Earlier this week GOProud, the gay Republican tea party group, endorsed Mitt Romney for President. That, however, isn’t the shocking part of this story. What will probably surprise you most is how conservatives reacted to homojournalist Dan Savage’s response.
After finding out that GOProud “enthusiastically” endorsed Romney for President calling him “light years better” than President Barack Obama, Savage fired off this tweet:
Although Savage is not one to shy away from controversy, him referring to GOProud members as “faggots” has drawn some criticism, but not by who you might think.
Ben Shapiro blogged on Breitbart.com:
Savage is, of course, the host of a show on MTV about sex, a syndicated sex columnist, the man who bullied Christian students who walked out on his anti-Bible ranting, the perverter of Rick Santorum’s name, the licker of doorknobs in Gary Bauer’s office, and an all-around nice guy. Some in the media have labeled him the “spokesgay”- seriously.
Two gay slurs in one Tweet. The gay left must be proud of their self-appointed spokesman. So must the Obama Administration, which has labeled this massive bully a hero of the anti-bullying movement, invited him to the White House, and cut videos on behalf of his It Gets Better Project. There’s no worse form of anti-gay bullying than to use slurs like the one Savage did here. Will the White House continue to back their man?
Apparently, faggot is an entirely appropriate slur as long as Dan Savage is slinging it and gay people who you don’t agree with are on the receiving end.
It gets better my ass.
And the list goes on-and-on. Dan Avery over at Queerty.com sums it up nicely.
If nothing else, Dan Savage knows how to make headlines!