"Catholic dissenters' convention keynoter: A pornographic sex columnist?" from CNA
I read the article. The keynote speaker is Dan Savage.
"Dignity USA has been the beneficiary of several six-figure grants from the LGBT activist Arcus Foundation to support the Equally Blessed Coalition, which also includes the groups New Ways Ministry and Call to Action. A 2014 grant of $200,000 to the coalition through Dignity USA was intended “to support pro-LGBT faith advocates to influence and counter the narrative of the Catholic Church and its ultra-conservative affiliates,” the foundation said on its website."
The Arcus Foundation is engaged in a strategy of recruiting and promoting religious allies. Together with the Ford Foundation, it has spent at least $3 million in grants to counter efforts to preserve or expand religious liberty protections.
Dan Savage says some pretty outrageous things, but that's his job. He does the ugly clown work, like mocking Christian high school students, when they walked out of his lecture.speech. But you have to ask yourself, who invited the guy in the first place? He isn't a journalist. He's a media personality/brand.
I say "clown work", because genuinely Dan Savage has a natural talent at being funny. How he chooses it though, is ugly way against OUR faith. I say OUR faith, because Savage still identifies with Catholicism.
And apparently he's a big fan of pornography, a problem that plagues everyone no matter their orientation. He's right when he said "[t]he right-wingers and the fundies and the sex-phobes don't just have it in for the queers. They're coming for your asses too." If you read his wiki page, you can find a few things you can agree with.
I'm not questioning his orientation, or his personal troubles with pornography. That doesn't lead him to do what he really does.
I'm questioning the BIG DEEP POCKETS.