Santorum Booed for Comparing Gay Marriage To Polygamy

Jan 5, 2012 Full story: www.buzzfeed.com 3,234

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Buzzfeed reported on the booing Santorum received today for speaking out against gay marriage in a New Hampshire town hall meeting.

The "know your audience" concept was overlooked by Santorum, who was more in his niche speaking against gay marriage in Iowa than in the more secular New Hampshire. When a young female audience member inquired about "two men who want to marry the person that they love," Santorum interrupted:

What about three men? It's important that if we're going to have a discussion based on rational thought, that we employ reason. Reason says that if you think it's ok for two, you have to differentiate with me why it's not OK for three. Let's just have a discussion about what that means. If she reflects the values that marriage can be for anybody or any group of people, as many as is necessary, any two people or any three or four, marriage really means whatever you want it to mean.

What's your take on Santorum's position? And is it fair to equate gay marriage with polygamy?

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“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#1 Jan 5, 2012
Woof, Marriage is an English word with a definition. There is a group that is attempting to change that definition to include other meanings. A majority of people believe this is not OK. Most of those people believe it is OK for two men to live together and love together. Some rights are provided to the combination of one man and one woman, because that combination produces offspring and therefore heredity issues. The combination of a man and a man may be extended certain rights as well. They should, however, come up with a new name for the combination.
Right Wing Nutjobs

Burlington, MA

#2 Jan 5, 2012
Santorum is a flucking m o r o n.

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Right Wing Nutjobs

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#3 Jan 5, 2012
Google "Santorum" and read the definition that comes up. ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!
Billy Ringo

Forest Hills, NY

#4 Jan 5, 2012
Meanwhile, as Ricky Sanitarium realizes he is not in whitebread country anymore, the old failed Johnny McBush is out campaigning with Romney and telling the crowd that President Obama will turn the county around.

Hey Mitt - GET RID OF THE OLD DUDE !!!!!!!

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

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#5 Jan 5, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
Meanwhile, as Ricky Sanitarium realizes he is not in whitebread country anymore, the old failed Johnny McBush is out campaigning with Romney and telling the crowd that President Obama will turn the county around.
Hey Mitt - GET RID OF THE OLD DUDE !!!!!!!
Woof, It is very telling that Romney brought in McBeercan to endorse him in NH. Most Republican ground troops can't stand McBeercan! This really shows just how out of touch the GOP Establishment is. Romney couldn't have done a dumber thing!!!

“Liberal and proud of it.”

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#6 Jan 5, 2012
I think it's a very weak argument to dangle polygamy as next on the slippery slope as an opposition to same sex marriage. Santorum is showing his lack of intellectual acumen. He doesn't stand a chance.
Big Mike

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#7 Jan 5, 2012
GO SANTORUM!!!!!!!! Romans 1 is VERY clear about homosexuality.

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#8 Jan 5, 2012
FreeDog wrote:
<quoted text>Woof, It is very telling that Romney brought in McBeercan to endorse him in NH. Most Republican ground troops can't stand McBeercan! This really shows just how out of touch the GOP Establishment is. Romney couldn't have done a dumber thing!!!
Neither could you, with post #1.

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#9 Jan 5, 2012
Right Wing Nutjobs wrote:
Santorum is a flucking m o r o n.
Stop picking on Frothy! He should have one week in the limelight before posting his record! One week, I say!

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#10 Jan 5, 2012
Big Mike wrote:
GO SANTORUM!!!!!!!! Romans 1 is VERY clear about homosexuality.
For those of us who have no interest in changing our government into a theocracy, you are actually pointing out a very big problem: We cannot consider putting into power those who would set policy based on their religion. It's dangerous. Just ask the women who lived and were killed under the Taliban.

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#11 Jan 5, 2012
Big Mike wrote:
GO SANTORUM!!!!!!!! Romans 1 is VERY clear about homosexuality.
Go Frothy! If you want to get the GOP nomination, you are going to get all the bigots!

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#12 Jan 5, 2012
Got booed showed his wide old man-ass to the cameras...hahaha. Are the sweater vests supposed to offset it somehow?

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#13 Jan 5, 2012
Jen Hussein wrote:
He doesn't stand a chance.
You are underestimating the power of the 'Christian conservatives' and bigots in the GOP.

But I repeat myself...

Point of fact: the tea baggers are going to have to land somewhere with Bachmann leaving and with GingRICH falling on his face in IOWA.

For two weeks: it will by on Frothy.

Maybe GingRICH will have something left in SC, we'll see... and of course Perry still has ten million dollars worth of mudslinging to fling on Romney.

Let's give it two weeks. Democrats would love to see either Frothy or GingRICH make it to March.
Bacigalupe

Norwalk, CT

#14 Jan 5, 2012
Typical republican scum

Since: Nov 08

South Florida

#15 Jan 5, 2012
Whether you agree or disagree, Rick brings up a good point. Where do you draw the line? I'm not seeing a lot of opposition to civil unions of any kind. However, when you start to redefine marriage, you open up a whole new can of worms.

And once that can is opened, you really do open up the discussion far beyond just two men, two women or any number of each. And before you question the notion of "any number of each" just remember that once you open the gates, it's no longer a union between man & woman, so the question remains - where do you cross the line?

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#16 Jan 5, 2012
He may as well be honest about what he thinks and not pander to an audience... changing his dialect... lying for votes... like someone else very powerful I am aware of did.

But what he says is true and I bet there's not many, if any, who can differentiate between two people loving each and three. Beside the number of course. If the numerical portion is the deciding factor, then why isn't gender?

Counter arguments are usually "That's ridiculous" or maybe "That's just stupid."

Usually very substantive.

We already know other cultures believe sincerely in polygamy and we welcome them in by the hundreds of thousands every year.

This will always be a divisive issue.

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El Paso, TX

#17 Jan 5, 2012
Santorum is right.

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#18 Jan 5, 2012
Why would marriage need to be redefined? Gay marriage is still marriage, the only difference being the genders.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

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#19 Jan 5, 2012
OBAMA IS A MUSLIM AND HE SAYS AMERICA IS NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY

Santorum is atleast a good Christian!!!

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#20 Jan 5, 2012
Obama Typical democrat liberal socialistic scum

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