Anti-bullying activist Dan Savage is said to have made remarks to high school students attending a journalism conference that offended many Christians in the audience, some of whom left the room. Savage seemed to go out of his way to upset those who he most needed to get through to.
Dan Savage, the founder of the “It Gets Better” anti-bullying campaign, is being criticized for comments he made at a journalism conference attended by high school students. Savage criticized the Bible, saying many things in it are “bullshit”. Offended Christians left the room.
Savage reportedly said: “We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people — the same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation. We ignore bullshit in the Bible about all sorts of things.”
Savage concluded his anti-Bible tirade with: “You can tell the Bible guys in the hall they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible. It’s funny as someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-assed people react when you push back.”
When asked if his confrontational attitude might not be impeding his efforts to get his message across Savage retorted “I used to get beat-up because I’m gay – part of how it gets better is now I’m bigger and can do the ass-kicking!”