The government is responsible for a lot of that attitude when they refuse to pass laws against discrimination against the gay community. Kids are not stupid and when they see this BS on the T.V. everyday, it just reinforces what their biased and bigoted parents, and religious teachers, are saying about women killing their babies, gays being hated by God, and Liberals being sinful and against religion. Plus the mainstream media only plays up the hatred and violence in society and adds to the discrimination.
We need to start getting involved in the school curriculum that our kids are subjected to, and start some kind of support group within the schools to teach kids about respect for others.
People think they have no say in what a school is teaching their children. Or else they just do not want to take the time out of their busy lives to get involved in what the schools are doing, or not doing, to protect all the kids that are enrolled there.
You, as a parent, can be the first to bring such a program to your school, and show by example that something can actually be done about school bullying.
Believe me, when i tell you, if i were a young parent with kids in school i would be in the faces of the school board, the principal, and the teachers, and create such a program.
Someone has to start that 'war against bullies and bigots' in the school system. Why not you?