My daughter's not herself today. Very strange. I took her aside and inquired. Here's what I learned.
She has a teacher at the high school that teaches her science. Science, mind you, but frequently, it turns into a religion class. Not just any religion class. It turns into bash Mormonism class. Interesting! What does that have to do with science?
There is quite a large LDS community that attends my kids' high school. I wonder how many others are in his classes and have heard him say similar things as he's said to my daughter.
I shared with my daughter the litmus test given in the scriptures: "By their works ye shall know them" and asked her about a few people we know. Are their works good, or are their works evil? She shared that they were good. I asked about this teacher and she, with as much venom as she could muster, tears streaming down her face, said that she couldn't stand him. I asked her who she wanted to spend her time and effort on. Whom did she want to follow?
So, let's look a bit at discrimination, shall we? Let me venture to say that we, many of us, who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are not strangers to it. It happens to us, and we endure it. We attempt to turn the other cheek, but what makes this any more okay than what happens to other groups? Why is bullying from the top, down okay?