Santorum: Obsessed with Gay People

But he blames the media for making him talk about it

Lately, our Facebook page has been blowing up with “Did you hear Rick Santorum said this?” comments. And for good reason. This month alone he chastized women who opt for pre-natal testing, women who go to work (he says womenhood is akin to having an “emotional disorder”), women who enlist in the military and gay folks who want to be treated equally (to him, being a felon is a more promising parental cred than being in a same-sex relationship). The guy has us in a frenzy, especially if you consider that everyone’s calling him a frontrunner in the presidential campaign.

But recently, he did the unthinkable. He blamed the media (like us) for making him talk about his anti-gay opinions – even though he talks about his gay hate everywhere these days. His campaign is pretty much based on it. For example:

On gay marriage: “We have a serious issue about trying to get moms and dads to marry and stay together,” Santorum told The Seattle Times. “I don’t see this as encouraging that. I think that at least from my perspective it tends to water down marriage instead of encouraging men and women to form healthy marriages, and that to me should be the objective of the government because that is in the best interests of our society.”

On gay parenting: “There are certain things that government does that gives people privileges in order to promote activity that are healthy for society and are best for society,” he said, according to ThePalm Beach Post. “And those things we promote would give people advantages or benefits, government benefits because we think that is healthy activity.”

On being gay: “I know the whole gay community is trying to make this the new Civil Rights Act,” Santorum said on the record. “It’s not the same. You are black by the color of your skin. You are not, you know, homosexual necessarily by, obviously, by the color of your skin. … There are people who were gay and lived the gay lifestyle and aren’t anymore.”

On religion: “Religious liberty is now trumped because … the courts have created a ‘super’ right that’s above a right that’s actually in the Constitution, and that’s of sexual liberty. And I think that’s a wrong, that’s a destructive element.”

Check it out (gay discussion starts at the six minute mark):