You may not know the name Dan Savage but he’s quickly become the celeb du jour as he peddles the cause du jour: a gospel of hate (for Christians) and perversion.
The founder of the “It Gets Better” campaign, a self-espoused “anti-bullying activist,” Savage has a reputation for being a reprehensible bully who uses some of most disgusting tactics imaginable against people he hates. His hypocrisy was on display last week. Savage was invited to deliver the keynote address during the National High School Journalism Conference sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. Instead of giving the expected talk about bullying, CitizenLink notes, the students got “an earful about birth control, sex, and Savage’s opinions on the Bible.” According to reports 100+ students left during his speech and Savage begins to ridicule them (remember, they’re high school students) – here’s a video of his rant:
The Gospel Coalition has an excellent article on last week’s event. Make sure to read it all.
First Things also has this excellent article on Dan Savage. Again, make sure to read it all.
Question: how do Christians engage the increasing level of hate and intolerance (particularly targeting the Christian faith) manifesting itself in our culture and country?