Anti-bullying campaigns have been grabbing headlines for months, mainly fighting bigotry against homosexuals. Now Dan Savage, a top anti-bullying advocate, has been caught up in an incident that some say is hypocritical at best.
Savage is a gay man who founded one of the most popular anti-bullying websites, ItGetsBetter.com. But he was recently captured on tape doing some bullying of his own, attacking the Bible and targeting Christian students at a high school event.
"We can learn to ignore the bull---- in the Bible about gay people, the same way we have learned to ignore the bull---- in the Bible about slavery, about shellfish, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation, we ignore bull---- in the Bible about all sorts of things," he says in the tape.
Many students walked out in protest of Savage's diatribe against the Word of God, sacred to both Jews and Christians.
Savage responded by saying, "You can tell the Bible guys in the hall. They can come back now because I'm done beating up the Bible. It's funny as someone who's on the receiving end of beatings that are justified in the Bible how pansy a--ed some people react when you push back."
After his cursing rant was publicized, Savage said he was only lashing out against the Bible, not Christian students. But Matt Barber, a columnist for the Washington Times and Christian media outlets, said Savage is being disingenuous.
Barber, who is also the vice president of Liberty Counsel Action, talked more about Savage's controversial rant, on CBN News Channel Morning News, May 4.