Verbatim: Dan Savage, Bible Scholar

June 20, 2012 Published in the July 2012 issue of Seattle Met

"It’s funny, as someone who’s on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible, how pansy-assed some people react when you push back. So I apologize if I hurt anyone’s feelings, but I have a right to defend myself and to point out the hypocrisy of people who justify antigay bigotry by pointing to the Bible and insisting we must live by the Code of Leviticus on this one issue and no other."

—Dan Savage, during a talk at the National High School Journalism Convention earlier this year, after his criticisms of the Bible caused a student walkout

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