My inspiration for this sermon came from two MSN news feeds, both involving children who were being bullied because of gender role stereotyping. This is an area that hit home. Like Sunnie Kahle, the young lady in the first story, I was a “tomboy.” I liked playing sports more than playing with dolls. I was comfortable in shorts, jeans and t-shirts and only wore dresses because the dress code at school required it. I remember being teased and asked if I was a boy or a girl when the dress code was relaxed in Junior High school, so when I read about Sunnie, I felt a bond. I understood what it felt like to be considered different based on appearances.
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...My Little Pony' www. news.msn.com/us/how-school-bullied-boy
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