This is the problem with programs designed to stop bullying, which can be a very real problem. Activists worm their way in, and hijack these programs turning them into their own personal weapons. Stacy McCain notes such an instance. Dan Savage is supposed to be an anti -bullying expert. Well, if bullying and verbally abusing kids of faith counts, he is an expert.
Two weeks ago, the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association sponsored a national conference for high school journalists in Seattle. They invited San Francisco-based sex-advice columnist Dan Savage as a speaker. Savage reportedly began his speech by announcing to the teenagers, “I hope you’re all using birth control,” and made lascivious comments about his “husband.”
More than 100 students reportedly walked out of the event after Savage, who founded the “It Gets Better” project — widely praised as part of the “anti-bullying” movement — used obscene language in attacking religious beliefs against homosexuality:
“People often point out that… they can’t help with the anti-gay bullying because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans, that being gay is wrong,” Savage tells the crowd in a short video posted on Tumblr by a student attendee.
“We can learn to ignore the [expletive] in the Bible about gay people the same way we have learned to ignore the [expletive] in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation,”Savage said.
At this point, student Jenny Patterson yelled “That’s bull,” and walked out. As other students followed, Savage called them “pansies,” she said.
Patterson said she had put up with Savage’s cussing and“references to how good his husband looks in a Speedo and how he has to pry him off.” But his attacks on Catholics, Mormons, and Christians for their stance on homosexuality went too far.
“I didn’t come to hear someone preach to me about how wrong my beliefs are,” said Patterson, 17 . . . “I don’t know what the agenda was behind [Savage’s] session, but it was unnecessary.”
That young lady nails it. Savage has an agenda. He is Gay, so EVERYTHING has to revolve around him being Gay. This is the trouble with “activists” They too often become infected with a vastly inflated sense of self-importance. And, they become, the very type of person, in this case a bully, they claim to be against. In Savage’s case, I suspect he is just a bigot who has somehow managed to gain enough access to be able to spout his loathsome hatred of Christians.
As a side note, Stacy McCain is known to display an image of himself in a Speedo, I hope Savage never sees that, or McCain might need a restraining order.
Video at the link, and lots more too