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Rick Santorum Defends Anti Gay Marriage Stance: Marriage Is the Glue That Holds the Family Together
FOX News ^ | 01-02-12 | Studio B

Posted on 01/02/2012 9:56:53 PM PST by Lazlo in PA

In an interview on Studio B Monday, Shepard Smith challenged Rick Santorum on his position on gay marriage. Santorum said that whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry is really a question of values, saying, “The question is whether we should change the laws of this country to reflect a different value structure. What we’re talking about here are different values. We have to Judeo-Christian values that are based on Biblical truth and truth that can be acclaimed and resolved through reason. And, those truths don’t change just because people’s attitudes may change.”

He went onto say, “People are allowed to love a lot of different people and a lot of different, and we honor those relationships, but we don’t call them marriage and we don’t treat them like marriage.”

Santorum concluded, “Family is the foundation of our society and marriage is the glue that holds that family together. That’s not being against anybody, that’s being for something.”

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Refreshing to see a person running for POTUS not tap dance around on this issue. It is no surprise that this line of questioning came from Shemp Smith.

1 posted on 01/02/2012 9:56:59 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; Carry_Okie; ...
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2 posted on 01/02/2012 9:59:03 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Here is a clue for Shep, and Rick.

Marriage is sanctioned by the Church.
Civil unions are sanctioned by the state.

Most folks are ok with that.

Don’t muck with the Church you jerks.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 10:04:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lazlo in PA

And this is why the largely gay-rum major media will utterly DESTROY HIM...

It was an NPR local news director who laughing told me what a “Santorum” was, two years ago.

When you Google “santorum” this is one of the Top Ten search results:

http://hypervocal.com/tag/what-is-a-santorum/


4 posted on 01/02/2012 10:05:20 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Refreshing to see a person running for POTUS not tap dance around on this issue.”

Yes! Refreshing to see a politician with PRINCIPLES.

The government should not legalize perversion.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 10:05:43 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

My apologies, Rick is right on this matter.

Good for him.

“People are allowed to love a lot of different people and a lot of different, and we honor those relationships, but we don’t call them marriage and we don’t treat them like marriage.”


6 posted on 01/02/2012 10:06:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tcrlaf

That is absolutely disgusting. I have noted here at FR a few folks referring to Rick as “Frothy” and had no clue what it meant. I learn something everyday I am on FR, for good or bad. In this case bad. LOL,


7 posted on 01/02/2012 10:12:18 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I am not a Santorum supporter, and never plan to be one.

But I will say I loved the interview he did with Hannity tonight, he did very well.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 10:13:28 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: tcrlaf

"And this is why the largely gay-rum major media will utterly DESTROY HIM..."

Practically every time they have a state vote on gay marriage- even in deep blue states- it gets shot down. The MSM can harp away all they want against him on this, but I really question whether the public at large will care. (Even Obozo opposes it).

9 posted on 01/02/2012 10:14:51 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“I have noted here at FR a few folks referring to Rick as “Frothy” and had no clue what it meant.”

Those who use that have likely identified themselves as TROLLS.
This term started on DAILY KOS (Shock!), and was quickly picked up by a mainstream media over-run with queers.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 10:16:09 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The water’s warm!


11 posted on 01/02/2012 10:16:19 PM PST by BenKenobi (You know, you really need to break free of that Catholic mindset - "an ex-catholic":)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I call Ron Paul “Foamy”

But that is another matter.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 10:17:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lazlo in PA

At least Shep has a clear purpose in life — namely, to boost the self-esteem of boxes of rocks.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 10:17:53 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Beside his solidly conservative views (with which I agree), and beside his articulate command of the language, (which, as a fairly good speaker I still envy), Rick Santorum's brave ability to speak truth to deceit and corruption with NO hesitation makes him top contender in the GOPer primary race with the best chance of victory against Mister O-blame-a .

WANTED...

Santorum v Obama debates!

.

