Sojourners Gives a Lesson on Bullying for #Spirit Day
Sojourners has tweeted out information with statistics about bullying, which demonstrate why a strong unified opposition to bullying is needed.
Lisa Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners, shared her own experience of bullying as a child in a blog post on Sojourner’s web site. Now an influential thought leader on socially progressive Christian issues, she brings us back to when she was six years old and facing a bully that she likens to a “bulldog”. Her story recounts what bullying does to someone’s self-worth and how it affects someone for the rest of their life. She ends with this pledge:
This spirit day I stand in solidarity with all the 6-year-old, 12-year-old, 20-year-old, 40-year-old, and 80-year-old gay and straight women and men who face down bulldogs every day. May our feet remain planted in the truth: We are all made in the image of God. We are all worthy of love.