Dan Savage to debate-seeking NOM spokesman: ‘You’re on, motherf**ker’

By David Ferguson
Saturday, May 5, 2012 11:15 EDT
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Writer and activist Dan Savage has said that he accepts National Organization for Marriage (NOM) spokesman Brian Brown’s challenge to a debate, according to the blog Towleroad.

Brown laid down the challenge on Tuesday, incensed about a month-old video of Savage challenging a group of teen Christians’ notions on the Bible. Brown wrote on NOM’s official blog, “Let me lay down a public challenge to Dan Savage right here and now: You want to savage the Bible? Christian morality? Traditional marriage? Pope Benedict? I’m here, you name the time and the place and let’s see what a big man you are in a debate with someone who can talk back. It’s easy to make high-school girls cry by picking on them. Let’s pick on someone our own size!

“I’m here, any time, any place you name, Dan Savage,” said Brown, “You will find out out how venal and ridiculous your views of these things are if you dare to accept a challenge.”

Savage has agreed to Brown’s offer in a blog post at Seattle weekly The Stranger‘s blog, “The Slog” entitled, “Confidential to NOM’s Brian Brown: You’re on, Motherfucker.” He wrote, “I will name the time and the place, per your offer, as soon as possible. Looking forward to it, NOMnuts.”

You can watch the video that sparked the controversy, embedded via YouTube, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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