The ‘Gay Rights’ Community’s Jihad Against Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum joked that the ‘gay rights’ community has launched a jihad against him for explaining on the campaign trail that marriage is only for one man and one woman and cannot be changed even if attempts are made to redefine it. On Top Magazine says Santorum is “playing the victim card” for pointing out what really is something of a social media “holy war” on the part of “gay rights” activists. They are currently engaged not in debate but rather in a campaign to smear the good name of Rick Santorum because he refuses to uphold the “sanctity” of “gay marriage”.

The “jihad” comment has very little to do with the substance of what Rick Santorum said in the speech in question. Watch the video below. I’ll have a transcript excerpt and my own commentary afterward.

I should note that the video above has been heavily edited by “gay rights” activists who are apparently following Rick Santorum around and recording him because of the threat he poses to their movement. I would recommend to the Santorum camp that they have every speech videotaped in full and uploaded to Rick Santorum’s YouTube account as soon as possible. I’ll post every one on my blog if they will do that. Other Republican candidates should do the same as they come under attack from various groups.

What the “gay rights” community is doing to Rick Santorum by launching a smear campaign against him on Twitter and on their blogs is comparable to jihad because of its complete intolerance for Christianity. Rick Santorum is a Catholic. What he believes as a Catholic is what his conscience tells him is right and true. What these activists do not seem to understand is that it is not Santorum’s Catholicism that makes it important for him to defend traditional marriage as a presidential candidate. Rather, Santorum’s obligation to defend traditional marriage as a candidate comes from his reason and from his courage. All who understand what America really is, whether Catholic, protestant, Jewish, or even non-religious, should be standing with Rick Santorum to defend traditional marriage in America’s public square.

Here’s the quote we should be paying the closest attention to in the video.

Rick Santorum:

Marriage is what marriage is. It existed before there was the English language or a State. It is something that was given to us from the very beginning of time. It is something universal in every culture, and it has been remarkably consistent in every culture. Why? Because it reflects Nature and Nature’s God.

“Nature and Nature’s God” is a quote from the Declaration of Independence.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

When we deny Natural Law, we deny the very foundation of America. Actively campaigning for our government to enshrine as a “right” something so contradictory to Natural Law as “gay marriage” is to actively campaign for tyranny on behalf of a government that tramples the rights we are entitled to by virtue of our creation as human beings made in the image of God.

Again, from the Declaration of Independence:

 [...][A]ll men are created equal [and] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights[...]

If Natural Law no longer counts in America’s laws, then there is no longer such a thing as unalienable Rights which trump the Powers of the State. “Rights” are now, apparently, based not on what we are endowed with by our Creator, but rather are based on moral relativism. If authentic rights are now meaningless, then America has essentially become nothing more than a barbaric democracy that is barely held together by the seams of a Republic established by the Founding Fathers of our nation.

Many are saying that the economy is the most important issue today. Truly, it is the issue that most immediately affects the vast majority of Americans. I would argue that the problems with our economy are merely the latest symptom of a country virtually destroyed by moral decay and failure to live up to the values upon which America was founded in the first place. It could be that our economic woes are the last gasp of a dying America. I would submit that those candidates who are running primarily on economic issues and who fail to stand for the Declaration of Independence can only ultimately provide, as President, a band-aid for a country that is suffering from internal hemorrhage.

May God help America in this time of need.

 

 

 

26 Responses to The ‘Gay Rights’ Community’s Jihad Against Rick Santorum

  • Nice post, very true. Go Rick Santorem, he’s has my vote.

  • There have been two polls posted on this site asking which of the Pub candidates are most appealing. In both cases I voted for Santorum. It’s not that I think he would be the best president, but that out of the whole lot, he would likely be the best. I say that in part because more times than not what makes for a good leader is what they have as character and as a worldview. It’s that which I that leads a person to make the right choice when they don’t have all the information or conflicting inputs.

