By Tom Quiner
Quiner’s Diner is repulsed by anti gay slurs, anti-Christian slurs, anti-black, anti … well, you get the idea.
The two words I bleeped in the sentence above are the two words that advice columnist, Dan Savage, uses to begin his column, “Savage Love.” He uses the words to reclaim them from those who wish to use them hatefully against those with same-sex attractions.
Mr. Savage is gay.
Mr. Savage is profane.
Mr. Savage is virulently anti-Christian.
And of course, this is a man invited to a White House reception, along with his husband.
They honor his viewpoint.
So do the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). Despite Mr. Savage’s well-publicized views on human sexuality and religion, they invited him to speak at their anti-bullying conference targeting high schoolers.
Mr. Savage unleashed a hostile attack on our kids who embrace Christianity.
A teenage girl in attendance said:
“The first thing he told the audience was, ‘I hope you’re all using birth control,’” he said there are people using the Bible as an excuse for gay bullying, because it says in Leviticus and Romans that being gay is wrong. Right after that, he said we can ignore all the (expletive deleted) in the Bible.”
To their credit, a hundred or so students got up and walked out.
Mr. Savage called then “pansy-asses.”
“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 is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-assed people react when you push back.”
In other words, this wasn’t an anti-bullying conference. It was a bullying conference. Mr. Savage was there to bully Christians.
That is okay to the secular humanists who dominate the power structure of our educational institutions.
He continued his assault on students of faith:
“But I have a right to defend myself and to point out the hypocrisy of people who justify anti-gay bigotry by pointing to the Bible and insisting we must live by the code of Leviticus on this one issue and no other.”
His diatribe elicited cheers from the remaining students.
You can watch Mr. Savage’s bullying in the video clip above.
How did the power structure react to Mr. Savages bullying rhetoric toward Christians?
“We appreciate the level of thoughtfulness and deliberation regarding Dan Savage’s keynote address. Some audience members who felt hurt by his words and tone decided to leave in the middle of his speech, and to this, we want to make our point very clear: While as a journalist it’s important to be able to listen to speech that offends you, these students and advisers had simply reached their tolerance level for what they were willing to hear.”
Thoughtfulness. Deliberation. It is important to listen to speech that offends.
Somehow the students who walked out are perceived as weak for not hearing out Mr. Savage.
Note that the NSPA official who made this comment did not apologize.
Would they say the same if it were a speaker of a Christian orientation promoting chastity and a traditional view of sexuality, such as this:
“Each of the two sexes is an image of the power and tenderness of God, with equal dignity though in a different way. The union of man and woman in marriage is a way of imitating in the flesh the Creator’s generosity and fecundity: “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.”121 All human generations proceed from this union.”
This excerpt from the Catholic Catechism pretty much states the Christian viewpoint of sexuality, until recent years when some denominations thought the Dan Savages of the world were right and the Bible was wrong.
Fine. But now the educational elite in this country will only allow in one viewpoint, and that is Dan Savage’s.
I saw this in action right here in Des Moines at my alma mater, Roosevelt High School. A few years ago, Alveda King, Martin Luther King’s niece, was invited to speak at Roosevelt. A few parents complained about her pro-life views. Ms. King was promptly disinvited.
Secular humanists embrace a different religion, called Moral Relativism, which embraces abortion and the gay agenda. They use anti-bullying rhetoric as leverage to promote their agenda to our children.
Now you know why home schooling is growing. Parents are getting sick of the indoctrination to which their children are being subjected by this power structure.