May 22, 2012
Savage tells Brown that he's inviting him to a dinner debate at his own home: "Where? My dining room table. Place? Seattle, Washington. Here's the deal. We [could] fill a room with your screaming partisans and my screaming partisans and we can both fill a room with our respective peanut galleries and I think both of us have a little bit of grandstander in souls and we will work that and I think that will create more heat than light. And so what I'd like to do is challenge you to come to my house for dinner. Bring the wife. My husband will be there. and I will hire a video crew and we will videotape sort of an after dinner debate." The venue, Savage explains, is part of a situation in which both are forced to be humane to one another. "And the trick here is you have to knowledge my humanity by accepting my hospitality and I have to acknowledge yours by extending my hospitality to you."
Brian Brown is one of the anti-gay activists profiled in the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project. Check them all out at