Tom McClusky, vice president of
Government Affairs at the Christian Conservative group Family
Research Council (FRC), has attacked President Barack Obama's
anti-bullying campaign as an attempt to force anti-gay students “in
The FRC joins a growing list of
socially conservative groups denouncing the effort unveiled at the
White House earlier this month as an attempt to silence Christians
who oppose gay people.
“As adults, we all remember what it
was like to see kids picked on in the hallways or in the schoolyard.
And I have to say, with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t
immune,” Obama said in announcing the effort. “I didn’t emerge
Resources to help troubled gay,
lesbian, bisexual or transgender teens are prominently visible at the
government's website StopBullying.gov.
program's gay-inclusiveness prompted McClusky to declare that the
White House was biased against Christians.
“It's ironic that when the President
was trying to push this bullying program that he cited that he was
once bullied as a child, because that's exactly what his policies are
leading to, is bullying by the federal government and by a homosexual
agenda that seeks to make children hide their Christianity and their
religion in the closet and to silence those who would speak out
against what they don't believe,” McClusky said.