WATCH: Dan Savage Says “Every Dead Gay Kid Is A Victory For The Family Research Council”

While giving a presentation at Winona State University, Dan Savage laid into the Family Research Council and its president, Tony Perkins, stating that “every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council” and that Perkins “sits on a pile of gay dead kids every day when he goes to work.”

Perkins went on Mike Huckabee’s radio show and said that the FRC is “pursuing everything possible to deal with him because he is out of control.” To which Savage responded, “Sue me, Tony. I’d love to see you talk about my ‘issues’ on a witness stand.”

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  • Mjl-428

    I’m with Dan on this one. these”people” don’t care about how many gay people they’ve helped put in a grave. they’re mad because he’s calling them out on it

  • Stache99

    Oh what…no staged walk out of smiling students so offended.

  • Cam

    The Family Research Council….oh, you mean that group co-founded by George Reckers, the guy who not that long ago was busted for hiring and traveling with a male prostitute?

  • Gigi Gee

    @Cam: Yup. That’s the one. Although you wouldn’t know it if you went to their website because they’ve scrubbed away any mention of him.

  • Avenger

    [email protected] exploiting “kids” to push his point. That angle doesn’t work in your favor.

  • scoobner1

    @Avenger: ANY attack on Tony Perkins or the Family Research Council will get my support. Violence and deteriorating rights are preceded by, and strongly coincide with, open hate, such as the primary goal of Family Research Council and similar organized hate groups.

    Pointing to an extreme example of that logic (other than the Holocaust) — the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 where, despite being the minority population, the Hutu’s, considered the most “Rwandan” in that country, engaged in open hate of Tutsi’s in media and daily life for decades before they massacred over 800,000 Tutsi’s.

    “This genocide had been planned by members of the Hutu power group known as the Akazu, many of whom occupied positions at top levels of the national government; the genocide was supported and coordinated by the national government as well as by local military and civil officials and mass media. Alongside the military, primary responsibility for the killings themselves rests with two Hutu militias that had been organized for this purpose by political parties: the Interahamwe and Impuzamugambi, although once the genocide was underway a great number of Hutu civilians took part in the murders.”

    Tony Perkins, The Family Research Council, and close friends have a playbook. Let’s keep shedding light on it.

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