bullying. However, this is adult bullying. Lamentable as this is, that isn't my focus on this post. I'd like to call your attention (again) to the role of communication, namely the media.
concluding with http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20100928.htm#head3
These links tell the depressing tale of misinformation perpetrated by various communication sources. In the case of Robert Oscar Lopez, he has been wrongfully labelled and maligned, by various people spreading hate and fear through letters and articles in various media. Mr. Lopez is the adopted son of two lesbians. He writes of how difficult this made his childhood. Because of this, he is labelled anti-gay. Because he is not gay, himself, he has been labelled bi-sexual, and as such, a pervert.
He can't do anything right. People with their personal agendas attack him and it has come to the point of hindering his career. Now I see where besides spreading misinformation, communication can be considered bullying.
Don't believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see. And certainly, speak only the truth.