Comments

  1. Jack M says

    Uh Rick, FYI, an opinion, by the definition of the word, can never be wrong. Just another reason for us to conclude that you are a simple-minded idiot.

  2. says

    Dear Mr. Santorum. You are a homophobe. The fact that you don’t think you are homophobic, doesn’t stop you from being one. It just means that you can’t see that your actions are hurtful, hateful and the cause of great unhappiness for a lot of men and women.

  3. Matthew says

    He’s right. The actual term is “Big fuckin’ dumbass homophobe. By the way, how is the frothy mix going dumbass?

  4. says

    He truly is dumber than a rock. Politics are personal, Rick. Otherwise, they would just be politics, and pointless. Civil rights are personal, Mr. Frothy Mix, particularly to those who are denied them. As if the right’s singling out of gay citizens to satisfy their blind bigotry, religious zealotry, and general ignorance isn’t the personalization of politics.

  5. Yeek says

    Rick, it is entirely possible to deeply love someone and also have a prejudiced view about their rights.

    Look back at 1919, when most men (and many women) in this country did not believe that women should have the right to vote. Most of these men had mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters who they loved and valued and respected. And yet, they still didn’t believe that women should have equal rights. They pointed to the religious and social traditions of almost every major civilization on Earth throughout history as their justification.

    It happens all the time, Rick.

  6. David says

    We’re not supposed to take this personally? How else should I take an attack on my private life. He is restricting my rights, rights that everybody else takes for granted, and I’m not supposed to take it personally? I’d love to kick him in the nuts and tell him not to take it personally!

  7. paul says

    His attempt to dehumanise his political stance is horrific. His absolute lack of understanding of the fact that these policies affect ‘people’, just go to prove that he doesn’t deem lgbt people to be human. This man would make a terrifying leader of any kind. Vile.

  8. Chadd says

    Dear Rick:

    I don’t hate you either. Not do I wish that all of you Christians would commit mass suicide on May 21. This is just a policy disagreement. There. Just saying it makes it true.

  9. Rin says

    @Chadd

    Maybe this Christian ought to commit suicide, too, instead of campaigning for gay rights, counseling gay teens, and giving money to no hate campaigns?

    All this eye for an eye, lumping people into groups thing really makes for a kinder, better world filled with people that want to help each other.

    Can’t wait to write out that check to Equality Virginia this month!

  10. says

    I’ve tried to explain to people for years that being gay is not an “issue” that can be argued. We’re people, not an issue or a lifestyle. Being against tax cuts or for gun rights, or for teaching creationism, or whatever are issues that can be argued. But people like Santorum do not see the distinction. Which is why we see and hear such appalling nastiness from these people who claim to “love” us.

    I think that cognitive dissonance is so deeply ingrained in people like Santorum, that he really believes that he’s not a “hater.”

  11. Chadd says

    @Rin

    I should have said “all of you Christians of Rick’s variety” which is what I meant rather than a general lumping together.

    However, if it weren’t for Christians in this country, campaigning for gay rights, counseling gay teens and giving money to no hate campaigns would likely not be necessary.

  12. Anonymous says

    At one time racial segregation was a “valid” public policy discussion but no more….

    In the same way, equality for gay and lesbian Americans is no longer a “valid” public policy discussion. You are a bigot, plain and simple. The only basis for such discrimination is animus, period!

  13. ohplease says

    @Rin, instead of being mad at gay people for pointing out the obvious, how about you be mad at all the “christians” who are actually causing the harm?

    Why are you with these people, anyway? All organized religion is evil because there are no “gods”. You’re a good person because you’re a good person, and that’s in spite of — not because of — what you believe.

  14. anon says

    A political opportunist that likes to egg-on and identify with the biases of potential voters. True lowest common denominator stuff. Meanwhile, his Senate chief of staff was gay.

  15. Jim-Cleveland says

    I believe in the “integrity of family”..you mean like my family..my partner and I have been together for twenty years? Or do mean Newt’s family??? Sorry…”families”..it is plural in his case..

  16. Roman Bolliger says

    That’s true, he’s not a big homophobe: He is a bigger than big homophobe.

  17. peterparker says

    Homophobes do not realize they are homophobic just as racists do not realize they are racist.

  18. Rin says

    Why? Because I refuse to allow a-holes to hijack my beliefs. The US Government has done terrible things to third world nations, put up puppet governments, invaded sovereign nations, etc. I haven’t moved from the United States because if I do, if I give up I have ceded all positivity to evil.

    I’d rather be an example of what Christians could be than just give up. The philosophy in the Gospels, the love and forgiveness does not change just because some jerk decides to hide behind it and ignore its positive, loving message.

    I’m also not going to give up on supporting gay rights because a few people on Towleroad annoy me.

    I am true to myself, my beliefs, and what is right. Gay equality is right…even if a lot of you don’t like me because I’m a Christian or live in the South.

    I’ll keep pushing for what is good.