Written By : Anna Maria HoffmanFebruary 22, 2013
Dan Savage, an anti-bullying activist, has once again been caught red-handed bullying people who do not subscribe to his agenda. This week, he crossposted my vlog, “Why Did It Become Hateful to Support Marriage?”, to his wonderful, sexually explicit, and tolerant blog called Slog.
He not only charmingly called me a “dingbat,” but also did not understand the point of my video: to stop the hateful rhetoric thrown at people who want to restore a culture of marriage.
He also gave me more compliments in another Slog post, which featured some of my tweets.
Yesterday, he and I had this lovely conversation on Twitter, where he spelled out his own hypocrisy.
Often times, gay marriage advocates nonsensically call people who do not want marriage to be redefined and made less significant ”bigots” and “homophobes.” In fact, these advocates are actually intolerant for not tolerating other people’s views when it comes to the gay marriage debate.They highly resort to name calling and emotionally charged arguments instead of making fact-based claims. They also are quick to judge others with fallacious statements (i.e. “You hate gay people”). And if you do not hold their views, too bad. You better get rid of your “anti-marriage” views or else suffer the consequences. I thought we lived in a society where we have freedom of speech and thought? Guess not.
Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about from Twitter:
Here is more tolerant commentary from the comments section of my vlog on YouTube:
Dan Savage and his followers thrive off of hate-filled rhetoric. They actively use smear tactics to silence those who refuse to accept their agenda. It’s ironic that someone who actively fights against bullying bullies others in his spare time. It’s sad that he does not tolerate views that differ from his own, like a good, tolerable Liberal. Dan, if you really practice what you preach, stand up for ALL PEOPLE who get bullied and do not bully people just because they disagree with your views.Dan Savage sees young people like myself as a threat to his agenda, because it bugs him that we do not fit his narrative. Dan, we’re not giving up and we’re not shutting up, no matter how hard you try to silence us. Frankly, it gets worse, not better, when you and your followers spew misogynistic, anti-Christian, hateful, and petty rhetoric.
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