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Video of the Day: Dan Savage vs. the Bible (and Some High Schoolers)

The Atlantic

April 30, 2012

A couple weeks ago, Dan Savage, the sex columnist, activist, and editorial director of Seattle alt weekly The Stranger, was invited to speak at the National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle. Savage is the force behind the "It Gets Better" videos, a series of messages from gay adults -- and, later, straight ones including President Obama -- to bullied gay teens, which were intended to discourage suicide. Somewhat more mischievously, and less G-ratedly, he also led the charge to propagate a rather filthy sexual meaning for "Santorum" as punishment for Rick Santorum's anti-gay politics.

In the course of his talk about bullying, Savage pointed out anti-gay activists sometimes cite the Bible to justify their beliefs and behavior.

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