There is no way, in any sense of word, where bullying is a good thing. Where and how religion is envolved, what partains to ‘bullying’, and how it effects people are all reasons to not allow this bill to pass.
How and why religion plays a part in this bill is wrong. By living in the US you are allowed the right to religious belief, but in the matters of the State and Union, it is inapropriate. Im not stating that you should not be allowed your religious beliefs, religion plays a part in million of peoples lives, including those who may not believe in a God. But, as previously stated, its an inapropriate thing in matters of State and Union. Division of Church and State. Yes, it may be your religious belief, but, I turn your attention to Kidnapping cases, and attempts at presidential assinations, where they say “God told me to do it.” This should be treated in the same way. Just because its a ‘religious belief’ does not mean that you have a clean slate. And then you may have someone say that it’s against their beliefs, but they only say it to get out of prision. Again. Im not saying you do not deserve religious rights. But this is a matter for the government, not the church.
Bullying comes in many different forms, Cyber, Physical, etc. In most cases, however, it’s a physical assault. ‘According to the National Bullying Survey, more than half of those who reported being bullied had been physically hurt (parents report over 71%); 34% of those physically hurt required attention from a doctor or hospital. 3% of the attacks involved a weapon.’ ( http://www.beatbullying.org/dox/resources/statistics.html ) But this is not only homosexuals. This bullying in general. If this bill is passed, this statistic could sky rocket, because it could partain to more than just homophobia issues. In School, from primary, to secondary, we are taught that if we are getting bullied, to tell someone. To get help. If a child came up to you and told you needed help, and this bill was in place, what would you say? ‘Im sorry, but they have the right to because it is a religious belief, so they can.” No. you would do everything within your power to help this child. This bill would not allow it.
This effects people more than others know. It not only effects the person getting bullied, it effects family, friends, the doctors treating them, the nurses. And even if you can push away the thought for a moment to help the person, it stays there, somewhere in your brain and it surfaces, and nags at you untill its all you can think of. “Ideas can no more flow backward than can a river.” (~Victor Hugo)
And in mention of the “Don’t say Gay” Bill, They won’t have access to general information that they teach wether we like it or not. Why are secondary age students being taught these things, when people who genuenly care cant openly get this information. Its unfair.
Where as religion is too involved, all the different forms of bullying, and the effect it can have on so many people, are main, and important reasons that this bill should not be passed.
Do peole realize there's a second TARDIS in "Hound of the baskervilles" ? Its on the back of Johns newspaper or magazine or whatever. Its about 2 minutes and 16 seconds in. Go check it out. see if im just crazy.
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Question to discuss:
You are here on this earth for a reason. You are an amazing person and I love you :) Have a great day
Stranger:What the hell Cas?
Stranger:What's with the daily affirmations?
You:We're out of milk -SH
Stranger:No we're not. I just picked some up. What have you done to the new milk already? -JW
You:I used it for an experiment. -SH
Stranger:Sherlock, that's the fifth gallon this week! -JW
Stranger:Look, alright. I'll buy two, one for...whatever it is you do to milk, and the other is for human consumption. I'm labeling them. -JW
You:I had to know what the effect of lactose intolernce after death... it took a few experiments. -SH
Stranger:Is...dear god please tell me you took the milk to Barts and there's not a body stashed somewhere in the flat. -JW
You:.. dont open the fridge -SH
Stranger:Damnit Sherlock, I thought we talked about this! We keep *food* in there! Can't we just get a cooler for the body pa-my god I can't believe I'm trying to work out a place to keep parts of a body. -JW
Stranger:I want it out of there before I get home. I mean it. -JW
You:But john, its for an experiment. -SH
Stranger:No buts, I mean it. Sherlock it is both unsanitary and beyond mentally unhealthy to keep bits of dead people in amongst the grapes and cheese. Please. For my sake and the sake of Mrs. Hudson, keep the body parts to a minimum and do the big stuff at Barts. -JW
You:But john, i took all that out because of you said it was unsanitary, and i didnt want to upset you. -SH
You're now watching two strangers discuss your question!
