“I never felt more hurt, felt persecuted,” Mulder said. “For me, my faith is what I Want to be defined by. For someone to say it was B.S. is really hurtful. I felt put down and bullied because of my faith.”
My friend Todd Starnes, who wrote one of my favorite recent books (Dispatches from Bitter America), wrote an article over at Fox News (the only network to have a headline about this issue) on the recent Dan Savage speech at a national conference for high school journalists.
I’m not a Christian. But this speech was absolutely appalling.
It’s quite ironic how Savage founded the “It Gets Better” movement, yet he absolutely burns Christians and the Bible. Typical leftist behavior – everyone who disagrees with you ought to be silenced. “Free speech?” Pffft.
Check out some excerpts from Todd’s article below:
Naman was growing increasingly uncomfortable with the tone and tenor of Savage’s remarks. There were more lewd comments, profane words and innuendo. And then, Savage said something that made Naman take notice.
“The Bible,” Savage said with a elongated pause.
“”The very second he said the Bible and paused, I knew it was going to get ugly,” Naman told Fox News. “It was about to be a bashing.”
And Naman was absolutely correct.
“We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people – the same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation,” Savage told the young students. “We ignore bullshit in the Bible about all sorts of things.”
Unbelievable. A HIGH SCHOOL conference. Unbelievable.
The 18-year-old Eagle Scout and captain of the high school track team rose to his feet – and walked out – passing by hundreds of other students who were cheering the anti-bullying advocate’s profanity-laced rant.
“I felt like in my heart I couldn’t just stay there at all,” he said. “It was a really weird feeling I just had to get out. I didn’t want to cause a scene but I really could not stand to be in that room anymore.”
Jake Naman said he felt – bullied.
There you have it. There were even people cheering on Savage. Sick.
“If Dan Savage had gotten up there and said ‘God hates homosexuals and they’re all going to hell,’ there would have been huge outrage from that crowd,” he said. “As Christians we get the other side of that. When our faith is attacked like that – we are ridiculed for taking a stand against it.”
Naman thought that he was the only person who walked out – but when he got to the lobby – he learned that was far from the case. Arrowhead’s entire yearbook staff followed his lead – including his 16-year-old sister.
Apparently, Savage released some sort of half-apology over the weekend related to the following comment:
“You can tell the Bible guys in the hall they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible,” he said. “It’s funny as someone on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-assed people react when you push back.”
He said he wasn’t calling the students pansy-assed, but the walk-out. Sure. I really don’t see how you can twist it that way – he was definitely referring to the students.
But not all high schoolers are stupid idiots. Some realized the big points that came out of this:
“He was completely insulting and degrading our faith,” his sister said.
Mulder said Savage needed to practice what he preaches.
“I felt it was ironic coming from a person who was talking about not bullying,” she said.
Dan – you suck.