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Dan Savage Stands By 'Bullsh**' Bible Rant

Sex columnist sparks walk-out by Christians at journalism convention

(Newser) - Dan Savage apologized yesterday for referring to Christians who walked out on his speech as "pansy ass," but stood by the Bible-bashing comments that sparked the walkout to begin with. "We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people," Savage said during... More »

Santorum: 'I'm Praying' for Nemesis Dan Savage

Savage replies: Fine, 'I'll gay for him'

(Newser) - Dan Savage famously turned "Santorum" into an R-rated joke as revenge for the candidate's views on homosexuality, and RealClearReligion asked Santorum what he'd say to Savage if the two ever met:
  • Santorum: "I would tell him that I'm praying for him. He obviously has some
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Santorum Gripes to Google About Search Problem

He should contact content providers about embarrassing results, says Google

(Newser) - Rick Santorum has complained to Google about his Google problem—without success. Sex columnist Dan Savage long ago ensured that the top Google result for a search of "santorum" is a page defining the word as a graphic term relating to anal sex, something Santorum says Google could fix... More »

Savage: If Santorum Isn't Careful, I'll Redefine 'Rick'

Sex columnist recommends Santorum hold off on gay-bashing

(Newser) - Dan Savage knows Rick Santorum is pretty unhappy with him for turning the word "Santorum" into a less-than-pleasant sexual term —but Savage actually "displayed remarkable restraint," he says, by only redefining Santorum's last name. He'll do the exact same thing to Santorum's first... More »

Santorum Hopes to Raise Money Off Google Insult

Asks supporters to help him fight back against Dan Savage

(Newser) - Sex columnist Dan Savage long ago turned Rick Santorum into an R-rated Google joke—the uninitiated can search "Santorum" to see for themselves—and now the GOP candidate is using it as a fundraising tool, reports Politico . "Yes, he may have the right to belittle and degrade us,... More »

Dear Pious Press: Weiner Isn't 'Sick,' He's Just Human

What he did is natural, and he's right not to resign: Dan Savage

(Newser) - Not everyone is castigating Anthony Weiner: Sex columnist (and America's ethicist?) Dan Savage thinks Weiner is right not to resign over this mess. What's the great sin here? "Weiner was horny and went online," blogs Savage at the Stranger . "He created his own porn, his... More »

Webby's Person of the Year Is ... a Computer

It's IBM's Jeopardy computer, Watson

(Newser) - The Jeopardy-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards, which honor Internet achievement. But showing they've got nothing against humanity, the 2011 Webbys also will salute recently disbanded rock group LCD Soundsystem as artist of the year. (The band presented its final... More »

America's Ethicist: Sex Columnist Dan Savage

Profile: He's gone beyond how-to columns into modern morality

(Newser) - Dan Savage has been writing his Savage Love sex column for 20 years now, much to the horror of chaste readers who stumble upon it at its original home at Seattle weekly the Stranger or one of its many syndicated sites. Given his ever-widening media reach—an MTV show is... More »

Sex Columnist Suggests Unique Tribute to O'Donnell

Dan Savage declares masturbation days in her honor

(Newser) - It was maybe just a matter of time: Sex columnist Dan Savage is calling for a "Masturbate to Christine O'Donnell Day" in honor of her anti-masturbation views of old. "But why limit it to one day?" he asks in his Savage Love column at Nerve . "I hereby... More »

'Hunt-a-Homo Week' Proposed by Pastor

For real. 1995 sermon comes back to haunt Baptist homophobe

(Newser) - Are you a non-homophobic person looking for something to get very, very angry about? Then check out this horrifying audio Dan Savage has dredged up of a sermon given by Pastor Jeff Owens, of the Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church in West Virginia. “In America we need to stop burning... More »

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