These are the comments that have had the Catholic League spitting out deranged press releases for two days. ZOMG! Dan Savage said those things about that pope that Dan Savage has said before! The same things he's said on his podcast more than once! Things that he's more than happy to post to his own blog!

Here are the comments the pope made that I'm taking to their logical conclusion. And for those of you keeping score at home: it's not hate speech when pope claims that my marriage somehow constitutes a threat to the survival of humanity but it is hate speech when I tell an overwhelmingly straight and overwhelmingly Christian audience that the pope is being a ridiculous old queen.

See how that works? The pope can say anything he wants because FAITH! And I can't defend myself because FAITH! It's a neat trick: we can beat you up all we want and you aren't allowed to defend yourself.