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  1. an american dick-head…sorry, politcian at his best! not!!! so much non-sense! is there one candidate hopeful that supports gay marriage?

    1. Yes, Ron Paul.
      Although his personal viewpoint is against it he believes that government has no place in the marriage business and that marriage issues should be left up to the state not the Federal government.

      1. David Myers 25 Aug 2011, 12:49am

        That’s not supporting gay marriage. That’s just leaving it up to the (presumed) bigotry of the states, instead of the federal government. State’s rights has always been the cheap excuse to oppose federal human rights legislation, dating back first to slavery, then to Jim Crow laws, and finally to civil rights legislation. It is a tactic, not a principle. Completely akin to the bigot’s use of code words to appeal to their bigot sympathizers, but also to maintain that they are not racists.

  2. “I have friends who are gay” For some reason I don’t believe that only the most self hating gay person would hang around with him.

    1. It’s the same excuse used by people with racist veiws, “Oh i have gay friends”
      No you don’t you liar because you’re scum

      1. Yes, just like “Some of my best friends are black/Jewish/Asian (I just wouldn’t want my children to marry them)”.

    2. I wouldnt be friends with him. Would any gay really be friends with a homophobe?

      1. David Myers 25 Aug 2011, 12:58am

        Well, the GOProud organization, which makes Log Cabin Republicans look good, has recently appointed Ann Coulter to their advisory board and indicated support for GOP candidate Michelle Bachmann. One might question if they really are gay or lesbian, but they maintain that they are.

  3. What a douche

  4. Santorum has said in the past that he would re-instate the anti-sodomy laws that made homosexuality illegal. He is the worst kind of christofascist wingnut and his behaviour towards us is no different – NO different – than the actions of anti-semites and white supremacists. And if you want a lovely Santorum story, consider this. Some years ago his wife suffered a stillbirth – Santorum and wife wrapped the corpse of the dead 20 week old foetus up in a blanket, took it home and had their other kids (including a six year old) kiss it and hug it and had a little family get together. Tragic event? Certainly. Appropriate and non-creepy behaviour…er….no. The guy is batcr@p insane and no one is ever going to vote for him, even his own state binned him as senator.

    1. People react to grief differently my friend when his father died in his sleep got into bed and hugged him.

      He is scum of the earth though.

  5. Don’t you just love these backward American types? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal … but some are, and should remain, more equal than others.”

  6. Dr Robin Guthrie 23 Aug 2011, 4:21pm

    More and more of these right wing religious nutters are publicly softening their anti gay stance as it is not as popular as it once was, however you can guarantee that to be gay in the US will become much much worse if they ever get into power and of course it will give their evangelising loons more impetus to export their hate as the ADF are currently attempting with the ECHR.

  7. And of course, for anyone who doesn’t know (and this is a “not safe for work” experiment) just google “Santorum”. Then laugh. A couple of days ago he was whining that we had to respect him – yeah, exactly the same I would respect the Grand High Wizard of the KKK trying to stand for president. Total lackwit.

    1. I did actually google that at work :-S haha

  8. douglas in canada 23 Aug 2011, 4:28pm

    Most americans continue to forget that their country was founded AWAY from religious opinion and thought. It was very intentionally set up as a secular state.

    Anytime I hear or read someone commenting about “god’s way is best”, I want to puke. Americans, please get back to your roots, and ditch the religious stuff when it comes to running your country.

    1. David Myers 25 Aug 2011, 1:01am

      “Amen!” ;-)

  9. Paul UK in Toronto 23 Aug 2011, 4:33pm

    I respect his decision to be white, but I disagree with him vehemently on racial equality, as I feel it is not in the best interests of society. We can have a public policy difference on this without hating anybody. I respect his right to choose to be white, but he also must respect me for hating the whites, without actually using the word hate.

  10. Bizarre.

    Presumable Santorum tells his gay “friends” that since marriage obviously isn’t for them, then they may as well screw around with whom the hell they like.

    Their relationships, or lack of them are totally unimportant after all…

    Whacky people these Republican politicians – but dangerous…

    1. David Myers 25 Aug 2011, 1:02am

      The are prepubescent fascists (just learning to crawl) and must be stopped before they spread.

  11. Mary Trinner 23 Aug 2011, 4:48pm

    I am from the US, I apologize to the world that the GOP is having Freddy Kruger, Mommy Dearest and Pee Wee Herman running as potential candidates. You have my sincerest apology.

    1. David Myers 25 Aug 2011, 1:11am

      I am a dual US/Canadian citizen and I understand exactly how you feel. I too, am often ashamed of the idiocy and bigotry of the American right. If they ever come to full power they could outdo the fascists of WWII Germany.

  12. people shouldnt take it personally that you oppose their equality…. ?

