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1. If you’re a journalist, do a little preliminary research. Way too often we see ‘journalists’ showing up to an event with no background knowledge. If you are attending a speech by Dan Savage, well-known gay rights activist, anti-bigotry crusader, and a guy who has frequently talked about his enormous amount of rage towards anti-gay bigotry backed up by religion, don’t be all shocked and surprised when he does exactly what he’s always done.
2. Lucky goddamn high school students. Savage is great writer, takes journalism seriously, and is a great speaker. Whoever said he’s inappropriate for a high school has no clue what they’re talking about. What exactly would be inappropriate about what he has to say?
3. Savage proved, yet again, what a cool dude he is by apologizing for the insult (and the nature of the insult) in calling the walk-out pansy-ass, but refusing to back down one iota from his position. Sure, it’s not the most well-articulated exploration of the pick-n-mix attitude revanchist Christians have towards the Old Testament, but it’s perfectly serviceable, and there’s no reason he should apologize for it.
4. Christians look like idiots when they play at being martyrs in a country where hundreds of laws are on the books inspired by Christianity, where presidential candidates pretty much have to be Christian to get anywhere, where Christianity is the default assumed religion. It’s embarrassing to see a vast majority pretend they’re a persecuted minority.
5. Fudge is one of those things you really can have too much of.