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Dan Savage: “Rick Santorum Can Pray For Me. I’ll Gay For Him.”

Rick Santorum thinks that women who have been raped should be compelled—by force of law—to carry the babies of their rapists to term, he thinks birth control should be illegal, he wants to prosecute pornographers, etc., etc., basically the guy wants to be president so that he can micromanage the sex lives of all Americans… and I’m the one with issues? Because I made a dirty joke at his expense eight or nine years ago and it stuck? I’m the one with issues?

Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Rick can pray for me. I’ll gay for him. And we can call it even.”

Dan Savage hits back at Rick Santorum in an email sent to Mother Jones. Santorum had previously said he was “praying for” Savage, who “obviously has some serious issues.”

 

 

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Mar 21, 2012
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  • 41 Comments
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      Anything to stay in the limelight. I don’t care about either of these media attention whores or their sissy slap fight. They both sound like two little girls who aren’t totally BFFs anymore.

      Instead of writing love letters to Santorum maybe Savage could be helping the freaking kids he claims to care so much about.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      If you don’t care then why post?

      Also, It Gets Better is one of the most thoughtful and caring outreaches for gay youth that I’ve seen in, uh, ever? Yep, ever.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Adam: If I pat you on the head and pretend you made sense will you be placated?

      Mar 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gross
      Gross

      @Oh, ok.: They’re supposed to be media whores. That’s what they do for a living. Are you that stupid or do you just played stupid on the internet?

      Mar 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dated
      Dated

      Isn’t this quote a day or two old? This topic seems dated, already.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xixax
      xixax

      Forgive me and my white “cis” male, privileged, ignorant gendered self. I love Dan Savage.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Gross: Nice try changing your name but the childishness of your post gave you away. You literally express yourself like a toddler. Work on that.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie
      Charlie

      @Oh, ok.: So when Rick Santorum publicly insults you you won’t say anything about it? He’s responding to attacks. You took the time to respond to people disagreeing with you on a blog; should we speculate as to what happened to your interest in all charitable causes you hold dear?

      Mar 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fawkes
      Fawkes

      @Oh, ok.: You’re a psychopath. Back into your cave, troll.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justme
      justme

      @Charlie: @Fawkes: You guys don’t get it. oh, ok is really Rick Santorum… Don’t you guys smell the mixture of lube and fecal matter all over him?

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      It gets better is just a bullshit PR campaign, nothing more. Telling kids both GLBT and hetero to put up with bullying until they leave school is not constructive advice. It’s cruel. School boards, school administrators, teachers, etc, need to have zero tolerance policy for bullying. It’s not uncommon for teachers to bully unpopular kids themselves. That’s where the changes need to be made… The reason “It Gets Better” caught on with politicians and celebrities is because it’s great PR and it requires absolutely NOTHING from them in the way of real action.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Ricky is just mad that Google denied his request to remove spreadingsantorum.com from the search results.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seattlegrrrl
      Seattlegrrrl

      Those of us in Seattle and other areas of the Pacific Northwest know that Dan Savage is an opportunistic parasite who will not hesitate to throw you under the bus if you don’t fit into his vision of right wing Log-cabin-lite politics. The It Gets Better campaign does nothing to empower queer youth. In fact, we are seeing a whole generation of LGBT kids make these videos and then kill themselves, while Dan Savage tells them to pull themselves to up by their bootstraps and he profits off the dead by hawking his self-help books. what we need is action and strategy, a battle plan to help LGBT kids survive, and deal directly with the homophobes (for example, how to file a complaint and lawsuit against your school district) and not snake oil charms like the It Gets Better media sham.

      Dan Savage only started the it gets better project not to actually help LGBT youth all while practicing his right wing bigotry and hypocrisy of being transphobic, biphobic, and racist; but to self promote and get a reality TV show on MTV.

      LGBT youth are not watching the it gets better videos and we’ve seen LGBT youth who actually made videos who kill themselves.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seattlegrrrl
      Seattlegrrrl

      Those of us in Seattle and other areas of the Pacific Northwest know that Dan Savage is an opportunistic parasite who will not hesitate to throw you under the bus if you don’t fit into his vision of right wing Log-cabin-lite politics. The It Gets Better campaign does nothing to empower queer youth. In fact, we are seeing a whole generation of LGBT kids make these videos and then kill themselves, while Dan Savage tells them to pull themselves to up by their bootstraps and he profits off the dead by hawking his self-help books. what we need is action and strategy, a battle plan to help LGBT kids survive, and deal directly with the homophobes (for example, how to file a complaint and lawsuit against your school district) and not snake oil charms like the It Gets Better media sham.

      Dan Savage only started the it gets better project not to actually help LGBT youth all while practicing his right wing bigotry and hypocrisy of being transphobic, biphobic, and r acist; and to self promote and get a reality TV show on MTV.

      LGBT youth are not watching the it gets better videos and we’ve seen LGBT youth who actually made videos who kill themselves.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      As a “defense” for Santorum, it is possible (but not likely) that he confuses pornography with a “stimulus package”, which the Republicans oppose because it reminds them of socialism. But maybe it is likely: Santorum doesn’t impress me as the brightest “candle” in the room.

