Monday, September 26, 2011

More From "Rick Santorum"



Posted: 26 Sep 2011 06:20 AM PDT
More From Rick Santorum's Anti-Gay AdgendaThe most provocative moment from last Thursday night's Republican presidential primary debate came when a few members of the crowd booed an openly gay soldier for asking whether he would have to hide his sexuality under a future, Republican administration.
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), to whom the question was addressed, responded that he would reinstate "don't ask, don't tell," the federal policy that prohibited LGBT individuals from serving openly in the military. And when pressed on the matter after the debate ended, the Pennsylvania Republican argued that repeal of the policy had been harmful for those gay soldiers as well.
"We executed a policy that I think was detrimental to everyone, including them, in my opinion because sex and sexual preference should not be an issue in the military, period," he said. "And it should not be something that is demonstrated in any shape or form in the military. And it shows how much our culture has changed that this is even a subject to be debated within the military."
Santorum didn't elaborate on how allowing open service was detrimental for gay soldiers. He did, however, say that he "would grandfather in people who, because of the [DADT repeal] policy, came out." "It's not their fault," he said.  Source: http://huff.to/pvegYX
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10 comments:

J said...

When will Sanctimonious Santorum and his raucus caucus realize how cheap they sound?

Coop said...

Santorum is so far gone in polls... is this even worth posting, Justino?
One half of Bachman Perry is sliding in popularity. The other half is a nobody.

Gary Kelly said...

I have to agree with Rick Santorum on this issue. Sexuality in the military - hetero, homo or otherwise - needs to be eliminated. Only eunuchs should be eligible to enlist. And ugly ones at that.

JustinO'Shea said...

Eunuchs??? Only eunuchs in the military.
Which century did you come into being? Castration and tubal chop off create a eunuch!

Gary, remember, removal of appenages doesn't really change sexuality or sexual orientation. An amputated gay man does not become asexual because of the amputations.

Sexuality is between the ears. . .the ears. . .not the legs and fat tummy. . .lol

According to your suggestion, you'd have an army of hetero soldiers and gay soldiers who'd limp for a while. . . maybe quite a while. ;(

Stew said...

Maybe the elimination of sex in the military would have kept my sister and her now husband from getting together and marrying. I know that the country is in a much worse state because of that tragic day that they met....... She's now a Pentecostal Preacher in Alabama!

Coop said...

Gary could be kidding. {: And I agree with him sort of. Here's why:
I don't think my life revolves around my sexuality. Being gay... er well... I'm not. Being QUEER does not change what I eat, what I listen to, the way I do my job, why I chose my career, how I feel about things, how I interact with people yadda yadda yadda.
Obviously Justin Dudes I don't feel like making anyone into a eunuch. But I think a soldier's ability as a soldier is more important than their sexuality. Just like I can name a lot of things about me that define what I am.

Coop said...

Nor do I support DADT.

JustinO'Shea said...

As an existentialist psychologist I take exception, Coopsta Duude, with your choice of the words "define what I am".

Why? WHAT designates a thing, an object. WHO, on the other hand shows a person.
There is far too much de-personalization, therefore de-humanizing in our society for our general mental and emotional health.

When we objectify a person we USE that person. Person-to-person is about relationship: the inter-active dynamic in human growth and living. "We use things; we love persons." . . .unfortunately it is often the other way round.

Thus growth is stunted, emotional fulfillment is crippled. One of the things I object to in the game wars online. Here the characters are objects, things. The greater the cruel, destructive carnage too often rates the 'success' of the so called 'game'. Hours spent daily in this kind of activity cannot but influence, shape a kid's mind and concepts of the meanings of life and the crown of life - loving relationships. What goes on in his cyber-world cannot but influence and even shape his M.O.. . .his ways of coping with reality.

So my dear Coopsta, NorthShore soul mate, you are never ever a WHAT. You are most always and eminently a WHO. hehee "We use WHATS and we love WHOS."

End of Tuesday's Psych 101 class.
Justin o' the Dunes

Jim said...

Isn't that the whole point?! Sexuality shouldn't have ANYTHING to do with the type of soldier one could be......whether gay or straight. It's nobody's business whatsoever. But the religious RIGHT are making it THEIR business. Ever see the movie Dumb and Dumber?
Maybe I missed something in this discussion?

Coop said...

Kenzie threatened to have THE DEEKS turned into a eunuch on our favorite show, eh Justin.

(Those two are practically married).