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Would Rick Santorum Have Voted For Arizona's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill? 'Absolutely' — VIDEO

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Rick Santorum sat down with the National Review after CPAC a few weeks ago to talk about Arizona's "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed the "sincerely held beliefs" of business owners to legally discriminate against homosexuals. When asked whether he would have signed the bill had Santorum been in Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's place, he emphatically said yes, surprising absolutely no one. Also, somehow Obamacare is the government infringing on people's freedom of religion. Also said during the interview, utterly lacking in self-awareness:

The trunk upon which all other branches of rights flow from is freedom of conscience. If you don't have freedom of conscience, then freedom of speech doesn't mean very much, freedom of assembly doesn't mean anything because you can't speak or do what you believe is right. And what we're seeing is the government increasingly encroaching upon this very sacrosanct area of our Constitution and using all sorts of excuses to suppress people's rights

You can watch the interview AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Well, we all know what "santorum" means. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_for_%22santorum%22_neologism

    Posted by: Joel | Mar 22, 2014 4:32:19 PM


  2. "I have many children, you see, and can't afford to pay for them all to go to university. I'm hoping to drive at least one of my own children to suicide. Funerals aren't as expensive as college. Rick Warren would know!" - Rick Santorum

    or something.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 22, 2014 4:33:11 PM


  3. Ridiculous. Regulations on for-profit businesses in no way encroach on fundamental political rights of free speech and assembly.

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 22, 2014 4:39:11 PM


  4. Blah, blah , blah!

    Posted by: elwoodl | Mar 22, 2014 4:43:30 PM


  5. Fortunately, Frothy is unelectable, so he doesn't get to make such decisions and his would-have thoughts are powerless.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 22, 2014 4:44:25 PM


  6. "And what we're seeing is the government increasingly encroaching upon this very sacrosanct area of our Constitution and using all sorts of excuses to suppress people's rights."

    This from the man who is on record as saying that, as president, he would try to restrict contraception and reinsitute anti-sodomy laws, because (he believes) non-procreative sexual activity is not part of God's plan.

    So it's okay for him to get between me and my conscience, and it's okay for him to suppress people's rights. But those things aren't okay for anyone else.

    Posted by: Clayton | Mar 22, 2014 4:53:03 PM


  7. "And what we're seeing is the government increasingly encroaching upon this very sacrosanct area of our Constitution and using all sorts of excuses to suppress people's rights."

    This from the man who is on record as saying that, as president, he would try to restrict contraception and reinsitute anti-sodomy laws, because (he believes) non-procreative sexual activity is not part of God's plan.

    So it's okay for him to get between me and my conscience, and it's okay for him to suppress people's rights. But those things aren't okay for anyone else.

    Posted by: Clayton | Mar 22, 2014 4:53:03 PM


  8. This Santorum is scary. For Jews it would be like having a protege of Adolf Hitler trying desperately to become President of the US.

    Posted by: George | Mar 22, 2014 4:58:16 PM


  9. This man makes my skin crawl. How he was even an option for president of the United States is beyond me.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 22, 2014 5:03:35 PM


  10. These people believe in "freedom" as long as they are free to do what they want. Other people...not so much.

    Posted by: gr8guya | Mar 22, 2014 5:24:17 PM


  11. Frothy needs to move to Uganda-

    Posted by: Nick | Mar 22, 2014 6:40:04 PM


  12. why don't these two just have a conversation about straight white men not being in control of everything anymore...

    Posted by: woody | Mar 22, 2014 7:43:24 PM


  13. 'freedom of speech', 'freedom of association', and 'freedom of conscience' is only for homophobes. in the anti-gay worldview gays are not allowed to speak, especially for themselves, they are not allowed to know each other or get together, and the only thing gays are allowed to do are what their heterosexual supremacist masters tell them to do.

    Posted by: absolutely | Mar 22, 2014 7:51:37 PM


  14. Santorum: Comedic value - high; Electability - nil.

    Posted by: Jason Macbride | Mar 22, 2014 10:14:17 PM


  15. This man has always been so obsessed with gay sex that it really leans towards himself as being a deep down self loathing closet case.

    Posted by: Jere | Mar 23, 2014 10:02:58 AM


  16. That whole "sincerely held beliefs" nonsense gives me gas. Methinks Ricky S. obsesses too much about gay sex anyway.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 23, 2014 6:05:47 PM


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