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Catholic group wants a Dan Savage apologyMay 9, 2012 @ 3:40 am (Updated: 5:53 am - 5/9/12 )
Another Dan Savage speech, another group offended.
Seattle's Savage is on a roll. He offended a group of high school journalists, and now he's upset Catholics with an appearance at Elmhurst College in Illinois.
Video footage (below) shows the gay rights activist engaging in an anti-Catholic rant that implies homosexual children are beaten "because of religion."
As Savage talked about same-sex marriage, much of the audience was laughing and clapping.
Savage got a loud response when he said, "What the Pope is saying is the only thing that stands between my d**k and Brad Pitt’s mouth is a piece of paper. I love that thought."
All of Savage's comments are things he's said before, including a quote that children "watch their parents beat up gay people from afar with their checkbooks and their votes. They feel entitled to beat up that gay kid in that school, because the adults in their lives are doing and giving their blessing to it, because of religion."
When Savage spoke to the National High School Journalists convention in Seattle in April, he told the crowd to "ignore the bull---t in the Bible about gay people" and described the reaction of a number of students who walked out as "pansy-assed." He later apologized for those comments.
Now another apology is requested - not from Savage but from Elmhurst College. Catholic League President Bill Donohue wants the president of Elmhurst, Dr. S. Alan Ray, to formally apologize for Savage's remarks on his campus.
Donohue tells the Catholic News Agency, "They had to have known about Dan Savage’s history of offering obscene anti-Catholic rants when they asked him to speak at the campus chapel."
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