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Santorum Says “No Truce” To Gay Issues

Jim Burroway

May 6th, 2011

From last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina:

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Rob in San Diego
May 6th, 2011 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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

dave
May 7th, 2011 | LINK

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 | LINK

No truce on Rick Santorum.

ZRAinSWVA
May 7th, 2011 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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 | LINK

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

Still the first entry on Google.

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