Comment by Robert Karp on August 22, 2011 at 11:44am

No Rick and Megan you both are missing the point. They both say they have "gay friends" which what, automatically vindicates them from being immoral assholes? Think again.  It almost makes me sick to hear this presidential candidate actually say that "he accepts them for who there are" and in the very next sentence condones their way of life being as being "harmful to society"?!?!?!?!  How anyone can buy this is beyond me.

Comment by Jason on August 22, 2011 at 11:59am

Ok Rick. And I guess you would not hate me if I said you cannot remain marry to your wife. You would just have a public policy difference with me. You would not hate me though. Sure.

Comment by UnTarded on August 22, 2011 at 3:29pm

I thought santorum was.... Oh never mind!

Comment by kris feenstra on August 22, 2011 at 3:43pm

I have to respect him for feeling very differently on the issue?  I respect that it's his right to "feel" differently, but what the fuck does that have to do with him abusing his authority to push a personal and religious agenda without any evidence to support his position that same-sex marriage is objectively wrong or harmful?

Comment by thomas adams on August 22, 2011 at 4:21pm

He believes gay and lesbian Americans should remain second class citizen with no right to marry.  And he has gay friends?  Maybe he meant gay as in "happy"?

Comment by kris feenstra on August 22, 2011 at 4:31pm

Well, he's a devout man of God, so imaginary friends are his forté.

Comment by TJ on August 23, 2011 at 3:05am

What gives him, or any other politician, that is opposed to gay marriage the right to say that it will destroy the family? I would love to see an independent scientific study (And not just them saying that it will and that god says it's wrong) that proves or comes to reasonable, educated conclusion that it destroys the "institution" of marriage that they seem to vehemently want to protect (Even though most of them have done more to hurt said "institution" than gay marriage could ever do).

Comment by Nina van der Roos on August 23, 2011 at 11:19am

LOL, gay marriage here in the Netherlands has a lower divorce rate than hetro marriages, gay couples are more likely to adopt children with serious health issues, disabilities etc than hetro couples - oh yeah we are a real threat to marriage ! 

 

I don't know about America but the divorce rate amongst Dutch politicians is pretty high as they all too often get caught with their pants down with prostitutes/ interns / "personal assistants" / the nanny and in one case his wife's mother (is it "family values" if you have an affair within your family ?). Looking at that other body of men who vocally promote "family values", proclaiming their devotion to their spouses while at the same time having affairs with, buggering, raping or otherwise sexually assaulting their parishioners we come to evangelist preachers. A quick googling returned some 35 cases of these fine pillars of their communities caught giving "family values" a good old rogering.

 

I have no idea who this Rick Santorum is  but he clearly uses botox, spray tan, he looks a bit like he belongs in a chorus line ! He and this dimbo-bimbo presenter no doubt both loudly and frequently claim they "have gay friends" and use that as some sort of shield with which to deflect criticisms but so what, I have hetro friends but I do not use them as a qualifier to the opinions I hold, but then I am not a spineless coward

Comment by Bill York on August 23, 2011 at 12:13pm

The people that buy this are the people that watch Fox News in the first place. They are only looking for validation and the next "dog whistle" phrases for them to listen for when he or his cronies are on the campaign. It is truly disturbing that (probably) formerly rational people can get sucked into this rhetoric which appeals to their base xenophobic natures (bigotry, racism, classism). Religion is a disease in our world.

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