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Students walk out as 'It Gets Better' founder talks about the 'bulls---' in the Bible about homosexuality

Columnist-gay advocate Dan Savage spoke April 13 at the JEA/NSPA Spring National Journalism Convention in Seattle. A group of students walked out on the "It Gets Better" campaign founder when he spoke about "the bullshit in the Bible" regarding homosexuality.

From a Focus on the Family blog:

Students were expecting him to talk about bullying. But they also got an earful about birth control, sex, and Savage’s opinions on the Bible.

Watch the video to hear an excerpt from Savage's speech and see the student walkout.

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Well I am glad they feel empowered to leave... No one should have be subjected if they feel wrong about a certain speech..... Although I wish they could be tolerant of other's viewpoints....

That's a shame, because it would probably have been the first time they would have heard what their bible actually says about homosexuality. Most christians don't have a clue because they only read parts here and there so they go by what some preacher (who also doesn't have a clue) tells them it says. But gay people are expected to live their entire lives governed by archaic and immoral rules made up by religious people who don't even bother to study what their own holy book says. But religious people are under NO CONSTRAINTS to live THIER lives by the bible, as they divorce and remarry repeatedly (which IS condemned strongly in both the Old and New Testaments.) Apparently only gays are supposed to live under these supposed rules; nobody elese has to. IDIOTIC.

Let me start by saying that I am well aware of the hypocrisy of many religious people, which is why I'm am not a heavily practicing Christian. But I understand why SOME of them may have walked out.

It may have been because of the fact that Dan Savage used the words "bull***t" in the same sentence describing the Bible. Obviously by my life as a predominately gay bisexual, I don't agree with the MOSTLY OLD Testament teachings that he and every gay-basher refers to. However, it does make me quite uncomfortable to hear the Bible spoken of in that way. For I respect The Bible as a book enlisting some of my fundamental humane standards. And Savage's use of the word "bull***t" made him live up to his namesake, "Savage", and not in a good way. For he insulted that guide to a great many of my standards that gives me the strength to take the stands that I take.

So I probably would have been a gay to walk out. For I don't want to hear an anti-religion gay such as Dan Savage speaking on my behalf if he can't show better respect for a book that is one of the guides to my life and MENTAL well being.

Well I am glad they feel empowered to leave... No one should have be subjected if they feel wrong about a certain speech..... Although I wish they could be tolerant of other's viewpoints....

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