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08 May 2012

Dan Savage is well known for being a loud-mouthed Christian-bashing jerk, unless you’re a liberal, in which case he’s a hero of the “LGBT community.” He regularly releases vulgar attacks on anyone who doesn’t believe as he does, his most infamous attack being the Google bomb on Rick Santorum. He was at it again Friday, this time attacking Christian teenagers while giving the keynote address at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. Warning: Graphic Language.

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Remember, this is supposed to be about bullying. Seems like he’s bullying Christian teenagers, does it not?

Three things immediately come to mind.

  1. While some did walk out the majority of the crowd did not, and in fact cheered him on for his Christian bashing. This is the end result of decades of Christian bashing in public schools and pro-gay propaganda in same schools. The objective of course is to raise kids that react this way to Christian bashing and to carry that attitude into their future journalism so that Christians and conservatives are routinely mocked in the press.
  2. Where was the Muslim bashing? Do they not execute gays in Muslim countries to this day?
  3. Where was the UN bashing when they in fact passed an amendment to remove being gay as a reason to condemn executions?

The answers to the last two questions are obvious. Like all militant liberal activists, Dan Savage is an intellectually dishonest loser whose “principles” extend exactly as far as is convenient to promote the overall liberal agenda. Don’t get me wrong. Dan Savage will bash and has bashed Muslims but not in front of gatherings like this, where he might actually be accused of hate speech and be subjected to disapproval from his liberal ilk. Which brings me to my next point.

Dan Savage is a coward.

Dan Savage is a foul mouthed jerk, but more than that, he is a coward.

I’ve long said that laws used to be about keeping order and protecting the weak, but that they’ve devolved into protecting the jerks and criminals in our society instead. Dan Savage is the poster child of that maxim. In the old days, calling someone a coward meant that you had to stand up for the claim and if necessary fight it out. If you dared people to face you, and they actually did, you couldn’t get away with filing a restraining order or calling the cops.

And you couldn’t stand at a podium, curse at children, call them “pansy assed” and expect to keep your teeth for more time than it took for a parent of one of those children to reach that podium. In the old days you got exactly what you deserved for this sort of behavior. These days you claim to be the victim, and your “attacker” goes to jail, maybe even for a “hate” crime, ironically enough.

By the way, while I would never challenge Dan Savage to a fight or try to incite anyone else to, because he would have me or anyone else prosecuted and probably sue as well (being the previously described coward). Let’s just say in general terms that given a legal and justified opportunity, I would love to see Dan Savage given a chance to prove how tough he really is. I would love, just once, to see Dan Savage prove that he is in fact not the pansy ass he claims teenagers are.

Oh, and please, please, please God let Dan Savage do some Muslim bashing (for a change) to a gathering of Islamic journalists. Go on Dan. I dare you.

The Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association are Christian haters and hypocrites.

Dan Savage of course holds no remorse for his cowardly, may I say, pansy-assed behavior. But the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association should, and they don’t. This was the extent of their “apology:”

We appreciate the level of thoughtfulness and deliberation regarding Dan Savage’s keynote address,” the NSPA wrote. “some audience members who felt hurt by his words and tone decided to leave in the middle of his speech, and to this, we want to make our point very clear: While as a journalist it’s important to be able to listen to speech that offends you, these students and advisers had simply reached their tolerance level for what they were willing to hear.”

The NSPA said they did not have a prior transcript of Savage’s speech and that wish “he had stayed more on target for the audience of teen journalists.” They also said it provided a “teachable moment” for students.

As for Savage’s attack on people of faith?

“While some of his earlier comments were so strongly worded that they shook some of our audience members, it is never the intent of JEA or NSPA to let students get hurt during their time at our conventions,” they wrote.

Where to begin? How about the line about journalists listening to speech that offends them, for starters? If Dan Savage was a fundamentalist Christian giving a speech bashing gays, would they have expected the kids to sit for that? Somehow I doubt it.

They said they didn’t have a prior transcript of Savage’s speech. Didn’t they ask for one? Of course not, and that’s because they knew exactly what he was likely to say. They booked him as the keynote speaker, did they not? I’m sure he wasn’t picked out of the phone book at random. They knew exactly who he is and exactly what kinds of things he’s infamous for and that is exactly why they booked him. The NSPA and JEA are liberal, pro-gay, Christian-hating organizations and they picked Dan Savage for the specific things they knew he would say to these kids.

“Teachable moment?” Really? Like what, that Christian bashing is okay? That you must accept the gay agenda or be mocked and attacked in front of your peers (true to life, unfortunately)?

Some of his comments were “strongly worded?” Is that would they would have said if he had replaced Christian with “Muslim” and Bible with “Koran?” Again, I think it’s okay to doubt that. Hypocrites all.

They didn’t want students to “get hurt?” No, it’s more that they didn’t expect any students to be hurt, because they assumed that they would be approving of Savage’s Christian bashing, and in fact most of them were. Furthermore the NSPA and JEA didn’t care the least if some of the students were in fact hurt, because those Christian anti-gay bigots deserved it, right?

You people should be ashamed, but I know you aren’t because you did this deliberately. Unfortunately the law protects your teeth as well.

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