Santorum Says “No Truce” To Gay Issues

Jim Burroway

May 6th, 2011

From last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina:

Rob in San Diego

May 6th, 2011

What a dork. Oh on the one hand our founding fathers along with GOD gave us inalienable rights, and the right to pursue liberty and happiness, unless your some freak homo, then you have no rights.

Funny, I wonder where this dork see’s this in the constitution, that gays should have no rights. I can’t wait for his scandal to break news!

Amy

May 6th, 2011

It’s ironic that, according to the senator, foundational, AMERICAN concepts — INALIENABLE RIGHTS, LIFE, LIBERTY, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM, the PURSUIT of dreams, strong FAMILIES, strong MARRIAGE, EQUALITY and the DIGNITY OF EVERY PERSON — apparently have NOTHING to do with homosexuals…

Shofixti

May 6th, 2011

You’re right, Rob & Amy.
It was an implicit straw-man response.

But implying that same sex couples are somehow the antithesis of ‘strong family’ gets an applause. The nature of the modern politics favours shallow arguments and popularity.

David

May 6th, 2011

My attempt to parse his logic here:

America is based on the idea that we have certain inalienable rights
Rights come from God
Rights are Life and Liberty,
These rights allow them to persue their own dreams to serve God and their families
That is only possible if we have strong families
That is only possible if was have strong marriage and a respect for human life
So if we abandon strong marriage and respect for human life we give up on America.

Yeah, this is pathetic.

scooterj

May 6th, 2011

Santorum needs a history lesson. Thomas Jefferson was decidedly non-religious and would staunchly argue that rights to not come from God.

How about, “We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication .”

Or even better, “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the Common Law.”

Hail Thomas Jefferson, Santorum is the despot that he so frequently railed against.

Sarah

May 6th, 2011

My analysis of this “message” comes down to this: “All Americans deserve freedom, but only the freedoms that *I* choose.”

dave

May 7th, 2011

I see enough gay flags flying on churches now, to believe that we will be able to attack people like him with the fact that these churches accept gays, god accepts gays and your wrong. You’re going against god by not accepting us. Your attacking our church and our god. Because of this, YOU’R NO GOOD. You go against god and the church by not accepting gays and by calling them not moral. They go to church, they’re moral. Turn the gun back on these hipocrites.

RWG

May 7th, 2011

No truce on Rick Santorum.

ZRAinSWVA

May 7th, 2011

How can he say what he said without stuttering over the hypocrisy of what he said? He so clearly casts us as second class citizens, not worthy of what the ‘real’ people deserve.

I would absolutely love to see him in a debate with just about anyone with half a brain.

Richard Rush

May 7th, 2011

I devote little attention to Santorum. But the fact that some sanctimonious mouth-foamers applaud him as a presidential contender does reinforce an important lesson: Never imagine for a moment that the Republican party cannot sink any lower.

He’s not running from a position of strength, but rather a position of failure: He lost his Pennsylvania two-term senate seat to Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. in 2006.

Regan DuCasse

May 7th, 2011

How does that exclude gay people? How does that disqualify a gay person from believing and wanting the same things? Fair questions he wasn’t asked. And he SHOULD be asked such a thing.
Then we can watch him fall all over himself preaching as if he’s speaking in a language foreign and incomprehensible to gay folks.
What. A. Putz.

Bearchewtoy75

May 7th, 2011

Why doesn’t he just become a preacher?

He’s obviously much more interested in that than serving ALL of the people.

Bruce Garner

May 7th, 2011

Puhleaze! Don’t suggest he become a preacher..that insults them. The man can barely put together a coherent sentence much less preach the Gospel.

I think we should barrage his website with emails asking a simple question:

Mr. Santorum, you said in the South Carolina debates that all are endowed by their Creator with certain rights, the first two being life and liberty. You also said we were to respect the dignity of all people. So, tell me, explain where in the Declaration of Independence it says that gay and lesbian folks are to be excluded from all of those rights?

By the way, you might want to check out Thomas Jefferson’s faith expression. You were so off base with connecting him to any type of religious context in the framing of the Declaration that he would probably whack you upside the head for telling tales.

Bruce

Edwin

May 7th, 2011

How come is it when nobody knows your gay you have all these rights?
But all of a sudden when you come out you are going to Hell. You have no rights. You are a second class citizen and everything else is a privledge for everybody else.
Santorum is speaking out of his A** the same as he always has. Wonder how they would feel if their rights were taken away from them. See how it feels.

Marlene

May 10th, 2011

Santorum’s attitude can be distilled into this like from the novel Animal Farm: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Jerry

May 10th, 2011

santorum The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex

Still the first entry on Google.

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required)
(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

 

Latest Posts

Orlando-Area Republicans Back LGBT Protections

Today's Agenda Is Brought To You By...

Emphasis Mine

This Month In History, 1958: "My Daughter Is a Lesbian!"

Born On This Day, 1953: Tim Gunn

Because Fox News Cut Away From Khizr Khan

Federal Appeals Court Reluctantly Rejects Expanding Existing Civil Rights Law To Cover Sexual Orientation

Report: Florida Gov. Scott May Support Gay Rights, Post-Pulse

Featured Reports

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.

Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing The Myths

At last, the truth can now be told.

Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!

And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

Testing The Premise: Are Gays A Threat To Our Children?

Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.

Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.