Keynote speaker Dan Savage was billed at the National High School Journalism Conference as an icon of anti-bullying but that wasn’t quite what he delivered to the high school wanna-be journalists present at his speech. Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens tells of it; of the substantial numbers that got up and walked out as well, while being called “pansy assess’ by the speaker. Some of the escapees said they felt they were being bullied.
Savage is a prominent lefty darling and gay promoter among other things; he informed the high schoolers how good his husband looks in a speedo during his speech. His vituperative attack on Christians and the Bible was allegedly unexpected, especially as Christian schools were represented at the conference. However, no apology from the organizers was reported.
Three preliminary conclusions from this seem fair: One, Savage, who has made his reputation defending gay folk from unsolicited attacks, is a hypocrite doing to Christians what he deplores when done to gays. Two, his subjecting captive high schoolers to this suggest a lack of both consideration and judgment and Three, he’s no gentleman, if that unfortunately archaic term has any meaning for him. And of course, billing him for anti-bullying expertise is as much a joke as his public manners.
Christians are supposed to deal with those they consider sinners by ‘hating the sin but loving the sinner.’ Somehow, whether or not one shares Christian beliefs, that seems a more impressive and mature position than the immature, thuggish behavior put forward by this reputedly admired representative of the gay left. Organizers of a national high school conference putting forth such as this, lead one to wonder how they qualified for the position…and from what high school they have not yet graduated.