“Ex”-Gay: Arrest Dan Savage!

“Ex”-Gay: Arrest Dan Savage! February 16, 2012

If you want evidence that there simply is no rhetoric too crazy, no claim too outlandish for a wingnut bigot to make, look no further than DL Foster, an “ex-gay” — read: self-loathing gay person pretending really hard no to be gay — on Peter LaBarbera’s radio show. He wants Dan Savage arrested for trying to make gay teenagers feel less tormented:

Foster: It’s really indicative of the character of these individuals, this individual Dan Savage, is also the creator of the so-called anti-bullying It Gets Better charade. You know, homosexual kids are still killing themselves after believing his message. I think he—personally—I think he should be arrested for propagating this lie to—for these kids to have this false promise without any sort of information on what is ‘it’ anyway? It’s really so vile to me that it disturbs me to even talk about it.

There is no limit. They would claim that gay people are responsible for obesity, global warming (if they believed in that) and the Patriots losing the Super Bowl if it would make them feel better about themselves.

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  • DaveL

    Come on, is that what he really goes by? “DL” Foster?

  • jba55

    “They would claim that gay people are responsible for… the Patriots losing the Super Bowl”

    Wait a second, gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts… teh gheys ruined the Super Bowl!!!

    But really, does he not know that “it” is their lives or is he just being disingenuous? I can’t really tell because it’s pretty hard to parse that quote, it’s pretty salady.

    Also, what DaveL said. Maybe he’s a Poe.

  • Who Knows?

    — read: self-loathing gay person pretending really hard no to be gay

    DL Foster never was gay. He’s just some guy who is afraid to admit he likes to suck cock.

  • Chiroptera

    They would claim that gay people are responsible for…global warming (if they believed in that)….

    The parenthetical phrase isn’t necessary. These people could never be counted on to be consistent.

  • arakasi

    But gay marriage is also legal in New York, and the Giants won the Superbowl, so maybe the more recently a state legalizes gay marriage, the better your team will do….

    Hey, Detroit – I’ve got an idea that just might work….

  • doktorzoom

    If we could just encourage people to bully gay teens more, they’d see the error of their ways and stop being gay.

  • eric

    I’m happy to see this – wanting Savage arrested is, IMO, prima facie evidence his campaign is working.

  • daved

    I’m still unclear on exactly what it is he thinks Dan Savage should be arrested for. Giving kids false hope? That same charge could be leveled at every preacher in the world, for promising lollipops and roses in some mythical Heaven after you die.

  • greg1466

    Wait…did he just say people should be arrested for propagating a lie and making false promises…?

  • John Hinkle

    You know, homosexual kids are still killing themselves after believing his message.

    Isn’t that one of them thar post hoc fallacies?

    …it disturbs me…

    Ok, Darth.

  • chilidog99

    Does DL stand for “Down Low?”

  • MikeMa

    I wonder what else is in DL’s closet?

    He picks on Savage for offering hope of a better future. Hmmm. Aside from the religious angle, that sounds suspiciously like every political campaign ever run.

  • Chiroptera

    “It gets better.

    By the time you’re ready to marry, your state will probably allow you to.

    Then you can send copies of the pictures to DL Foster.

    Think how good you’ll feel then!”

  • kris

    Yeeeeesh. Pardon, I’m going to indulge myself a bit…

    “Dan Savage, is also the creator of the so-called anti-bullying It Gets Better charade.”

    As with most of his comments here, he just salad’d this up. He meant to put “so-called” in front of “charade.”

    “You know, homosexual kids are still killing themselves after believing his message.”

    Wow, really? You mean the so-called charade hasn’t instantly cured homosexual kids from succumbing to suicide after constant threats and bullying? That’s quite the high bar you’re setting there! You know, contrarywise, people still get murdered even after believing in this so-called “law enforcement.” That’s it! Let’s do away with law enforcement, it’s obviously a failed experiment!

    “I think he should be arrested for propagating this lie[…]for these kids to have this false promise without any sort of information on what is ‘it’ anyway?”

    I’m with the others here. What is he talking about? On a bald read, it looks like he’s mad that Savage is talking about an intentionally nebulous “it” which does not, in fact, “get better.” Head-scratching aside, that’s an odd claim to make about an effort which features people who are proof that IT DOES GET BETTER. Does he think the people who participate are lying? Or that it’s not actually better for them, they’re just deluding themselves?

    In what bizarro world does an effort fighting an uphill battle against a societal wrong deserve condemnation for not being able to make everything better? I can only imagine how big of a slacker he must’ve thought Mother Teresa was. Look at all those lepers still hanging around! Chop chop, lady!

    What a d-bag.

  • dan4

    I’ll be charitable towards Foster, and say that he was just using the word in a hyperbolic (i.e., non-literal) context to express his strong disgust with Savage; having said that, I doubt LaBarbera would extend the same charity to a gay commentator who thinks, say, Joseph Nicolosi should be “arrested” for trying to convert gays to heterosexuality.

  • spamamander, hellmart survivor

    I have to admit the idea that gay marriage= better football teams has me intrigued.

    Seahawks to the Superbowl next year!

  • Aquaria

    I have to admit the idea that gay marriage= better football teams has me intrigued.

    Does this mean the Cowboys will never go there again?

    Be still my heart!

  • He picks on Savage for offering hope of a better future. Hmmm. Aside from the religious angle, that sounds suspiciously like every political campaign ever run.

    I hope you mean because there’s no religious angle to It Get’s Better as opposed to all the religious blathering in political campaigns. I’m pretty sure Dan Savage would be shocked to find out there was a religious angle to his project.

  • dingojack

    Aquaria – two words. Brokeback Mountain.

    🙂 Dingo

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