14 posted on 01/02/2012 10:26:50 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Did he say how he feels about serial adultery?


15 posted on 01/02/2012 10:27:24 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good for santorum.REFRESHING.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 10:28:57 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: tcrlaf

And this is why the largely gay-rum major media will utterly DESTROY HIM...


So, what is the issue here? Anyone seeking the office of president should not upset the gay-run media or perhaps they should keep quiet and not upset the gays?
Anyways, if its not the gay issue it would be something else.
After they did their best to make sure Romney is the last Republican standing Santorum, a conservative pro-family man, slipped in under the radar.
The lefties have got to be going bat guano.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 10:41:19 PM PST by Leep
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To: Lazlo in PA

Placemark for pinglist.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 10:46:06 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I have to say.....that I am starting to move towards Rick Santorum...

I am praying about it, starting today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdEfwRdJpF0&feature=related

Dear Lord,
Help us.
Amen.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 10:53:28 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: tcrlaf

There are a lot, lot more people in the world with the name Santorum than just Rick Santorum. That’s pretty stupid and sophomoric of them to do even if he was ‘the only one’, but he certainly is not.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 10:53:45 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mylife

Marriage is sanctioned by the state. Look at the laws governing inheritance. Go back to Roman times and follow the progress of laws forward. “Civil Unions” are a contrivance but they give to the parties virtually the same rights as partners to a marriage have. Yet two brothers/sisters living together ; two close friends with no sexual relationship are denied these same rights.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 11:04:50 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Man, it sure seems like it wasn’t all that long ago, that even the pro-homo movement didn’t want “gay marriage.” It’s almost like their culture hijack got hijacked and they went along like sheeple.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 11:05:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: RobbyS

Marriage is for the establishment of BLOOD LINE INHERITANCE.

Gays do not reproduce. Therefore. there is no transfer of property to the next generation.

“Yet two brothers/sisters living together ; two close friends with no sexual relationship are denied these same rights.”

Familial relationships “Blood lines” are covered by long (Thousands of years) of inheritance rules, that vary by culture.

“Two close friends” have no rights, whatsoever, over familial rights.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 11:14:40 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I am liking him more each day.

All he has to do is to keep saying that while marriage should be between a man or a woman, that in a free country, people can choose the .lifestyle they wish. That a conservative Constitutional administration will protect their Gd given freedoms whether others like it or not. That every life is precious, gay, straight, black, white, polka dotted. He could clean up for us all on this issue. He must not let the Glee Club define the issue. Get out in front of wanting every american to live the life of his choice, unfettered by gov’t control.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 11:27:04 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: tcrlaf

As to the first line, even adoptive children do not inherit in Texas, except by will, in many cases.

As to gay marriage, it took a long while to obtain the abolition of common law marriage, but since 1970, it is quickly become the norm. Gay marriage is simply the reductio ad absurdum of this process. The finally stake in the heart of traditional marriage. Instead we have the idea of purely emotional relationships. When the emotion goes away, the relationship ends.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 11:28:16 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Yaelle
We need a CLEAR choice between Obama and the GOP Nominee.

There is NO CLEAR CHOICE if if is Obama vs. Romney.

It is a very clear choice, the chance for the Republic to speak and say whether it wishes to continue to be destined for the ash heap of history, if it is OBAMA VS> SANTORUM, I am becoming increasingly convinced.

26 posted on 01/02/2012 11:52:24 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: tcrlaf
Also, the anal cavity is NOT A SEX ORGAN. It was designed for one thing only, defecation, evacuation of human waste.

It was not designed or intentioned as a recipient of a male penis. Physiologically, historically, morally, religiously.

Sorry to get graphic, but homosexuality is an afront to God's natural law, in addition to being devoid of ways to reproduce the human race naturally.

27 posted on 01/02/2012 11:55:30 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting him like McCain, FR is over)
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To: Seaplaner

He is an authentic leader, save for his support of Arlen Specter which was, and forever will be a disaster.

