Updated Thursday, 10:50 a.m. EST
Like a Sean Cody video, Dan Savage has his balls on display this week in his aggressive attack on hate group leader Tony Perkins. After Tony responded to Dan's insta-viral quote about the Family Research Council sitting "on a pile of dead gay kids every day," the FRC head hinted possible legal action. The veiled threat only added fuel to Dan's flame, provoking him to say "Bring it on, bitch," (in not so many words).
Read what Dan has to say to Tony's threat of a lawsuit after the jump!
"Sue me, Tony. I'd love to see you talk about my 'issues' on a witness stand. I realize that this isn't how you think the world is supposed to work, Tony. You believe—and you're old enough to remember a time when—people like you were free to say vile and disgusting things about people like me without anyone objecting. Certainly people like me weren't allowed to call people like you out. You still believe you should be free to lie about me and other LGBT people with absolutely impunity—we're all pedophiles and terrorists and Satanists—and that we should have to shut up and take it because... well, I'm not sure why you think we're not allowed to respond when you lie about us. Maybe that's something we could get to the bottom of during the depositions."
Is summoning a lawsuit really Dan's best strategy in bringing down the hate group leader?
And the shade continues to be thrown!
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded to Dan Savage's claim that Perkins "sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day" as a result of the work of the FRC during a visit with Mike Huckabee.
In response to Savage's statements Huckabee told Perkins:
“I found Dan Savage to be unnecessarily rude, vile, and angry. Just angry. He was not a happy person and he just takes out his venom on other people, but he’s gone to a level I’ve never seen.”
Perkins responded, “As my teenagers would say, he has some issues. He is a man with some real deep-seated issues … and Dan Savage is nowhere near, he’s a hundred and eighty degrees from the positions that we have taken. It’s wrong and I will tell you this, we are pursuing everything possible to deal with him because he is out of control.”
Apparently not done whining, Perkins continued, “This is the bottom line, Mike: is that if you don’t embrace and celebrate homosexuality and everything associated with it, then you are intolerant,” Perkins complained.
“And the truth of the matter is, let’s just be very, very truthful, and that’s what we deal in is the truth, that even if society embraced homosexuality, there would never be that sense of self-fulfillment because it’s outside the way God created man and woman. And that’s the bottom line. They cannot erase that, even if they get every law on the books changed, it will never change that.”
It's cute that they don't bother to address the substantive part of Savage's statement, which is that their rhetoric results in gay kids killing themselves because they're buried under guilt and self-hatred.
It's all very Godly.