Marybeth Hicks

Mr. Savage now claims his profanity-laced, snark-filled diatribe against the Bible was not intended to malign Christianity or the Christian students in his audience, and has apologized for insulting the students who chose to leave his speech.

Yet, in a blog post, along with his apology, Mr. Savage discounted the Christian response to the issue of homosexuality; namely, that it’s possible to love the sinner but hate the sin. He says this notion is “insulting to gays.”

So let’s get this straight. On the one hand, if you read the Bible literally on the subject of homosexuality, you’re a hypocrite, because we “ignore bull–- in the Bible” all the time.

But if, as a Christian, you read the nuanced, complex message of Christ about the subject of sin and sinners, Mr. Savage is insulted.

Therefore, get on board the Dan Savage moral imperative train, because apparently he knows better than you or your Bible what is morally correct.

Meanwhile, kids of all stripes — fat, thin, pimply, dull, weird, smart, and yes, gay — are bullied every day, not because their peers hold up Bibles and make excuses for cruel behavior, but because we’re too busy allowing the left to hijack the issue of bullying for political purposes and not busy enough teaching our children that bullying is always wrong, no matter who you bully.

Bullying is a moral issue; that much is true. But not an issue of sexual morality. Unfortunately, those in the gay lobby are deftly using it to undermine what parents and pastors may rightly teach the children in their care.

Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks is the author of Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011).