Are Gays Even People to Rick Santorum?

Oct 09 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

It’s not exactly breaking news to announce that Rick Santorum has made some ridiculous comments about gays, but the way he framed his latest gay diatribe (perhaps it should be called a gayatribe since he does it so often), it makes me wonder if Santorum even realizes that gays are people.

“They’re in close quarters. They live with people. They obviously shower with people,” Santorum said on Fox News Sunday, with the “they” referring to the homosexual population of the military.

Notice that in Santorum’s world, gays live and shower with people, not live with other people or live and shower with the rest of the military. In other words, they’re not people themselves!

Ok–so maybe you have to take too literal of an interpretation of his language to believe that analysis, but he certainly made every attempt to separate the gay population from the rest of the population in his latest discussion.

Irrational statements are certainly nothing new from this poster child of hatred toward anyone with a sexual orientation that doesn’t happen to match Rick Santorum’s, unless you subscribe to Shakespeare’s famous quote “Methinks the lady dost protest too much.

Regardless, this might not even crack the top-1o of the worst things Santorum has said about gays.

Here are a few of his best:

  • “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything… In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.”
  • Discussing gay marriage: “This is an issue just like 9-11… We didn’t decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?”
  • “Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?”

Hatred aside, maybe you’ve got to love a man who feels passionately about something. Just don’t love him too much; it might make him uncomfortable in the locker room of the local Y.

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