Radical leftist and White House confidante Dan Savage probably has perfected "bullying" Christians – given his rant at a school event for young journalists a few months back. That was where he called those who refused to listen to his anti-Bible rant "pansy-a****."
More recently, he attacked Sarah Palin, who repeatedly has expressed her support for the traditional Judeo-Christian principles on which the nation was founded. There, he noted her stunt in using chewing tobacco during her address to the NRA, saying "Now seeing upside of oral cancers."
Then he doubled down, "Bullying has to satisfy three criteria: it has to be verbal or physical aggression, repeated over time, involving a power differential. … So yeah, I 'bullied' Sarah Palin. Yup. That's what I did."
But a team of Christian teens in Idaho is putting Savage and his ilk on notice.
"We are an army," they explain in a new video that is making its presence felt in a big way on the Web. "We are in a war for the hearts and souls of our generation, and we know it. Failure is not an option. We are going to win this war."
It was put together by teens working with an organization called Reach America, which is based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and focuses on the fact that "Christianity is being frozen out in America" and "It is time for a thaw."
The five-minute production is meant as a call to youth and their parents across American to join them "as they bring Christ and our Judeo-Christian values back to our country."
The teens' video has a number of volunteers delivering their message about the nation's move to freeze Christianity out of society:
- "Why can't I pray in school?"
- "Why do I have to check my religion at the door?"
- "Why can't I write about God in my school papers?"
- "Why do I have to tolerate people cursing my God but I am not allowed to talk about God and my faith?"
- "Why are they taking God out of my history books?"
- "Why do they teach every other theory in science except creation?"
- "Why am I called names because I believe in marriage the way God designed it?"
- "Why can't Tim Tebow praise God after making a touchdown without causing a national uproar?"
- "What we see in our health classes, 'sex education,' 4th grade and up, is pornography."
- "Dirty jokes fill the hallways between classes, during class, before school, at lunch, after school, on the bus, off the bus. Get the idea?"
Todd Starnes reported on Fox News that the issue really hit home for the Idaho teens because of a local assignment. The students were told to write an essay titled, "I believe," but were banned from writing anything about God.
Gary Brown, founder of Reach America, told him, "There is a lot of bullying directed at Christian kids in public schools and the culture at large … So many teenagers are being ostracized for being a Christian."
"We refuse to be frozen out of the public school," the teens say on the video. "We are calling on the youth of America to join us."
The organization explains its Reach America Strategy involves C-4 – a Christ Centered Counter Culture.
The website explains:
"In Acts 17:28, the Apostle Paul writes, 'In Him we live and move and have our being.' In essence, where our kids 'live' and 'move,' they 'become.' Our youth are attending church for a couple hours, but they are living and moving in a world that no longer recognizes Christ as God. Actually, should we be surprised at what our youth are becoming?
In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, we are creating a C-4™ Community, A Christ-Centered, Counter-Culture. The biblical foundation for a C-4 Community is Jesus' ministry with His disciples, Acts 17:28 and Paul's ministry found in 1 Thessalonians chapters one and two.
A C-4™ Community is a vibrant, growing group of Christian youth and their families on a mission. These Christians love Jesus and have a burning desire to see their family, their friends, their community, their state and America come to Christ. This is important: When people come into our C-4™ Community, we do not become like them, they become like us, then Christ.
The object of a C-4™ Community is to create a Christ-centered culture that is counter to what the American culture has become. We believe we can be more effective reaching people for Christ by bringing people to us, than only trying to reach them where they are living.
WND has reported a number of times on Dan Savage's campaigns. It was at a high school anti-bullying conference in Seattle, Wash., where he used his podium to bash Christians so severely droves of the students fled the auditorium.
It was the National High School Journalism Convention, hosted jointly by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association, and was supposed to give aspiring students exposure to professional journalism workshops designed to make the journalists of tomorrow the best that they can be.
One such workshop, featuring Savage, was billed in the convention program as a discussion on how to properly report on bullying.
"Student journalists cover a world where bullying, harassment and hazing are part of their experience," said the workshop description in part.
Instead, when Savage took to the microphone, the real life exposure to bullying became all too real for the young high school students.
Savage launched into an attack on the Bible, saying, "People often point out that they can't help it. They can't help with the anti-gay bullying, because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans, that being gay is wrong.
"We can learn to ignore the bulls--- in the Bible about gay people," he pronounced, "the same way we have learned to ignore the bulls--- in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation. We ignore bulls--- in the Bible about all sorts of things."
In this video of the speech below, students can be seen streaming out a few at a time, but begin to leave in groups when Savage continues to blast the Bible as "a radically pro-slavery document."
Editor's note: The video below contains several instances of obscene language.
WND has reported on other instances of Savage's obscene tirades:
- Savage said on HBO that he "wished all Republicans were f---ing dead." (He later apologized.)
- Savage created "Santorum.com" and "SpreadingSantorum.com," redefining Santorum's surname as follows: "San-TOR-um, n. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex."
- When Americans for Truth CEO Peter LaBarbera asked Savage to take down "Santorum.com," Savage replied, "I'm asking Peter LaBarbera to go f--- himself."