What is it about Christianity (and religion in general) that causes such huge, senseless bigotry and violence?
* 12-year-old girl at Hernando Middle School was attacked by fellow students.
* The attackers said the victim’s name, Randi, was a ‘boy name’.
* No charges were filed because police were not called.
(Hernando, MS 11/4/10) – A 12-year-old girl was beaten by fellow students at Hernando Middle School on Wednesday, ostensibly because of her masculine-sounding name.
Randi Foster is a four-foot-nine student who doesn’t go looking for trouble. But on Wednesday morning at school, she ran into plenty of it.
After a Fellowship of Christian Students meeting, four girls and a boy surrounded her.
“They started talking about me like I was a man, and like, stuff like that. That I shouldn’t be in this world. And my name was a boy name,” she said.
Foster described how these people attacked her.
“I was kicked in the rib. I was kicked in the leg. I was hit in the face. I was sat on top of and my face was jammed into the floor. I was thrown onto the cafeteria table. I was thrown in between the seats.”
Her mother, Meggan Foster, is appalled at the whole ordeal.