Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Queer Quote: Dan Savage Excoriates Tony Perkins

Today's Queer Quote comes from Dan Savage, who has been known to say some controversial (and frankly, stupid) things in the past and almost surely will say more in the future. Dan went after the odious Tony Perkins and the hate-filled Family Research Council, two big players in the kulturkampf over LGBT equality, over the issue of gay youth during an appearance at Winona State University recently. He basically accused Perkins and FRC of actively celebrating the death of gay youth via suicide.

 Here's the quote:
Tony Perkins tells the parents of queer kids to do what Tony Perkins damn well knows drives those kids to suicide — doubles their already quadruple rate of suicide. Why would someone who calls themselves a Christian do that? Because every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council. They argue that the gay lifestyle is sick and sinful and dangerous and they point to the suicide rate, and then they turn around and do everything in their power to make sure that suicide rate does not come down and to drive it up. Tony Perkins sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work — and he calls himself a Christian.
What do you think? Too much, or accurate?

Hat/tip to Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed.

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