Hypothetically speaking, if a surge in suicides among Christian teens were to occur due to bullying, how do you think the Christian Community would respond?
It’s been several weeks since several gay teens committed suicide due to bullying. There has been much support from the LGBTQ community and allies to counteract bullying and its effects. The Christian community, however, has remained relatively silent with the exception of the few denominations which have historically offered support.
I was thinking this morning that if there was a surge in suicides among Christian teens, it would spark all sorts of discussion and action from the Christian community. Hypothetically speaking, some would even consider those teens to be martyrs.
This line of thought made me consider the possibility of the martyrdom of those gay teens who committed suicide. In a sense, their deaths have been sounding the alarm, warning those who will listen, that there must be something tragically wrong in our society if young people see no hope to be themselves.
So, what do you think?