Video: Dan Savage says the Pope is gay, homosexuals beaten ‘because of religion’
ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, May 2, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the heels of saying the Bible is full of “bulls**t” and berating teenagers who walked out of a talk at a journalism conference for high school students, new video has surfaced of homosexual activist Dan Savage saying Pope Benedict XVI is homosexual and that LGBT children are beaten “because of religion.”
“The Pope recently said that gay marriage is a threat to the survival of the human race, because once gay marriage is legal, everybody’s gonna get married,” he said. “What the Pope is saying is there is no such thing as a straight person.”
“The Pope is projecting in saying nobody’s straight – not the Pope, not anybody else,” Savage told a gathering of 1,300 college students.
“What the Pope is saying is the only thing that stands between my d**k and Brad Pitt’s mouth is a piece of paper,” he said. “I love that thought,” he added.
Savage made his comments Sunday inside Elmhurst College‘s historic Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel.
He claimed the beatings of LGBT minors stemmed from the political, moral, and religious views of their parents. Students “watch their parents beat up gay people from afar with their checkbooks and their votes,” he said. “They feel entitled to beat up that gay kid in that school, because the adults in their lives are doing and giving their blessing to it, because of religion.”
He mocked the idea that “once we’re all gay married, we’re gonna go extinct in a generation, because once we’re all married, we’re gonna forget which hole s**ts babies.”
Savage’s remarks are a distortion of Pope Benedict XVI’s statement in January that the nuclear family “is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself.”
Students of Hinsdale Central High School gave Savage a check for $300 before the speech.
During the speech Savage also boasted: “University health departments usually bring me in to undo years of abstinence-only education – which I do in two hours.”
The new speech comes shortly after the gay sex columnist told students at a high school journalism convention to “ignore the bulls**t in the Bible” and called Christian teenagers who walked out of his talk “pansy-a**ed.”
Dan Savage – whose trendy “It Gets Better Project” campaign has been endorsed by a host of Hollywood celebrities and President Barack Obama – has a long history of hateful, anti-Christian rhetoric that has sometimes included attempts to harm pro-family leaders.
In 2000, Savage wrote of how he volunteered at the Gary Bauer presidential campaign headquarters – licking pens and doorknobs, coughing on computers – in an attempt to infect the candidate with the flu. “I decide that if it’s terrorism Bauer wants, it’s terrorism Bauer is going to get,” he wrote. A court convicted Savage of illegally participating in the Iowa caucuses, saddling him with $750 fine, a year’s probation, and 50 hours of community service. He performed the service in his home state of Washington, saying, “I don’t want to go to jail in Iowa. That’s redundant.”
Last July, Savage told HBO’s Bill Maher he wished Republicans were “all fu**king dead” and that he would like to “f**k the s**t out of Rick Santorum.”
Savage responded to a Christian whose feelings were hurt by one of Savage’s tirades: “I’m sorry your feelings were hurt by my comments. No, wait. I’m not. Gay kids are dying. So let’s try to keep things in perspective: F**k your feelings. ”
Elmhurst College, a 141-year-old private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ, became the first college in the nation to ask whether prospective students consider themselves homosexual or transgender.