ILI Thinking Citizen Blog

Our blog features our professors, students, and kindred spirits with similar goals as we have for our online, accredited graduate courses in Bullying Prevention and Diversity.

Opinion: What ‘Glee’ tells us about new LGBT allies

by Filed under: CNN

The Valentine’s Day episode of “Glee” introduced the God Squad’s Joe Hart, a student who is a committed Christian. His only tattoos are bible quotes, and each of his dreadlocks is named after a bible verse. Joe wants to make Christianity cool, so the God Squad, a Christian club, agrees to sing “vocal valentines” for […]

Opinion: How bystanders can protect kids from bullying

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(CNN) – When EricJames Borges was in college, he said, his mother performed an exorcism over him to “cure” him of being gay. He recalled reaching a breaking point in high school when he was assaulted in class while a teacher was present. He said that verbal and physical assaults, which included being spit on, occurred […]