Kudos to the kids who walked out amid the hooting and cheering. That took real courage and showed that they're the exact opposite of "pansy-a**ed." I do hope someone warned them not to touch the doorknobs on their way out. (Tip for Mr. Savage: He could make a few extra bucks selling hand-sanitizer at his public appearances.) Another item in his resume that must make his mother proud: he's the creep responsible for the vile attack on Rick Santorum's name.
One might think President Obama would not care to associate himself with the likes of Savage. But au contraire, mes amis; the administration endorses him:
Dan Savage, however, is much more than just a militant gay activist. He is the White House endorsed spokesman for their anti-bullying campaign.
Dan Savage and his “It Gets Better” Project is endorsed by the White House’s own StopBullying.gov. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelious [sic] and President Obama have both recorded videos endorsing Savage and his organization. On June 29, 2011, Savage attended the White House “Pride Reception” where he hobnobbed with administration officials including the Vice-President. Savage openly brags about his close connections to the White House. After the reception, he told news outlets that President Obama would move to openly endorse gay marriage after the 2012 election, more specifically in February 2013. [More ugly stuff here.]
Dan Savage and his endorsement by the Obama administration demonstrates the lie behind the left’s anti-bullying campaign. The goal is not to stop bullying but rather to intimidate those who disagree with the Obama administration and the leftist agenda.
Not found in the above clip but reportedly included in Savage's remarks for the edification of our young people:
“The first thing he told [us] was, ‘I hope you’re all using birth control!’” He also reportedly told the students about how good his partner looks in a Speedo. . . .Savage also reportedly made reference to "just having sex with his male partner." Thanks for sharing, Dan! Way to shake up those complacent Christian kids and heroically battle their hypocrisy and hate!
Shame on the conference planners for subjecting kids to Savage's obnoxious spiel. Perhaps this will teach more parents to do a little research before signing their kids up (and writing checks) for indoctrination that violates their values. Savage's reputation precedes him, and there's little doubt the organizers knew what they were getting:
Savage, 47, said he asked the organizers — the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association — if he should "moderate" the speech. "They said, 'No. Be yourself; do what you do.' "Yes indeed.
Savage said the speech is one he has repeatedly given in promoting "It Gets Better," his hugely successful project to help gay, lesbian and transgender youths cope with bullying. The project has at least 40,000 videos — testimonials meant to offer encouragement — including one by President Obama, and an accompanying book that debuted on The New York Times best-seller list.
"It wasn't like I sneaked up on a Bible study class and commandeered the podium. I'm like the devil. You have to invite me in," said Savage.
(Does anyone know where I can find a transcript of the entire speech? If so, please pass it along.)
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