal Government in their “Anti-Bullying “ Campaign.
According to the Obama Administration’s website, stopbullying.gov…
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Content for this website is provided by the partners on the StopBullying.gov Editorial Board.
- Department of Education (ED)
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- Substance Abuse and Medical Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
The StopBullying.gov coordinates closely with the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Steering Committee, an interagency effort led by the Department of Education that works to coordinate policy, research, and communications on bullying topics. The Federal Partners include representatives from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
This movement started with the Department of Education. And, while all decent Americans can get behind the thought of fighting back against bullies, this “noble cause” has a political element to it: The indoctrination into the normalization of homosexuality via our children and their schools. In fact, this effort comes straight from the top.
Kevin Jennings, appointed by President Obama (on May 19, 2009) to be assistant deputy secretary of education in charge of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, is founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools. Jennings founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization that is a prime force behind the creation of “gay-straight alliance” clubs in high schools–and some junior highs–around the country. The organization says that its mission since 1994 has been to “assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.” “We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools,” the organization’s Web site says. Gay-straight alliances are student organizations designed to promote the idea that some children are homosexual and to advocate for LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered) rights on school campuses. The organizations seek to normalize homosexual behavior–and teach students that opposition to homosexuality or to “transgenderism” is a form of “oppression.”
Okay, by now, you’re asking, “KJ, what does school bullying and the encouragement of homosexuality in our schools have to do with the WWE?”
I’m glad you asked.
The WWE jumped on board the government’s “Anti-Bullying” bandwagon, and began their own program whereby wrestlers and WWE Executives, visit schools, telling the kids about their experiences of being bullied as they grew up. According to the WWE…
“Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect) was founded by The Creative Coalition and WWE in April 2011. The mission of Be a STAR is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. Be a STAR promotes positive methods of social interaction and encourages people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right .”
Speaking of stars, one of the WWE Superstars has “outed” himself as gay, during an encounter with a cameraman from TMZ…
Darren Young — real name: Fred Rosser — became the first active professional wrestler to come out, stunning a TMZ cameraman at the Los Angeles airport with the news after the paparazzo asked him if a gay athlete could make it in the WWE or MMA.
“Absolutely, look at me,” Young said. “I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”
“To be honest, I don’t think [my sexuality] matters,” Young added. “Does it matter? Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me?”
When the cameraman — who said he was “flabbergasted” at the news — described the proclamation as Young’s “coming out,” Young seemed to downplay the significance of the news.
There’s a long line of athletes who have come out.
“I guess if you want to call it coming out — I really don’t know what to say it is but I’m just letting you know,” he said. “I’m happy with who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream. I’m in L.A. for SummerSlam with WWE.
“You know, to be honest with you, I’m happy with myself. Some people might not like it, some people will like it, but I’m here to please myself. I’m here to be happy. It’s very important I’m happy with myself.”
When asked about setting an example, Young said he’s “hoping to be able to make a difference,” but noted that “someone’s sexual preference shouldn’t really matter.” He also said he’s not concerned about it being an issue among his peers in the WWE.
“We’re all adults, and to be honest with you, when I come to work, I come to work,” Young said. “Business is business. I’m a WWE superstar and I’m there to entertain the WWE universe, and that’s what my job is to do, and I do it well.”
…The WWE also issued a statement supporting Young:
“On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A STAR anti-bullying rallies in Los Angeles to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation.”
Golly, What a coinky-dink. Darren announced that he likes to wrestle with men outside the ring, just in time to go talk to a bunch of school children.
I question the timing.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Back in the dark ages, when I walked 50 miles to school, uphill both ways, in a foot of snow, we had homosexuals in our classes, too. The funny thing is, I don’t remember them getting bullied any worse than undersized kids like me, got bullied. In fact, as we got into high school, they became pretty popular. The guys were usually funny as a stitch, and a lot of them were very talented actors, dancers, and singers. Playing a night watchman in our production of “Scrooge” (I can still do a mean Cockney accent.) gave me first hand knowledge of their talent.
However, these guys did not walk out on the middle of the High School Auditorium Stage and say, “Hey, y’all! Guess what? I’m gay!”
They didn’t have to. We already knew it.
Back in the 1970s, it did not really matter. They were our friends.
There was no political advantage to be had by publicly proclaiming their sexuality.
The point that I’m trying to convey is a simple one: I don’t HAVE to approve of your lifestyle, in order to get along with you.
It is not our Government’s, nor the WWE’s, place to teach our kids that a deviant (out of the norm) sexual preference is, in fact, normal. Parents are responsible for molding and shaping young minds, in accordance with their own beliefs and family traditions, secular and religious.
In a sense, Uncle Sugar and the WWE have it right: Bullying is a serious problem. However, just as our Armed Forces is not, the hallways of a school is not the place for social engineering.
That’s just sooo gay.
Until He Comes,