Skip to comments.Santorum "homophobic," former Senator says
Posted on 02/22/2012 8:33:10 AM PST by writer33
(CBS News) Former Senator Alan Simpson had some choice words for his one time colleague, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
"I know Santorum, I served with him," he said. "He is rigid and a homophobic. He believes that gays and lesbians, he mentioned in an interview in 2003, about bestiality, and gays and lesbians. I think that's disgusting," said Simpson.
The former three-term Senator from Wyoming has always been known for both his candor and his ability to work across party lines, said Republicans are hurting themselves by focusing on social issues.
"Here's a party that believes in government out of your life, the precious right of privacy and the right to be left alone. How then can they be the hypocrisy of fiddling around in these social issues? We won't have a prayer," he told Bob Schieffer in an interview for CBS News's Face to Face, a weekly web interview from the staff of Face the Nation.
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“the leftist position of silencing Christianity”
We don’t have to silence Christianity, any more than talk of football, the art of renaissance Italy, or trigonometry. I am not like the liberal banishing faith from the public square. I just don’t want precious campaign time wasted on irrelevancies. And, yes, it is irrelevant. For however much Santorum or anyone else’s faith influences his ideology, it doesn’t do so enough to justify him and us sacrificing energy to defend it when we could be infinitely more strategic.
Simpson is the perfect example of why RINOs are completely useless in and out of office.
They can be counted on to disappoint when the rubber meets the road.
He believes that gays and lesbians, he mentioned in an interview in 2003, about bestiality, and gays and lesbians.
Having a stroke, Alan?
Let’s send that idiot Simpson to a bath house somewhere, and after he’s had his fudge packed for a few hours, we’ll ask him if he thought it was ‘disgusting’.
STFU Simpson, ya senile loser.
Just guessing Al Simpson is very sensitive to slights ~ did Rick turn him down or what?
Santorum fears homosexuals? That’s odd. One would think if he feared them he wouldn’t be so outspoken against their lifestyle.
is Al speaking out on behalf of his fellow Episcopalians? Doubt they would all approve.
Simpson, Dole, McCain, Lugar, and many other old time Republicans began their congressional career at a time when “go along to get along” was the guiding rule. Most of their time was spent in the minority and they became comfortable and prospered in that role. They developed a loyalty to the institution rather than to the people who elected them. Those republicans like Gingrich, Santorum, DeMint, Coburn, and a few others who dare to play by a different set of rules are a greater threat to their existence than is any democrat.
Most straight men I know think homosexual acts with 2 men are disgusting. So what. As long as people are treated with respect.
Simpson is another unprincipled RINO hack who stands for nothing and means nothing.
Guess Christians should be barred from public office. We are, after all, a bunch of homophobes.
* Member of various Masonic bodies (Scottish Rite, Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters). Simpson is a 33rd Degree Mason and holds the highest award to be conferred by the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite — The Grand Cross of Honour
CFR-member Simpson opposed the partial-birth abortion ban.
(I’ve gone conspiro.)
You are correct and this is one of the few cogent replies on this thread. Every time Mitch Daniels says the same thing, folks on this board lambaste him with boiling spit, but the fact is that the most important issue is to stop the steady slide of our Republic into a socialist quagmire. If the Republicans prefer their precious social issues to basic liberty and freedom, they will lose to Obama once again and we the people are likely to lose everything we cherish. Once our liberty is gone, there will be no discussion of any social issues, other than “social justice”.
I have worked in public health for too long and seen it all. The picture of “the gay lifestyle” is very disgusting from a public health official standpoint. Most people have no idea. It is the general public’s misfortune to have this deviance marketed by hollywood’s homosexual writers.
Someone posted this at the Townhall site, which would be informative to those on this site as well, regarding Ricks alleged homophobia:
Rick Santorums Wife: Rick Loves Gays.
A gay man served as a top-level senior aide to Senator Rick Santorum for ten years. That the virulently anti-gay Santorum who has also this week taken heat for remarks that appeared to be racist would hire a gay man who also happens to be black no doubt will leave many Americans scratching their heads.
I can’t be the only one to speak out and I can only speak in certain venues. My job would otherwise be in peril. What I have learned, I definitely will report elsewhere and you should do the same.
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