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Rick Santorum: ‘It Would Be Suicidal’ If GOP Embraces Gay Marriage
Business Insider ^ | 04/09/2013 | Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

Posted on 04/09/2013 6:33:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As conservatives continue to grapple with how they — and the Republican Party at large — should handle the issue of gay marriage, some prominent voices are coming out to either endorse or condemn pushes for the movement to embrace same-sex nuptials. Among those personalities is former presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, the politician said that embracing gay marriage would be “suicidal” for the party. The former senator also noted that some Republicans, like Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, who have openly endorsed gay marriage are no different than those politicians who parted ideological ways from the party over the abortion issue in the 1960s and 1970s.

Former GOP presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum said: “I’m sure you could go back and read stories, oh, you know, ‘The Republican party’s going to change. This is the future.’ Obviously that didn’t happen,” Santorum told the outlet. “I think you’re going to see the same stories written now and it’s not going to happen. The Republican party’s not going to change on this issue. In my opinion it would be suicidal if it did.”

Santorum went on to note that speaking about how best to communicate messages is fine, but that transforming “foundational principles” is another story — one that could prove problematic for the GOP.

“Just because some of those things happen to be popular right now doesn’t mean the Republican party should follow suit,” he noted.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; ricksantorum; santorum; ssm
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To: Psalm 73
I can see the Tea Party transforming into a true political party...

Well, the TEA Party, as originally established, was admittedly only about "fiscal" issues of taxation, and many of its early leaders scorned ANY social/moral issues being associated with the movement.

The TP is good as far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough. Even STILL, it is largely a "fiscal-only" conservative movement, which couldn't care less about other equally important issues, wanting to "call a truce" on them (Mitch Daniels, anyone?). Until we have a party that espouses ALL the principles of true conservatism, we will be "men without a country."

21 posted on 04/09/2013 8:47:06 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can anyone imagine the answers that Mitt Romney would be giving regarding this issue?

And then, ask why Romney was a better candidate than Santorum.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 8:48:28 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: IbJensen
The GOP is rotten to the core!!

Maybe not to the core but that it's "leaders" have just gone squishy soft on the core tenets of what republicanism is. Much like the leaders of the Catholic Church have gone away from the core of Christ's church and what he preached.

Charles Voris explains here and in other videos on his ChurchMilitant.TV site what is at work here. Give it a look see.

Catholic Twilight Zone

23 posted on 04/09/2013 9:09:36 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: SeekAndFind

You’re right. Once the GOP fully supports homo marriage, he and other “purists” will be completely marginalized.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SeekAndFind
Santorum is correct, but the problem is much broader. It's suicidal for the republicans to try to out-democrat the democrats. We see the republicans caving on all manner of issues: immigration, spending, entitlements, etc.. In so doing, the republicans will alientate their base, lose votes and never get enough democrat crossovers to compensate for the loss. RIP GOP.
25 posted on 04/09/2013 10:58:25 AM PDT by matt1234
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To: SeekAndFind; xzins; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; ...

If the GOP embraces same sex marriage, it will be the end of the GOP. The same fate will befall it should it embrace amnesty, abortion, gun control, ObamaCare or any other major failure to defend God, Life, Family, Country, Liberty!!

We don’t need another democrat/socialist party.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: Jim Robinson

No we don’t and I will no longer EVER vote for the GOP! My candidate will have to pass a conservative litmus test from now on! The last election taught me something.


27 posted on 04/09/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I guarantee you, if the next Republican Presidential candidate approves gay marriage, most on this forum will vote for him/her using the reason, “He/she is better than voting for a Democrat.” And those of us who won't vote for that gay approving Republican candidate, will get hit over the head - again.
28 posted on 04/09/2013 1:30:44 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: IbJensen

In order to attract more white people, the party will have to move to be more neutral on cultural issues. What group of social conservatives have we not already won who are hiding out there?


29 posted on 04/09/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: Marcella

Well, I for one will have to take my licks and live with them, because there is a line I won’t cross.

Just the other day, someone here told me if it comes down to voting for a Democrat or a Republican who supports sodomite marriage, he’ll support the Republican every time———BUT, he hastened to say, that wouldn’t mean he himself feels the same!


30 posted on 04/09/2013 5:28:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just might support Santorum again in 2016 to force the RNC platform to stay true to conservative social issues. You can’t have a truce on social issues when the Homosexual Agenda is bent on destroying faith and freedom.


31 posted on 04/09/2013 5:31:48 PM PDT by yongin (If the GOP embraces gay marriage, then more Mark Foley scandals will emerge)
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To: Jim Robinson

Indeed. Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 04/09/2013 8:24:12 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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