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Rick Santorum Talks 'Trojan Horse' LGBT 'Agenda' and His 'Very Clear' Plans for 2016 - VIDEO

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Following his address at a meeting for the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation last week, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum sat down with The Daily Caller to discuss whether the LGBT community and conservative religious groups can ever peacefully co-exist.

Referencing Houston mayor Annise Parker's subpoena of anti-gay pastors, Santorum said he wants to see more people push back against the Left's efforts to "silence those who disagree"

"I think we have to continue to fight and in fact start to push back the other way," Santorum explained. "We've been too silent for too long and we need to say all these thoughts are proper in the public square. We need real freedom in this country, not government adherence to a set of principles." 

He also discussed his plans for the 2016 presidential election.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Santorum: Young People Support LGBT Rights Because the Gay Community Has 'Silenced the Church' - VIDEO

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Former senator and likely presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said the only reason young people support gay rights is because they have never heard any arguments to the contrary, reports Right Wing Watch.

Speaking yesterday during an interview with Tony Perkins, president of listed hate group Family Research Council, Santorum said that the anti-gay lobby is losing in the battle for LGBT rights because “[LGBT activists] have effectively silenced the church on a lot of those issues and young people don’t even know what the opposing view is on these issues.”

PerkinsOn the issue of pastors in Houston suing the city for rejecting their petitions to repeal a non-discrimination ordinance, Santorum said:

“I really believe in this subject matter at hand with the gay community that a Judeo-Christian worldview cannot survive with a worldview that is as rabidly secular as this movement is.

“One is going to battle the other and I can tell you that the statists, these secular statists, do not want the competition that comes from the church and so they are going to do everything they can to marginalize them, to force them out of the public square to be quiet.

“They’re going to use, as they have, the Johnson amendment, try to use the IRS and the tax code to do so, they’re going to use every lever of power the government has to keep this competition of ideas silent so they can win the argument.”

Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last year, Santorum claimed that same-sex marriage would "discourage" straight couples from marrying.

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E.W. Jackson: 'God Ordained' That 1,000 Years From Now Same-Sex Marriage Will Not Exist - VIDEO

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True to form, failed 2013 Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia E.W. Jackson - he has previously claimed to be even better friends with god than the Pope - this time spoke for god himself, lashing out against same-sex marriage at the closing of the Values Voter Summit last Friday, reports Right Wing Watch.

The annual Values Voter Summit, organized by anti-gay bigots Family Research Council and backed by the Republican Party, featured a who’s who of homophobic wingnuts including Michelle Bachmann, Jason & David Benham, Michelle Duggar, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Mat Staver.

Closing out Friday night’s session, Jackson attacked supporters of equality and was somewhat confused with his interpretation of "the truth":

“How dare you try to redefine an institution that God himself ordained! The fact of the matter is they can call a union other than one man and one woman by any name they choose but the reality is you can re-write a thousand dictionaries, you can put on a thousand TV shows, you can make a thousand headlines, you can have a thousand coming out parties, you can have a thousand politicians affirm the lie, but the truth will still stand and a thousand years from now, marriage will still be a union between one man and one woman because God ordained it so!"

Watch Jackson’s rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Santorum Claims Liberal Americans Have 'Devalued' Marriage: LISTEN

Former presidential candidate and anti-gay speaker Rick Santorum appeared on "Eagle Forum Live," a radio program hosted by Phyllis Schlafly's daughter Anne Cori, and spoke up about the ways in which marriage has become "devalued" by the American public.

RickSantorumSantorum focused mostly on diction around marriage becoming associated purely with "romantic relationships" rather than reproductive purposes.

Right Wing Watch reports:

Rick Santorum said that conservatives need to “reclaim” marriage from the left and “the folks who are trying to change the marriage laws to allow same-sex couples...."

He also warned of polygamy: “If marriage is simply a romantic relationship between two people, and by the way, that’s what it’s devolved to the minds of a lot of Americans, if that’s all that marriage is well then it’s hard to make the argument that any two people or any three or four people shouldn’t be able to get married.”

Rants like his remind us just how tired and flaccid anti-marriage equality arguments have become. Perhaps the worst moment, though, came from Anne Cori, a woman who apparently detests the "celebration of single mothers." Bravo, Ms. Cori on this new low.

Listen in on the conversation, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Santorum Thinks It’s Fun to Bang the President – VIDEO

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At a GOP convention in Iowa over the weekend, Rick Santorum’s hilariously misguided choice of words were again on full display, with Santorum saying:

“Look, I understand why campaigns and all of you want to go out and just bang the president. It’s fun. I mean, it’s fun. It’s easy. It’s getting easier every day...”

Watch his uncontrollable “Santorum-of-the-mouth”, AFTER THE JUMP

Phil dunphyLast week, you may also recall Santorum trying to be all hip and cool and whatnot when he told USA Today that Hillary Clinton wasn’t “young and bling” enough for the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2016.

Anyone else think Santorum is kind of like a much less cool, much more rabidly homophobic version of Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy?

[via Mediaite]

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Rick Santorum: Hillary Clinton Isn’t ‘Bling’ Enough to Win Dem Nomination for President: VIDEO

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In an interview Friday with USA Today, Rick Santorum was asked about whether he thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016 - with Santorum saying she isn't “young and bling” enough for Democratic voters:

“I think she would be atypical of what the Democrats would nominate. They generally don’t nominate old and tried and true. They tend to nominate young and bling. And only when the young and bling don’t work out that they fall back to the tried and true….[Democrats] like new, they like fresh, they like young. That’s who the Democratic Party has been nominating since they became the liberal party in America.”

In a separate clip, Santorum was asked to weigh in on Rick Perry’s recent comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism. Santorum said that doing analogies and comparisons like that “can be very dicey and tricky affairs because people get very upset when you do them,” but that he stood by Perry’s point.

Wonder if Dan Savage's ears are burning... 

Watch the clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch]

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