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US presidential hopeful Rick Santorum hits out at gay marriage

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  1. Stuart Neyton 29 Jun 2011, 2:15pm

    Yes, because Britney’s 55-hour marriage doesn’t weaken it at all

    1. Stuart Neyton 29 Jun 2011, 2:16pm

      I meant “cheapen” btw, my head’s on back to front today

      1. TrollFromDamascus 30 Jun 2011, 3:36am

        As every day Stuart, every day.

        1. Cheap gibe

  2. Mumbo Jumbo 29 Jun 2011, 2:17pm

    He’s “frothing” at the mouth.

  3. Nothing to do with a divorce rate of more than 50% then? Let’s be honest, if they were serious about “protecting” marriage, they would have work on divorce reform. They didn’t. The whole concept of GLBTQ people doing damage when heteros don’t is a bloody lie. Simple as. Now the one thing to remember about Santorum is that he isn’t actually in government at the moment. His own state thinks that he is a tosser. He was defeated in 2006 and everyone knows that in the current crop of GOP candidates – evangelical wingnuts, no-hopers and novelty candidates – he is a total no-hoper. Anyone donating to his campaign should just flush their cash down the khazi.

    1. After using it to wipe up some Santorum first, of course.

    2. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2011, 9:56am

      No they don’t, your right.

      Thats because they are nothing but hypocrites.

  4. Blah, blah….what a yawn!…he’s not seriously thinking of running is he?…I think divorce, pubs open on Sunday, Sunday shopping, computers, knowledge, debate etc are more likely to undermine his type of faith…

  5. Sarah Brown 29 Jun 2011, 2:43pm

    “Rick Santorum”

    Gosh! Is such strong language really necessary?

  6. martyn notman 29 Jun 2011, 2:46pm

    From a man whose name sounds like a brand of panty liner…
    Oddly enough the US is one of the few countries in modern times (before Gay LIb) that has redefined marriage- when it outlawed morman polygamy. Suffice to say they didnt say this reform “cheapened” it.
    Wont someone just dress all these bell ends up as polar bears and let Sarah palin loose with a rifle, do the world a favour!

  7. As if a man whose name is common slang for, well, we all know… as if he can say anything on the issue of equal marriage

  8. martyn notman 29 Jun 2011, 2:48pm

    PS..and if he has a problem with “homosexual acts” there are plenty of guides to show him what goes where.

    1. … and many of them are in the GOP in Congress!!

  9. Alexander Hauser 29 Jun 2011, 3:10pm

    “it is a sure bet that will undermine faith”

    Good. Faith has no place in the 21st Century. The only place faith belongs is in history textbooks.

  10. Have right wing Christians managed to make marriage a successful institution … er no …

    Is it cheapened by Las Vegas marriage conveyor belts … arguably …

    Is incest, adultery and bigamy the preserve of LGBT communities – no, there are far more polygamous, adulturous and incestuous heterosexuals (in my experience) than LGBT people.

    Is this republican homophobic – you betcha! Does he have the integrity to be a statesman and lead America – hell no.

    Can we beat him? Yes we can

    1. Dr Robin Guthrie 29 Jun 2011, 3:34pm

      Another self loathing closet case if ever there was one.

      “…he has a problem with “homosexual acts””

      In other words he never quite managed to do it right.

  11. Alf N. Spit 29 Jun 2011, 3:34pm

    Politicians in US, and Uganda for that matter, using homophobia as a rallying cry are likely using it as a distraction from other issues.

    The marriage issue is thinly disguised homophobia.

  12. The only people undermining religion are the ones like Rick Santorum, whose constant hate-filled, lying cr*p does more to turn people off religion than any LGBT person could ever do even if they wanted to.

  13. He ought to get his own filthy republican house in order. His fellow republicans Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani (serial adulterers having married three times each); Senator David Vitter, also married with children, solicited prostitutes and was re-elected. They all have two things in common. 1) pro family values and 2) maintaining the sanctity of marriage. Hypocrisy anyone? Apparently, same-sex marriages harms children and their behaviour doesn’t? Santorum conveniently remains silent about that.

  14. Growing inequality and poverty
    Falling incomes
    Declining industrial base
    Oil running out
    Environmental screw-ups
    Endless ruinous wars
    Tax breaks for the ultra-rich
    Business as usual for financial gamblers
    Oh, no, people! Don’t look at all that! It’s all those fags getting it on and wanting to get married who spoil everything!

  15. Sorry to say he is from Pennsylvania but luckily he left! now if we can just find another world for him to live on we could all be happy. lol

  16. de Villiers 29 Jun 2011, 7:56pm

    > 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.”
    .
    It is up to elected parliaments to legislate whether to permit or restrict bigamy, polygamy or incest. There is no proper intellectual link to be drawn between them and homosexuality.
    .
    European countries have had, for some time, civil marriage or civil partnerships laws. There is no clamour in those countries for laws permitting bigamy, polygamy or incest.

  17. It’s such a weird obsession the right wingers have with this issue. They think more about anal sex than me, and I think about it a lot.

