Out of all of NOM’s failed campaigns of late, this one will be the biggest failure:
You’ve heard about leading gay marriage activist Dan Savage’s vile attack on Christian teens at an anti-bullying assembly at a Southern California high school this week.
But did you know that President Obama has endorsed Dan Savage and his “It Gets Better” campaign as a core part of the official White House campaign against school bullying?
Is this what stands for “anti-bullying” inside the Obama White House?
Please take a moment right now to tell President Obama that Savage’s hostility toward Christians has no place in an anti-bullying campaign.
They actually have a pre-printed letter that you can send to President Obama:
But I was appalled by the hostile anti-Christian rant recently unleashed at a Southern California high school by Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” campaign.
I see that Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign is prominently recognized on the White House website as a model for anti-bullying programs across the nation. Is this truly the sort of example that your administration wants to hold up for a model to the nation?
It got so bad as Savage cursed the Bible that a number of students quietly got up and walked out of the auditorium. This isn’t the sort of “bully pulpit” our nation needs.
Of course, you’re free to edit their letter, so if you’d like, take a moment to send President Obama a letter, through NOM’s website, thanking Dan Savage for the tireless work he’s done to help LGBT teens.
Joe points out that all of this is really much ado about nothing, as the walk-out was very likely staged. The more I watch the videos, the more I tend to agree. Fundamentalists are nothing if not constantly dishonest people:
As I’ve mentioned here before, this so-called “walkout” was very likely staged and prearranged by Focus On The Family, whose anti-Day Of Silence event was also taking place on April 19th and who that very day posted quotes from the involved students. For those unaware, FOTF asked Christian parents to keep their kids out of school on the annual day for observing anti-bullying campaigns.
If you watch the clips closely, you’ll see that students begin to get up and leave before Savage even says his first sentence about religion. You’ll also note that FOTF strategically placed a high-rez camera to capture the three rows of the audience of 2800 that walked out. These students, who exited with smirks and at least one “thumbs-up” to the camera, didn’t feel “bullied” or “offended,” they were asked in advance to attend and then walk out. Faked fakery, but quite well executed considering the result.
As I said, I think Joe’s right. If so, congratulations, Focus on the Family, on using teenagers to pull off a well constructed lie.