This is simply awesome.

In an interview/piece about the new hate crime statistics and the fact that gays are the most likely to be targeted in hate crimes of ANY minority, Dan Savage said the following, to a CNN anchor:

“There are no ‘two sides’ to the issue of LGBT rights. Right now one side is really using dehumanizing rhetoric. The Southern Poverty Law Center labels these groups as hate groups and yet the leaders of these groups, people like Tony Perkins, are welcomed onto networks like CNN to espouse hate directed at gays and lesbians. And similarly hateful people who are targeting Jews or people of color or anyone else would not be welcome to spew their bile on CNN.”

THANK YOU. Dear everyone supportive of LGBT people who ever appears in the mainstream media: Keep Saying It.  The Family Research Council and other groups who appear on CNN and other networks are hate groups.  And Dan’s exactly right:  there are NO “two sides” here.