Santorum Booed for Comparing Gay Marr...

Santorum Booed for Comparing Gay Marriage To Polygamy

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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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#21 Jan 5, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You are underestimating the power of the 'Christian conservatives' and bigots in the GOP.
You are probably right -- certainly, the comments on this and many other Topix threads would back you up. I just find it difficult to believe that thinking people would vote for someone who cannot argue the issue at hand. If you are asked about gay marriage and your argument is that polygamy is a bad idea, you are showing yourself to be unqualified to take part in any reasonable discourse. Santorum is just such a poor choice. I don't know what the Republicans are thinking.

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#22 Jan 5, 2012
Ban : Gay Marriage !!!

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#23 Jan 5, 2012
It's called a "red herring" argument. Santorum doesn't have a good argument against gay marriage, there is none. So, he tries to change the subject to polygamy.

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#24 Jan 5, 2012
Jitney wrote:
Santorum is right.
Far right.

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#25 Jan 5, 2012
TOP JAZZ wrote:
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?
Slippery slope fallacy.

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#26 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Ban : Gay Marriage !!!
Why?

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#27 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
OBAMA IS A MUSLIM AND HE SAYS AMERICA IS NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY
Santorum is atleast a good Christian!!!
No no. Good Christians are the NON-bigots.

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#28 Jan 5, 2012
Santorum atleast understands the Gay Marriage agenda.

Soon this: I now pronounce you Man and Spider monkey!!!

or this I now pronounce you Woman and Ferret!!

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#29 Jan 5, 2012
Big Mike wrote:
GO SANTORUM!!!!!!!! Romans 1 is VERY clear about homosexuality.
The buy bull is a bunch of Bronze Age myth and superstition.
And this is not a theocracy.

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#30 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Obama Typical democrat liberal socialistic scum
And you are the pond that breeds Hitlerian scum.

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#31 Jan 5, 2012
TOP JAZZ wrote:
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?
Polygamy and sex with animals have NOTHING in common with gay marriage.Frothy is a disgusting homophobe. Beyond that, he's a woman hater and a racist...

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#32 Jan 5, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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The buy bull is a bunch of Bronze Age myth and superstition.
And this is not a theocracy.
I find that all gays think this way, Gee I wonder why?

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#33 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Ban : Gay Marriage !!!
Ban: Vance1 !!!

There must be something wrong with a Bill of Rights that grants freedom of speech to the likes of you.

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#34 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Santorum atleast understands the Gay Marriage agenda.
Soon this: I now pronounce you Man and Spider monkey!!!
or this I now pronounce you Woman and Ferret!!
See? Right there, that's why this whole Santorum thing is a bad idea. People who can't distinguish between two consenting adults marrying and bestiality shouldn't go anywhere near a voting booth.

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#35 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Santorum atleast understands the Gay Marriage agenda.
Soon this: I now pronounce you Man and Spider monkey!!!
or this I now pronounce you Woman and Ferret!!
By that reasoning, you must be married to a human.

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#36 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
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I find that all gays think this way, Gee I wonder why?
Because they're more enlightened than you?

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#37 Jan 5, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
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Ban: Vance1 !!!
There must be something wrong with a Bill of Rights that grants freedom of speech to the likes of you.
Or the likes of you also hey!!!

is it fair to equate gay marriage with sex with animals?
YES!!!!!
Look at the agenda......its all there

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#38 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
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I find that all gays think this way, Gee I wonder why?
By the way, I find it interesting that you're so chummy with gay people.

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#39 Jan 5, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Slippery slope fallacy.
The claim of fallacy fallacy.

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#40 Jan 5, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
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I find that all gays think this way, Gee I wonder why?
I know lots of LGBTQ folks who believe very much in Christianity. I don't in any way, but I don't think you, Vance1, are helping to advance your cause with this kind of post.

It doesn't make sense because it's a gross generalization based on ... nothing? And then you add a sarcastic question that looks like it's supposed to be rhetorical, but, again, doesn't make sense. Why do you think people who are LGBTQ think that the bible is nonsense? And, as I ask this question, I remind you that there are many who ARE strong believers in the Christian faith. I'm just curious as to what you're trying to say here.

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