Question to discuss:
Wanna go for dinner? -SH
Sranger 1:After all of this time? -JW
Stranger 1:That's all you have to say? -JW
Stranger 2:so you want to go for dinner or not? -SH
Stranger 2:we can talk about this after - SH
Stranger 1:It's been, 3, years. -JW
Stranger 1:You were dead. I saw you. -JW
Stranger 1:I felt your pulse. Damn it. -JW
Stranger 2:if you would have observed more closely you would have noted -SH
Stranger 1:My best friend was DEAD. -JW
Stranger 1:...The only thing I had had jumped off a roof. How could I have seen anything but that? -JW
Stranger 2:I- I apologise -SH
Stranger 2:i was staring to be too well known- SH
Stranger 1:What is wrong with you? I visited your grave site too many times to count. -JW
Stranger 1:Hell, I was /talking/ to you. -JW
Stranger 1:I told you things now I wish I could take back. But now I was talking to dirt. Brilliant. -JW
Stranger 2:I also wanted to save you , Mrs. Hudson, and that was the only way i could have protected you truthfully -SH
Stranger 1:And while you were in the Alps or wherever the fuck you were, there weren't any phones? Any paper or pens? Sherlock. CONTACTING PEOPLE IS NOT THAT HARD. -JW
Stranger 1:Mrs. Hudson was devastated after you left. She hasn't touched a thing...Besides getting rid of your little experiments in the fridge. -JW
Stranger 1:Lestrade has almost gotten fired for defending your ass. -JW
Stranger 2:like i have spoken before I apologise deeply -SH
Stranger 2:lets meet for dinner and we could talk about this more in concept -SH
Stranger 1:And I have been going at it alone...All alone. I've had nightmares, seeing your blank face. You staring back at me. You apologizing about this fucking note. I've lost sleep, meals, and you come in asking if I want to have dinner? -JW
Stranger 1:...Of course I'm going to meet you for dinner. But I'm going to hit you. Hard. -JW
Stranger 1:And don't think you're off the hook just because you're alive. -JW
Stranger 2:bring the med kit too i'd might be needing that -SH
Stranger 1:jesus christ Sherlock. -JW
Stranger 1:Might? -JW
Stranger 2:just for your smack to the face -SH
Stranger 1:Thank god its just that. And yes, yes you probably will. -JW
Stranger 2:meet at that fancy restaurant down the street in 20? I will see you then -SH
I'm SCARED. D: OHOHOH. Maaaybe. We can have Lucy. And then in like 3 months, have Matthew. And life will be good. Because let's be honest. There's two married couples and the other one almost just broke up. So we're like, amazing. Because we've been together for like 2 years..
I don’t know how each of us will react after the falls. Certainly, many of us will be scrambling for download links at one point or another. But…I’d like to try something. I know it’s the last 3 hours before the storm hits, but I ask for a day of silence after the falls.
Tumblr. Sherlockians. We waited. We fangirled. We obsessed. We came up with things to keep our sanity safe. We watched. We cried. Now we are here once again. We are facing goodness knows how long before the next series (knowing the possibility that there might not be) So I just want to say, that it has been an honour serving with you as loyal fans. To you I give a salute.
FUCK YOU, READ MORES, WHY DO YOU NEVER WORK FOR ME?!
So I broke up with my best friend last month, right?
And it’s been good for me. Really good. As in coworkers who don’t know that anything’s wrong with me have commented on my happiness. As in I’ve been singing in the car while I drive again….
Miss Caitlin, speaking from experience with things like that, its important to just have fun with the person you’re with. If you dont want to bring up a subject, simply dont, and you have the right to say, “Im not gonna ruin my day by talking about it.” My mom and my sister have been in this HUGE fight for almost 4 years. and my sister asked to hang out, and i did, and then she started asking about my mom and what was going on with the fight, and i simply said “Dunno, besides its none of my buisness.” MOral of the story: Just have fun with who you’re with, and don’t worry about other people.
Alana looked at the bus with distaste but since her car battery was drained and she needed to replace it, the bus was her only option. She climbed onto the bus. Sighing, she stood her hand loosely gripping the rail used by those standing. As the bus lurched out of the stop, Alana lost herself…
You're now watching two strangers discuss your question!
Question to discuss:
The first person to talk is John, the second, Sherlock. John, Sherlock has misplaced your jam.Stranger 1:Sherlock. Give it back.
Stranger 2:I have no idea what you are talking about, John.
Stranger 1:If you used it for an experiment again, Sherlock...
Stranger 2:I would have hoped you'd place more value into scientific inquiry rather than your... collection.
Stranger 1:You WILL go down to Tesco's and get me some more.
Stranger 1:It's not a collection. It's breakfast.
Stranger 2:I fail to see why you require such a wide variety of jam for our so-called breakfast.
Stranger 1:Because unlike SOMEONE I know, I don't eat toast dry.
Stranger 1:Or, wait! I actually eat.
Stranger 2:Sounds dull. And time-consuming.
Stranger 1:Sherlock, eating is neither dull or time-consuming.
Stranger 2:I would rather work on a case than... digest.
Stranger 1:You need to eat. You're not eating worries me.
Stranger 1:Can't you do both?!
Stranger 2:I'm afraid not. Digestion pulls blood away from the brain and my brain must be fully involved when I'm working on a case.
Stranger 1:Sherlock, carbohydrates give your body more energy. More energy equals more brainflow.
Stranger 1:If you don't eat, you get tired and sluggish and you can't think straight.
Stranger 1:Trust your Doctor, alright? I only want the best for you.
Stranger 2:I'm not a child, John. I can take care of myself.
Stranger 1:Fine. See if I care if you pass out at some crime scene from starvation!
