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Rick Santorum: the epitome of homophobia

BY NOREEN FAGAN – American presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he would reinstate the recently repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law if he were to become president.

At a Republican debate on Thursday, Sept 21, Santorum
responded to a question by an American soldier, based in Iraq, via YouTube. Up until this
week, when DADT was repealed, Stephen Hill had
to lie about his sexuality to serve in the army. 

Hill’s question was simple: “Do you plan to circumvent the
progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?”

The Huffington Post’s description of Santorum’s response was no great surprise. When asked by host Megyn Kelly what he would do about
soldiers like Hill, Santorum replied, “What we are doing is playing social experimentation with
our military right now. That’s tragic. I would say that going forward we would
reinstate that policy if Rick Santorum was president.”

First of all, I think it is tragic that he speaks about himself in
the third person, and secondly — openly gay soldiers are lab
rats?

Santorum also said that removing DADT “injects social policy
into the military. And the military’s job is to do one thing: defend our
country…”

When Fox cut back to the audience, several people were seen happily booing and jeering at Hill. It seems
that being a soldier does not garner much respect, and if the soldier’s openly gay, people have the right to be downright disrespectful.

Another article about the debate, in the Daily
Mail
,
reinforced what a douchebag
Santorum is.
In 2003, the article reminded, Santorum said homosexual acts “undermine the basic tenets
of our society and the family” and compared gay sex with
pedophilia and bestiality.

Santorum’s latest beef is with Google. Cyber activists have set
up websites linking his name to an invented gay-sex term, created in response to his homophobic remarks. A Google search for Rick Santorum comes up with this:

Santorum feels Google is playing
favouritism: “I suspect if something was up there like that about Joe Biden,
they’d get rid of it.”

 

 

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