Savage: Gay-rights activists are "fighting for perversion"June 15, 2004 2:58 PM EDT ››› NICOLE CASTA
On the June 10 broadcast of Savage Nation, nationally syndicated right-wing radio host Michael Savage said that advocates of marriage rights for same-sex couples are "fighting for perversion." On the air, Savage read from a June 10 article in The Washington Post in which Frank Newport, editor in chief of The Gallup Poll, was quoted as saying, "I certainly remember the days when being religious meant fighting for civil rights and social justice. Religious liberals are a small minority today." Savage responded, "Well there's a big difference between fighting for civil rights, and fighting for homosexual marriage, you moron. It's a big difference for fighting for the equality of all men, despite their race, and fighting for perversion, you idiot! You think people are stupid?"