Tuesday, April 22, 2003

The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight
Here's a gem from GOP Senate Conference Chairman Rick Santorum--
"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, 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."
To anyone with half a brain these remarks are patently offensive- and it doesn't matter if you are gay or straight. To compare homosexuality with incest is just ludicrous and maybe it shows just how little the GOP has changed in the past fifty years. So much for compassionate conservatism, so much for the Big Tent. I am always amazed that there are actually people in the 21st C. who still think homosexuality is some sort of aberrant behavior that will lead to the end of our society. There have been homosexuals engaging in homosexual sex since the beginning of time, and yet the world has not stopped spinning. These people remind me a bit of the Flat Earth Society who refused to believe the world was round, long after it had been proven. (note: the Flat Earth Society still exists)
And even though I realize some people are homophobic, I hold public office holders to a higher standard. Santorum is by all accounts not the brightest Senator, but he does have a JD and an MBA, so he cannot be a complete rube. It is time for Senator Santorum to step down from his position as GOP Conference Chair. And it is time for the GOP to do a self examination and decide what kind of party it is- is it the party of bigots and homophobes, like Santorum and Lott, or the party of Roosevelt and Lincoln. Time to make a choice.


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