Queer Nation and their friends in the media, (as well as NAMBLA) will terrorize him - and this election may become the bellwether on gay marriage.

The Romney attack will be interesting as well. He will now be head to head with a fearless, determined conservative with nothing like the polluted baggage of a Newt Gingrich.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 12:03:18 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Lazlo in PA
He has been consistent during the culture war even when atrociously maligned and even when everybody else was running for cover. He has the courage of his convictions—indeed refreshing. Go, Rick!!
29 posted on 01/03/2012 12:18:07 AM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Lazlo in PA

You guys don’t get it:

The main reason the homos want to have their marriages recognized is for THE BENEFITS (so-called spousal health/dental/life insurance).

We need to eliminate the difference in treatment of benefits for married vs. single people for employees and then there will be no incentive for the shirt-lifters to grab for benefits.

In other words: Each employee receives ONE UNIT of benefits no matter what his/her marital/sexual orientation.

The Gay Marriage movement is really just another variant of the socialist agenda. It’s all about LIBERAL GREED.

As for the religious angle, since we presumably have separation of church and state, it should not matter what the bible says about gays for how the gov’t handles this.

They are people and should have basic human rights, correct? The Libertarian stance would be let homos get married if they want to, but don’t accord them (or married people) any different amount of benefits.

I personally don’t care what the homos do. Let them get married (hey, that means less men competing for women for us single guys) but don’t force me to pay extra for their “spousal benefits”.

That is the proper Civic argument against Gay Marriage.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 1:12:36 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Yaelle
"I am liking him more each day."

Me too. I saw the "Interview" with pretty boy Shep. Shep did his best to shake Rick on gay marriage. Rick stood his ground with good answers. It was obvious Rick knew Sheppie boy likes other boys.

31 posted on 01/03/2012 2:10:58 AM PST by DeaconRed (We will have to TAX the rich to pay for ZEROS vacations. His last cost us $4 Million)
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To: Lazlo in PA

One thing I like about Santorum.. he presents his views on issues and doesn`t shift them with the prevailing winds.

“This is what I believe, take it or leave it.. but I`m not compromising,” seems to be the message here. Works for me.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 2:34:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: ScottinVA

bttt


33 posted on 01/03/2012 4:48:47 AM PST by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s almost like their culture hijack got hijacked and they went along like sheeple.

&&&
More like once they got the camel’s nose under the tent they began working on the rest of the animal.

It saddens me to see how successful they have been at convincing otherwise sensible people that this disorder is just another acceptable way of pairing.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 5:06:00 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

You guys don’t get it:

The main reason the homos want to have their marriages recognized is for THE BENEFITS....

^^^
No, you don’t get it. What they want is for all of us to sanction their disordered lives. They want there to be no restrictions on acting out on any sort of sexual desires involving any sort of object or animal, including our children and our pets.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 5:12:29 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

As far as I know...Obama has not yet officially backtracked on what he stated during the ‘08 campaign...that he also believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

The libs want to ignore that. I hope that when the firestorm rains down on Santorum, he will remember this and point out that he and the president actually agree on this (hee hee)


36 posted on 01/03/2012 5:21:09 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: tcrlaf
This is also why Santorum won't back down. He went through the same thing in his unsuccessful 2006 reelection bid here.

The gay mafia absolutely hates him. He knows how to talk back to them and to the media.

Just a few months ago, I had real reservations about supporting him given the sound drubbing he got in his reelection bid.

But I can't help but admire the way he has fought back. If I lived in Iowa, I'd definitely caucus for him tonight.

37 posted on 01/03/2012 7:19:37 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Not only is Santorum staunchly opposed to this fantasy of same-sex "marriage," but he is one of only a few candidates who understands the corrosive, destructive, diabolical nature of activist homosexuality in total. No ENDA will come from his desk like it will from Mittens' desk.

It cannot be stated too strongly: If we only stop at opposing same-sex "marriage" we have completely lost the fight.

