In this Oct. 5, 2010 photo, school buses bring students home from Hamilton Middle School in Cypress, Texas as Brian Carter, left, Sharon Ferranti, foreground right, and others stand on a corner with ... more 
In this Oct. 5, 2010 photo, school buses bring students home from Hamilton Middle School in Cypress, Texas as Brian Carter, left, Sharon Ferranti, foreground right, and others stand on a corner with signs to protest the treatment of Asher Brown, an eighth grader at the school who killed himself at home on Sept. 23, 2010. His parents blamed his suicide on two years of bullying they say he had suffered at the school. A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying _ and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate. The conflict: Gay-rights supporters insist that any effective anti-bullying program must include specific components addressing harassment of gay youth. But religious conservatives condemn that approach as an unnecessary and manipulative tactic to sway young people's views of homosexuality. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren
Sat, Oct 9, 2010 12:27 PM EDT