On Bullying and Bullcrap
Bullying. It’s one of the 21st Century’s new buzzwords. I always thought it meant when a big strong kid physically intimidated a smaller weaker one. Maybe when a really popular person leverages his influence to coerce a more vulnerable person.
So what if I told you that a speaker at a conference for high-schoolers ridiculed those who did not share his views? What if I said he called their beliefs “bullcrap?” (Actually he used the more profane word for bovine excrement). And what if – when some of the offended students walked out – the speaker called them “pansy-a**ed?” Out loud.
If the speaker had been some red-faced Christian evangelist condemning homosexuality, of course. But what if the speaker was a homosexual activist who called the Bible “bull***t” and the Christians who left “pansy-a**?” In fact, not only was that the case. The speaker was THE Dan Savage, the guy whose “It Get’s Better” anti-bullying pro-gay campaign went viral not long ago.
Pause for a moment if you need to to check to make sure I said he was speaking to high school students. Yes, I did.
Now, does Mr. Savage have every right to believe that the whole Bible is cow poo? Does he have a right to say that? And a right to call Christians hypocrites, and worse? Does he have a right to fight for the civil rights of homosexuals?
Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
And the rest of us have a right to call him the ultimate hypocrite.
He decries bullying BY bullying? He revels in his right to free speech by insulting those who exercise their right to walk out? HIGH SCHOOL KIDS?
What a pansy.
In a later non-apology, Dan Savage said the only thing he was condemning was hypocrisy. Because Christians shouldn’t pick and choose which verses of the Bible form their moral views. Really? I’ll skip over the sermonette about idiots like Savage who apparently have NO CLUE how to rightly interpret Holy Scripture. Somebody needs to tell pansy Dansy to BE consistent himself.
Any consistent evolutionary materialist should know that biology does more to condemn homosexuality than does the Bible. The compatibility of male and female isn’t a particularly complicated biological reality. And in evolutionary terms, “bullying” isn’t just a reality; it’s an evolutionary ADVANTAGE.
And if the Bible is bulls**t, where do the Dan Savages in our culture get the idea that anybody’s views are “wrong?” That ANYTHING is right or wrong? Or that the views or actions of the minority, the weak, the disenfranchised should be respected? To what authority do they refer? Nature?
Dan Savage is the latest exhibit in something I very strongly believe: Many of the liberal, open-minded, tolerant protectors of civil rights are some of the most closed minded, intolerant, rights-trampling people you’ll ever encounter.
Somebody somewhere has the right to fire whoever invited this bullying hypocrite to BE the speaker that day.
But he won’t.
And THAT is bull.