New ‘Anti-Bullying Policy Yardstick’ problematic for LGBT students

Young women with their mouths taped shut to honor a day of silence.

Youth participate in a day of silence against LGBT bullying.

BY MEREDITH BENNETT-SMITH
Huffington Post Gay Voices

Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian organization known for its vocal opposition of so-called “homosexual activist groups,” has released a new “Anti-Bullying Policy Yardstick” in partnership with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). The document aims to help parents and teachers evaluate their anti-bullying policies and make sure the rights of all are protected.

However, analysis by ThinkProgress concludes the Yardstick may feature “an elaborate scheme to ensure religious bullying is protected in schools while students most likely to be targeted for harassment are made more vulnerable,” namely, LGBT students.

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