Dan Savage rolled into a National Journalism Conference for high school students to talk about bullying and the dangers implicit therein. Dan is the founder of “It Gets Better,” an organization to reach out to gay teens who are bullied. So what did Dan talk about? He made a pointed attack on Christian beliefs, telling the audience to ignore all the (expletive deleted) in the Bible. When a bunch of students walked out he called them “pansy asses.” And so the anti-bullier becomes the bully.
Oh, the irony, which apparently was lost on Mr. Savage. If it is his tribe that is being bullied, then bullying isn’t okay; but when Mr. Savage doesn’t agree with a position, then one can say or do whatever one wants, including bullying them.
Notice the tepid response of the conference organizers. One wonders what their response would have been had the roles been reversed and a Christian speaker had made a “journalism” speech about the dangers of living a homosexual lifestyle.