New research shows that students who suffer from same sex attraction are being bullied at school.
Nirimba TAFE welfare students Ms Bryant, 46, and Miss Afful, 20 , decided to research students who have a same sex attraction and highlight their type of negative experiences. The researchers focussed on students in schools for their project.
Ms Bryant said repeated bullying at school had disrupted the education of students who suffer from same sex attraction.
One boy left school aged 15 because he was being bashed up every day and the school was doing nothing about it. Forty-six per cent have been verbally abused and 13 per cent, physically abused.
People need to be educated about students with same sex attraction, starting with the school syllabus explaining that homosexuality is a sexual disorder that can be cured or at the very minimum controlled through abstinence education.
Ms Bryant said youth liaison officers should visit schools. This should be part of kids' learning, it shouldn't just be left to the principal. Some parents of children who suffer from the disorder need to be educated as well.
The Church says that “People suffering from a same sex attraction must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. (CCC 2358)
Help is available for people who suffer from same sex attraction at Courage Apostolate
``Same-sex-attracted youth are seven times more likely to commit suicide,'' Miss Afful said.
Other research indicates that homosexuals of both sexes remain fourteen times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexuals and 3½ times more likely to commit suicide successfully. Thirty years ago, this propensity toward suicide was attributed to social rejection, but the numbers have remained largely stable since then despite far greater public acceptance than existed in 1973.
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