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Santorum: Gay Marriage is No Less Unnatural Just Because Rob Portman Changed His Mind - VIDEO


Failed presidential candidate Rick Santorum was asked his opinion of Senator Rob Portman's (R-OH) decision to support marriage equality.

Said Santorum (my transcript):

"Well I'm not changing my opinion on that issue. The bottom line is that marriage is a foundational institutution of our society and one that we need to encourage for the benefit of our children and for the future of our society. Marriage is a thing of nature. Men and women come together and form the bond by which to raise the next generation. No other relationship - you can call it marriage - but no other relationship accomplishes what real marriage accomplishes. IF you want to change what marriage is. If marriage is just two people loving each other, or three or four people loving each other you can call anything marriage. But that's not what marriage is. Marriage is something of nature. It's something that every civilization in the history of man has recognized as a very valuable bedrock of society. Just because people change their mind doesn't make anything less so."

Watch this and a CNN interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Santorum also spoke with CNN:

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  1. Santorum is the George Wallace of LGBT civil rights.

    Posted by: Rob Zeleniak | Mar 18, 2013 9:26:37 AM

  2. Even Santorum's language is tamer, more reserved than it used to be. And only Scalia has the gall to use a slippery slope argument in a formal legal opinion, so I'm liking our odds here.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Mar 18, 2013 9:30:03 AM

  3. I dont get this guy? What is his credential? His level of fame is lower than Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan. Even one of the Jersey Shore people are more well known.

    Posted by: bambinoitalianoba | Mar 18, 2013 9:32:50 AM

  4. Obviously, this tit has no knowledge whatever of other societies or cultures or even religions and their various interpretations of "marriage".
    He has no knowledge of history.....
    And of course he knows nothing of the history of Mormonism.
    Frothy is truly a "know nothing".

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 18, 2013 9:36:07 AM

  5. As I've said in regards to Frorthy Mix on many occasions, "The lady doth protest too much, me thinks."

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Mar 18, 2013 9:42:38 AM

  6. No less unnatural than taking a dead fetus home in a ziploc bag to meet its brothers and sisters, eh Frothy?

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Mar 18, 2013 9:56:48 AM

  7. Who gives a crap what he thinks?

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 18, 2013 9:57:49 AM

  8. "I'd rather my kids die than Come Out" - R.S.

    the man is disgusting. and yeah, you know what, likely not 100% straight.

    probably got busted with a teen j/o buddy decades ago and still living it down and making it up to daddy.

    rick santorum lost his son gabriel a few years ago. stillborn, i believe. he would have been the youngest son of...what, eight children? now we know the "youngest son" thing aint always canon, but it's the deal for a lot of "us".

    Gabriel got out lucky.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 18, 2013 9:59:04 AM

  9. "Men and women come together and form the bond by which to raise the next generation."

    That's why the last two marriages of Newt Gingrich, and all FOUR marriages of Rush Limbaugh didn't involve raising the next generation. This dipshit also isn't even aware that polygamy WAS legal in our country until 1899, and it was commonplace in the Bible. It doesn't get much more stupid than good ol' Frothy.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Mar 18, 2013 10:22:08 AM

  10. "Stillborn" my gay ass. The fetus was aborted. And you took the words right out of my keypad, MikeInSanJose.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 18, 2013 10:24:45 AM

  11. Marriage is natural? I guess we shouldn't need to make any laws about it or perform any ceremonies or anything, then. It'll just up and happen. Because it's natural. Maybe the rings grow on trees or something.

    Sex is natural. Getting pregnant is natural. Childbirth is natural. You don't need marriage for any of that, and modern U.S.-style marriage has done little good for children that wouldn't have happened in its absence.

    Anyone who was following political debates about 20-25 years ago will probably remember how lesbians and gays were regularly derided by conservatives for being promiscuous, not wanting marriage, and being against "conventional family." It was used as the justification for the AIDS punishment. Funny that now we're trying to access it, and the resistance is coming from them.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 18, 2013 10:24:54 AM

  12. There you go, Senator Portman. Your former colleague thinks your son is unnatural and will fight tooth and nail to prevent him having a happy marriage with the same rights you and your wife (and he and his wife) enjoy. With this kind of backwards thinking, do you still think leaving marriage equality up to the states and killing ENDA would be a good idea?

