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Rick Santorum Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Hurt Children: VIDEO

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GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum spoke out against same-sex marriage at an Iowa press conference yesterday, warning of the "devastating impact" it would have on children, families, and religious liberties.

He also rants that children will learn about transgender children and it will have a "profound" impact as they are forced to learn about all these issues.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Certainly the last thing Rick Santorum wants is for anyone to learn anything.

    Posted by: ohplease | Jun 28, 2011 7:29:19 PM


  2. Values? Profound impact? 2nd grade trans-gender issues? Forced to be taught? Devistating impact... Impact on religious liberties? Trump of rights? Consequences? WTF? He doesn't give any specifics... basically what it boils down to Rick is you think gay people shouldn't have equal rights, gay people are "icky", you don't want children taught that gay people are normal...you want to perpetuate discrimination. If people don't agree with YOUR belief system then they are of course inferior and wrong. Geez... why is this so hard to figure out everybody... We need to start calling these people for what they are...hate groups and bigots... pure and simple. Keep on message, keep it simple. Bigots, hate groups...whenever they say anything... bigots, hate groups.... and keep repeating it over and over and over and over...

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 28, 2011 7:32:45 PM


  3. Can someone make him watch Rosie O'donnell's A family... video please!

    All that comes out of his mouth is santorum.
    (That never gets old)

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 28, 2011 7:35:09 PM


  4. For those who don't remember, Santorum also didn't want children to "have to be taught" about evolution as well. I find it amazing that he doesn't find controversy with the teaching of a heliocentric solar system as well.

    Posted by: Bob | Jun 28, 2011 7:39:15 PM


  5. Santorum knows what happens when you "redefine" words.

    Posted by: Matthew | Jun 28, 2011 7:40:39 PM


  6. Such hypocracy! With the bizarre tenets of his Mormom religion he really should be careful about stating opinions and expecting to be taken seriously.

    Posted by: Paul | Jun 28, 2011 7:50:28 PM


  7. Don't forget to google 'santorum' on a daily basis!!

    Posted by: peterparker | Jun 28, 2011 7:51:37 PM


  8. The same ol' same ol'. Nothing new with this group, just more entrenched refusal to learn and understand.

    Posted by: SteveDenver | Jun 28, 2011 7:55:36 PM


  9. @Paul. Santorum is not a Mormon. He's an evangelical Christian. The Mormons are Romney and Huntsman. Oh, Harry Reid is a Mormon too.

    Posted by: Tim NC | Jun 28, 2011 7:57:28 PM


  10. Question for Rick Santorum. How come non of this has happened in states where gay marriages are happening every day?

    Posted by: Ray T | Jun 28, 2011 7:59:41 PM


  11. Actually, gay couples being able to marry does/will protect children and families, but why stick to common sense and facts (many studies show that gay parents are at least as good as their heterosexual counterparts) when your brain is a frothy mix of ignorance and religious zealotry.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 28, 2011 8:15:21 PM


  12. Methinks he doth protest too much. If he's not a self-hating homosexual, he sure is good at acting like one. It seems to me that someone who is NOT fighting "inner demons" would get off the subject and move on to something of greater interest to the voters - like j-o-b-s and the economy maybe?

    Posted by: BoxerDad | Jun 28, 2011 8:35:14 PM


  13. Actually, I have it on good account that Rick Santorum is the one who hurts children.

    Posted by: Dave in Chicago | Jun 28, 2011 8:51:58 PM


  14. This man is so much more obsessed with gay issues than any gay person I know.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 28, 2011 9:21:20 PM


  15. You know what hurts children Rick? Making them cuddle with a dead, not fully formed fetus that you and your wife aborted, that hurts children. There's not enough therapy in the world for that, Rick.

    Posted by: Jw | Jun 28, 2011 9:33:18 PM


  16. So glad you brought that up, JW.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 28, 2011 9:50:55 PM


  17. Sorry for the "living under a rock" question, but I believe it's fairly common knowledge that the gay marriage issue really fired up the Republican base in 2004 and brought a lot of people out to the polls. Is that still equally the case for 2012? I only ask because part of me wonders why everyone is so focused on this when perhaps their energies should be to devoted to other issues that their bases actually are worried about. (I mean, I know the "Gay bogeyman" will always be an issue, but I'm wondering how much of one it is this time around?)

    Posted by: Harrison | Jun 28, 2011 9:57:11 PM


  18. That's rich coming from a man who until recently sat on the board of Universal Health Services that owns and runs residential treatment facilities where children are sexually abused and infected with herpes.

    Posted by: Timzilla | Jun 28, 2011 9:58:16 PM


  19. mmmm interesting video. Sorry senator Santorum the consequences are all in your head and not your head between your legs...why can't our children learn about diversity? I don't get what's wrong with that? Closed minded Santorum!

    Posted by: wyocwboy62 | Jun 28, 2011 10:14:35 PM


  20. Hey Rick, the trans kids are in the schools—are we supposed to pretend they're not really there? Is that "good for kids"?

    Posted by: David R. | Jun 28, 2011 10:29:16 PM


  21. Glad to see he's still living up to his Google definition. I'm betting he was either molested as a child or is a big ole closet case, himself. Either way, the man needs psychological counseling. Maybe he and the folks at NOM can get a group discount with that Korean doctor....

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 28, 2011 10:39:32 PM


  22. We must, at every point, counter this rhetoric with facts:

    Every time a legislator espouses this type of hatred it is a direct act of violence against us and our families.

    This kind of rhetoric ACTUALLY causes members of the LGBT community to feel less than equal in America, leading to disenfranchisement, depression, unsafe behavior, substance abuse and ultimately suicide.

    This kind of rhetoric - above and beyond the burden we shoulder alone - also directly leads to discrimination, segregation, violence and death.

    Rick Santorum is not good for kids.

    Posted by: Rich Murray | Jun 28, 2011 10:42:47 PM


  23. He's neither Mormon nor an evangelical Christian. He is Catholic.

    Posted by: Morning Tundra | Jun 28, 2011 10:44:51 PM


  24. What religious liberties Mr Santorum? Bigotry? Ignorance? Intolerance? Hate?

    Posted by: Rich | Jun 28, 2011 10:47:22 PM


  25. Oh, Ricky. Rick Santorum. *sigh* Ignorant fear-monger.

    http://www.spreadingsantorum.com/

    Posted by: evan | Jun 28, 2011 10:47:23 PM


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