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Dan Savage Should Not Apologize For His 'Mean' Bible Comments (VIDEO) Do you think Savage's comments were wrong?

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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Dan Savage Should Not Apologize For His 'Mean' Bible Comments (VIDEO)

Posted by Sasha Brown-Worsham on April 29, 2012 

Dan Savage, the writer and activist who launched the 'It Gets Better' project and has been outspoken about gay rights, caused a huge stir at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle when he openly bashed the parts of the bible that say being gay is "wrong." A number of kids walked out of the speech, some even cried, but Savage kept on going.

To those who walked out, I say this: Boo hoo. The truth hurts. We ignore so many parts of the bible in our daily lives it would make a person's head spin to count them all and yet we focus on this? We focus on the few lines that justify persecuting an entire group of people?

Those who do so are wrong and ignorant and deserve to be called out and no one should ever apologize for doing so. See Savage's comments below:


He said:

We can learn to ignore the bulls*** in the Bible about gay people. The same way we have learned to ignore the bulls*** in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation. We ignore bulls*** in the Bible about all sorts of things.

As the students reacted with varying degrees of horror, Savage responded with:

It’s funny, as someone who’s on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the bible, how pansy-assed some people react when you push back.

Go Dan Savage! It is impressive that he had the courage to say and do what he did and for those who are offended, I ask you this: Why? What is the problem? Is it that he is pointing out the truth about the incredible hypocrisy of using religion to justify hating gay people?

Any time a book (or anything else) is used as an excuse to persecute people, we ought to be questioning it. But, in our culture, it is verboten to openly question the teachings of religion. We claim this is "religious freedom," which is all fine and good, but the second someone's freedom to practice their religion hurts someone else's freedom just to exist and love and grow as a human, then it is wrong.

It is so wrong that we need to call it out. But it takes tremendous courage to do so. Savage is smart and he is witty and most of all, he is RIGHT. He is righteous. And he is spreading the truth. If he changed one mind, if he made one person realize just how wrong it is to use religion to justify persecution, then he has done something important.

Sometimes some people have to be offended, especially if they are wrong. Savage should never apologize for speaking the truth.

Do you think Savage's comments were wrong?

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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TAG2.0
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM

No, his delivery was harsh, the poeple who didnt like it left. Freedom of speech, he has the right to say it we can choose whether or not we want to listen. 

silvercrow
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

He didn't say anything that wasn't true.. People CHOOSE ignore The bible about shellfish, about Slavery,About Dinner, about farming,, About menstruation, about Virginity and About Masturbation and declare most of it Bullshit, Unethical, Inhumane, Un many things But We cant ignore the bullshit about homosexuality WHICH if you really educate yourself about and REASEARCH and not just take some preachers word of what the bible says you would realize that the bibles stand is NOT as hard core or even Clear. BUT people rather act like Preachers Ministers Etc are Actually Speaking for God or in some Cases are gods themselves that they don't Question them or educate themselves on the actual facts of things. I say He hit the nail on the head.

offrdngal
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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 He is not wrong at all and he should never have to apologize, for what he said.

gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Apr. 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

he spoke the truth.

steffers96
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

REALLY??? You don't see this as being a hypocrite???? Here's someone talking about bullying gays/lesbians, and yet bashes Christians and the bible??? WOW!! Goes to show the mentality of this world!!!! Freedom of speech, fine, but you know what?? This guy has absolutely NO right to speak about any type of bullying when in fact he's doing the exact same thing, but just to a different group that he doesn't advocate for!!

HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God will judge him accordingly.


silvercrow
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Wanna Talk Hypocrite how about picking and choosing which parts of the bible you will and will now follow... He was 110% correct very few Christians follow the biblical laws for shellfish, about Slavery,About Dinner, about farming, About menstruation, about Virginity and About Masturbation. YET a handful of you MISquote and MISinterpreted the Bible's REAL stand on homosexuality (Love, commitment and faithfulness matter more) and if people would just research, read and stop blindly believing someone who acts, speaks and thinks they are themselves god. instead of blindly allowing some preacher, Minister etc to blindly lead you to the slaughter instead of thinking for yourself and doing the research yourselves we wouldn't be in this position. It wasn't so long ago that Rape, Slavery and bi racial marriages were condemned by the bible and now they are Unethical, and Illegal.. Why in the hell is who a grown adult marries matter either?

Kissy Face!


danie24
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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Which god? Yours? Or one of the thousands of others?

Your magical, fairy tale, Hitler god doesn't scare anyone.. he's all in your head.



Quoting steffers96:

REALLY??? You don't see this as being a hypocrite???? Here's someone talking about bullying gays/lesbians, and yet bashes Christians and the bible??? WOW!! Goes to show the mentality of this world!!!! Freedom of speech, fine, but you know what?? This guy has absolutely NO right to speak about any type of bullying when in fact he's doing the exact same thing, but just to a different group that he doesn't advocate for!!

HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God will judge him accordingly.


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steffers96
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Quoting danie24:





I'll be praying for you as well as the other people here with such perverted sinful nature. I feel very sorry for you come judgement day.
Blessings!

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!

One God fearing, God loving, happily married mommy!!

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steffers96
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Quoting silvercrow:

Wanna Talk Hypocrite how about picking and choosing which parts of the bible you will and will now follow... He was 110% correct very few Christians follow the biblical laws for shellfish, about Slavery,About Dinner, about farming, About menstruation, about Virginity and About Masturbation. YET a handful of you MISquote and MISinterpreted the Bible's REAL stand on homosexuality (Love, commitment and faithfulness matter more) and if people would just research, read and stop blindly believing someone who acts, speaks and thinks they are themselves god. instead of blindly allowing some preacher, Minister etc to blindly lead you to the slaughter instead of thinking for yourself and doing the research yourselves we wouldn't be in this position. It wasn't so long ago that Rape, Slavery and bi racial marriages were condemned by the bible and now they are Unethical, and Illegal.. Why in the hell is who a grown adult marries matter either?





You should be ashamed of yourself for posting such pornographic, filthy pictures. May God have mercy on your soul. You're going to need it.
steffers96
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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Quoting danie24:



By the way....there is only ONE God - the Lord Jesus Christ who WILL come back to judge the earth. People who claim to have "their own God" are false in their beliefs. Just FYI.

Oh, and it seems that the only tolerance that is to be given is to homos and those of the like - so much for teaching tolerance of all others huh???

HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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