A MUST-SEE Message! News Anchor Stands Up to Bully That Claims She is Not a Role Model For Being Overweight

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  • 2012-10-05T02:33:52

Yolanda Shelton you obviously missed the line slipped in about "sexual orientation" which means homosexuality. They were in the process of an anti-bullying campaign which was mainly focused on people speaking out against homosexuality. Christians these days are so gullible. I don't hate homosexuals by any means but I will not be silenced in saying that it is sin and wrong. That is not bullying, it is the truth.

  • 2012-10-05T02:30:34

Not true, she made a comment about sexual orientation toward then end of her statement. That is what they were focusing on before and after she read the email and showed how bad "bullying" was. That is why I said we need discernment. Obviously bullying is wrong but the spirit that is in our country right now which is trying to silence morality is not of God by any means and we need to see it for what it is.

  • 2012-10-05T02:19:13

Depending on how people want to read it, yes. :)

  • 2012-10-05T01:54:57

That's quite the can of worms you got there Joey.

  • 2012-10-05T01:47:42

This video has absolutely NOTHING to do with homosexuality.....if so, where is it????? It is about being cruel in your words.

  • 2012-10-05T01:43:50

"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" As Bambi's Mom said.

  • 2012-10-05T01:39:55

I'm struggling to see the bullying in this letter. Suppose for a moment she was a smoker and continually announced that in the public eye. If the letter was written about her smoking in the exact same manner, would it be bullying or constructive criticism? As smoking would be a health risk to her, her children and all who consider her a role model, wouldn't it be appropriate to write such a objective letter? Which is of more concern and a greater health risk in the western world today, smoking or obesity? Just do a search on google “what is a greater health risk, smoking or obesity?” and check out the results for yourself. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+a+greater+health+risk%2C+smoking+or+obesity%3F Would you be content to have a senior pastor, minister or elder who was a chain smoker, or would you feel the need say something, in meekness and in truth? Would you be content to have a senior pastor, minister or elder who drank too much, or would you feel the need say something, in meekness and in truth? Would you be content to have a senior pastor, minister or elder who ate too much, or would you feel the need say something, in meekness and in truth? Where does your moral compass sit when comparing such things? Scripture lumps drunkeness and gluttony together. Should we do the same? The Bible also talks about the greater responsibility for our leaders. It also talks about not causing another brother to stumble. We should take on board these biblical concepts and encourage ourselves and others in positions of a ’role model,’ and many other areas of leadership; at school, in the workplace and in the news room on television. Not in an emotionally judgemental way but in love and respect. Not in looking only at outside appearances but in discernment and in respect to bringing heaven to earth, in the now but not yet. The anchor said herself she is overweight, and obese on a doctors chart. Knowing such information objectively, plus being in the public eye, automatically demands a greater responsibility for her to take on. This was all I took from the letter she read out, not bullying. We have a misconception here I think, common in todays thinking. Taking a matter of fact statement and turning it into an emotionally charged bullying statement.

  • 2012-10-05T01:35:42

It is not a sin to be fat. Are you perfect that you can judge others? Only God, our Father judges; not us helpless humans.

  • 2012-10-05T00:55:12

Indeed we are not defined by what people see in us, thank God He sees the beauty in us. Yes, perhaps some of us have issues to deal with like obesity, too skinny, too dark, too fair, flat noses, whatever...yet it takes grace and courage to look at another person in the eyes of God, and say, he/she is beautiful because God you made them so. Help me see their beauty through your lenses, God.

  • 2012-10-04T23:49:27

Hmm...Is being jaw-droppingly insensitive the same thing as being a bully? This reminds me of when the word "harassment" was being bandied about indiscriminately. Now it's bullying. This is not a defense of bullying any more than it is a defense of harassment (though I know somebody is going to take it that way and then, ironically, bully me). Wikipedia defines Bullying as "the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims." I'm glad the news anchor stood up for herself--or rather that others stood up for her. If bullying can mean anything, then it means nothing. Boo for misuse of words. Hooray for defending boundaries.

  • 2012-10-04T23:31:21

Nullying is a terrible thing and to do that to someone is horrible. The person that wrote that was terriblr.

  • 2012-10-04T23:30:25

Susan Helmuth , God also said 'hate the sin, not the person. What they might be doing is the sin, not the person themselves.

  • 2012-10-04T23:16:55

Jennifer, as you began to read tyou e-mail I was sure you were calling to me. For just a moment,... sense I'm not able to work and I certianly could never do you job, which by the way you do wonderfully. I am obese and I've had my share of bullying. And yes, it does hurt. However I know God loves me for me. I don't have to look like a beauty queen for God to love and charish me. He loves me and charishes me just the way I am. I believe He created each and everyone of us in His image,..... tall, short, plump, skinny. You pick it...He made us and we are perfect! I'm learning to ignor the bullies. I trust in God for so much, why not this too. Like you said, Jennifer, your bully doesn't know you and mine certianly don't know me! We need to start at home with our own kids and pay it forward. Thanks for listening......Jennifer Moulton.

  • 2012-10-04T22:48:42

Amen to her courage and articulate rebuttal. For those of us who are Christians it is important to remember that the bible says - judge not, lest yes be judged - the same judgment handed out to others will also be handed out to you. If God shows us an issue is another's life, He does not give us liberty to criticize, judge, condemn or fault-find; He reveals the issue so that we will be encouraged to pray for them - and leave the issue in God's hands without taking it upon ourselves to determine the rightness or wrongness of it. God loves all of us equally, regardless of worldly standards.

  • 2012-10-04T22:30:49

Stephanie Allen-haukoos I have to agree with you for the most part; however, this is America right? One of the things we charish most and many men have, are and will always stand up for and give the altimate sacrifice for our "Bill of Rights". Even though what that person wrote was hateful, here in America he had the right to express that nastines. I joined the Military back in the 70s to protect those rights for everyone just as those in the Military now are aslo doing. I believe that what this anchor lady did was one of the most corages things anyone could have done. It stands up there with fighting for others rights to be an idiot and a fool and yes, even "Greater love has no one than this, than to laying one's life down for his friends". (John 15:12-14)

  • 2012-10-04T22:26:47

Hi Melina: Thanks for sharing this video. A very good one! xoxo

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