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    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.”
    Savage, and his husband, were also guests at the White House for President Obama’s 2011 LGBT Pride Month reception. He was also invited to a White House anti-bullying conference.

    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.

    Rick Tuttle, the journalism advisor for Sutter Union High School in California, was among several thousand people in the audience. He said they thought the speech was one thing – but it turned into something else.

    “I thought this would be about anti-bullying,” Tuttle told Fox news. “It turned into a pointed attack on Christian beliefs.”

    Tuttle said a number of his students were offended by Savage’s remarks – and some decided to leave the auditorium.

    “It became hostile,” he said. “It felt hostile as we were sitting in the audience – especially towards Christians who espouse beliefs that he was literally taking on.”

    Tuttle said the speech was laced with vulgarities and “sexual innuendo not appropriate for this age group.” At one point, he said Savage told the teenagers about how good his partner looked in a speedo.

    The conservative website CitizenLink was the first to report about the controversy. They interviewed a 17-year-old girl who was one of students who walked out of the auditorium.

    “The first thing he told the audience was, ‘I hope you’re all using birth control,’” she told CitizenLink. “he said there are people using the Bible as an excuse for gay bullying, because it says in Leviticus and Romans that being gay is wrong. Right after that, he said we can ignore all the (expletive deleted) in the Bible.”

    As the teenagers were walking out, Tuttle said that Savage heckled them and called them “pansy asses.”

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    Some people were just never intended to be motivational speakers, it seems.
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    I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand, Savage is right by saying that some people use the Bible as an excuse for gay bullying. My boss is gay and her, her wife, and her daughter have all been on the receiving end of a fundamentalist christian condemning their wicked,sinful lifestyle of like....raising a child and paying a mortgage and doing all the things that normal people do

    However, Dan Savage, imo, is counterproductive to his own cause. It is shit like this mentioned in the article that marginalizes him to the point where only the kind of people who tune into Bill Maher's show every Friday night will take him seriously. Standing up for for somebody being bullied is one thing, but there's no reason to be childish and petty about it.

    One last thing, his google bombing of Santorum is still pretty damn funny. And the reason I find it funny is because Rick Santorum can fight back, he's in a position of power. Not quite the case when say, Bill Maher or Wonkette or whoever has fun at the expense of Trig Palin or whatnot
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    Gee why am I not surprised? A liberal anti-bullying activist, using bullying tactics to beat up on people he disagrees with - and CHILDREN no less.

    Typical
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Gee why am I not surprised? A liberal anti-bullying activist, using bullying tactics to beat up on people he disagrees with - and CHILDREN no less.

    Typical
    Read the transcript I made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Read the transcript I made.
    So by your logic, blacks should then be allowed to go around lynching whites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Read the transcript I made.
    I read it. It seems to me Savage knows nothing of the Bible.

    And that puke was there to speak about bullying. Not to turn it into some anti-Christian woe is me gay thing. Being bullied for being gay is about 30th on the list of "Things people are bullied for".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Read the transcript I made.
    It was NOT bullshit in Biblical times to prohibit the eating of shellfish. They were pretty much available in areas that were polluted by human waste back then. Technology had not developed to the point of having shellfish being safe to eat. Many such things are found in the Bible.

    Upon closer examination, nearly all of the rules and things you cite had a specific purpose - and helped to keep the population healthy and civil.

    Times have changed and technology has helped us deal with some of the issues, but the social ills many of your cited instances are STILL detrimental to society today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Read the transcript I made.

    How does that justify this? How is BULLYING them justified?

    This man is the SAME person who started the google bomb on Santorum - the SAME person who tried to infect members of Gary Bauers campaign with the flu by licking doornobs and passing out snot smeared pens.

    He is a SICK man and he gets WHITE HOUSE funding for his RADICAL smear groups disguised as anti-bullying charities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadhead View Post
    I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand, Savage is right by saying that some people use the Bible as an excuse for gay bullying. My boss is gay and her, her wife, and her daughter have all been on the receiving end of a fundamentalist christian condemning their wicked,sinful lifestyle of like....raising a child and paying a mortgage and doing all the things that normal people do

    However, Dan Savage, imo, is counterproductive to his own cause. It is shit like this mentioned in the article that marginalizes him to the point where only the kind of people who tune into Bill Maher's show every Friday night will take him seriously. Standing up for for somebody being bullied is one thing, but there's no reason to be childish and petty about it.

    One last thing, his google bombing of Santorum is still pretty damn funny. And the reason I find it funny is because Rick Santorum can fight back, he's in a position of power. Not quite the case when say, Bill Maher or Wonkette or whoever has fun at the expense of Trig Palin or whatnot
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