Dan Savage Takes Down Tony Perkins
I long for the day when Dan and this son of a bitch of Tony Perkins face to face in a court room. Dan would cut this bitch.
Dan Savage: “Tony Perkins Sits On A Pile Of Gay Kids Everyday”
Sex columnist Dan Savage — who also founded the Obama-endorsed It Gets Better project for LGBT youth — spoke this past week about “queer kids” killing themselves and said that “every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council.”
Savage made the comments at a speech at Winona State University,caught on tape and publishedby CampusReform.org, a group aimed at helping conservative activists in “the struggle against leftist bias and abuse on college campuses.”
Savage was explaining why he believes the Family Research Council is labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Here’s what Savage said:
Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council — First of all, they tell, Tony Perkins tells parents whose kids come out to reject them. Tony Perkins tells the parents of queer kids to do what Tony Perkins damn well knows drives those kids to suicide — doubles their already quadruple rate of suicide. Why would someone who calls themselves a Christian do that? Because every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council. They argue that the gay lifestyle is sick and sinful and dangerous and they point to the suicide rate, and then they turn around and do everything in their power to make sure that suicide rate does not come down and to drive it up. Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work — and he calls himself a Christian. I don’t understand how real Christians let that little fucker get away with that.
Perkins wasn’t the only target of Savage’s vitriol. Later on the video, he said:
We will always have ignorant dicks like Michele Bachmann and her fag husband.
In response to CampusReform.org’s article, Savage — unsurprisingly — did not back down:
I just love Dan. He tells shit like it is. Straight forward. Love him.
San Francisco 49ers: It Gets Better
They are the first NFL team to join the project.
MSNBC: Tyler Clementi’s Parents Speak Out
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NEW JERSEY: Early Release For Dharun Ravi
Dharun Ravi is expected to granted an early release from jail this week.
- Dharun Ravi, 20, will likely be released from the Middlesex County Jail after serving just 20 days of a 30-day sentence, warden Edmond Cicchi said. Ravi used a webcam to stream video of his roommate, Tyler Clementi, kissing another man inside their dorm room in September 2010. Days later, Clementi, 18, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. A jury convicted Ravi of all 15 counts he faced, including bias intimidation. He’s being released from prison 10 days early because he began his term with five days of credit for good behavior and five for working.
Ravi’s lawyers have filed a notice of their intent to appeal his conviction.
TEXAS: Brandon Elizares, Gay Teen, Commits Suicide, Leaves Heartbreking Message
The Huffington Post reports:
Brandon Elizares, a 16-year-old from El Paso, Tex., took his own life early this month after being bullied and threatened at school because of his sexuality, KVIA-TV reports.
“My name is Brandon Joseph Elizares and I couldn’t make it,” his suicide note read, according to the station. “I love you guys with all of my heart.”
The El Paso Times reports Elizares committed suicide the day after he received a threatening text from a classmate.
“He worried about everyone else before himself,” his mother, Zachalyn Elizares, told the paper. “He would say, ‘It’s OK, it doesn’t bother me.’ My son had a right to live how he wanted to live.”
Brandon’s mother also said she believed the school did everything they could to control the bullying.
“He’s been threatened to be stabbed. He’s been threatened to be set on fire,” Elizares told KFOX-TV. “They’ve reprimanded several kids and they did everything that they could.”
A Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) memorial service is scheduled for Friday in the teen’s hometown, where donations can be made to the PFLAG anti-bullying fund, the Dallas Voice reports.