Warning: The following includes vulgar language and explicit content which most reasonable people would find appalling (though apparently not Dan Savage).
The liberal media is relentlessly mocking Huckabee’s calls to boycott Frito-Lay for their “Rainbow Doritos” alliance with the It Gets Better project—created by self-proclaimed “sexpert” Dan Savage. He says that his message boils down to “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.” Based on the things he’s actually said, it is doubtful he would actually like to live by this teaching.
With that said, here are five times that Dan Savage failed at being even a decent human being.
1.) When he proposed mandatory abortion as population control.
Even though he later attempted to defend his comment as an exaggeration meant to offend, try telling that to the women of China and the 400 million children lost to the one-child policy.
2.) When he discussed having violent hate sex with Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum.
Still trying to figure out how this fits in with the Golden Rule.
3.) When he casually challenged Ben Carson to “suck my d*ck.”
Although Carson has apologized for his choice of language in some of his comments about homosexuality, Savage unapologetically issued this open letter to the GOP candidate:
Dear Dr. Carson,
If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.
Very sincerely yours,
4.) When even Bill Maher had to stop his joke about God’s role in his bedroom.
Also, earlier in the segment Savage calls Rick Santorum and Maggie Gallagher “douchebags.” Apparently we’re all still in high school. And speaking of high school…
5.) When he cussed out high school students for walking out on his tirade about the “bullsh*t in the Bible.”
Ironically, during his talk about bullying at this high school journalism conference, Savage found it appropriate to call over two dozen high school students “pansy assed” when they made a stand for their beliefs. Fortunately, we now know there is at least some hope for American journalism.
By calling out Frito-Lay for involving themselves with this man who adamantly believes America has a “Christianity and a Bible problem,” Huckabee has made a lonely but important stand that should prompt some soul-searching: Why do we allow any positive attention to be given to Dan Savage? Why do we let the media give him this platform?
Anna Pfaff works for American Principles in Action.