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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I'm Dan Savage and I Approved—And Stand By—This Message

Posted by Dan Savage on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I opened my mouth in front of a microphone and—no one could have predicted—the RWCNJs' panties are all bunched up again:

Hate-filled leftist gay activist Dan Savage was at it again last Thursday. In a presentation at Winona State University in Minnesota, Savage went on another vulgarity-laden tirade in front of students this time saying that "every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council" and that "Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, serious vulgarity warning).

LGBT kids are four times greater risk of suicide. Tony Perkins advises the parents of LGBT kids to reject their children. LGBT kids who are rejected by their parents are at eight times greater risk of suicide. Perkins is aware of these studies and yet he actively encourages the parents of LGBT kids to do what Perkins knows will push those kids closer to suicide. The Family Research Council promotes anti-gay bullying in homes and opposes all efforts to combat anti-gay bullying in schools. (Here's Perkins on the "It Gets Better" Project: "According to Perkins, [the campaign] is “appalling,” “disgusting,” and an attempt to “recruit” kids into a perverted and “immoral” “lifestyle.”)

Tony Perkins and the FRC point to the LGBT youth suicide rate as proof that the "gay lifestyle" is dangerous and unhealthy... while at the same time doing everything in their power to drive up that suicide rate.

Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids.

There's no need to make surreptitious videos of my speeches, RWCNJs. I have a videotape of that speech and I'll be releasing a higher-quality version just as soon as I can get it uploaded.

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