  13. Another nut job running for president is it a qualification? Is it in the job description ?

  14. Republican = Mentally Sick

  15. Johnny33308 23 Aug 2011, 5:18pm

    Respect should never ever under any circumstances be offered for Bigotry, Hatred, Intolerance, Ignorance, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia or any other such evil beliefs or ‘ideals’. There in nothing ‘respectable’ about such ignorant beliefs. Such beliefs show how ‘religion’ is used for blatant unrestrained discrimination here in America-“land of the free”. Now you will see it in action in the ECHR unless you all act immediately.

  16. Nawal Husnoo 23 Aug 2011, 5:51pm

    The argument from “choice” is invalid. This argument has been addressed in The Gay Agenda [Gay Agenda, 4:23]. (

    The argument that one needs to respect bigotry is invalid. This argument has been addressed in The Gay Agenda [Gay Agenda, 4:33]. (

    He doesn’t have “friends” that are gay. They are victims of Stockholm Syndrome. This argument has been addressed in The Gay Agenda [Gay Agenda, 4:35]. (

    1. @Nawai Husnoo
      Thanks for this link, very interesting.
      With regards the usual opt out clause, “Some of my best friends are Gay”. I did not realise that was being referred to as the Stockholm syndrome

      1. Nawal Husnoo 24 Aug 2011, 1:27pm

        Hey, thanks! I should point out, I’m the author of The Gay Agenda. It is a comprehensive rebuttal of all the homophobic arguments.

        I don’t know of anyone else using the term Stockholm Syndrome for the “gay friends” of homophobes, but I do find the definition applies, in the same way some slaves used to think that their owners were particularly lovely for not abusing them as much as they could.

        1. Nicely put! Could certainly help to explain GoProud’s disgusting & shameful opinions and activities. Frothy Mix Santorum has no chance, and remains the most fringe of all candidates. Meanwhile, Fred Karger’s turn-down by the republican party to be allowed to attend its convention in L.A., was also loudly supported by GoProud.

          1. Nawal Husnoo 24 Aug 2011, 2:59pm

            Please join the Facebook page to show your support :)

  17. No you cannot respect any candidate who turns a blind eye to the evils of the hetersexua community and wicked crimes of humanity they commit every single hour not day, against women , children , and our nation, there are womens shelters and abuse centers, there are rapes murders that cannot even be counted hourly against women and children, that the numbers cannot even be counted there are so many, the hetersexua divorce rate is staggering because of evil men, and yet you creeps have the nerve talk about the gay community which is the safest, and more familiey oreiented , they received the award in march for being the most humane, so what does this say for your biggoted defamating official bigots, who has been caught in hotels with underage boys even as last week, we dont want you as an official, we need people who care about everyone, and tries to stop any one from harming other human rights and peace and saftey and happiness, as long as they are not harming others, like hetersexuals

  18. People like this rule the planet. WTF?

  19. Paddyswurds 23 Aug 2011, 11:26pm

    Just what is it with these American crazies. The candidates running for President get scarier by the day, especially the Republicans. I used to regard Anericans with admiration when I lived in Boston for 12 years, but the last 30 years seems to have been retrograde and the whole country is in the grip of these hate filled Abrahamic fantasy cults which seem to have a very negative effect on the whole nation. They have lost all sense of reason. Is the USA headed in the same direction as the great Roman Empire. where the crazies took over and ruined the Empire until it totally colapsed. This is the future folks and y’all should be prepared.

  20. Edwin in Colorado 24 Aug 2011, 4:13am

    The Republicans running this year are all a bunch of Douche’s. A bunch of liar’s about every time they open their mouths.

  21. No, Mr. Santorum, I’m afraid you can’t get out of it that way. You think we are second class citizens. You think we should not be allowed to get married. You think that schools should not teach about the normality of our sexual orientation. You believe that a ridiculous two-thousand year old book of homophobic nonsense is a good guide to public policy making, and that those idiots who promote its vileness should be given preferential treatment.

    I’m afraid that means you hate us Mr. Santorum. You can say you don’t, but if you stand for those things then clearly you do. You deserve no respect from this or any other quarter committed to social equality for all – you’re a hateful, backward bigot and anyone who votes for you is similarly hateful and bigoted.

    1. A sure-fire cure for homophobia is a daily glass of Ribena mixed with olive oil
      Many homophobes have been cured by taking just a small glass of this mixture every day for a week and then whenever the homophobic feelings start to return and they feel they want to lash out at homosexuals.

      1. :) good one

  22. He says…”as God has laid out in the Bible”. Such an ignorant man. He must read a different Bible to me

  23. David Myers 25 Aug 2011, 12:45am

    What an idiot. He doesn’t accept gays or lesbians at all, in spite of his half as#ed attempt to pander to them. Santorum has always been a dick-head (no need to appologise Daniel). Just another born again tea partier idiot, jumping on the bandwagon.

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