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Friday, May 17, 2024

Homophobic Santorum calls endorsement of gay marriage ‘suicidal’

Rick Santorum: A GOP homophobe mouths off
Rick Santorum: A GOP homophobe mouths off

One of the Republican Party’s leading homophobes, former Senator and failed Presidential candidate  Rick Santorum, is carrying his stirdent anti-gay message even further, urging fellow Republicans to avoid what he calls a “suicidal” endorsement of marrige equality.

Even though polls show widespread public support for gay marriage, Santorum claims the trend if “only a fad” and could destroy the Republican Party is too many from the party of the elephant jump on board.

“The Republican Party is not going to change on this issue,” Santorum told the Des Moines Register in an interview.  “In my opinion, it would be suicidal if it did.”

“Santorum is wrong,” John Hartley, a GOP strategist tells Capitol Hill Blue.  “In today’s environment, it would be suicidal for Republicans to continue its opposition to gay marriage and other issues involving equality for gays.”

The rabid right wing of the Republican Party continues its virulent opposition to any equality for gays and will likely applaud Santorum’s homophobia, even though it is out of step with the vast majority of Americans.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee claims some conservatives would split from the GOP is the party goes moderate on gays.

Many think that would be a good idea.

“It’s time we got rid of the right wing flakes,” says longtime Republican Garland Watson.  “They’ve ruined the party and cost us too many elections.”

Former Congressman Newt Gingrich claims the right wing will “flake off” if the party as a whole supports same sex marriage.

A growing number feels that would be the best that could happen to the GOP.

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5 thoughts on “Homophobic Santorum calls endorsement of gay marriage ‘suicidal’”

  1. Actually, I think all this nonsense about gay marriage spelling the death of the Republican Party is really a blessing in disguise

    That’s because the rest of the American people are FINALLY beginning to learn just how out of touch with the rest of society (not to mention our Constitution) these “holy roller” types really are.

    Thankfully, presidential candidates like Mr. Santorum (and Mr. Huckabee before him) who, by their own admission, would turn our nation into a despotic theocracy are now being completely discounted by all but their own, horrifically narrow-minded flock.

    Clearly, the hypocrisy of their so-called “Christian” beliefs (purported to be founded on principles of love, inclusiveness and acceptance, but which all too often manifest themselves as bigoted intolerance for the beliefs and behavior of others) are now blatantly on display for the rest of the world to see.

    In that sense, the Presidency of George W. Bush (and far Christian right candidates like Mr. Santorum and Mr. Huckabee who were lusting after Mr. Bush’s “bully pulpit”) have, in my mind, become absolute Godsends.

    That’s because the true nature of their imperial, theocratic plans for our nation (via endless “holy wars” and their advocacy for “official” control over what people choose to do in the privacy of their own bedrooms) have now been revealed for all to see.

    Our Founding Fathers very carefully crafted our Constitution so as to firmly prohibit the establishment of a “state religion” all the while guaranteeing every citizen the right to freely express their own religious beliefs.

    Those of us who still firmly believe in the full separation of Church and State should recognize such fundamentalist chicanery for what it is…a desperate, last-ditch attempt to salvage what’s left of organized religion’s once complete (but now shrinking) power (often aided and abetted by “government”) to control people’s money, thoughts and lives.

    Thankfully, I (and most other Americans) are now firmly drawing the line when the “holy rollers” attempt to cram their highly intolerant and horrifically narrow religious beliefs down the rest of our throats via the legislative process.

    Which is probably also why BOTH Mr. Huckabee’s and Mr. Santorum’s presidential campaigns “crashed and burned” LONG before their respective Republican Party conventions.

  2. I’m not convinced that the Conservatives of today have taken a good close look at this new agenda. I had my eyes opened when I attended a “Gun Owners of America” rally in Lake Havasu City and found myself in a full blown Christian revival meeting.

    The religious right is running on a paranoia of fear and hatred for the federal government. This was at a time when the purchase of guns was at an all time panic. This is the same group that came after President Obama after putting Bush 43 in the white house.

    The message that came out of this revival meeting was that hell and damnation ran our federal government and only God could save us. It was the first time I heard “God and Guns” as a political mantra. It is now used by the Tea Party.

  3. Clearly, the Republican Party is acting “suicidal” if it DOESN’T quickly embrace gay marriage.

    I always remember a quote from Senator Barry Goldwater (the 1964 Republican candidate for President) and (at the time) one of the most conservative Republicans in the country.

    Speaking in his later years about the issue of gays in the military, he noted that, “One shouldn’t have to BE “straight” to be in the US military….all one should be able to do is to SHOOT straight!”

    Barry was a fiscal conservative, but a social liberal. He firmly believed that the Government had absolutely NO business poking its nose into people’s bedrooms. Unfortunately, the Republicans of today (like Mr. Santorum) have now turned that whole concept of “conservatism” on its head.

    Socially, today’s Republican Party has now fully embraced the theocracy of far Christian fundamentalist right. But, what’s even worse, fiscally, they’re spending our tax money like drunken sailors.

    Clearly, this absolutely “upside down” approach to Barry Goldwater’s traditional “conservatism” is what’s now driving so many traditional Republicans (like me) away from the Party…in droves.

  4. Gosh Bryan, I wish the Religious Right would start their own political party and clear the air regarding the GOP Platform.

    The Religious Right has given a new meaning to the U.S. Constitution and following the Bible’s version over the founders interpretation of individual freedoms.

    The Italian Catholics stood on their interpretation of good over evil and backed up their intentions with the Inquisition.

    The GOP has taken a serious stand against all secular rules of freedom and entire family units have split wide open. I thought that by now Fox News would get serious about their plans for a Christian rule of law from D.C. If anything they have gotten worse and now are labelling secular Americans as traitors to our government and would like to treat all of us as treasonists.

    It might be that the GOP gave up their old platform of equality and would rather follow the candidates who ran against President Obama in the last 2 elections.

    In my internet world, many of the old Conservative Republicans have wandered away from the Christian rules found in the Old Testament.

    Personally I feel as if half of my world caved in. I took my Republican roots very seriously but could never follow the Tea Party or any of the Theocons who have taken the party to terrible extremes.

    We now have two hateful parties who are out to destroy each other. Neither party works for my agenda of individual freedoms.

  5. Geez I wish these repubs would just come out of the closet and get over it, as all this noise just proves they have gay tendencies but don’t have the guts to deal with it.

    If two want to make a match so be it, they have a right to be miserable too..

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