The Stranger’s Dan Savage, columnist for Seattle’s alt newspaper, has never been one to shy away from daring or even awkward conversations or bold stances on issues. Last week, Savage held a fascinating dinnertime debate in his dining room with, of all people, Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. A video of the debate is posted on YouTube.
NOM, needless to say, opposes gay marriage. The meeting between Savage and Brown originated months ago after a high school journalism convention where Savage spoke. It’s lengthy, it delves into the Bible, gay marriage, lesbian and gay children, and it’s a civilized discussion. If you have some time, listen in to the “Dinner Table Debate.”
The event was moderated by Mark Oppenheimer, writer, who penned his own sort of recap of the evening.