As one of the most high-profile gay rights advocates in the nation, Dan Savage is no stranger to taking the heat from conservative pundits.
But now, as Towleroad has noted, a prominent "ex-gay" activist is calling for the "Savage Love" columnist's arrest due to his controversial "It Gets Better" anti-bullying campaign in support of LGBT youth.
"Homosexual kids are still killing themselves after believing his message," DL Foster told Americans For Truth About Homosexuality's (AFTAH) Peter LaBarbera, Right Wing Watch is reporting. "I think [Savage] personally -- I think he should be arrested for propagating this lie to -- for these kids to have this false promise without any sort of information on what is 'it' anyway?"
As WND is reporting, Foster -- who also goes by the name Darryl -- is a reverend who describes himself as a former homosexual.
It's been a rough few months for Savage, who was glitterbombed last fall twice by activists who feel he is transphobic. In addition, his well-publicized anti-Rick Santorum drive -- in which he campaigned to change the definition of the word "Santorum" from the last name of the GOP candidate to a sexual neologism involving anal sex -- has come under heavy criticism from Republican voters. "It's still out there and it is an insanely dirty joke," Savage told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It is crude. It is vile, as are Santorum's comments about gay people."