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Video: Gay Rights Activist Dan Savage Slams the Bible at Anti-Bullying Event

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On Monday, 'Fox & Friends' broadcast a clip of gay rights activist Dan Savage giving an anti-bullying speech that offended Christian students (video below) recently in California.

Savage said: "People often point out that they can’t help it, they can’t help with the anti-gay bullying, because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans that being gay is wrong. We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people."

After some Christian students walked out, Savage said: "You can tell the Bible guys in the hall they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible. It’s funny to someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-ass people react when you push back."

Savage led the “It Gets Better” project, a campaign offering support and encouragement to young gays facing rejection and discrimination.

UPDATE:

Dan Savage has apologized for describing his detractors as “pansy-ass,” according to thestranger.com. Savage said in a statement: “I wasn’t calling the handful of students who left pansies, just the walk-out itself. But that’s a distinction without a difference—kinda like when religious conservatives tell their gay friends that they ‘love the sinner, hate the sin.’… Likewise, my use of ‘pansy-assed’ was insulting, it was name-calling, and it was wrong. And I apologize for saying it."


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