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  1. Jack M says

    SOME Christians are the most tolerant people in the world, but that are, sadly, in the minority. Sorry, Ricky Boy, you are not in that minority. Your pinheaded views are just so much hot air.

  2. sundayboy says

    Conservatives want our rights to come from God so that they can restrict them to the people most deserving of God’s favor: themselves.

    They want our rights to come from God so they can overlook the fact that we live in a secular democracy, not a Christian theocracy.

    If you have rights, they say, it’s because God gave them to you. If you don’t have rights, they say, it’s because God disfavored you, and He always will, so you’ll be permanently out of luck.

    Handy, eh?

  3. johnny says

    Will & Grace? I have no idea how that show could have caused the shift toward marriage equality. Perhaps a shift toward letting the great unwashed know that gay people existed, but that’s about it.

    This guy is still living in the early 90s apparently.

  4. nick says

    Frothy is still drinking the kool-aid.
    Unfortunately your Christianist, Dominionist standup routine is not funny and it is killing people.
    Stay home and find reasons to hate yourself Ricky-no one is interested in what you have to say besides your cult of hate based on a fictional character.

  5. derry says

    He might be right. These extremists , especially Palin and the radio hate speakers are pretty much calling for an armed rebellion or some sort of violent separatist action.

  6. derry says

    He might be right. These extremists , especially Palin and the radio hate speakers are pretty much calling for an armed rebellion or some sort of violent separatist action.

  7. says

    Frothy has learned nothing.
    Frothy is incapable of learning.
    The pre Reformation Christian church and the post Reformation Churches were the most intolerant, repressive, vicious and vindictive institutions right up to the present.

    For more up to date examples of the haters of the church just read the Catholic Catechism on gays or just look at the photograph of all the Spanish Bishops outside the Cathedral in Burgos giving the Nazi salute for Franco.

    The church is a power crazed institution……Scatorum would fit right in, as a hated and a bigot.

  8. Mary says

    Santorum is not the dim-wit you all think he is. He’s trying a “the worst the better” strategy here. Look at how he’s trying to convince people that churches will lose their tax exempt status. He knows this is the one issue that could really destroy progress on gay rights. I’m telling all of you now that even talking about removing tax exemption for churches is dangerous. I’m certain that right-wing groups monitor all major liberal websites, this one included.

    As for Santorum being on the wrong side of history, we can’t know what history holds for any of us. Just ask President Rudy Giuliani. Or President Hillary Clinton, who easily trumped that half-black candidate from Hawaii. Didn’t we all know that no one with two African names could never be elected President of the US?

  9. pdxblueyes says

    No Rick, Your parties inability to focus on anything other than their wingnut agenda, forcibly shutting down the government in the process is what is leading to the destruction of your – YOUR republic…

  10. jomicur says

    If we took all the dire predictions from conservatives and stacked them up, they’d reach to Jupiter. People like Little
    Ricky were making the exact same prophecies of doom when Clark Gable said “damn” in 1939. Jesus.

  11. Mary says

    Well, Jomicur, given how vulgar and debased our culture has become since that time I’d say that maybe the doomsayers of 1939 were not so off-base, just predicting decline a bit too early. And in all honesty, would “Gone with the Wind” have been less artistic if Gable had said “Frankly, my dear, I just don’t care?” And no, I’m not being sarcastic.

    Doomsayers are at least thinking of the future, which is what a responsible adult, whether liberal or conservative, should be doing. LGBT people of the future will have their lives shaped in part by decisions we make today.

  12. bandanajack says

    i say,scatorum, africa, where there are no glbt’s, awaits you and your family. i’m sure the christians there would love to have you over for dinner.

  13. JohnAGJ says

    If churches lose their tax-exempt status it won’t be because of their doctrinal beliefs. No, it’ll be because of their taking advantage of such status while politicking with the best of ’em. I’m generally in favor of maintaining their tax-exempt status, more to bolster First Amendment guarantees, but am beginning to rethink that based on their own behavior.

  14. Jason B. says

    Just to put some historical context to how this argument, that of the destruction of our country, has been used in the past I give you an excerpt from an argument on the need for slavery.

    “And what would be the effect of putting an end to the cultivation of these staples, and thus annihilating, at a blow, two-thirds or three-fourths of our foreign commerce? Can any sane mind contemplate such a result without terror? I speak not of the utter poverty and misery to which we ourselves would be reduced, and the desolation which would overspread our own portion of the country. Our slavery has not only given existence to millions of slaves within our own territories, it has given the means of subsistence, and therefore, existence, to millions of freemen in our confederate States; enabling them to send forth their swarms to overspread the plains and forests of the West, and appear as the harbingers of civilization. ”

    Lovely sentiments from the same mindset as Santourum and his ilk.

  15. FFS says

    There are hundred so thousands of dead Pagans that would beg to differ about Christians and their so-called “tolerance.”

    Maybe one day, Judy Sheppard will get the opportunity to educate Frothy about what a real hate-crime is. And then kick him in the balls.

  16. Queer Supremacist says

    Us gays are the only things that make Western civilization the least bit civilized. The whole history of the West, especially Europe, is one religious/ethnic war or land grab after another. The greater a culture suppresses LGBT rights and culture, the more thuggish its behavior.

  17. anon says

    To RS, the need to up the rhetoric is proportional to the personal sense that he’s losing on this issue. The more ground he loses to more he tries to make up for it with rhetoric in an attempt to inspire people to reverse course, but I can’t imagine that it would be persuasive on his word alone.

    In one sense he is right: the world would be a different place, so out with the old and in with the new.

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