Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better Project, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at NSPA/ JEA’s annual High School Journalism convention, Journalism on the Edge.
During a speech at a high school journalism convention, Dan Savage attacked anti-gay Biblical literalism, which caused some Christian students to walk out.
Perhaps they should have stayed. As Dan Savage explains after the predictable outrage ensued:
I was not attacking the faith in which I was raised. I was attacking the argument that gay people must be discriminated against‚ÄĒand anti-bullying programs that address anti-gay bullying should be blocked (or exceptions should be made for bullying “motivated by faith”)‚ÄĒbecause it says¬†right there¬†in the Bible that being gay is wrong. Yet the same people who make that claim choose to ignore what the Bible has to say about a great deal else.¬†I did not attack¬†Christianity. I attacked¬†hypocrisy.¬†My remarks can only be read as an attack on all Christians if you believe that all Christians are hypocrites. Which I don’t believe.