Bring It On!

Rick Santorum’s Bigoted Letter

September 22nd, 2008 | by Cranky Liberal |

I got a fun letter from Rick Santorum today. Fun that is if you are a fag-bashing hate monger like Mr. Santorum. It was another one of those “gay marriage is the end of the world” kind of letters meant to rally the base and strike fear into the hearts of good god fearing Americans (the ones who hate gays that is, you know, like Larry Craig). I won’t print the whole thing in this post, but here is just a tasty morsel of hatred.

Four California judges endorsed two big, very bad ideas. First, they extended the internationally recognized human right to marry to include same-sex marriage. Not even in Massachusetts or in New Jersey could the courts stomach the idea that same-sex marriage is deeply rooted in our foundational American traditions of human rights.

The second big idea endorsed by the California court is even less promising: sexual orientation should be treated just like race under the California equal protection amendment, subject to “strict scrutiny.” This is a ruling which, if left undisturbed, means that Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Muslims who see marriage as the union of husband and wife, and view sexual activity as best confined to marriage so defined, are in the exact position as racists under California law.

Hollywood, academia and some in the medical profession launched a huge offensive over the past decade to change the attitude of Americans about the homosexual community.

They have succeeded in shaping the minds of young people against traditional marriage and intimidating and punishing anyone who offers a defense of marriage. A sophisticated network of wealthy gay activists are now trying to exploit this change in attitudes by spending millions on stealth campaigns to defeat pro-family state legislators and pass gay marriage laws.

Heartwarming stuff right? Shows all that’s decent and good about America. Discrimination is OK as long as you can justify it as Gods will and the majority of people agree to it. Worked well for the South in the late 1800’s.

Thank you citizens of Pennsylvania for making Rick Santorum and EX-Senator. His kind of putrid gay-bashing has no place in the Land of the Free.

(you can read the rest of his “letter” here).

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google
  • e-mail
  • YahooMyWeb
Sphere: Related Content

  1. 4 Responses to “Rick Santorum’s Bigoted Letter”

  2. By Windspike on Sep 22, 2008 | Reply

    Including this statement, I’m still waiting for a plausible argument that stipulates how straight marriage is harmed by gay marriage. In fact, I have found very real people who are they very role models of monogamous, loving relationships and they are gay or lesbian - much stronger about family than some of the disastrous straight marriages I’ve witnessed.

    I’ve said this before, and will say it again, if Republicans are really about trying to protect children and the notion of family, they should ban marriage for those folks that pose real threats to these portions of the institution. There are real facts out there that suggest if your parents smoke cigarettes, you are more likely to do so. Cigarettes cause cancer and kill. Gay parents do no. Likewise, there are real facts out there that stipulate that obese parents correlate to obesity in their children. Obesity is the number one cause of diabetes among children as well as a whole host of other ills. Having gay parents will not directly cause those things.

    So, if you were really concerned about protecting families and children, you should ban marriage among smokers and fat people. Banning two loving people from a lifetime of monogamy is really foolish, simply because they are gay?

    I’m not holding my breath, but where is the plausible reason for banning gay marriage that doesn’t involve quotations from some obscure bible verse?

  3. By Alex on Sep 22, 2008 | Reply

    And, this law wouldn’t label these churches or their populations anything. What it would do is state that according to California law, homosexuality is based in biology, not “choice,” and therefore, like race and sex, it ought to be considered accordingly under the law. Religious institutions can disagree with this premise in good faith without being compared to a racist by the State. However, the implication may be such, but with equal reasoning the converse is also true: If Mr. Santorum had his way, homosexuality would be regarded as different than race, which implies that discrimination against this group may be justified. That’s politics. Those who disagree compete for the adoption of their position.

  4. By admin on Sep 22, 2008 | Reply

    Excellent point Alex

  5. By thepoliticalcat on Sep 22, 2008 | Reply

    Let me just state that I am so heartily glad and grateful to Dan Savage for having made this nasty little creep’s name synonymous with “that frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is often the result of anal sex.” It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bigot.

    What a schmuck.

Post a Comment

Fish.Travel