I don't know about the gay community, but personally, I don't think this guy, Savage, is doing anything to help others understand the gays, do you? If anything, he's doing more damage to the divide.
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Syndicated columnist Daniel Keenan â€™Danâ€™ Savage, right, poses for a photo with his husband Terry Miller, left, as they wait for President Barack Obama to speak at the LGBT Pride Month event, Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Dan Savage has come under major fire over the past two weeks following an inappropriate speech he gaveto high school journalism students. But a separate story that has gone somewhat underreported occurred in the days following that controversy, during an address Savage gave at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, on Sunday.
During his speech, Savage and a conservative activist apparently got into a debate â€” one that caused the activist to be kicked out. Additionally, the controversial founder of the â€œIt Gets Betterâ€ campaign made some comments about the Pope that some may find generally unappealing.
Now, hereâ€™s where things get interesting. LaBarbera also claims he was unfairly removed from the event after questioning Savage and his past tactics. Hereâ€˜s what CNS Newsâ€™ Lauren Thompson reported earlier this week:
Conservative activist Peter LaBarbera claims he was removed from the â€œIt Gets Betterâ€ founderâ€™s event after LaBarbera expressed his Christian views, and attempted to question Savage about his vile attackon conservative presidential candidate Rick Santorum. [...]
According to LaBarbera the â€œanti-bullyingâ€ bigotry was laced with profanity and filthy and distorted accusations about believing Christians. â€œSavage made wildly inappropriate comments,â€ he said. At one point Savage â€œclaimed the only thing stopping his d**k from being put in Brad Pittâ€™s mouth is a piece of paper,â€ LaBarbera said, apparently referencing legislation.