      On the other hand, Santorum is doing a great job of destroying Romney – to get the nomination and try to get elected, Romney has to use Nixon’s strategy: run go the right for the primaries and then run to the center for the election. The problem is that Santorum is putting “right” so far right of “center” that Romney will “hit the wall” as he tries to run back – running aerobically won’t be fast enough and running anaerobically has some hard limits.

      Obama will have a really funny possibility for an attack ad: just show Romney saying X in the primary and ~X after the primaries, and then show a guy flipping pancakes. You don’t even have to say anything about Romney to disparage him.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaliberGuy
      CaliberGuy

      @Seattlegrrrl:
      It has a very empowering message, just because a couple (to many) have killed them selves after making a IGB video dose not mean ti is a bad or ineffective campaign. It just means that some people who are being strong and putting on a strong front to the world, also tend to be the people that need the most help. Some of the strongest people out there are people who are depressed, and quite offten then present a very strong front to the world, when things finally start to go off the tracks means that they have been trying so hard they can’t try any harder.

      The bigger problem is that there is a total and utter lack of understanding of mental health in this country and what sort of signs to be on the look out for/be alarmed by seeing in those close to you. Just look at the number in even the gay community that attack victims of suicide as being weak, etc. It is a systematic problem in this country, depression which is a mental health issue (whether it is or is not caused by outside forces) yet unlike physical health issues it is treated like a weakness of the suffer for having it.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      Savage has made some great arguments on our behalf on national television.
      But he’s also a dingbat, which is typical of a media pundit, and he’s made serious mistakes.
      IGB was invented by someone else. He just ran with it, and did not make sure that the message was that kids should stay closeted in school unless it’s absolutely, positively safe. It was totally irresponsible of Savage not to warn people.
      Likewise, this frothy stunt was disgusting, immature, and a huge strategic mistake. So of course Santorum is going to exploit it to demonize us again. Savage should have removed the site eons ago. But he was egged on by the thoughtless crowd, who often speak loudest in our community.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Charlie: @Fawkes: @justme: Changing your name and replying to yourself is pathetic, get a life lmfao.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fawkes
      Fawkes

      @Oh, ok.: You’re garbage.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • santorum is fat
      santorum is fat

      @Oh, ok.:

      idiot

      Mar 22, 2012 at 12:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Fawkes: @santorum is fat: What are you, eight?

      Mar 22, 2012 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • santorum is fat
      santorum is fat

      @Oh, ok.: No, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re still an idiot.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 1:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dated
      Dated

      @Oh, ok.: I have no idea what you’re talking about and apparently neither do you.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 2:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dated
      Dated

      @Oh, ok.: Etch a sketch often?

      Mar 22, 2012 at 2:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aric
      Aric

      Rofl Oh, ok has a fanbase.

      Or I guess one dedicated stan. Whatever you are doing, keep it up.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 3:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Aric: I have no idea what I did to piss this guy or his alters off, but it’s getting quite popcorn worthy.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 4:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb
      Caleb

      @Oh, ok.: Sarcasm is the defense of the undereducated and the weak. You have mastered it greatly.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 7:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      @Oh, ok.: No, thank you. Please don’t come near me.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter Renwick
      Peter Renwick

      He should read the Hellespont on kindle – a gay love story

      Mar 22, 2012 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      @Dave: Perhaps you should actually check out the It Gets Better site, check out a few of the videos — I have yet to see a single video that says “put up with bullying.” Every video posted by a bullied gay kid tells their story of how they persevered and overcame bullying, offering up strategies that worked for them.

      Like/dislike Dan Savage, that is your prerogative. But don’t judge the program and its participants without doing even a little research about what IGB is all about.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie
      Charlie

      @Oh, ok.: No screen name changing here. The vote is in and most people think you’re insipid.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Perry's Grill
      Perry's Grill

      It will only get better when Dan Savage drops dead. By the way, is he HIV positive?

      Mar 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie
      Charlie

      @Perry’s Grill: He is not and is a strident proponent for safer sex in his column and podcast. Try again.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doomsday1038
      doomsday1038

      Dan Savage is a racist a**hole,he almost makes me want to defend Rick Santoum

      Mar 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prettygirls
      prettygirls

      @Perry’s Grill: Best comment ever and no he is not HIV+, that pasty bitch is just UOOGLY as fuck.

      Mar 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      “spreading santorum” — Santorum says we’re disgusting perverts. Let’s prove him wrong by putting into public conscience that the aftermath of gay love is a ‘frothy’ mixture of feces and lubricant squirting out of an anus into a toilet. That will show the world we’re not repulsive deviants

      Mar 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      Damn he has protease face or he’s just ugly.

      Mar 23, 2012 at 12:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frederick
      Frederick

      @ Perry’s Grill-Why would you even ask whether Dan Savage is HIV Positive?

      Mar 23, 2012 at 12:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Charlie: Oh no a psycho and his alters with the rabid personality of 13 year old girls voted amongst themselves and decided I’m terrible. Whatever shall I do?

      Mar 23, 2012 at 6:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fawkes
      Fawkes

      @Oh, ok.: Can you stop typing already? Your nonsensical babbling has lowered the collective IQ by about five points.

      Mar 23, 2012 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @Fawkes: It’s ok, you still have your cats.

      Mar 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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