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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

I missed the memo and didn't wear purple bad

Today was Spirit Day, at least according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The group asked people across America to wear purple to bring attention to suicides committed by gay teenagers after they were bullied.

Forgive me. I am a political animal. Mention purple and I think of a state that in a particular election could go Democrat or Republican.

I didn’t wear a stitch of purple today. That must make me a horrible human being. Seriously.

I didn’t wear purple. And I don’t support gay marriage. That means that I am partially to blame for gay teen suicides if you ask certain fringe groups. Those kids killed themselves? Of course it's sad and tragic. But yep. It’s my fault and the millions of others like me who believe that marriage is a sacred institution preserved for a bond between a man and a woman.

Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage writes:

 LGBT teens (in Massachusetts) were roughly four times as likely as other students to attempt suicide in the last year. They're also about twice as likely to report being in a physical fight at school, three times more likely to say they were injured by a weapon and almost four times as likely to say they missed school because they felt physically unsafe, compared to other teens.

Gay students are also more than twice as likely to report having had sexual intercourse before age 13 -- that is, to be sexually abused as children. They are three times as likely to report being the victims of dating violence, and nearly four times as likely to report forced sexual contact.

Forced sex, childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, early unwed pregnancy, substance abuse -- could these be a more important factor in the increased suicide risk of LGBT high schoolers than anything people like me ever said?"

Great question.

I know the answer (Yes).

Typical. Liberals look to put the blame everywhere else except where it should it be placed.

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