Stranger 1:Just have one piece of toast. I don't see how one piece can affect your digestion that much.
Stranger 2:If I do, will you stop being so insistent about this whole... /eating/ business?
Stranger 1:Yes. For today, at least.
Stranger 1:And I'll even let you off the hook about the jam.
Stranger 1:I can always go out and buy more.
Stranger 2:Very well then. I suppose that would be a reasonable trade-off.
Stranger 1:Thank you. *hands piece of toast*
Stranger 1:Is eating really all that bad? I mean, it would be better with jam instead of just butter, but that's your fault.
Stranger 2:Eating is reserved for between cases. Normally.
Stranger 1:This case has been going on for almost a week now. That's dangerous.
Stranger 2:At least I don't think like Mycroft. He tends to view eating as a supplement to thinking, rather than a hindrance. Be glad I did not inherit /his/ genes. I'd eat us out of house and home.
Stranger 1:God has some mercy, at least.
Stranger 1:I can barely afford my half of the rent, let alone extra groceries.
Stranger 2:See? My habits do have some usefulness to you after all.
Stranger 1:I guess so. But please eat, Sherlock. The human body can only go so long without food, and it's been over a week since we started this case, and the end isn't in sight.
Stranger 2:I've eaten my toast. You said that would grant me a reprieve until tomorrow.
Stranger 1:Fine. No more talking about eating. Have you any new leads on the case?
Stranger 1:I mean, we've already deduced that it had something to do with the driver of that car, right?
Stranger 1:Something must have been wrong to cause him to swerve like that.... and the results came back negative for alcohol in the blood, so he wasn't drunk...
Stranger 1:But I mean, no sane single man would swerve into another lane of busy traffic unless something was seriously up.
Stranger 1:...Or am I completely on the wrong track?
Stranger 2:Not completely. The nature of the swerve pattern described by the woman in the car behind him and by the tracks left on the road seem to indicate that the swerves might not have been the result of any sort of influence at all. That is to say, his actions were entirely premeditated.
Stranger 1:Premeditated? But...why?
Stranger 2:Which leaves the question of why he would choose to endanger himself in such a manner.
Stranger 2:That is what I am trying to figure out
Stranger 2:Thank you.
Stranger 1:Don't mention it.
Stranger 1:Wait...did you just say 'thanks'?
Stranger 2:Might as well have said it eventually with all the times you've remarked upon my abilities.
Stranger 1:Well... thank you, I suppose. Didn't know you were human enough to say thank you. *grins*
Stranger 1:I have to say I kind of like this new 'polite/eating' Sherlock.
Stranger 2:Don't get too used to him.
Stranger 1:Too bad. Should have realized it wouldn't last.
Stranger 2:You'll learn eventually... Tell me, John. When we questioned the driver, did anything about him seem particularly strange? Anything... emotional?
Stranger 1:Nothing to the extent that I could observe without question, but the man seemed.... off.
Stranger 1:He was shaken up, but I just figured that was because of the fear of the accident and the pain of his broken leg and rib.
Stranger 1:He was lucky to even have his life, in my opinion.
Stranger 1:But.... he could have been shaken for a different reason, I suppose. Ordered to do something, perhaps?
Stranger 1:I'm sorry for not getting anything else...
Stranger 2:Hmm... It is possible he was coerced into taking such an action. It seems unlikely that it could be pre-meditated AND based in logical thinking, without some sort of outside influence.
Stranger 1:Well...swerving into 70mph traffic isn't in any way 'logical'.
Stranger 1:Makes me wonder what the hell prompted him to do it in the first place?
Stranger 1:Someone must have had something big over him to force him to do such a dangerous action...and what were they trying to prove with the car? We had one dead woman, and a few injuries from the pileup. I mean.... it's awful, sure, but nothing catastrophic.
Stranger 2:((Aw, this is brilliant, but I have to leave now.))
Stranger 1:((Aww. D:))
Stranger 1:(did you have any idea where we were going? cuz I sure don't.)
Stranger 2:((I was going to say the woman was actually dead before the accident occurred and the driver was being forced to do it by some sort of crime syndicate looking to hide the woman's murder by making it look like she died in the pileup))
Stranger 1:(Wow. You win the Sherlock award. I was just going to keep giving you questions until you spit out something like that. haha.)
Stranger 1:(basically Sherlock and John's relationship right there.)
Stranger 2:((Hehe, that's kinda awesome! Anyways, it was lovely roleplaying with you.))
Stranger 1:(enjoy Reichenbach tomorrow. Lovely roleplaying with you too!)
... I have one but I don't exactly know how I got it.. ;D Uhm.. to be honest, I think that he'd be up to it. I mean, it's him. But I just didn't know if he's have any objections.. Because I think it would be alright!
Kidding me? He’d tottally be up for it. He’d be one of those dads that wouldnt quite know what to do… so you’d have those kind of moments. It be sweet. I think he’d have fun.