    Sometimes you can do a proof check on your thinking by considering what the criticisms are and where they come from. Google “Santorum” and see what the first hit is. Be prepared to be grossed out. It is no accident. I know what marriage is and why it should be protected. I know what to think of the nature of homosexual acts. I can support Santorum for willingness to stand up on the issue, which I do. However, the lower part of me is really engaged here and I’m not terribly proud of it, but I will support Rick Santorum because I know how wrong his enemies are on a great many important things and how disturbingly vile many of them can be.

  • Gay McCarthy’s run witch hunts against all that disagree with their political and judicial hacks forcibly rubbing our noses in their filth.

  • Let’s cease conceding the word ‘gay’ to advocates of a politics or lifestyle of perversion. There’s nothing gay about them, they’re perverts and that’s how they should be named.

  • It discourages me when social conservative politicians basically rile up voters and strike fear in conservative segments of the electorate by singling out the “gay & lesbian community” and their blatant intolerance of Christianity and natural law. While there is certainly truth to that, it only tells part of the story of America’s moral decline.

    If Santorum, or any other candidate, were serious about defending marriage, they should honestly point out that the society’s acceptance of heterosexual deviancies paved the way for the acceptance of homosexual deviancies and, eventually, the legal redefinition of marriage in several US States.

  • Micha, the word “gay” as applied to queers has nothing to do with happiness. It’s an old English slang term that originally meant a morally dissapated person of either sex; now days it’s only used to describe sodomites.

  • If Santorum, or any other candidate, were serious about defending marriage, they should honestly point out that the society’s acceptance of heterosexual deviancies paved the way for the acceptance of homosexual deviancies and, eventually, the legal redefinition of marriage in several US States.

    Hesh up. You have not done a comprehensive census of his remarks on this subject. That aside, one has not unlimited time in any setting to discuss every aspect of a situation. Where the rubber hits the road right now is a consequence of the efforts of the gay lobby and addressing the proposed legislation arising from that without a comprehensive discussion of problems in human relations in this society is perfectly legitimate.

  • Mr. Shaw,
    Calling “Gay McCarthy’s” as such is not right. The Venona documents showed that McCarthy was right! The homosexualist witch hunters are wrong and need to be shut down. Senator McCarthy does not need to be dragged into their ilk.

  • The Venona transcripts help settle a number of historical controversies concerning the prevalence of Soviet spies in the federal government (considerable) and the guilt of particular individuals, most notably Alger Hiss.

    McCarthy is notable for fraudulently claiming he had a list of 205 (or was it 57 or was it 81) Communists on the State Department payroll, harassing the Foreign Service and the U.S. Information Agency, and running the obnoxious series of investigatory hearings on the Fort Monmouth Army base which finally served to discredit him. He wasn’t right about jack.

  • Santorum made a mistake referring to queers as “the gay and lesbian community.” By adopting a media construct, Rick is giving the perverts a cachet they don’t deserve. Why even acknowledge their existence? By giving them attention you only reinforce their sense of importance in politics, which would be negligible were it not for the undue attention focus on them. As a strategist, I’d think it would be much preferable to aim for 99% of the voters who are not intrinsically disordered.

  • Mea culpa.

    I was parroting moronic liberals’ idiotic “swear words.” The lying sacs of excrement say they hate McCarthy and execrate his witch hunts, but they witch hunt everyone who dares to oppose the family-killing, economy-ruining, liberty-destroying pipe dreams. Sorry I didn’t pen a 500 word explanation . . .

    I didn’t mean to praise McCarthy, who was 100% right. His tactics were wrong.

  • However, Santorum does want to protect the rights of gays in Iran.

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/08/11/294431/santorum-iran-tramples-the-rights-of-gays/

    Maybe its not the Gay and Lesbian community that has lauched a Jihad against him but the pro hetrosexual marriage radical Islamists which predominate in the Muslim world.

