Foster, the creator of the Gay Christian Movement Watch, told Peter LaBarbarian, president of the equally-out-of-touch-with-reality Americans for Truth, that Dan Savage is responsible for the suicides of gay youth because of his involvement with the It Gets Better Project.
“Homosexual kids are still killing themselves after believing his message,” says Foster. “Personally, I think he should be arrested for propagating this lie…”
I don’t know that It Gets Better’s 50,000+ supporters all believe a “lie,” nor can I say with any degree of certainty that Dan Savage is intentionally lying to LGBT kids hoping they’ll feel even worse. What I can say for certain is that Foster, a “former” gay (yup, he used to play for our team), boldly misdirecting blame for gay suicide is offensive and dangerous.
We don’t take talk of youth suicide lightly around here, and we especially despise Foster’s insinuation that the It Gets Better anti-bullying campaign is a “charade.” DL Foster: GTFO.