Anti-bullying speaker a bully?
Curses Christian teens at conference
- Duration 4:16
- Date Apr 30, 2012
Curses Christian teens at conference
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He's supposed to be promoting peace in our schools but anti bullying activist Dan Savage is the latest speech.
-- downright offensive to some Christian students in high school take a listen to and this.
Went out on the bigger bigger -- -- the -- yeah.
It's on its.
-- records and beats -- they're grown this.
These -- it's wrong.
In the -- But didn't.
Does that type of language undercut his anti bullying message during -- right now is Rick -- -- as a teacher in journalism advisor at Sutter Union High School in California.
He attended the conference with a few of his students who a number of them walked out it made.
Absolutely okay so -- so they hired this guy Dan Savage who has an anti bullying message.
To present what kind of a message to look at a message did he present.
Well we went in there -- as an educator -- take bullying very serious tonight did you protect all citizens from bullying and so.
I thought there was value in going this conference.
This -- for 101000 about and I -- but what we got was they.
Vulgar profanity laced.
Attack on Christians and and so my students actually asked me they could leave and I said definitely -- you know -- we see some of the kids leave it right there.
So he -- he was supposed to have an anti bullying message.
But it seemed like.
He was bullying some of the Christians didn't it.
-- shirt while they were they say captive audience and you know he had the bully pulpit if you if you say it's as -- speak.
And basically this is their way to say no it.
-- a take a stand and and frankly did a lot of guts and any -- he's still walking out.
I mean it occurs to me play and see that video that does what we teach kids do when they're being able it is to walk away and that's what they did and then basically they got outside the -- said he was still.
Lobbing insults Adam this is saying.
That they were a lot.
PNC's I think is where he is or something -- course are actually relate -- that so.
It is they canceled they may even asked -- they laps around.
And as they were leaving it as here's exactly the -- you were talking about where a number the students were.
Grossed out by what he was saying got -- -- left and then he sent this message to those Christians.
-- -- -- -- Okay.
He didn't start just talk.
Okay and he really.
-- I understand you were offended.
As an educator weren't you.
Absolutely committee I guess -- take my responsibility we take all students.
You know from being bullied.
And so I inadvertently.
Are unwittingly took -- to a place where none of my students were highly offended and -- you know to the plane were they they want to leave so.
I felt fairly -- actually by having gone to this conference or least this particular session of the conference.
And frankly all this kid that got up.
And in their front of thousands of other their fellow peers who were cheering through most of the speech and during this part of the most in offensive parts up.
To say that they're candy isn't the word he is -- -- think with a fair characterization to -- -- actually will.
Here's a reaction -- after it hit the fan after his.
Speech the association that through this and we appreciate the level of pop fullness and deliberation regarding Dan Savage -- keynote address.
-- a journalist it's important to be able to licences speech that offends you.
These student advisors had simply reached their tolerance level for what they were willing to hear never the intent JEK or an SPK.
To let students get hurt during their time and market story of -- well as the former journalist like that are written that.
I mean I know that's what the company line would have been you know when they put me as a teacher have to have position actually expose my kids this kind of things -- All right and help -- -- apology to me yeah I didn't either a right now Rick Tuttle -- -- high school California thank you sir for joining us live.