  • Hi Lisa,

    This is an excellent post. We should uphold and defend the Natural Law that our Creator gave us for our own survival.

    At my blog recently, I challenged the advocates of same-sex marriage and the entire sodomite community to gather themselves in a town exclusive to their perversion and see whether in 100 years they would not be in extinction?

    “Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” Gilbert K. Chesterton

    More at Common Sense of Lesbians and Gays versus Cats and Dogs

  • Maybe its not the Gay and Lesbian community that has lauched a Jihad against him but the pro hetrosexual marriage radical Islamists which predominate in the Muslim world.

    ???

  • Sadly, I don´t think Rick Santorum has any chance of winning another election. For several years, I subscribed to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, a newspaper that tried to pass itself off as being conservative. It is nothing like that at all. It is a libertarian rag. Santorum was voted out of office by empty suit Bob Casey in 2006, who has served as a lap dog for Harry Reid.

    Nearly five years after leaving office, the Tribune Review editorial pages still rip into Santorum about once a week. The Trib supports homosexual marriage, is silent about abortion and at the end of February, ran a front page editorial from Richard Mellon Scaife, the publisher and owner of the rag, supporting continued funding for Planned Parenthood. I canceled my subscription the next day.

    Santorum and his family were harassed by Penn Hills Democrats for not residing full time in their Penn Hills home. They trespassed on his property and tried to keep him and his wife from voting ‘ as if he was supposed to drive from the east Pittsburgh suburb to DC and back every day. Santorum caught this grief in part because when Santorum first won election, he defeated a Democrat who lived in DC full time and used his mother´s apartment has his Pittsburgh area address. the Penn Hills school district made a stink because Santorum enrolled his kids in the PA Cyber school program. While the Penn Hills school district was happy to collect the property taxes on Santorum´s home, they threw a fit over the PA Cyber incident.

    Hey Eva….you will get a lot more respect from people if you don´t link to some George Soros controlled bunch for your information.

  • If Natural Law no longer counts in America’s laws

    No longer? It hasn’t counted since at least Griswold. That ship sailed a long time ago.

  • In the 18th century Royal Navy (the greatest and most complex organization in the world at that time) the only crime that invariably incurred the death penalty was sodomy. It must have been rare, the cramped conditions aboard a warship making it difficult to conceal, but it was regarded with obloquy throughout the Service. [See NAM Rodger: "The Wooden World - An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy"]. Natural Law was taken for granted in the age of the Enlightenment and is the basis of the US constitution.

  • Churchill John, when he was demonstrating how impossible something was politically, indicated that it was impossible as a law legalizing sodomy. So swiftly have popular mores changed in less than a century.

  • And that gets to the important fact we must realize: we are in decline. In times of decline certain things transpire. During Roman decline behavioral mores altered. We see that now in the Western world. But natural law emerged after Christianity and ‘piggy-backed’ it. The Greeks did not have natural law. And in a time of decline when our Christian-influenced culture shifts, natural law will have no hold on people’s minds. Natural law only makes sense within the cultural framework in which it developed. That’s changed.

  • Correction–the Greeks had natural law, but it did not develop to understand life as we do as Christians. That came about because Christianity incorporated natural law and worked on it. Apart from Christianity that sort of understanding just doesn’t exist.

  • Natural law did not “emerge”. Perhaps teaching on it has evolved, but it’s something that has always been and is objective. Our identification of it is another matter.

    Rick Santorum says, rightly, that marriage between one man and one woman has been universally accepted in all cultures and has been beneficial in all those cultures. This is sufficient proof of Natural Law in regard to marriage.

  • Lisa, you’re correct. But people’s understanding of it shifts or wanes (and I think you said that) so that it’s not really all that reliable. Further, natural law among pagans and that among Christians is qualitatively different. The Greeks and Romans still did things that we would abhor in light of the Christian understanding that’s used natural law.
    Hope this makes sense.

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