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Rick Santorum: Anti-gay movement is ‘losing’ because gays have silenced the Church

Nick Duffy October 26, 2014

Notoriously anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has claimed that his movement is only “losing” on gay rights because activists have “silenced” the Church.

The former Republican Senator, who ran for President in 2012, made the claims in an interview with Tony Perkins, head of listed hate group Family Research Council.

He told Perkins: “The arguments are being won among young people. We are losing in this particular area among young people not because we’re out there and competing, it’s because they have effectively silenced the church on a lot of those issues and young people don’t even know what the opposing view is on these issues.

“I really believe in this subject matter at hand with the gay community that a Judeo-Christian worldview cannot survive with a worldview that is as rabidly secular as this movement is.

“One is going to battle the other and I can tell you that the statists, these secular statists, do not want the competition that comes from the church and so they are going to do everything they can to marginalize them, to force them out of the public square to be quiet.

“They’re going to use, as they have, the Johnson amendment, try to use the IRS and the tax code to do so, they’re going to use every lever of power the government has to keep this competition of ideas silent so they can win the argument.”

The Family Research Council is listed as an active anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre.

Mr Santorum claimed this summer that people who oppose gay rights are now being sent to ‘re-education’ camps.

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