Bette Midler Writes Open Letter Concerning The Recent Epidemic Of LGBT Teen Suicides.

Bette Midler has written an open letter concerning the recent suicides in the gay youth community and  implores people, especially parents, to to a better job in teach thier children better the basic moral lessons of “live and let live” “.

“It is a sad sad day for America when young people would rather die than endure one more day of hatred and relentless persecution. As a mother, I am ashamed of all the parents who have failed to teach even the most basic human lessons to their children, “Live and let Live” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The normal, everyday kindness that we took for granted just a few years ago is a thing of the past, and I for one, mourn it deeply. Technology, the Internet, with its anonymity, have allowed people to behave like beasts, pouncing on the weak and howling with laughter when they inflict a wound, that only the strongest could survive. What are we doing to ourselves? How are we to survive as a nation, when hate seems to be the only thing that motivate us??

Four children are dead by their own hand because they just couldn’t take any more. How many more are we going to sacrifice to the hyenas? Isn’t it time to stop??

– Bette Midler


Will Kohler

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  1. I love this woman. One of the few artists who can actually sing live and sound fantastic! Great open letter. I love her even more now.


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