Santorum Signs Iowa Anti-Gay Pledge

Jim Burroway

July 9th, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has become the second GOP presidential candidate to sign Iowa’s Family Leader ant-gay pledge, after Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmanm. Which  means you can now officially call Santorum a number two.

Timothy (TRiG)

July 9th, 2011

Thanks for that last line.

TRiG.

Cowboy

July 9th, 2011

Are we hoping all GOP presidential candidates will sign this pledge? It would make for an easy re-election for someone.

Ivan

July 9th, 2011

Did he use ink, or some other fluid?

Edwin

July 9th, 2011

He is now a full flegged Prick.

Ben in Atlanta

July 9th, 2011

He’s been outdouched again. Google shows some hits when searching for douchier and douchiest. I didn’t make up the words. I sure wish I had. I suppose it is sort of a given that someone would.

They’re both walking puns in search of straight lines. Sheesh!

I nominate Michele as bigger dick. And thanks Dan for Frothy Mix.

MattNYC

July 9th, 2011

You just KNOW he went all “Rumplestiltskin” when he found out Michelle Batsh*t signed it first.

Eric in Oakland

July 10th, 2011

Just a minor correction: the Iowa group is called “FAMiLY Leader” not “Family Leader”. They purposely use the word family in all caps except the “i” to emphasize that the “I” or individual is not a significant component in their concept of a “family”. Kind of a creepy authoritarian view, which is something I think everyone needs to be aware of.

Richard Rush

July 10th, 2011

Eric, thanks for that info. about FAMiLY. I just recently saw it for the first time, and assumed it was a typo.

As you implied, the “i” is really for the second class subservient individuals who are required to be obedient to the “I” – the individual (typically the man) who is designated the authoritarian head of the family. Similarly, at the societal level, the “i” could refer to authoritarian followers, and “I” to the clever individuals who manage to elevate themselves to be authoritarian leaders.

Rob in San Diego

July 10th, 2011

I loved Bachamnn’s interview on Fox News Sunday a week or so ago when she said she believes in states rights to marriage and wouldn’t tell states what to do but would ask for a constitutional amendment to get all the states in line with her vision for marriage….. SAY WHAT?

Regan DuCasse

July 10th, 2011

Iowas is where same sex couples can now get married, right?
So what they are doing is trying to exploit what limits DOMA places on these marriages through this pledge, which would make what little effectiveness getting married provides, even less so.

Am I understanding this okay?
These sorts of actions are exceptionally SPITEFUL and no one actually gets anything out of it. Especially the ones committing this spite.

Rebecca Ashling

July 10th, 2011

Spite is an end in itself, and all too many people enjoy indulging in it.

Kristie

July 10th, 2011

Thankfully there is at least one Republican candidate that is willing to do more than pay lip service to his principles and his belief in personal liberty just to satisfy the far right base of the party.Gary Johnson calls them out & calls out Family Leader.

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/gary-johnson-calls-family-leader-pledge-offensive-and-unrepublican

Richard Rush

July 10th, 2011

Aren’t these Pledge promoters some of the same people who talk and write endlessly about wanting “small government?” If so, the reality is they want a small government that carries a large hammer.

Mark F.

July 10th, 2011

Are we taking bets as to how many GOP candidates will sign this?

Grigori Curson

July 11th, 2011

Do you folks expect anyone who isn’t a homosexual extremist to take you seriously when you use language like this to characterize any opposition to your arguments? I mean, really?

Jimmy

July 11th, 2011

I’m taken seriously by lots of people who are neither homosexual or extremist in any sense of the word, Grigori. Something tells me you take the extremely hateful Madame Bachmann seriously, though. If so, it says all anyone needs to know about you. Fascists like Bachmann, Santorum, Perkins, Schlafly et al, started this culture war – don’t forget that.

Richard Rush

July 11th, 2011

Grigori, the answer is YES! Large numbers of people already do . . .
because Truth Wins Out.

Priya Lynn

July 11th, 2011

Gregori is under the false impression that gay people owe it to bigots to be nice to them.

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

From Fake News To Real Bullets: This Is The New Normal

NC Gov McCrory Throws In The Towel

Colorado Store Manager Verbally Attacks "Faggot That Voted For Hillary" In Front of 4-Year-Old Son

Associated Press Updates "Alt-Right" Usage Guide

A Challenge for Blue Bubble Democrats

Baptist Churches in Dallas, Austin Expelled Over LGBT-Affirming Stance

FBI Reports Massive Surge In Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in 2015

Baptist General Convention of Texas Warns Churches in Dallas and Austin Over LGBT Inclusion

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.