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Protesters Walk Out on Santorum Commencement Speech
A.P. via FoxNews site ^ | 5/19/03 | Author not listed

Posted on 05/19/2003 10:54:48 AM PDT by smokinleroy

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PHILADELPHIA About one in every eight graduates walked out of Sunday's commencement at Saint Joseph's University before the keynote address by Sen. Rick Santorum who recently infuriated gay groups and others with derogatory remarks about homosexual behavior.

Santorum, the Senate's third-ranking Republican, didn't mention the walkout or the controversy directly.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: catholics; commencements; gays; santorum
"I am not incestuous. I am not a bigamist. I just happen to be bisexual. It offended me."

The scriptures lump gays in with adulterers, thieves, drunks, liars, and swindlers in with those who will not inherit the kingdom of God. I don't recall any condemnation of polygamy. Also, Clinton needs to shut his pie hole.

1 posted on 05/19/2003 10:54:48 AM PDT by smokinleroy
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To: smokinleroy
This is getting a lot more play than the same thing happening to Donahue at NC State.
2 posted on 05/19/2003 10:55:52 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: smokinleroy
For the LAST TIME! He did not liken homosexuality to any of those other acts! He simply said, if the USSC finds the law unconstituional based on privacy, then what would keep them from finding laws against OTHER sexual acts unconstitutiional based on privacy?

These are supposed to be educated college students?

3 posted on 05/19/2003 10:59:40 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it!)
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To: smokinleroy
"Senator Santorum and I are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum," said graduate Sara Foglesong, among those who walked out. "I am not incestuous. I am not a bigamist. I just happen to be bisexual. It offended me."

So, you little twit, you get to pick and choose what the Bible says about homosexuality? Well, if you think that it is wrong about homosexuality, then who is to say that it isn't wrong about bigamy?

4 posted on 05/19/2003 11:00:14 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: smokinleroy
Santorum is a hero for not caving in to organized gaydom. I wish there were more lawmakers with the balls to take on this issue, because it is a winner politically.
5 posted on 05/19/2003 11:00:20 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: Van Jenerette
...for class reading.
6 posted on 05/19/2003 11:01:30 AM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If We Can Keep It!)
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To: Van Jenerette
So much for a St Joseph education. Catholicism is about belief in the Scripture. These 1 in 8 don't belong at this college in the first place. This seems to be a good way to weed out the students that shouldn't get diplomas or other accredidation.

Of course there are probably professors that don't belong there either.

7 posted on 05/19/2003 11:06:14 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: The Old Hoosier
Santorum is a hero for not caving in . . .

AMEN!!

8 posted on 05/19/2003 11:07:15 AM PDT by geedee (It ain't braggin' if the outcome meets or exceeds the outburst.)
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To: smokinleroy
In another commencement speech Sunday, Former President Clinton blasted President Bush for his opposition to affirmative action in college admissions and accused him of neglecting domestic issues.
Science conflirms: Politicians lie

After intensive research, scientists have concluded that politicians lie.

In a study described in Britain's Observer newspaper, Glen Newey, a political scientist at Britain's University of Strathclyde, concluded that lying is an important part of politics in the modern democracy.

"Politicians need to be more honest about lying," he told the newspaper.

According to Newey, whose findings were published by the government-funded Economic and Social Research Council, voters expect to be lied to in certain circumstances, and sometimes even require it.

"Politics should be regarded as less like an exercise in producing truthful statements and more like a poker game," he said. "And there is an expectation by a poker player that you try to deceive them as part of the game."

But the main cause of lying is increased probing by the public into areas that the government would rather not discuss candidly. If voters only asked fewer questions, politicians would tell them fewer lies.

Bill Clinton famously lied about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, while earlier philandering U.S. presidents never had to lie about their affairs, because nobody ever asked.


9 posted on 05/19/2003 11:08:34 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: smokinleroy
When it comes to perversion, the deviants always seem to say "I just happen to be a...." Their actions define them, so they do not "happen to be," they actively engage in and identify with the acts.

This blowing-with-the-wind language reminds me of a woman who said she "found herself taking classes to be a Lutheran pastor." She did not apply and enroll? She did not go through the certification process? She did not move to the school? She did not pay money for tuition and buy books?

We should find these magic wands and pull out the batteries.
10 posted on 05/19/2003 11:10:24 AM PDT by sine_nomine (Protect the poorest of the poor - the unborn.)
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To: smokinleroy
"I am not incestuous. I am not a bigamist. I just happen to be bisexual. It offended me."

