Santorum's comments: wrong but constitutional

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 12:00am

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home," Sen. Rick Santorum told an AP reporter, "then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything."

Santorum was talking about a Supreme Court case questioning the constitutionality of Texas' so-called sodomy laws, which make consensual sex between same-sex adults a crime.

Elizabeth Birch, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights organization, led a chorus of liberal critics saying in response: "When Trent Lott made similar comments, he lost his position as majority leader, and it is time for the Republican Party to consider similar steps with Sen. Santorum."

First, let's cover a little history. The Civil War was America's bloodiest conflict. The war divided the nation for generations.

Brother didn't fight brother over gay marriage or homosexuals in the military. Gays weren't kidnapped in Africa and brought to America against their will to toil in our fields. It's important to keep all this in mind as the chorus of comparisons between Santorum and Lott gets louder.

When Trent Lott defended Jim Crow, he was defending something that had been rejected by two generations of Americans. Santorum, meanwhile, was giving an opinion about an existing law that is currently being debated in the Supreme Court. In short, the two remarks are just different things.

Santorum's comments were off base, but so are the demands he step down. How was Santorum wrong? When you look at the full context of his remarks, he was making a slippery slope argument, not a comparison. He could have been clearer. Even the slippery slope argument is wrong. Why would allowing homosexuals to listen to Barry Manilow records (hey, there could be kids reading this) in the privacy of their homes lead to the legalization of incest?

Maybe Santorum's confused about which gay rights argument is being discussed. Legalizing gay marriage might

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By: Granpa1 on 12/14/11 at 1:09

That the Texas sodomy law exists does not make homosexual sex evil. The law exists because it is evil, as it is written, "For by the law is the knowledge of sin". Sin was in the world before the law.
Homosexuals intuitively know this and have tacitly approved that it is overwhelmingly understood to be against nature and good order. We can disregard the slippery slope, as we already know "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived". This is why the efforts surrounding our schools to encourage our young people to experiment in this behavior is wrong and should not be tolerated. A large number of our society is open to bad behaviors of all forms, so it is understandable we accomodate perversion and licentiousness.
To fully understand the deceit of the movement and what we are facing, access the following site:
http://www.article8.org/docs/gay_strategies/overhauling.htm
Within it, you shall find the following quote, as well a comment about NAMBLA.
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By: Granpa1 on 12/14/11 at 1:10

The quote is as follows:
"And when we say talk about homosexuality, we mean just that. In the early stages of any campaign to reach straight America, the masses should not be shocked and repelled by premature exposure to homosexual behavior itself. Instead, the imagery of sex should be downplayed and gay rights should be reduced to an abstract social question as much as possible. First let the camel get his nose inside the tent--only later his unsightly derriere"!

By: Granpa1 on 12/14/11 at 1:19

The NAMBLA quote is contained below. The "Overhauling of Straight America" was written by homosexuals for homosexuals to enable them in their quest to achieve normalcy which by the writings contained herein, demonstrate they are not, neither their practices natural.

"A media campaign to promote the Gay Victim image should make use of symbols which reduce the mainstream's sense of threat, which lower it's guard, and which enhance the plausibility of victimization. In practical terms, this means that jaunty mustachioed musclemen would keep very low profile in gay commercials and other public presentations, while sympathetic figures of nice young people, old people, and attractive women would be featured. (It almost goes without saying that groups on the farthest margin of acceptability such as NAMBLA, [Ed note -- North American Man-Boy Love Association] must play no part at all in such a campaign: suspected child-molesters will never look like victims.)"

I recommend you read the whole article by Marshall K. Kirk and Erastes Pill.

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