The National Organization for Marriage is still outraged OUTRAGED! over the scandal it likely helped manufacture in an attempt to dethrone one of the country's top LGBT personalities, which makes the next move in its political strategy a chin-scratcher. In a challenge raised today, NOM's head homophobe Brian Brown has invited Dan Savage to debate the bible. Now while NOM's not known for making the smartest, most-successful political moves, if Dan accepts, Brian is going to get his ass handed to him on a platter (and not in the way Marcus Bachmann enjoys). Details follow.
Continuing its attempt to inflame the far right over the now-obviously staged walkout of Christian students at an otherwise-typical Dan Savage speaking engagement, Brian Brown announced to his handful of followers that he wants to duel with the media darling.
Invited to address the issue of bullying before a captive audience of other people's children, Dan Savage chose instead to belittle these high-schoolers' faith, to repeatedly curse at the Bible, and, when a group of rather brave students quietly walked out, to curse directly at them.
He has refused to apologize for any of it, except for directly cursing at the teens who left.
As a father of seven, watching it makes my blood boil.
Let me lay down a public challenge to Dan Savage right here and now: You want to savage the Bible? Christian morality? Traditional marriage? Pope Benedict? I'm here, you name the time and the place and let's see what a big man you are in a debate with someone who can talk back. It's easy to make high-school girls cry by picking on them. Let's pick on someone our own size!
Sure, having one of our guys debate a man known for employing lowdown dirty tricks because he has nothing to lose might cause a slight pang of nerves to rumble in our stomachs, but we're pretty sure Dan Savage has this one in the bag.
Why? The bible's inconvenient and uncomfortable truths are familiar terrain for Savage whereas Brian Brown wouldn't know truth if Jesus himself had highlighted it or authored a Cliff's Note edition.
Do you think Dan will respond and pay Brian's challenge any mind?