Major study of Oregon high schoolers probes teen mental health and social climates
Those factors raised the odds and were a substantial influence on suicide attempts even when known risk Suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found.
contributorslike depression and being bullied were considered, said study author Mark Hatzenbuehler, a Columbia University psychologist and researcher.
His study found a higher rate of suicide attempts even among kids who weren't bullied or depressed when they lived in counties less supportive of gays and with relatively few Democrats. A high proportion of Democrats was a measure used as a proxy for a more liberal environment.
Please couple the MSNBC report with the following audio report from NPR's Radio Times:
HIV and STD Infection Rates Soar Among Teens In Philly
When these two (and many other) "indictments" are compiled together the pattern that is at play is easily detectable. Their real goal is to advance some "secular progressive" viewpoint and the "conservative" perspective is shown to have some injurious impact.
Consider the STD report from the city of Philadelphia. Teens and gay Black males have infection rates at outstanding numbers. In the mind of the secular progressives the solution is to hand out condoms to abstract the infectious body fluids of one person from another. They even propose that the government hand out free lubrication so that the condoms don't break from the friction.
When it comes to discussion of the threats to their world view - the church - which attempts to maintain a Victorian-era policy on the prohibition of sex outside of marriage was seen as an impediment. It was a foregone conclusion that teens are going to have sex and that "men sleeping with men" are going to continue - unabated by the known risks that their physical engagement might expose them to. Thus the church was indicted for failing to engage in the lives of these "sinner", loving them more than hating their "sins". In short - the church needs to be in the condom distribution business. They should be practicing "no fault love" (no judgment) in that the common goal is to ensure that everyone is allowed to live a long life and society should do all that is necessary to mitigate their exposure to risks.
This MSNBC news article comes along to make the case that the strictures imposed by "conservative towns" creates a situation where vulnerable teens are pushed into suicide, unable to keep up with the societal mandates that the "conservative societal norms" place upon them.
Does anyone else notice how the "onus" is always shifted upon the "conservative standard bearer"? These intolerant towns appear to give hate filled people an opening to express their hatred of diversity via official societal and cultural enforcements. Those who are different are driven to take their own lives - rather than being subjected to such mental torture.
Why is it that when it comes to the STD, HIV and broken lives that were highlighted in Philadelphia - the progressive narrative chose avoid seeing its choices as the agent of exposure to these risks - instead blaming the institutions for their failure to respond yet when it comes to the MSNBC story the unfortunate results of suicide is again put upon the conservative standard bearers. There is no attempt to qualify the end results that the "diversity seekers" desire to take these "conservative towns" toward.