When I first read the story of Tyler Clementi who jumped to his death from the George Washington bridge last week, I was deeply saddened. Today I read Albert Mohler’s opinion article on the subject. Here’s an excerpt:
The teenage years are hard enough to navigate. Most boys do not struggle with homosexuality, but there is not a teenage boy alive who does not struggle with sexual confusion. There is no deacon, preacher, or pew-sitter who went through male adolescence unscathed and without sin. There is not a human being who reaches school age who would not be humiliated by a well-placed webcam. And yet these boys — along with girls facing similar struggles — imagine themselves to be alone in their confusion and helpless in their anguish.