Sunday, October 23, 2011

Santorum Ready To "Die" To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

During one of the Republican presidential candidates debates, Rick Santorum spoke against the right of gays to serve in the military and stood by as a gay soldier serving in Iraq, communicating via video, was booed. Santorum again revealed the depth of his intolerance by stating in a recent interview that he would be willing to “die” to prevent marriage equality. He also opened a new front in his quest to interfere with private lives by speaking against contraception. Watch:



Santorum: The battle we're engaged in right now is same sex marriage; ultimately that is the very foundation of our country, the family, what the family structure is going to look like. I'll die on that hill... We'll repeal Obamacare and get rid any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage. One of the things that I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the sexual liberty idea and many in the Christian faith have said, you know contraception is OK. It's not OK because it's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They're supposed to be within marriage. They are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal but also procreative, and that's the perfect way a sexual union should happen. When we take any part of that out, we diminish the act. If we take one part out, it's not for the purposes of procreation, it's not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women. So, why can't you take other parts of that out? And then all of the sudden it becomes deconstructed to the point where it's simply pleasure, and that's certainly a part of it, and it's an important part, don't get me wrong. But there is a lot of things we do for pleasure and this is special and it needs to be seen as special. I know most presidents don't talk about those things, and maybe people don't want us to talk about those things. But I think it's important that you are who you are. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

3 comments:

Jon R., editor of the Oracle said...

If I understand Santorum correctly my marriage of 23 years is a diminished marriage. While we do conjugate together we do so for pure pleasure, not for the purposes of procreation.

I am 67 and my blushing bride is a mere 59. The last thing we need or want at these ages is a bouncing bundle of joy that we may not live to see growing to maturity.

According to Santorum's interpretation of Christian values I suppose we should probably end our marriage since it appears to be counter to "how it is supposed to be".

Santorum can kiss my crusty old ass!

John Q. Pubic said...

Hey, Rick, MIND YOUR DAMN BUSINESS. Focus on the important freakin' issues and stay out of people's bedrooms, ya control freak!

Jeff Tone said...

Jon and John: Isn't it amazing how these "small government" conservatives try to get right into people's private lives?