Monday, June 27, 2005

Santorum Takes Homophobia to a New Low

There is an interesting item on Andrew Sullivan's blog linking to an article for Catholic Online written by Republican Senator Rick Santorum, who is well known for his homophobia and ultra-conservatism. Santorum blames the priest pedophilia scandal on, you guessed it, liberalism.
Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.
Maybe this is going out on a limb, but I bet the fact that Boston is the biggest city in Massachusetts—one of only two states in the U.S. with a majority-Catholic population (the other being tiny Rhode Island)—has a little something to do with it.

Santorum gets extra God-hates-fags points for blaming the "sickness" of our culture on the fact that media and academic elites "have zealously promoted moral relativism by sanctioning 'private' moral matters such as alternative lifestyles," thus implicitly equating homosexuality with pedophilia. Way to go, Rick! I wonder how someone who believes in Hell could think and say such things.
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