So, let me see if I got this straight. They're saying that homosexuality is not a lifestyle choice like those other choices such as adultery,polygamy,incest, etc. If so, then they're saying that you're born with it(homosexuality). What they're saying is that Dr. Laura was RIGHT!! You were born with a biological error. Then why did they slam her for saying that?

11 posted on 05/19/2003 11:15:40 AM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
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To: smokinleroy
Previously posted:

Protesters Walk Out on Santorum Speech ^

12 posted on 05/19/2003 11:17:09 AM PDT by CedarDave (The number of Saddam sightings is rapidly approaching those of Elvis!)
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To: smokinleroy
one in every eight graduates walked out

In other words, seven of every eight stayed.

13 posted on 05/19/2003 11:19:19 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: smokinleroy
Does a bisexual believe in monogamy? If so, they prove that one can be "oriented" to a certain type of sex and still refrain.
14 posted on 05/19/2003 11:21:35 AM PDT by RAT Patrol (Congress can give one American a dollar only by first taking it away from another American. -W.W.)
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To: smokinleroy
Author not listed

Actually it was a reporter named Bill Bergstrom. His name was listed on the WashingPost article I saw, but not on the NYTimes article which I posted (to get around the Compost whole article posting ban as per the FR settlement agreement).

15 posted on 05/19/2003 11:21:59 AM PDT by CedarDave (The number of Saddam sightings is rapidly approaching those of Elvis!)
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To: smokinleroy
said graduate Sara Foglesong, among those who walked out. "I am not incestuous. I am not a bigamist. I just happen to be bisexual.It offended me."

So she'll have sex with anyone, yet she is offended. Interesting. I am sure that her parents are so very proud.

16 posted on 05/19/2003 11:24:57 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death)
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To: scooter2
In other words, seven of every eight stayed.

Right on! "15,000 protesters showed up"...."200,000,000 didn't"

FMCDH

17 posted on 05/19/2003 11:28:01 AM PDT by nothingnew
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To: smokinleroy
I recall a number of graduates snubbing Clinton as well.
18 posted on 05/19/2003 11:34:11 AM PDT by theDentist (So. This is Virginia.... where are all the virgins?)
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To: RAT Patrol
Does a bisexual believe in monogamy?

No, it's just an excuse to be a slut with twice the number of people.

19 posted on 05/19/2003 11:40:00 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it!)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
They're saying that homosexuality is not a lifestyle choice like those other choices such as adultery,polygamy,incest, etc. If so, then they're saying that you're born with it(homosexuality).
That's precisely what they're saying. In order to refute the claim that same-sex attraction is unnatural, the libs counterclaim that same-sex attraction is natural by conflating two meanings of the word nature. (Cf. the "nature" vs. "nurture" argument re the origins of same-sex attraction, in which libs claim that same-sex attraction is "natural.").

One sense of "nature" is "essence" (as in, man's nature is sexual (i.e., male and female)). The other sense of "nature" is that which occurs without human intervention (as in, same-sex attraction is a natural disorder).

22 posted on 05/19/2003 12:13:35 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: smokinleroy
bump
23 posted on 05/19/2003 12:19:05 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: Van Jenerette
What on earth is a non-heterosexual doing at a Jesuit University. Didn't she read the prospectus?
24 posted on 05/19/2003 1:02:18 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: CedarDave
Previously posted:

Why does it not show up during a search?

25 posted on 05/19/2003 1:25:54 PM PDT by smokinleroy
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To: Paul Atreides
"..you get to pick and choose what the Bible says about homosexuality?"
For those among us of either a different religion or no religion - yes. To me the bible is no more than a good read much like other books of religion. We all don't worship the same god. even though we may have learned much from all of them.
26 posted on 05/19/2003 1:39:38 PM PDT by familyofman
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To: smokinleroy
The editor who wrote the title of my article left out the word "commencement". Because editors tend to change the exact wording, it can sometimes be more efficient to pick out several key words and do a search by post time. If you use the words "Santorum, protesters, speech" it picks it up.

I am guilty of the same thing, though. There was an earlier post that had the exact story with still a different title. If I had searched on only "Santorum", I would have picked it up:

Protesters Leave Sen. Santorum Address ^

27 posted on 05/19/2003 1:48:02 PM PDT by CedarDave (The number of Saddam (non)sightings is rapidly approaching those of Elvis!)
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To: CedarDave
I did a search using just "Santorum" and nothing later than
a week ago came up. It's Clinton, again!
28 posted on 05/19/2003 2:20:22 PM PDT by smokinleroy
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