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Rick Santorum still thinks homosexuality can be cured

Nick Duffy July 23, 2015

Presidential wannabe Rick Santorum has refused to say whether he thinks homosexuality is a choice – but says it’s possible to leave the “gay lifestyle”.

The Republican politician and spray-tan enthusiast, who is one of 16 people running for the party’s Presidential nomination, was challenged by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on his anti-gay views.

However, when she asked if he thinks people choose to be gay, he responded: “I’ve never answered that question, because I don’t really know the answer to that question.

“I suspect there’s all sorts of reasons people end up the way that they are… and I’ll leave it at that.”

When pushed, he continued: “There are people who are alive today, who identified themselves as gay and lesbian, and who no longer are. That’s true. I’ve met people in that case.

“Maybe in that case, they did [choose]. I do know people who have lived the gay lifestyle and no longer live it.”

Incredibly, he insisted: “I don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about these things, to be very honest.”

Despite his claim that he “doesn’t spend a lot of time” thinking about homosexuality, Mr Santorum rallies against homosexuals on a constant basis.

Rick Santorum probably wasn’t thinking about homosexuality on July 13, when he said he wants to ban same-sex marriage everywhere – even when states have chosen to allow it.

Rick Santorum probably wasn’t thinking about homosexuality on July 5, when he claimed that letting gays marry will cause a “global crisis”.

Rick Santorum probably wasn’t thinking about homosexuality on June 29, when he claimed the next President needs to protect Christians from the gay lobby.

Rick Santorum probably wasn’t thinking about homosexuality on June 22, when he signed a pledge that describes same-sex parents as “unconscionable and destructive” and a “threat to security”.

 

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