The fallout from the radical homosexual hater Dan Savage’s mockery and attack on Christian kids is at least causing more scrutiny of who this guy really is and what he’s all about. While the mainstream media continues to ignore the scandal and are giving the Obama administration cover in their tight-knit relationship with this hater, conservative media sources are beginning to do the work of exposing the truth about Savage.
And what they’re finding is not exactly the picture of a tolerant, loving, compassion advocate. First, here’s what happened at the event we just talked about a couple days ago:
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.”
As the teenagers were walking out, Tuttle said that Savage heckled them and called them pansy-a**ed.
So why would the Obama administration promote anything remotely tied to this hater, as they did by recording videos for Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, which encourages homosexuality-practicing young people to persevere in their sin into adulthood? That question becomes even more curious when you look into Savage’s past:
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Back in July 2011, we covered his comments that monogamy holds the potential to destroy “more families than it saves.” Around the same time, he said of Republicans, ”I wish they were all f**king dead,“ during an appearance on ”Real Time With Bill Maher.”
(Columnist Ben) Shapiro also dug up some of the other controversial statements that Savage made — and highly documented – before the Obama administration became cozy with his organization:
During 2009, Savage tried to coin the term “Saddlebacking” in order to target pro-Proposition 8 Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren; he defined the term as “the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities.” Savage also said, “F— you, Utah,” since Mormons largely backed Proposition 8.
In 2006, Savage said that Green Party Senate candidate Carl Romanelli, who was running against Democrat Bob Casey (the eventual winner), “should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope.” Casey was so offended he refused Savage’s campaign donations.
In an article Savage wrote for Salon.com back in 2000, he outlined his sinister methodology — at least when it came to dealing with then GOP presidential Candidate Gary Bauer. In simply reading Savage’s own words, it seems as though he’s justifying bullying for the sole purpose of fighting against those he believes have mistreated the gay community:
With all of this information in mind, it’s certainly warranted — at the least — to question the Obama administration’s connections to Savage. The president didn‘t tolerate Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, so one wonders how he and his administration are able to overlook these glaring issues (apparently MTV, too, ignores these incidents, as Savage was given his own show on the network geared toward young people).
Is this the type of example Team Obama sees as appropriate for young people? Keep in mind, Savage isn’t the only gay radical that Obama has chosen to associate with:
In June 2011, as Shapiro notes, Savage and his partner Terry Miller made a visit to the White House where they participated in Obama’s “Pride Reception.” Savage, in an effort to get the president to complete his “evolution” on gay marriage, wore a pin that read, “Evolve Already.” Savage told the press at the time that he wanted to help Obama become accepting of gay marriage and predicted that the president will finally embrace it after he’s re-elected in Feb. 2013.
While at the event, Savage spent time with administration officials, including Kevin Jennings and Brian Bond, the Deputy Director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement (Bond, as noted, has promoted the “It Gets Better” campaign on the White House web site). At the time, Jennings, a controversial figure to say the least, was serving as Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar.”
Shapiro provides the following refresher about Jennings‘ past:
Jennings, of course, was Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the US Department of Education. Prior to his selection by the Obama administration, he was the founder of [Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] GLSEN, where he famously advised a teenage boy to use a condom after the boy came to him for advice about sex with men in a bus station bathroom. The incident prompted 53 House Republicans to call for his resignation. After the outcry, Jennings admitted he should have “handled the situation differently.”
Back in 2009, The Blaze’s Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker, along with an anonymous co-writer, provided an in-depth report on Jennings and some of the disturbing and controversial books his organization (GLSEN) was recommending for youths prior to his White House tenure. Baker and his anonymous source wrote:
Out of curiosity to see exactly what kind of books Kevin Jennings and his organization think American students should be reading in school, our team chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list, and began reading through.
What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless.
We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem. Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.
I’m disgusted by this, yet thankful that it is becoming increasingly evident who is full of hate, who is a threat to young people and whose ideology represents a threat to the future of our republic. Remember amidst everything else going on in the election of 2012, this issue is going to be on the ballot as well.