As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant “pansy asses.”
The speaker was Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” project, an anti-bullying campaign that has reached more than 40 million viewers with contributors ranging from President Obama to Hollywood stars. Savage also writes a sex advice column called “Savage Love.”
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Savage was supposed to be delivering a speech about anti-bullying at the National High School Journalism Conference sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. But it turned into an episode of Christian-bashing.
Why does Dan Savage harbor so much hatred? Gay organizations, especially GLAAD, should condemn Mr. Savage for his mean-spirited rhetoric and make clear that he does not speak for gay people. He certainly doesn’t speak for me — and I would dare say most of this blog’s readers, including some of our liberal ones.
We should expect gay speakers at such fora to show the same respect for Christianity as we would like Christians to show for gays.
More on this as time allows. (Spending weekend with family as per this post.)
*Had first learned of the story via a Facebook friend’s message to me. If she’s right and only FoxNews is reporting this, that is damning indictment of the legacy media. They feted Mr. Savage for his “It Gets Better Videos”, but appear to be ignoring his bile now.
Joel Gehrke has more.