Summary: Obama talks about how a few bullied gay students committed suicide. He says that bullying is not a normal part of growing up and that kids should be able to be safe and have adults they trust to go to. He says to people who are different that they didn’t do anything wrong and their differences will eventually be looked on as a source of pride and strength. Obama says that everyone should be respected and be allowed to find their “own version of happiness.”
Analysis: I agree with Obama that everybody deserves respect and to be treated with the same love and compassion. What right does anybody else have to get on their high horse? One thing I don’t agree with is his saying that everybody must find their “own version of happiness.” I think that people should be allowed to chase their dreams and express their opinions but within boundaries. For example, gay people are children of God and they think differently than most people. They should not be hated for this. On the other hand, some gay people also incite this anger because they try to do the very thing they don’t want to happen to them on us. They think all of us should agree with their thinking and try to take the sacred ceremony of marriage and corrupt it. We should not discriminate and “We” includes gay people as well as anybody else who is discriminated against.
Via Jennifer Heaney, Hayley