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Box of Rocks – 2; Santorum – 0

Timothy Kincaid

January 7th, 2012

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum seems determined to illustrate his inability to grasp basic logic concepts. The LA Times brings us his latest.

Reporting from Manchester, N.H.— For the second time in as many days, Rick Santorum waded into the issue of gay marriage, suggesting it was so important for children to have both a father and mother that an imprisoned father was preferable to a same-sex parent.

Citing the work of one anti-poverty expert, Santorum said, “He found that even fathers in jail who had abandoned their kids were still better than no father at all to have in their children’s lives.”

Allowing gays to marry and raise children, Santorum said, amounts to “robbing children of something they need, they deserve, they have a right to. You may rationalize that that isn’t true, but in your own life and in your own heart, you know it’s true.”

Oddly, my heart doesn’t tell me that depriving children of same sex parents the legal and social protections they need will somehow cause imprisoned heterosexuals to be involved in the lives of their children.

Comments

Ben In Oakland
January 7th, 2012 | LINK

As i always say, if you think every child is entitled to have a mothr and a father, then maybe you need to start talking to the parents of all those children who were produced by those heterosexual parents who are not there, instead of conounding the issue iwth same-sex parenting.

Jim Hlavac
January 7th, 2012 | LINK

Weirdly, logically, gay men get their kids from heterosexual parents who Abandon their kids to orphanages. Strangely, he has never, to my knowledge, called for the banning of divorce to make sure that hetero parents stay together forever. Nor for a constitutional amendment against adultery or divorce. Nor has he called for prison terms for unwed mothers and the fathers of children who don’t stick around at all. Oh, no, he’s just concerned — way too much — with gay existence. He still wants us gone from society — through forced conversions or incarceration for the rest of our natural lives. Why he doesn’t stay focused on his real plan when he talks of such things can only be laid at the door of heteros who would scream bloody murder if he proposed what is logically consistent.

And he goes further with us gay guys — he calls us a threat to society regardless of whether a blessed one of us raised a kid or not. Ah, what a putz.

Hunter
January 7th, 2012 | LINK

Somehow, I don’t get the feeling that having a criminal father actively involved in a child’s life is really the best thing for the child. But then, unlike Santorum, I’m used to thinking.

Lindoro Almaviva
January 7th, 2012 | LINK

God, if you exist, we ask, BEG that this guy wins the Republican nomination. This country needs several months of a constant laugh track on TV.

Steve
January 7th, 2012 | LINK

Clearly have a mother and a father didn’t work out that well for Frothy

Edwin
January 7th, 2012 | LINK

Who ever let this guy out of his cage several years ago needs to recapture him . Not only is he dangerous to himself but everyone he comes into contact with. If he were ever elected president he would set this country basck several hundred years. I don’t thikn he even thinks about what he is saying when he talks. He just likes to hear himself rattle.

Edgwaterprog
January 8th, 2012 | LINK

Great article and fantastic title! As always good work.

Joe
January 8th, 2012 | LINK

Of the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care, 100% of them were put there by heterosexuals.

MattNYC
January 9th, 2012 | LINK

@Jim Hlavac

Frothy Mix has already said that states have the right to ban birth control (as radio host Randi Rhodes has noted, sodomy *IS* a form of birth control, so banning it causes a conflict in religious brains).

Considering that his vision of the Catholic Church may be to the right of Mel Gibson & pater and that he’s gone so far as to say that JFK was wrong to say that he wouldn’t obey the Pope/Church in running the U.S., I would guess–if asked directly, Frothy Mix would suggest that divorce and adultery SHOULD be illegal. But then the fat, serial adulterer/divorcer would stop being his partner-in-slime.

AlexH
January 9th, 2012 | LINK

“He found that even fathers in jail who had abandoned their kids were still better than no father at all to have in their children’s lives.”

This statement makes no sense. If the father is locked up and abandoned their child, then that kid has no father. So how can it be better?

Jim Burroway
April 27th, 2014 | LINK

Due to the inordinate number of span comments this thread has been attracting since the beginning of 2014, I am closing comments on this post. I apologize for the inconvenience.