Gay activist Dan Savage was brought in to a national high school journalism conference as speaker against bullying in schools.
Instead, Savage began to bully students who were Christian, even calling the Holy Bible "bullshit." (Todd Starnes, Fox News).
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.”
Video of the speech showed a number of students walking out of the auditorium as Savage called the Bible “bullshit.” Afterwards, he turned his words on those who had left.
“You can tell the Bible guys in the hall they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible,” he said as other students cheered. “Its 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.”
Gateway Pundit posted a video taken at the event (language warning, high-blood pressure inducing).
Here's the kicker, Savage has been invited to the White House as part of Obama's LGBT Pride Month reception in 2011 and a White House anti-bullying conference.
Obama even filmed an anti-bullying promo for Savage's "It Gets Better" project (CNN).
President Obama is joining nationally syndicated columnist Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” Project to fight against gay bulling. Obama released an anti-bullying video yesterday for the project. In it, he attempts to dispel the myth that bullying is an inevitable part of growing up.
Just as other Obama allies, like Media Mutters and the group founded by Van Jones "Color of Change" are bullying advertisers of Rush Limbaugh, his "anti-bullying czar" now bullies young people of faith.
Will Obama, who constantly lectures the rest of us about civil discourse, condemn his ally Dan Savage, or will this be another example of how the Obama Regime is a Bastion of Bullies?