Skip to comments.Santorum 'homophobic,' former Wyoming Senator says
Posted on 02/22/2012 9:35:34 AM PST by NoPinkos
Former Senator Alan Simpson had some choice words for his one time colleague, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
"I know Santorum, I served with him," he said. "He is rigid and a homophobic. He believes that gays and lesbians, he mentioned in an interview in 2003, about bestiality, and gays and lesbians. I think that's disgusting," said Simpson.
The former three-term Senator from Wyoming has always been known for both his candor and his ability to work across party lines, said Republicans are hurting themselves by focusing on social issues.
"Here's a party that believes in government out of your life, the precious right of privacy and the right to be left alone. How then can they be the hypocrisy of fiddling around in these social issues? We won't have a prayer," he told Bob Schieffer in an interview for CBS News's Face to Face, a weekly web interview from the staff of Face the Nation....
Simpson's prognosis about the focus on social issues could prove true in November's general election....
(Excerpt) Read more at ktvq.com ...
Wtf is wrong with that man (Simpson)?
For one thing, the GOP including Santorum has NOT focused on social issues. Santorum has committed any sin except being a decent man.
Well Allen, where do you draw the line? Just another anything goes apologist. These folks just want to have a free for all. True anarchists
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Also the claim of homophobia is not based on Simpson “knowing” Santorum, it is based on a public statement by Santorum.
I guess Simpsom believes GOP needs to stand for Gays On Parade. I don’t.
Gays are fine with me, doesn’t mean they have to get married, raise kids, or teach everyone about having “two moms”.
I think Alan Simpson is a skeeve. Go back to the Clarence Thomas hearings, where Simpson started making bizarre sexual remarks.
Government staying out of your private life, means you get to believe what you want to in your private life.
Including, you have the right to uphold a 3000 year old moral tradition. The one our system of liberty and limited government is rooted in.
Simpson was chosen by Obama to be on his econ-ignore team because he’s a dyed in the wool rino.
Santorum has already explained why social issues are important: when the family fails, then America fails.
Is it any simpler than that? These behaviors cripple the family, and that cripples the nation.
It’s like saying, “He Ruskie-Phobic. I thought we were sposed to mind our own business, not russia’s. So, let’s get rid of the military.”
Cripple the military and you cripple the nation.
Not even a real question.
Calling or labeling something WRONG is not invading anyones bedroom.
You seem to advocate anything goes - sexually. As if no one should feel guilty about their ‘leanings’ and that no one really can say what is right or wrong. Rubbish.
In the article, Santorum spoke of bestiality and homosexuality. For the record, BOTH behaviors (and they are behaviors) are wrong, reprehensible and disgusting, having no positives for society at large. So, IF you are unable to say thet homosexuality is wrong, what then allows you to say that bestiality is? That necrophilia is? That polygamy is? Oh, what a slippery slope you find yourself on.
There IS a definition of right and wrong, unchanging per societal winds, called the bible. What was wrong 4000 years ago, surprisingly is still wrong today, despite your desire to believe otherwise.
IF you allow wrong to exist, without calling it out, labelling it as such, it will flourish and we see those fruits today (no pun intended). I for one am not blinded by
gray areas, and moral relativism. It is wrong.
I guess it’s the difference between the Liberterian viewpoint that pretty much says if it doesn’t hurt someone leave it alone, and the Conservative fundamentalist view that if the bible says it’s a sin then government might have a right to “fix” it. This is probably one of the reasons that our founders included separation of Church and State in the First Amendment.
Yeah Alan, the GOP better support gay marriage, just like Barack ...oops!
Guess even Obama’s not that stupid, you jackass Simpson.
By allowing government to confer special rights, one concedes that our rights come from the government.
Peer inside the skull bone tweets of real gerbalists like Alicia Budicha, Bob Sheiffer, Norah O’Donnell, David Gregory, etc., if you dare.
Notice how carefully they are discussing GOPers.
Better yet, why are the atheists lecturing Christians ONLY and not other believers of other faiths? It gets a little ridiculous!
Taking the position the Bible states and having the balls to say that position aloud is homophobic nowadays. I didn’t realize Santorum was afraid of homosexuals, did you?
works across party lines = criticizes fellow Republicans
“Wtf is wrong with that man (Simpson)?”
the guy is what- 90? He dodders on a good day.
What Santorum said is that the homsexual argument you have the “right” to marry whoever you love could apply to incest, bestiality and polygamy. And if not, then why does the “law” get to allow some free-will marriages but not others?
No it’s not a good question. Destroying traditonal marriage along with the basic tenants of Christianity has nothing to do with being left alone.
No it’s not a good question. Destroying traditional marriage along with the basic tenants of Christianity has nothing to do with being left alone.