Talk:Prayers for Bobby
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It doesn't imply whether it's good or bad; right or wrong. It only states it has a conservative teaching. What the 1st writer believe is merely his/her own pre-disposition on the matter. ~~Soony~~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:03, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
Bobby's suicide occurred only after he entered the gay scene and found a boyfriend. It would be just as accurate to say he killed himself because of homosexual activity, yet religious intolerance is stated as the only motivation. Urbanh196398105 (talk) 17:14, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
The reason why religious intolerance is stated as the only motiviation is simply because that's the truth. If you take the time to read the entire book, you will see very clearly that Bobby was totally a victim of his own mother's anti gay hatred which was taught to her by her church (read: religion) along with her constant reading of her Bible. Bobby's suicide was somthing he began thinking about every since his mother started posting anti-gay bible verses on Bobby's bathroom mirrors as well as all around the house and he saw the hatred and disgust in his own mother's eyes. His Mother rejected him because of religion. It is very clear in both the book and the film that Bobby might not have suicided if his Mother had accepted him which she could not do because her own religion would not allow her too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:06, 24 September 2010 (UTC)