The “It Gets Better Project” was founded in 2021 by gay activist Dan Savage and his husband, in response to the suicides of teenagers bullied because they were gay or suspected of being gay by their classmates. This project does the work of God by instilling in LGBTQ children the good news that they are also children of God, and that things will get better.
The foundation awarded a $10,00 grant for students at a Lynchburg, Va high school’s Gender and Sexuality club to create a “quiet room” for students with sensory sensitivities. All students struggling with mental health, not just gays and lesbians, would have access to the room that is a peaceful oasis in the cacophony of a high school.
If you’re not familiar with Lynchburg, you might think that the School Board would accept with gratitude this gift, calculated to benefit the mental health of schoolchildren.
But Lynchburg City Schools voted 7-2 in favor of not accepting the grant, because the Hill City is an evangelical wasteland where the evangelical Liberty University wields an undue influence.
I urge my fellow residents of Lynchburg to join my holy crusade to reverse the decision of the school board. Write a letter to the editor, attend a Lynchburg council city meeting or a school board meeting, do everything in your power to prove that things can get better, even in Lynchburg.