Gay anti-bullying spokesperson Dan Savage belittled, berated, and bullied Christians, the Bible, and the Pope, while addressing 3,000 high school students at a school journalism convention in Seattle, organized by the National Scholastic Press Association. Savage, a militant high profile gay activist who writes graphic sex columns, tried to humiliate the Christian kids but went away as a bully himself, in a bad show of self-indulgent hedonism. He is the head of the ‘It Gets Better Project,’ an activist group that is supposed to help gays make the transition out of the straight life into the wonderful brave new world of the gay life.
Apparently, he sees himself as the guardian angel of those whose feelings may have been hurt or who are depressed because of the difficulties involved with the transition out of the world of the straights.
While most people discover who they are as they mature and find their place in society, the gays need special help to get into their little sphere, and they also need special laws and alerts for the use of non-politically correct catch words and phrases that signal that they are being bullied.
It is sensitivity training, courses in tippy toeing, self-esteem tripe, and psychological bolstering all rolled into one. But apparently, Savage can’t seem to fulfill his task without belittling others whose view of the gay life is not so glowing. He referred to Christians as pansy a**** as more than a hundred students along with their advisors left the conference in protest.
He issued a half-hearted apology some time later and then proceeded to his next venue where the rhetoric was repeated in all of its sorted glory. He proved to the world yet once again that those who espouse tolerance have a very high tolerance for their own brand of brow beating, bullying, and blatant hypocrisy.
While not actually quoting chapter and verse of the bible, he did mention the three most well-known books of the bible that decry the homosexual lifestyle: Leviticus, Timothy, and Romans.
He boasted that we have learned to ignore the bull**** in the bible, and we should also learn to ignore the bible’s other prohibitions on shellfish, slavery, dinner, farming, virginity, and masturbation. The shotgun approach to blasting the bible never works because the scoffers rarely if ever understand the dispensations or the divisions of the scripture. Naturally, speakers like Savage depend on the fact that their listeners don’t know these subtle, but extremely important, differences.
In a post on May 1st, Savage specifically blasted the practice of Christians who quote from Leviticus because it says homosexual activity is an ‘abomination.’ Declaring that the bible refers to all Old Testament moral, ceremonial, or hygienic prohibitions as also being abominations is a very significant error.
Dr. Michael Brown of the much loved “Ask Dr. Brown” series addresses that error in his ‘Voice of Revolution’ website, May 3, 2012. Dr. Brown says, “Actually, within Leviticus, only homosexual practice is singled out as an abomination, but elsewhere, the people of Israel are told that they should not eat shellfish (see Leviticus 11, although the word abomination is not used there)…”
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