Love the gay. Hate the sodomy.
In Robinson’s latest embarrassment, he attributes the House leadership’s handling of the Foley scandal in part to homophobia. According to Robinson, “the Republican Party has gone to such lengths to demonize homosexuality that it must pain the leadership to reveal that such a thing as a gay Republican congressman could even exist.” Hence, he suggests, their lack of action until it was too late. But Robinson offers no evidence that the Republican Party has done anything to demonize homosexuality. Only Robinson’s demonization of Republicans stands behind his assertion.
Top Democrats and gay rights advocates blasted comments by Sen. Rick Santorum in which he appeared to compare homosexuality to incest, bigamy and adultery, and they called on the Pennsylvania Republican to repudiate the remarks.
In a statement released Tuesday, Santorum did not dispute the accuracy of the quote, but criticized the AP story as “misleading.” His said his comment was specific to the pending Supreme Court case.
“I am a firm believer that all are equal under the Constitution,” he said. “My comments should not be construed in any way as a statement on individual lifestyles.”
But, according to unedited excerpts of the taped interview released late Tuesday by The Associated Press, Santorum spoke at length about homosexuality, and he made clear he did not approve of “acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships.”
In the April 7 interview, Santorum describes homosexual acts as a threat to society and the family. “I have no problem with homosexuality,” Santorum said, according to the AP. “I have a problem with homosexual acts.”
As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop weâ€™ll have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. Iâ€™m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, weâ€™ve never had a divorce or any kind or homosexual relationship.
Frankly I think the Powerline guys are starting to mail it in…
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