October 4, 2010: Silence

Posted on : Oct 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Still Speaking

What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander. – Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate.

The last two weeks we have heard one news story after another about GLBT teens committing suicide – not because of some internal state of depression, but because they were relentlessly harassed and bullied.

I am not sure what angers me the most: the silence of their peers, their class mates, bystanders who knew what was going on and did nothing OR the silence of the church following these tragedies. what is a purchase order homely.