Skip to comments.Santorum resolute on Boston rebuke
Posted on 07/13/2005 3:45:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON -- Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, refused yesterday to back off on his earlier statements connecting Boston's ''liberalism" with the Roman Catholic Church pedophile scandal, saying that the city's ''sexual license" and ''sexual freedom" nurtured an environment where sexual abuse would occur.
''The basic liberal attitude in that area . . . has an impact on people's behavior," Santorum said in an interview yesterday at the Capitol.
''If you have a world view that I'm describing [about Boston] . . . that affirms alternative views of sexuality, that can lead to a lot of people taking it the wrong way," Santorum said.
Santorum, a leader among Christian conservatives, was responding to questions about remarks he made three years ago on a website called Catholic Online. In those comments, Santorum said, ''It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal.
The junior senator is chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and is considered a possible candidate for his party's presidential nomination in 2008, if he wins reelection to a third Senate term next year.
''I was just saying that there's an attitude that is very open to sexual freedom that is more predominant" in Boston, Santorum said yesterday. Reminded that the sexual abuse occurred across the country, Santorum said that ''at the time [in 2002], there was an indication that there was more of a problem there" in Boston.
The senator's words sparked instant reaction from Massachusetts political leaders, who ridiculed Santorum's suggestion that priests were driven to abuse children by the city's liberal culture.
US Representative Barney Frank, a Newton Democrat, called Santorum ''a jerk" and pointed out...
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one could only wonder what the iniation rights were at Theodore's home state catholic seminaries.
Christians do need to take notice and recognize that sexual license - straight, bisexual, or homosexual are all cookies in the same forbidden jar, and that general acceptance of sexual licentiousness leads to more and more people dipping into that jar for a taste - and some of those doing the dipping may be sexual predators who justify their actions based on the age old "everyone else is having fun, why not me" adage.
If the shoe fits...
Santorum has suddenly found his voice...
If that is Bostons, what then is San Francisco?
Good for him. For sheer survival, we NEED leadership that acts on principle and won't back down. If a "moderate" approach is taken we lose to our enemies and we will eventually lose ourselves, our children, our labor, our goods and, ultimately, our lives.
Takes one to know one.
No one wants to listen to a prophetic word. They'd rather attack the prophet.
"This is one of those people who claims to have had eye contact with a blind woman," [Congressman Barney] Frank said."
This comment is from one of those people who routinely have another man's penis inserted in their rectum. In addition, one of Barney's live in lovers used to run a gay prostitution ring for pedophiles out of his apartment. When this was discovered, Barney, who is only in need of mild corrective lenses for perfect vision, had been blind to that fact.
'I think he probably has written off Massachusetts," said Senator John McCain,
Now I understand McCain. He thinks he can get Mass to vote for him in presidential election. He is more of a fool than I thought.
I have this "self-protection" mode that puts me to sleep whenever I read certain groupings of words. When I got to the " ... Barney Frank, a Newton Democrat, called Santorum a jerk ... " bit, I went into a coma. ;)
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