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Dan Savage to Tony Perkins: ''I'll See You in Court' - VIDEO


Dan Savage takes apart hate group leader Tony Perkins in this new clip from Take Part TV's 'American Savage', noting that Perkins has threatened Savage with court action:

"I welcome a lawsuit. A witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And that's what you do for a living...I look forward to that day in court. I look forward to seeing you on a witness stand, something you have dodged and ducked for decades."


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  1. "Slap Down" of the red headed step child!
    Good job Dan!

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 9, 2012 12:28:34 PM

  2. Dan Savage is a bully and a low life. We need real men to represent the gay community.

    Posted by: Paul | Nov 9, 2012 12:33:14 PM

  3. Paul, you are definitely welcome to your opinion but I would disagree. Dan and his husband Terry have shown the gay community what it is like to fight and be vocal. Too many of us have allowed the Tony Perkins in our lives to make us milquetoast. With their example of fatherhood and advocacy, I think "our" community is stronger.

    Posted by: Steve Chapman | Nov 9, 2012 12:38:58 PM

  4. Paul: Assuming you're one of those "real men," please tell us what YOU have done for the gay community. Explain to us how you and your actions are superior to Dan Savage and his actions.

    Posted by: RyanInWyo | Nov 9, 2012 12:44:42 PM

  5. Keep it cool Dan, as you pretty much have. You've come across well except for that last part (which was bizarre) when you say "I don't know what to say". You DO know what to say so just say it. Remember Perkins is empowered by his "nice daddy" all American yet understated righteousness, his Christian "decency." That can only be beat by an identical but more persuasive calm and decency.

    We have won our very recent victories by being portrayed as regular nice folk with enduring partnerships and marriages, often with kids, and that's what wins hearts. It's also the truest thing about us, that we're like everyone else. Your delivery here was the best I've seen of you, thank you, just keep it level, direct and your case (ours) can only win more hearts. Thanks again.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 9, 2012 12:47:26 PM

  6. I love Dan.

    Posted by: Chad | Nov 9, 2012 12:49:19 PM

  7. I disagree with Dan sometimes, but he's spot on with this. Go, Dan!

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Nov 9, 2012 12:49:47 PM

  8. I am in love with Dan Savage! Mr perkins deserves to be exposed like this and much more...

    Posted by: George F | Nov 9, 2012 12:51:36 PM

  9. Speak for yourself, Paul. You don't make any argument other than calling him a bully and a low life. He's brave enough to speak the truth on a national scale. What are you doing?

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Nov 9, 2012 12:53:36 PM

  10. Dan Can Represent this 52yr old gay man who has been out since 1980 - ANYTIME!!!!!!! Go Dan!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Nov 9, 2012 1:11:19 PM

  11. God Bless Dan Savage for having the balls to stand up and tell the truth, so now I will say that Tony Perkins has murdered countless LGBT children, so now take me to court Tony. In fact we all need to take a stand against people like this who kill children by standing up and calling them out as the reason LGBT children kill them selves, say Tony Perkins or Brian Brown of who ever is responsible for the deaths of gay children, tell the world that these people are killers of children, which they are. The truth will kill them.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 9, 2012 1:17:45 PM

  12. Take him down, Dan.

    Posted by: Deke | Nov 9, 2012 1:19:08 PM

  13. Well, if he gets sued then he will be facing him in court. No doubt about that, unless they settle. Defamation will be tricky to prove, but expensive to defend.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 9, 2012 1:28:41 PM

  14. Go Dan!
    Paul? Go... away... unless you have something productive to contribute. What have YOU done? Come on... put your money where your mouth is.

    Posted by: JimmyD | Nov 9, 2012 1:37:14 PM

  15. remember, people who call Savage an attention-whore and similar terms are really just being miserable that they, themselves, don't have the balls to stand up and raise their voices.

    you want better representation? stop being anonymous.

    take advantage of the digital age. turn your webcam on, hit record, post it online. representing what you feel should be represented.

    you can't be angry at men like Savage when you yourself give excuses to continue being an "anonymous presence"

    rock ON, Savage.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 9, 2012 1:47:17 PM

  16. What's the matter Paul, don't recognize a gay man who stands up and fights? Get used to it.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Nov 9, 2012 2:01:52 PM

  17. The guy's a hero! I wish I were as eloquent as Dan when having these types of discussion.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 9, 2012 2:10:20 PM

  18. Keep fighting, Dan. And please, please, please, Baby Jesus, let Perkins sue. The thought of that vicious, lying closet case on a witness stand has me salivating.

    Posted by: jomicur | Nov 9, 2012 2:19:21 PM

  19. Go get him, Dan!

    BTW, as an actual red-headed (and left-handed, too!) stepchild, I for one wouldn't mind it if that lovely saying went out with "that's so gay." That's all.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Nov 9, 2012 2:36:10 PM

  20. Sean, i prefer the term "mad-sexy ginger"

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 9, 2012 2:42:50 PM

  21. Oh $h1t! He put the smack down!

    Posted by: Lucas H | Nov 9, 2012 2:44:32 PM

  22. Go Dan! You're a hero to the gay community. Thank you for all you have done.

    Posted by: scrufff | Nov 9, 2012 3:05:25 PM

  23. @Paul - have you ever been bullied? you get a different perspective once you are.

    i was - twice! the first time i felt like i was worthless & less human.

    the second time i said, "No way!" to myself & i stood up to them. what i learned was that bullies are sad & scared little boys. that's a miserable way to live your life with so much to learn and so much hope to look forward to.

    Dan is doing just that, as are a lot of others now - standing up to the fear & the sadness...

    Posted by: mike/ | Nov 9, 2012 3:24:44 PM

  24. Just watch. Perkins is going to show what a true p***y he is and back out. Bullies don't like targets that fight back.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Nov 9, 2012 3:34:25 PM

  25. tony perkins is disgusting!

    Posted by: R | Nov 9, 2012 3:45:48 PM

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