After what has seem like an eternity of waiting for Brian Brown (shirt) of the National Organization for Marriage to accept the venue that Dan Savage put forward for a debate. Brian Brown has FINALLY accepted! And the Debate of the Century is ON!
For those of you who don’t remember earlier in the month, Brian Brown feigned mock outrage at Dan Savage after Dan “supposedly” upset some “christian student journalist” at a journalism conventions who walked out (set-up) after Dan made some comments about the Bible.
Well Brown threw down the gauntlet at Savage stating:
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!
I’m here, any time, any place you name, Dan Savage. You will find out how venal and ridiculous your views of these things are if you dare to accept a challenge.
Well Dan, picked up the gauntlet and did indeed name a place for a debate,
““So, what I’d like to do is invite you to dinner. Bring the wife. My husband will be there. I will hire a video crew and we will video sort of an after dinner debate. You have to acknowledge my humanity by accepting my hospitality, and I have to acknowledge yours by extending my hospitality to you.” Dan said
Brian Brown who has been silent about the debate since he issued the initial challenge (and thought by many to have chickened out) has finally accepted Dan’s debate venue writing:
Dan — I accept and will look forward to debating you at your dining room table. As I said in my challenge to you, anytime, any place.
While I appreciate the invitation that you have extended to my wife, she will not be able to attend. She is a full-time mom with seven beautiful children and an eighth on the way.
I have no objection to Mark Oppenheimer from the New York Times covering the discussion, nor to you hiring your own video crew to film the event, provided that I am able to hire my own video crew to be sure there is no creative editing of the discussion.
Not that a New York Times reporter would slant the news, mind you!
This will be fun!
Oh yes Brian. It is going to be so much fun watching Dan intellectually eviscerate you in front of millions of soon to be viewers and prove you to be the bigoted homophobic pig we all know and hate.
Now all we need is the date! BOOYAH!