Dan Savage Bullies Christian Teens in Speech at Anti-Bullying Conference, Says to Ignore "Bull****" in the Bible
Dan Savage, the founder of the "It Gets Better Project" was hired to speak at a recent anti-bullying conference. However, his remarks at that conference are coming under fire by many who say instead of promoting a healthy discourse, Savage engaged in heavy-handed bullying of Christians.
In his address at the national high school journalism conference, Savage said, "People often point out ... they can't help with anti-bullying, because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans that being gay is a problem. We can learn to ignore the bull*** in the Bible about gay people."
One teacher in attendance was Rick Tuttle, who
brought his students from Sutter Union High School in Southern California for the purpose of hearing remarks about how to prevent bullying. What his students experienced left him extremely upset.
"I thought there was value in going to this conference ... [but] this speech I thought was going to be about anti-bullying, and what we got was a vulgar, profanity-laced attack on Christians," Tuttle told Fox and Friends Monday morning. "[It's] my responsibility to protect all students from being bullied ... and I inadvertently or unwittingly took them to a place where many were highly offended, to the point where they wanted to leave. ...So they took a stand, and you know what, this is what we teach kids to do when they're being bullied - to walk away, and that's what they did. And when they got outside the convention center, he was basically still lobbying insults at them."
Tuttle also said that there was inappropriate sexual innuendo used in the talk. The speaker apparently issued an apology at the end of his remarks, saying that if he offended anyone, he apologized.