Over a year ago, ELCA Presiding Bishop chose to join forces with Dan Savage and his “It Gets Better” anti-bullying project by making a video aimed toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. (see Exposing the ELCA’s blog about it here) Dan Savage is an author, media pundit, journalist and sex advice columnist. He is also a well know gay activist.
Mr. Savage must have liked Bishop Hanson’s video because he chose to include Bishop Hanson’s transcript from the video in a “It Gets Better” book Mr. Savage was editing. Not only that, but Bishop Hanson must have been proud of this because the ELCA sent out a news release about him being in the book. (see here) And as of today the ELCA is promoting Dan Savage’s work on the ELCA website. (see here)
So lets learn more about this person Bishop Hanson chose to work with.
Not more than a month ago Dan Savage made news for the anti-Christian, Bible-bashing attack speech he gave to a large group of high school journalism students. Below are just a couple of things Dan Savage said there: (warning for foul language)
“We can learn to ignore the b******* in the Bible and what it says about gay people.” (see here)
“It’s funny as someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-assed people react when you push back.” (read here)
ClitizenLink blogger, Candi Cushman, said this about Savage and his speech, “Using profanity to deride the bible – and then mocking the Christian students after they left the room — is obviously a form of bullying and name-calling.” (read here) Remember that Savage is the founder of the anti-bullying project Bishop Hanson participated in.
Just so you know, Dan Savage has been saying vile things for a long time, things that any God honoring denomination would not want to be part of. In July 16, 2011 Dan Savage was videotaped saying some things that are so vile, hateful and disgusting I can not post them. (Go to the linked reports here and here if you want to read/see it.)
Just for good measure, two more article about Mr. Savage, “‘Face of Progressive Hate?’ Gay Rights Activist Dan Savage Goes on Graphic Rant About Homosexuality & the Pope.” (see here) and
“In 2000, Savage boasted of licking door knobs at then-presidential candidate Gary Bauer's campaign office in an attempt to give Bauer the flu.” (see here)
For someone who talks and acts like Savage, who spews such filth and seems to hate Christians who believe the Bible, I find it disturbing that the ELCA's Presiding Bishop chose to work with him and that the ELCA's website continues to promote his work. Maybe its a case of the ELCA leadership using poor judgement. . .at least I hope that is their reason.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
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