What I remain curious about is whether Savage ever got around to talking about using alternative social media to effect change. I looked a couple of days ago unsuccessfully--has the entire speech been made available yet?
I don't remember who (mac?), but someone earlier on this thread said that he has never heard condemnation of homosexuality from the pulpit. I haven't either, not even once in my life.
Some seem to think that being Christian and being gay are mutually exclusive, and this just isn't so anymore than it's true that being a Christian equals intolerance. Meanwhile, in 100 pages, has anybody presented evidence that the bullying of gay teenagers is being done because of Christianity?
Or is bullying more likely the result of other teens' own insecurities?
Gay Bullying Statistics - Bullying Statistics
Here's an interview with the Exec Director of the Trevor Project that includes stats. He says:
What I would also very much like Christians to know is that being gay isn't a choice that anyone makes. It's not a switch you can turn off and on. Gay people were born into creation just like anyone else, and to devalue who they are by insisting God didn't really make them as they are is to deny them the right to a rich and loving relationship with God, and that's a terrible, terrible thing to deny anybody. No one should ever use scripture to justify removing another person from the spiritual process. If you're a Christian, as I am, you should look to Christ for how to live and act toward others. And what does the Great Commandment of Jesus say but that we're all supposed to love our neighbors as we love ourselves? I wish more Christians would remember what Jesus himself told them to do.
John Shore: Gay Teen Suicides, Bullying and Christianity: A Talk with the Trevor Project Director
Well everything is based on how a reader interprets what they've read.
Since I'm not a great "religion" scholar, exactly which "religion" are you talking about? Now don't just say "evanglists". I'd like to be able to research the exact religion/church that is doing this. Thanks.