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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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Rick Santorum To March For Marriage With NOM

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It looks like Senator Rick "man-on-dog" Santorum is finally breaking his recent silence on gay marriage issues. Instead of borking up an interview on Fox News, Frothy Mix is instead having the National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown post an announcement to NOM's blog lauding his participation in NOM's upcoming "March for Marriage" on June 19th in D.C. From Brown's open letter:

Rick SantorumI'm thrilled to announce that my good friend and stalwart marriage, family, and life champion, presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will be speaking at this year's March for Marriage on June 19th.

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Senator Santorum is a huge addition to our already incredible speaker list that includes Governor Mike Huckabee, Archbishop Salvatore Cordielone [sic], New York State Senator Rev. Rubin Diaz [OMGSIC], and the Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall and Ryan T. Anderson, among many others.

Santorum, Huckabee, Cordileone, Diaz, Marshall, Anderson..this should be quite the clown car on display, and no doubt unintentional hilarity will ensue.


Santorum Not Speaking About Pennsylvania's Gay Marriages or the Judge He Backed That Made Them Happen

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In 2002, Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum recommended John Edward Jones III for U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, saying he “understands our values and traditions.” Jones was then appointed by then-president George W. Bush. So it comes as a great surprise that a Republican, Bush-appointed, Santorum-backed judge would be the one to strike down Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban.

Judge John E JonesEven better, Pennsylvania Governor Corbett said that he would not challenge Jones' ruling, saying in part,

Throughout the debate on this important and meaningful issue, I have maintained that Commonwealth officials and agencies would follow the provisions of Pennsylvania’s marriage law unless or until a court says otherwise.  The court has spoken, and I will ensure that my administration follows the provisions of Judge Jones’ order with respect for all parties.

The irony is so deliciously sweet it'll rot your teeth.

For his own part, Santorum has been quiet on the issue, and on gay issues in general of late. ThinkProgress points out that Santorum never addressed the striking down of the marriage ban on his Twitter account, nor when he appeared on Fox News just minutes after. He has also not responded to several media outlets who called to inquire.

It's too much to hope that Santorum has changed his opinions on gays at all, but perhaps he's finally realizing that campaigning against equality is a losing issue, particularly for the younger voters that the Republicans are hoping to attract, and will instead focus his time and efforts on more productive efforts such as increasing the federal minimum wage.


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