  18. Rich (original) 29 Jun 2011, 8:52pm

    Rick Santorum 100% correct! Homosexuals are Devil’s agents.

    1. ASSHOLE.

    2. johnny33308 30 Jun 2011, 6:53am

      meatpuppet! waste of perfectly good biomass, you are, Rich…..a tribute to your religion I’m sure, rather like Santorum is to his religion, and Osama was to yours as well, sad-but at least rational human people now understand the ugly truth of both of them, and one day we will remove all traces of both of them from humanity’s memory forever, because of people like you, and Santorum, and pedophile priests-pure evil, all of you

    3. And it makes us SO exciting, doesn’t it? The Devil’s agents are such a wet dream compared to all those other agents, aren’t they, Rich?

    4. I’ll have you know Rick, I’m still waiting for my 10% agent’s fees from the Devil for succcessfully pushing your soul his way, and don’t tell me he didn’t claim it.
      That infernal git never answers his voice messages and he writes bad cheques.

    5. Yeah, we all have forked tails and horns

  19. Devil’s agents? You’re even a bigger moron than I gave you credit for. I suppose you’re waiting for the day when you meet those fictitious 72 virgins allegedly waiting for you when your dead, assuming you can get it up which I doubt.

    1. Rich's Dirty Mind 29 Jun 2011, 9:51pm

      If they’re boy virgins Rich’ll get it up no bother, provided his teeny-weeny prick is actually big enough to be seen without a scanning electron microscope…

  20. So called Christians who want to remove rights from us the LGBT community, aren’t christian at all. God loves all, regardless, it’s about time some nut-jobs realise that

  21. ”Undermine religion”…?

    As far as I can see, the churches are doing a pretty damned fine splendid job of that themselves.

    Keith.
    SALFORD

  22. Oh come on… Hetero marriage isn’t lessen by some people with divorces and remarried… multiple times?? That isn’t a good defense..

  23. Ew, with a name like ‘santorum’ why wouldn’t he change it? Surely Mr. Anal Lube can’t be a serious US Presidential contender?

  24. Marriage is a dying convention anyway. who give’s a crap if you can’t show commitment through an act of ownership!

    1. WORD UP!

  25. this nasty whore doesn’t even know his own name.. vote this hater out NOW.. or someday people like this will come after you and your rights. watch my words. this man is evil and filled with hate. we can not allow these types to gain power.. period.

  26. santorum is having a gay affair i’m sure of it.

  27. johnny33308 30 Jun 2011, 6:46am

    It is both sickening and telling that these sorts of people, religous bigots, feel so insecure in their “faith” that someone else getting married, someone else being equal, somehow “undermines” their faith. How lame is that?They certainly do NOT have much faith in their “faith’ as they would have us believe. So, equality under the law somehow makes them lose their “faith”? This is not reasonable, sensible or logical. UNLESS, they had no “faith” to begin with and were only talking the talk and not walking the walk. That would make them liars and hypocrites, wouldn’t it? Am I missing something here??? Oh, that’s right-they ARE liars and hypocrites!! NOW I get it!

  28. Well said. Someone needs to tell these militant gays the truth.

    1. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2011, 10:00am

      Trouble with those doing the telling Adam is they’re usually insecure about their own sexuality.

      So why should all humans suffer because some want to lie about themselves?

  29. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2011, 8:12am

    Another day and another homophobic idiot in the running to run the world, oops sorry the US.

    Another war-mongerer, no doubt, who instead of facing the real issues at hand would rather just attack another country for the sake of their ego.

    Lets hope this homophobic prick is another lame duck who never gets to fly.

    1. Alf N. Spit 30 Jun 2011, 10:10am

      Prick Santorum, lol

    2. @Jock S Trap

      Welcome back, noticed you haven’t been around for a few days – hope you are ok.

      The thing is that all the republican candidates (that I have noticed so far) are incredibly uber-homophobic … not even a mild “I don’t approve of people being gay but hey they deserve rights I guess” which has happened before is even hitting the horizon.

      Hopefully second term for Obama – even though he is not perfect

      1. Jock S. Trap 30 Jun 2011, 1:06pm

        Cheers Stu.
        Back on to try and forget the treatment, not sure how long for though… minds willing, body ain’t so much!! :)

        Yes I hope he gets a second term and things improve further, however I do worry that if he does leave to much unsolved, unfinished and the Republicans get back in they will turn things around and all those in the US will be back to square one.
        Hope I’m wrong though.

      2. @Jock S Trap

        Hope you are back on form soon!

        Yeah, I also worry that he might leave it too late, but I guess in the charged political culture of the US then his tactics to make advances are understandable, even if not as quick as we would like.

  30. Santorum is going nowhere and nor will the other parade of clowns running under the republican banner. Santorum rates only 4% support in the polls. There’s no way he has a chance of winning, let alone getting the nomination. Obama’s going to win probably with a smaller majority.

  31. oldfooxbob 10 Aug 2011, 5:42pm

    If a mans home is his castle, then Santorum’s home is a Sanitarium? His home for the insane,which he clearly has shown in his spouting off on insane subjects. And he has a crazy mans chance of winning and becoming the president of the USA.

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