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Santorum: Economy dependent on traditional marriage; lies about same-sex weddings

Saturday, October 8, 2011

GOP presidential long-shot Rick Santorum on Friday told attendees at the Values Voter Summit that a vibrant economy is dependent on traditional marriage, and that President Obama has ordered military chaplains to “break the law” by requiring them to perform same-sex weddings.

“You want to have a successful economy? The single thing you can do is to nurture and support the institution of marriage … and than means standing up and defending the institution of marriage as between one man and one woman…”

Santorum promised to “fight in every state to make sure that marriage remains between one man and one woman.”

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Santorum also called it an “abomination” that the Obama Administration has refused to defend the previously ruled “unconstitutional” Defense of Marriage Act in court, and said the President “has instructed his military chaplains” to perform gay wedddings “in direct contravention” of DOMA.

“So not only did the President not defend the law, he has now instructed people in the military to break the law,” Santorum said.

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In fact, the Defense Department memorandum issued last week, only gave military chaplains permission to perform unions where permitted by state and local law, and specifically stated they were “not required” to do so.

The text of the actual memo was:

“A military chaplain may participate in or officiate any private ceremony, whether on or off a military installation, provided that the ceremony is not prohibited by applicable state and local law. Further, a chaplain is not required to participate in or officiate a private ceremony if doing so would be in variance with the tenets of his or her religion or personal beliefs.”

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30 more reader comments:

  1. Can these people fuck off and die already?

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:14pm
  2. Does everyone understand yet that there isn’t a decent Republican worth voting for?? Time to make the REICH WINGERS unemployed!

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:14pm
  3. I wish they would use this much energy on getting our economy out of the dumps.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:15pm
  4. Don’t weddings cost money? Money helps the economy right? Do you believe all men are created equal?

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:16pm
  5. Same sex marriages is actually a good boost to the economy, and also, Divirces are a boost to the economy…the Lawyers makes all the $$$$.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:17pm
  6. This guys head needs to be “occupied”…….by a brain!

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:20pm
  7. heterosexual male dominance is dependent on “traditional” marriage.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:22pm
  8. Rick? Is this where your campaign has taken you to?? Marriage?? You can’t do any better than that? Thank God in Heaven you’re an also-ran!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:23pm
  9. Santorum secreting Santorum. he reminds me of “Chet” as the Shit blob from ‘Weird Science’ when it just start secreting crap out of his orifices @2:25: http://bit.ly/mZYWqF

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:33pm
  10. hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahha

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:39pm
  11. Kudos to Kevin George, that’s exactly what a real traditional marriage is.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:41pm
  12. So what else is new. This douchebag is not saying anything new or surprising for him. He is out there with Ron Paul in the really wingnutty world of right wing insanity.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:42pm
  13. They are the most pitiful examples of human beings that exist.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:57pm
  14. If you want to protect the Sanctiy of Marriage then you MUST begin the fight to have DIVORCE outlawed.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:58pm
  15. Dumbass

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 3:03pm
  16. Instead of coming up wth ways on helping the economy, they come up with this crap?

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 3:03pm
  17. unfortunatly they seem to be multiplying and getting more extreme :(

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 3:21pm
  18. still obsessing over gay sex, is he?? ha.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 3:28pm
  19. You’re a MORON Rick! Not only do you perpetually prove that you have the IQ of a chimp, but also you’re basically as evil as Hitler.

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 3:42pm
  20. When they so against gays why don’t they talk about what they can do to make USA better bring jobs back to USA instead of acting stupid as all them are acting and such losers they are would not be able to run a country as great as ours is go home

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:04pm
  21. Rick Santorum thinks about man-on-man sex more than I do! Give it a rest, Rick!

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:06pm
  22. whatever

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:18pm
  23. I’m 58 and can’t understand why they hate me and my friends so much? What does me living my life do harm to them? I’d like to know!

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:26pm
  24. damn, Ricki is soooo frothy today

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:29pm
  25. OMG…….Is he just another Puke Politician ! gotta be a Repulican !! Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh assholes!

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 5:16pm
  26. Yeah for President Obama, and BOOOO For Rick (THE DICK) Santorum !

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 5:17pm
  27. wow…um…wow…

    Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 6:32pm
  28. These GOP candidates are incapable of addressing the actual ills of the nation, so they address issues that poll after poll show no one cares about.

    Dick Frothy-Mix Santorum is the only one of them that thinks about gay sex more than most of the gay community. Michele B. is a close second, because she sometimes has sex with her gay husband.

    But Frothy Mix wants a date with a man so badly, he has to talk about us all the time. Projecting is one of the GOP’s favorite pastimes.

    Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8:55am
  29. “if we allow homosexuals to marry, they’ll want trillions of our money, and they use napkins. next they’ll want us to allow Muslims.” im guessing thats what he said

    Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 11:41am
  30. non of these republicans would hold up any of the values that our constitution affords us such as the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:13pm