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Santorum Blasts 9th Circuit, Says Prop 8 Ruling Pegs Religious Folk as Haters and Bigots: VIDEO


At a campaign stop in McKinney, Texas today, Rick Santorum condemned the 9th Circuit's ruling on Prop 8, claiming that the judges attacked the rational beliefs of religious people, Think Progress LGBT reports.

Said Santorum:

"The 9th Circuit decision yesterday said that marriage - if you believe in traditional marriage - the only reason that you can possibly believe that is because you are a bigot...Your belief of marriage between a man and a woman is purely irrational based on hatred and bigotry. That's what they just wrote. Four thousand years of human history. Irrational hatred and bigotry toward a group of people is the only reason you can be for marriage between a man and a woman."


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  1. If the hateful biggoted shoe fits.....

    Posted by: Geoff M | Feb 8, 2012 2:02:54 PM

  2. Not ALL religious folk, just a whole lot of them that I've been in direct contact with over the last 51 years.

    And you all know who you are.

    Posted by: Joe B. | Feb 8, 2012 2:04:09 PM

  3. Santorum is a bigot, so is Romney, Newt and OBAMA. I am not voting for any of them. I actually want a refund of my money from Obama the liar!

    Posted by: Chris in SF | Feb 8, 2012 2:04:15 PM

  4. Suck it, clown!

    Posted by: Michael W. | Feb 8, 2012 2:04:37 PM

  5. This man is satan in a suit. God help this country if somehow he backs into being President or Vice President.

    Posted by: MM | Feb 8, 2012 2:05:41 PM

  6. But ya are Frothy, ya are!

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 8, 2012 2:06:45 PM

  7. Santorum (frothy mixture) is going to become a one-issue candidate and that is a good thing.

    Posted by: Sane Soul | Feb 8, 2012 2:07:28 PM

  8. The ruling goes out of its way to not describe the "Yes on 8" side as irrational. It explicitly claimed that they may have had some legitimate concerns. Both aren't actually true, but that's what it says

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 8, 2012 2:10:08 PM

  9. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and is a frothy mixture of fecal matter and lube...then yes it is Santorum.

    Posted by: FreddyMertz | Feb 8, 2012 2:12:45 PM

  10. I hope that journalists ask these candidates if they've actually read the opinion they are fuming about. And if they have, which parts of the court's reasoning do they disagree with? We know they hate the outcome, but these cases are actually decided based on reasoning and Republicans must address the reasoning, not just hate the result.

    That said, the Court went out of its way to say that the majority's animus does not mean that they necessarily Hate gay people or are Bigots. It is enough that the People of California enacted Prop8 because they DISFAVORED gay people. Disfavor, not hatred. And the Prop 8 proponents' own campaign materials show that Disfavoring gay relationships was absolutely the basis for Prop 8. Returning a minority class of people to an inferior legal status because you disfavor them is not a constitutionally legitimate act of government. Amen!

    Posted by: Jeff in CA | Feb 8, 2012 2:14:58 PM

  11. "how dare you people point out the factual reality of the dictionary definition for what we are!!!"


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 8, 2012 2:15:23 PM

  12. You know, I really wish they'd get their stories straight (no pun), one time it 3000 years, another time 4000 years.. another 2000 years.. come on, if you're going to tell lies, at least try to be consistent!

    Posted by: Derek | Feb 8, 2012 2:18:40 PM

  13. And another thing. Gingrich or Romney or Santorum, one of these morons was crying that the Court "disregarded the will of the voters."

    No, the Court literally REGARDED the will of the voters ... and found it to be noxious and in violation of the United States Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. Were ANY Republicans paying attention when "checks and balances" was covered in social studies class?

    Posted by: Jeff in CA | Feb 8, 2012 2:19:02 PM

  14. But it's okay to use religion to take away rights? WTF ass juice?

    Posted by: Edd | Feb 8, 2012 2:22:14 PM

  15. Pathetic and disgusting: Republicans are clearly the enemy of equal rights for all Americans. None of the clowns in the presidential race bothered to be briefed on the Prop. 8 ruling but preferred to address their people with aggressive ignorance. Disgusting. That goes for you too GOProud, Fred Karger, and all of the LCR.

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Feb 8, 2012 2:22:15 PM

  16. You are BIGOTS and HATERS ... and the judges just slapped you with a "there is no tolerance for intolerance!"


    Isn't that special!

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 8, 2012 2:29:45 PM

  17. They really need to learn the old "if English was good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for me" joke.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 8, 2012 2:31:04 PM

  18. Hmmm. If marriage is a civil institution to which certain societal benefits pertain and to which all Americans have an equal right (and yes, it is), then to an extent marriage really is being redefined. A whole lot of folks who never thought about it are acquiring what is, for them, a new definition. Some of them are too stupid to deal with it, but a whole lot more have figured it out. I think that President Obama needs to get himself back up to the front of the parade.

    Posted by: Demian | Feb 8, 2012 2:34:26 PM

  19. Right on, Modern Meet!

    Posted by: Jeff R. | Feb 8, 2012 2:35:07 PM

  20. Belief (n.): Without construction: assent to a proposition, statement, or fact, esp. on the grounds of testimony or authority, or in the absence of proof or conclusive evidence.

    Rational (adj.): That uses, or is capable of using, the faculty of reasoning; having sound judgement; (in extended use) sensible, sane, lucid. Also: characterized by reasoning, as opposed to emotion, intuition, etc.

    Beliefs defy rationality by their very nature.

    Posted by: WORDS | Feb 8, 2012 2:35:15 PM

  21. I hate it when people don't talk the "being presidential" factor about the GOP candidates this year. Maybe because NONE of them has it and especially Santorum. He has the appeal of a peanut and the personality of a log. When people finally see Obama and one of these GOP clowns side by side in the presidential elections later this year, the contrast will be way too stark. Just like a law professor against a 10 year old. So looking forward to see Obama bring it this year!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    Where them car stickers at??!

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Feb 8, 2012 2:44:41 PM

  22. Hey Ricky Boy YOU are the one that wants to impose your world view on society.....
    Even though I am a person of faith it really cracked me up when he said something like reason, common sense and divine revelation;
    . (one of these things is not like the others..) And very subject to personal interpretation....
    The founding fathers believed in separation of church and state because they saw the evil that occurred in Europe when the state sanctioned the church.. Absolute power and corruption.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Feb 8, 2012 2:50:04 PM

  23. If the shoe fits...

    Posted by: homer | Feb 8, 2012 2:52:07 PM

  24. I am in favor of marriage between a man and a woman.

    I am also in favor of same gender marriage.

    Don't for one minute say that I am denying marriage rights to male/female couples.

    That is the lie.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Feb 8, 2012 2:58:29 PM

  25. STEVE - "but ya are... " first thing I thought when I saw the post!

    Posted by: TJ | Feb 8, 2012 3:04:10 PM

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