Bullies don’t need a reason. And they don’t care that it hurts. And they enjoy what they do.
Sometimes bullies bully because they are bigger. Or because they are better at things like football. Or because they are pretty. Or because they aren’t doing as well in school.
Or because THEY were bullied.
Dan Savage is a bully. What he does he does out of a vindictive mindset. He uses words to hurt people. And just because he says he’s sorry doesn’t mean it’s okay.
(CNN) – Columnist and gay-rights advocate Dan Savage is standing by his comment that “we can learn to ignore the bulls**t in the Bible about gay people” at a recent conference for high school students, a line that prompted some to walk out and spurred intense online debate.
Some Christian students walked out of the Seattle speech, prompting another controversial line from Savage: “It’s funny to someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansya**ed people react when you push back.”
Savage apologized for that specific remark in Sunday’s blog post, writing that his word choice “was insulting, it was name-calling, and it was wrong.”
Mr. Savage is no different than those who have bullied people all over the world through all of time. And the fact that he has been bullied doesn’t change that fact.