Skip to comments.Republican Gay Rights Group Demands Apology from Santorum
Posted on 09/23/2011 10:01:23 AM PDT by lbryce
Members of the conservative gay rights group GOProud are demanding an apology from Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for what they call his disrespectful comments directed at a gay soldier in Thursday night's GOP presidential debate.
"Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform, and he owes Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who asked him the question about Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal, an immediate apology," said GOProud's Christopher Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia in a Thursday night press release.
During the Fox News/Google-sponsored debate, which took place in Orlando, Florida, a gay soldier deployed in Iraq asked the candidates if they would take measures to "circumvent" the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," if elected president.
Some audience members audibly booed the soldier -- a moment the GOP candidates on stage chose to ignore.
GOProud also noted that Santorum, who answered the question, declined to thank the soldier for his service, and called the repeal of DADT "social experimentation" - and "tragic."
"I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military," Santorum responded. "And the fact that they're making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege to -- and removing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' I think tries to inject social policy into the military. And the military's job is to do one thing, and that is to defend our country."
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The fact is, there can be no accomodation with gays who profess the Republican agenda, because being gay, living the gay life, indulgent in the abomination, perversion, deviancy that is homosexuality, renders their political affiliation, affinity for the Republican agenda makes any reference to themselves as Republicans moot, makes a mockery of Republican life-style, values, as irreconcilable anathema to all things Republican. And now we witness the surreal, where Republican gay right groups demand an apology as if they would ever deserve one,as if they are true legitimate Republicans, which they definitely are not. I say to them, get your damn as*es right on outta here, do you hear??
don’t we still have free speech in this country?
This is outrageous.
He doesn’t owe them crap. Santorum should tell them to (insert Maxine Waters’ famous quote).
The problem isn’t homosexual conservatives but homosexual “conservatives” that form a lobby group and infiltrate in order to push their agenda.
I didn’t have a problem with his answer, though I probably would have thanked the solider for his service.
Gay or not, the dude is putting his life on the line. He just needs to keep his sexuality to himself.
The horrendous CRISIS that we now find ourselves in is not merely economic. It has been growing for many years. Our present-day culture is the product of ignoring God and trampling morality.
Personally, I do not expect to see any real solution to the crisis until the root causes are addressed...by all of us.
The individual American is the only morally appropriate constituency.
What you said!
It doesn’t appear to me that Santorum said anything impolite, personal, or defamatory. He simply stated his position on the political issue under discussion.
If he apologizes, he’ll be a useless, cringing ninny.
Hey...you don’t like what he said, don’t vote for him. Meanwhile, you’re in no position to “demand” anything.
That’s a good thing.
Obama uses everything he can to “speak” to the voters; and minority special interest groups use a speech to scream their hysterical demands. Rick Santorum handled his question very well.n And he is right.
I guess that means that Santorum will not get the 900 gay votes the Republican candidate would normally get in the general election. (if that many)
Right on! I completely agree with this.
Govt. divides us by pitting us against each other and favoring one group over another, thereby leading to resentment and discord among "groups".
“”I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military,” Santorum responded.”
That may not go over too well.
Let’s form a group and demand an apology from Romney for not saying what conservatives want to hear!!!!!!!
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What is outrageous?
That a gay soldier was booed? Or that GOP Proud is making noise about it?
Look at this thread. Shoot. Look at the one we’re on now.
Lots of FReepers support the gay soldier and are appalled at the booing. Lots of FReepers think the booing was justified.
So. What is outrageous???
It amazes me that so many in our society are bound and determined to bringing down our Western/Christian values. It is those values(W/C) that are keeping them alive and safe, they are in effect destroying the one thing that is protecting them. Fools.
This is religious persecution in passive aggressive dress.
Just a thought: Gay Rights is another “single issue” isn’t it? Social Security is also a “single issue”, as well health insurance, and the list goes on.
If we look at all the “issues” the Left is throwing in the pot then we can see a trend, a pattern. The more “single issues” beneficial to the Leftist cause the more they break up the voting public into “single issue” voting, thus the better chance of the Democrat winning.