38 posted on 01/03/2012 8:17:25 AM PST by fwdude
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To: All

figures it would be homosexual shepard smith.

Santorum conceeded the logic and reason argument by relying on the crutch of mere faith. Santorum, should have said used logic and reason IN ADDITION to the mere faith argument.

There is no benefit to society with homosexual conduct. Society rewards the institution of marriage because it promotes the continued existence of society. marriage is NOT about an individuals fetish for achieving orgasm.


39 posted on 01/03/2012 8:19:37 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Titus-Maximus
He is an authentic leader, save for his support of Arlen Specter which was, and forever will be a disaster.

It was one of those agonizing decisions to get ultimate good accomplished, although it resulted in the election of a Democommie in RINO clothing. Santorum secured Specter's vote for Justice Roberts in exchange for the endorsement. So it wasn't without purpose.

Thankfully, Specter's demise was ultimately accomplished.

40 posted on 01/03/2012 8:24:29 AM PST by fwdude
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To: AlanGreenSpam
The main reason the homos want to have their marriages recognized is for THE BENEFITS (so-called spousal health/dental/life insurance).

Wrongo! The clamoring for the benefits is merely a pretext for their attack on marriage. Apparently, you don't get that. In jurisdictions which fully equate civil unions with real marriage, it is still not enough. It never will be.

They are out for the complete destruction of anything good and Godly. Until you understand that, you won't understand what motivates homo-activists/Leftists.

41 posted on 01/03/2012 8:30:11 AM PST by fwdude
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To: Vigilanteman
Can you imagine how absolutely rabid and... excuse me... "frothy" the Left would become if Santorum won the White House?

I am praying this becomes a reality.

42 posted on 01/03/2012 8:39:09 AM PST by fwdude
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To: tcrlaf

” Gays do not reproduce “ in which, is a good thing, however, they recruit their victims into that life style.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 8:50:20 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: fwdude
" Wrongo! The clamoring for the benefits is merely a pretext for their attack on marriage. Apparently, you don't get that. In jurisdictions which fully equate civil unions with real marriage, it is still not enough. It never will be. "

To help folks understand it in a different way, it's the same argument of the Land for Peace issue with the Islamic s, Arabs, and Palestinians against Israel.

No matter how much Israel concedes land for peace to the Palestinians and those who hate Israel , it's still not good enough.
Their final goal is to destroy Israel, so the same with the Homosexuals, they want to destroy the American way, family, and Christianity.... they have no other motive than that.
The Homosexuals are of the same cloth as the Palestinians in their militancy in their hatred of Israel, and to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.....
44 posted on 01/03/2012 9:05:04 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Well said; excellent analogy.


45 posted on 01/03/2012 9:07:14 AM PST by fwdude
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To: AlanGreenSpam
" The main reason the homos want to have their marriages recognized is for THE BENEFITS (so-called spousal health/dental/life insurance). "

You ever heard the song from the rock group QUEEN We are the champions ? listen it one time, that is what the Homos are after, their agenda, total dominance.
46 posted on 01/03/2012 9:13:06 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I have noted here at FR a few folks referring to Rick as “Frothy”

People who refer to him that way are probably faggots. People who refer to attendees at Tea Party rallies as "teabaggers" are also probably faggots.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 9:13:09 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fwdude

The song ( WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ) from Queen is about militant homosexuality, and total world dominance.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:21:10 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist
The song ( WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ) from Queen is about militant homosexuality, and total world dominance.

Much of their music is. I was an oblivious fan in my delusional teen years, but it became apparent what it was all about when Mercury became more and more militant about his predilections. Their "music" turns my stomach nowadays for this reason.

49 posted on 01/03/2012 9:30:52 AM PST by fwdude
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To: AlanGreenSpam

The bennies should cost more because of the higher risk lifestyle. It should be the same as smokers vs non smokers for life/health insurance. Single vs married for auto insurance, etc. You want bennies, then pay more.


50 posted on 01/03/2012 11:12:40 AM PST by USAF80
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