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Mar 18, 2013 10:26:54 AM

  13. Santorum is a Catholic = no qualifications whatever.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 18, 2013 10:34:00 AM

  14. RS is all about what "ought" to be true, rather than what "is" true. He's fighting an uphill battle against reality.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 18, 2013 11:27:52 AM

  15. A Fruit pie on the face, please. PLEASE!

    Posted by: Monrocsol | Mar 18, 2013 11:44:06 AM

  16. "...or three or four people loving one another..."

    That's their "argument" now. That gay marriage might open the door to polygamy.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Can you smell the defeat?

    Posted by: Gigi | Mar 18, 2013 11:49:00 AM

  17. Is there possibly a way this guy can be a bigger moron?

    "marriage is a thing of nature" - so that's why my cats mew when in heat. They are in fact asking for a priest to get them married before copulating...

    Posted by: RandyN | Mar 18, 2013 11:57:30 AM

  18. the man talks about sex like someone who was probably abused as an altar boy by a priest somewhere. he would probably rather dead son than a gay one. old frothy and his wife act so pious considering she was living with an abortion doctor old enough to be her father

    Posted by: walter | Mar 18, 2013 12:34:04 PM

  19. Hypothetically - this 'real' marriage that the devil speaks of... what if a traditional mand and woman choose not to 'raise the next generation'? Is their 'traditional marriage' a f*cking hoax too? All these stipulations to the definition. Laughable.

    Posted by: Cliff | Mar 18, 2013 1:31:02 PM

  20. Rick, honey....

    Marriage is man-made, not nature-made, silly.

    Man-made things:

    Marriage, marriage licenses, tax laws, wills, churches, religions, cities, buildings, cars, pollution, complex chemicals, plastic, petroleum by-products, clothing, jewelry, bibles, Chicken McNuggets, cigarettes, etc.

    Nature-made things:

    Sex, birth, attraction, pheromones, skin color, hair color, eye color, erections, genitalia, orifices, heterosexuality, homosexuality, asexuality, marijuana, chickens, birds, animals, flowers, trees, the ocean, etc.

    Please refer to this list when you get confused. You're welcome.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 18, 2013 3:24:44 PM

  21. Unnatural to you but not unnatural to everyone, you f*ckwad.

    Posted by: ToThePoint | Mar 18, 2013 5:42:04 PM

  22. OMG, I'm laughing so hard at "you f*ckwad." You gay guys are subversively funny.

    And Jonny, the two of you, others as well, are all and often a chorus of fall-down, knock-down hammer it funsters. If he wasn't so delusionally sure that the Big God, the Top One was on his side Santorum would run off the edge of the planet for embarrasement. Huge letters in steel need to be placed in a public venue for him: FOOL.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 18, 2013 6:57:07 PM

  23. Uffda, ok. But I don't think TRUE Christians today can say with a clear conscience that gay marriage is ungodly in any way.

    I think Rick Santorum's motivation is really just spelled dirty em oh en ee Y. It's been his sales pitch his entire career, has been lucrative for him time and time again, and he wonders what else he could pitch if not gay-hating, female-belittling, etc.

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Mar 18, 2013 7:14:33 PM

  24. The societal norm of Amerindians in SW Pennsylvania that occupied the region for thousands of years prior to European incursion and settlement through the 18th and 19th centuries included sanctioned divorce, gender parity, cross-gendered individuals and same-sex relationships, as noted by the earliest explorers west of the Alleghanies/Alleghany mountains. Christian influence in the region covered by Santorum's 18th Congressional district did not arrive until the middle and late 18th century.

    Posted by: mark | Mar 18, 2013 8:46:40 PM

  25. Mark, thanks, tht is information of great interest. Can you quote a source or sources please. I'm sure you can. Likewise I just finished reading Men in Eden about Europeans, mountain men and early settlers who were gay in America. The more one knows the higher floats my gay kite.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 18, 2013 9:12:14 PM

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