It’s almost like entering a third party to the race for potus
Why don’t you tell me what you think about it? Forget about “Lots of FReepers”.
His subject line read: "You hang with a classy crowd"
Here was my immediate response to him.
Agree, Santorum completely booted the question.
Obviously he doesn’t have the spine to say “Gays in the military is bad policy and should be repealed”. His answer tells you that he considers homosexuality to be just another type of “Sex” and thus he gave the safe, politically correct answer that all sex has no place. Pathetic.
Did they really Boo a member of the American Military who served in Iraq?
If so, that is low class.
first they’re frigging Dems who were the log cabins, secondly say sorry for what.
That he thinks men poking another man where the crap comes out and doing unnatural things to each other while getting more diseases is not wrong.
Women wearing strap ons because they went to pretend they’re a man in sex
EVEN a man dressing as a woman thinking they are lesbians
No it is high time that the GOP get rid of these lunatics and mentally ill people once and for all.
To think years ago I had no problem with homosexuals as they said and told us all repeatedly that they wanted to keep their lives private and now they are asking for special laws, dancing in the street telling everyone what turns them on.
Then they wonder why more and more are getting pissed off with these idiots.
I would say for them to shove that apology up their a$$e$ but they would like it!
he won’t get the homo vote, ah diddums and yet when the voters vote on the homo agenda they always say no.
now which one is the winner, ah yes not defending the homosexual agenda.
I think they booed a homosexual who happens to be a soldier, not a soldier who happens to be a homosexual.
Low class, huh?
So. You SUPPORT gays serving in the military.
Got it. You liberal.
Rick Santorum had best be prepared for random glitter attacks.
“The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that will not shut up!”
The right cannot compete without providing a context for their positions - if the issues are framed as 'the GOP wants to throw PFC Steve out of the military because of who he loves' we'll lose every time.
IMO Santorum's answer was as good as he could've given.
Why should a man who makes being gay more important than being a GI be thanked for his service?
Is he there to serve his country, or is he there to undermine his country’s ability to field a coherent fighting unit?
I have no gratitude for gay soldiers. I have enormous gratitude for soldiers. If, somehow, I have discovered they are somehow gay, then my view on it is that they are there to degrade the effectiveness of the military, not enhance it.
I feel the same way about women in the military in front line units as well. Everyone forgets about how hard it is to be an Army wife. It’s harder when you know your man is serving alongside other women in a place with not very much to do.
I used to marvel at the collection of process servers lined up at the pier when we would pull in from a six month deployment. Allowing women to serve in forward areas was a giant “F.U.” to the average military family.
Now, gays in the CIA? Can’t have enough of them. They make wonderful operatives, and they serve their country well in that capacity. Some very brave and resourceful heroes of the gay persuasion have given their lives for a country that has done pretty well by them. Better than most, if not all, others.
But no, he needed to tap dance by saying "sex has no place in the military".
What this tells me is that he's playing for the general election "undecideds" who are likely to be influenced by the MSM.
All the candidates will play for this vote sooner or later.
Don’t pay attention to the stink bomb thrower.
Fortunately for practising homosexuals, there is never any blood splattered around on a battlefied and so the environment is not made all that more dangerous by what is in essence an extension of germ warfare.
Anyone who thinks this needs a /sarc tag needs to ask themselves if they would want Doc treating their open wound after just treating Chrissy’s open wound.)
Offer no apology Rick Santorum.
I have never felt the need in my life to go up to someone and say “Hi I’m leenie312 and my sexual orientation is usually on the bottom” No one’s business but my own and the hubs. Hate it that it is pushed into our faces...Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t care...keep it to yourself. The bedroom door needs to be shut.
I don’t know what your problem with me is, but then again, I don’t care.
So you don’t thank women for their military service?
Dont pay attention to the stink bomb thrower.
Good advice. But it pisses me off that anyone thnks a gay soldier who served in the military deserves respect.
Piss on them.
I am opposed to the repeal of DADT.
However, I would never Boo an a member of the American Military.