Santorum is Back, Still Hating Marriage Equality
It’s been awhile since Rick Santorum has commented on same-sex marriage but the former candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination spewed anti-gay marriage rhetoric during the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference last month,Right Wing Watch reports.
In his speech, the former Pennsylvania senator, who has connected homosexuality to bestiality, said that if the GOP were to support marriage equality, it would be the end of the U.S. He also suggested that "Will & Grace" started the gay rights movement.
"When it came to the issues of changing the definition of marriage, there was no change -- none! Zero! For 30 years," Santorum said. "And then a television show came on the air called ’Will & Grace’ -- and look at it from that point on!"
He went on to say that Christians will be persecuted and labeled as bigots if they speak against the LGBT community and gay marriage.
"We have hate crimes in this country," Santorum says. "For hate speech. It’s coming."
Santorum then said it would be "suicidal" for the Republican Party to accept marriage equality.