Wow - This is a MUST listen to the end.
The young men and women BRAVE enough to walk away from Dan Savage, the bully, have a cause of action with their school and with Savage. He used hate speech to attach them, provoking ridicule from their classmates, purposefully to make his hateful message.
Kids... Call a lawyer!!!!
Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better Project, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at NSPA/ JEA's annual High School Journalism convention, Journalism on the Edge.
Students Walk Out on Dan Savage
by Karla Dial
Editor’s note: This story contains graphic language.
A group of high school journalism students attending a conference called “Journalism on the Edge” in Seattle over the weekend felt they were pushed over the edge by syndicated sex advice columnist Dan Savage.
Savage, the creator of the two-year-old It Gets Better Project, which encourages teens struggling with same-sex attractions to embrace homosexuality, was invited to give a keynote address last Friday at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.
Students were expecting him to talk about bullying. But they also got an earful about birth control, sex, and Savage’s opinions on the Bible.
A 17-year-old from California who was attending with half a dozen other students from her high school yearbook staff, was one of several students to walk out in the middle of Savage’s speech.
“The first thing he told the audience was, ‘I hope you’re all using birth control!’ ” she recalled. Then “he said there are people using the Bible as an excuse for gay bullying, because it says in Leviticus and Romans that being gay is wrong. Right after that, he said we can ignore all the ‘B.S.’ in the Bible.
Read More: http://www.citizenlink.com/2012/04/18/students-walk-out-on-dan-savage/