The politics I love and hate, wrapped up in a conundrum.

We can learn to ignore the bullshit about gay people in the Bible the same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation.

Dan Savage, speaking to high school journalists at the National High School Journalism Conference. Conservatives have since condemned Savage’s remarks as “bullying” the Bible believers in the audience. Funny how right wingers define bullying as “disagreeing” or “pointing out contradictions,” while they rationalize their actual bullying of gay teens and adults with their fundamentalist “you’re a perverted sinner” hate and aggressive anti-gay legislation in any state backwards enough to pursue that bigotry.

Savage, founder of the anti-bullying It Gets Better project, went on to say: “It’s funny as someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible, how pansy ass some people react when you push back.” 

Savage rocks hard.

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