Dan Savage v. NOM

By Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com May 06 2012 8:17 AM ET

 

It’s on.

Soon after National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown challenged Dan Savage to a debate on all things religion (this following the It Gets Better founder and sex columnist’s dismantling of Biblical prohibitions against homosexuality during a high school journalism conference), Savage has accepted the offer.

On Friday, this was Brown’s opening salvo, via NOM:

Let me lay down a public challenge to Dan Savage right here and now: You want to savage the Bible? Christian morality? Traditional marriage? Pope Benedict? I'm here, you name the time and the place and let's see what a big man you are in a debate with someone who can talk back. It's easy to make high-school girls cry by picking on them. Let's pick on someone our own size!

Savage’s response, Per the Stranger:

I will name the time and the place, per your offer, as soon as possible. Looking forward to it, NOMnuts.

No word yet on when said epic throwdown may occur.