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Rick Santorum Accuses Obama of Tying 'Gay Lifestyles' to Foreign Aid

Rick Santorum spoke out against Obama's memorandum issued earlier today directing the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies abroad to advance the human rights of and ensure the safety of LGBT people, CNN reports.

R_santorumSaid Santorum:

"I would suggest that we give out humanitarian aid based on humanitarian need, not based on whether people are promoting their particular agenda. Obviously the administration is promoting their particular agenda in this country, and now they feel its their obligation to promote those values not just in the military, not just in our society, but now around the world with taxpayer dollars...He said he's for traditional marriage, and now he's promoting gay lifestyles and gay rights, and he's fighting against traditional marriage within the courts, and I think he needs to be honest."

Rick Perry also blasted the memo earlier today.

The right-wing extremist Liberty Counsel is also enraged:

The announced policy, according to Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action, "displays the arrogance of the Obama administration."

It is "frankly offensive," says the attorney, that President Obama "feels compelled to export American culture's decline in morality, and export that immorality to other nations that are trying to adhere to traditional principles relative to human sexuality."

Barber also notes that the administration is apparently ignoring the fact that foreign nations -- like the United States -- are sovereign countries. He adds that the U.S. is "using essentially blackmail and the purse strings" of the nation to force countries to change their moral principles.

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  1. Just when you think you're read it all from the right, they always surprise with more. "Change their moral principles"? How much more IMMORAL can you be justifying the killing of people because they are gay?

    Posted by: Jennifer | Dec 6, 2011 7:17:03 PM



  2. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!....

    Posted by: Fahd | Dec 6, 2011 7:23:57 PM


  3. Santorum, you are as dumb as you are irrelevant.

    Posted by: Max | Dec 6, 2011 7:42:23 PM


  4. So when the Republicans were limiting foreign aid on the basis of abortion or birth control, that was different how?

    Posted by: Eaves | Dec 6, 2011 7:47:15 PM


  5. "It is frankly offensive ... [that President Obama] feels compelled to export American culture..."

    Wait... I thought the Republicans were in favor of more America, everywhere, all the time?

    Now look who's apologizing for America...

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 6, 2011 7:50:29 PM


  6. Gosh where was that "humanitarian" non-agenda talk when the Bush Administration tied HIV Education Foreign Aid to Abstinence Only education?

    Posted by: SCollingsworth | Dec 6, 2011 7:58:24 PM


  7. Too bad Uganda is not prosecuting Christians.... I bet withholding American Cheese from them would be ok in this case.

    Posted by: Rafael | Dec 6, 2011 8:02:20 PM


  8. STFU frothy-
    you are irrelevant.

    Go pray about Ricky---- that always fixes things.

    Posted by: nick | Dec 6, 2011 8:06:55 PM


  9. One Presidential race; two pRicks...

    Posted by: TomTallis | Dec 6, 2011 8:15:02 PM


  10. I'm from the UK, so thankfully am not bombarded on TV with most of the ridiculous drivel that spews from the mouths of the Republican hopefuls. It was a pleasure, however, when BBC News brought us the car-crash gaffes from Perry and Cain, but I digress....

    Despite the ocean between us it strikes me that the no hopers who devote the greatest amount of their time spewing the daftest brand of homophobic nonsense are those bouncing uncomfortably along at the bottom of the polls.

    It's must feel like a personal failure to them that they can't persuade voters to grasp the massive positive impact that banning gay marriage and keeping gays out of the military will have on stimulating the economy or the struggle to reduce unemployment...

    Posted by: Nick | Dec 6, 2011 8:16:40 PM


  11. Wait,i its a moral principle to kill gay people and drag them on the streets?

    Posted by: Jake | Dec 6, 2011 8:20:16 PM


  12. Much love and respect to my gay brothers and sisters who are also white, but I am glad that this type of ignorance, stupidity, and pure homophobia are not coming from people that look like me this time.

    Perry and Santorum are the scum of the earth.

    Posted by: J. Smith | Dec 6, 2011 8:44:44 PM


  13. Somebody should really shove something big into Santorums mouth...

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 6, 2011 8:53:29 PM


  14. Just look at that Picture just doesn't that just say oh no no no no that wasn't a rent boy you seen coming from my room last night

    Posted by: Richard Golden | Dec 6, 2011 8:53:31 PM


  15. Just look at that Picture just doesn't that just say oh no no no no that wasn't a rent boy you seen coming from my room last night

    Posted by: Richard Golden | Dec 6, 2011 8:54:20 PM


  16. Oh, please! We -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- give out foreign humanitarian aid based on our national security objectives, not on needs or social agendas. Santorum needs to get over himself.

    Posted by: William | Dec 6, 2011 9:03:41 PM


  17. So many Christians, so few lions.

    Posted by: Charles Lemos | Dec 6, 2011 9:21:21 PM


  18. who says we have to give any of these countries money? maybe it would help our economy if the government spent more money here rather than sending it to places like Uganda and other 3rd world hell holes

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Dec 6, 2011 9:34:06 PM


  19. This moron's making these comments are right in line with FAUX news saying The Muppets Movie is a Communist movie


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/fox-news-the-muppets-are-communist_n_1129173.html?ref=mostpopular

    Posted by: x man | Dec 6, 2011 9:35:07 PM


  20. @ GROVER UNDERWOOD:

    Thank you for posting a right wing talking point that has been debunked a million times. Now this comment thread is complete.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Dec 6, 2011 9:47:30 PM


  21. Go to hell, Frothy.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Dec 6, 2011 10:34:40 PM


  22. Someone should ask him whether or not healthcare for the sick and poor would qualify as humanitarian aid based on humanitarian need.

    Posted by: kieran | Dec 6, 2011 10:39:42 PM


  23. Ask Rick Santorum why he was defeated by over 700,000 votes when he sought reelection to the Senate.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 6, 2011 10:58:54 PM


  24. Santorum thinks that lgbt people are evil so it is okay to persecute them, possibly even kill them... you know kind of like how Hitler felt about the Jews. History will show him as evil too, just like it did Hitler.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 6, 2011 11:26:10 PM


  25. ...force countries to change their moral principles.

    This country has been doing this as far back as anyone living today can remember. Who is he kidding.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Dec 6, 2011 11:38:22 PM


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