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Rick Santorum: Gay People Should Stop Being Gay!

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It's a sad sad world out there when men this ignorant and hateful are in positions where they are given a platform to continue spewing this kind of nonsense.

Check out this recent interview with Republican candidate for the Presidential nomination Rick Santorum once again asserts that not only should gay people not be allowed in the military, but they should also just stop being gay altogether (above)!

Oh! It's that simple, isn't it?

How foolish of us to not think of this earlier! We were under the impression that EVERYONE deserved the same kind of equal treatment and ability to live their lives freely and happily!

Just despicable, awful, and deeply, deeply shameful.

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79 comments to “Rick Santorum: Gay People Should Stop Being Gay!”



  1. 1

    most repubs are loonies like him…

  2. chiro says – reply to this


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    He's an idiot and that's exactly why he'll NEVER, EVER be president!!!!



  3. 3

    He has to understand that experimenting with a dick up your ass doesnt mean you are gay. If Gays would stop acting so extreme in their actions people might take them more serious and give them some respect. It's very easy to dislike a gay just because of the way they act. It's not discrimination, it's being truly annoyed at the way they ACT…. and carry-on and on and on… very easy to dislike them gays. Let all Gays go to war, put them on the front line and watch them cry for mommy.

  4. Wrenn says – reply to this


    4

    What's "despicable, awful and deeply, deeply shameful" is the act of homosexuality…a mortal sin…and anyone who tries to say it is anything other than a sin against God couldn't possibly believe in the Bible.



  5. 5

    Re: Wrenn – Actually, your bible is full of nothing but contradictions. It has been proven that gays have no choice in the matter and that it is a genetic mutation (a trisomy). So they were born that way, so saying that its against god that is just completely idiotic. Please, "God" made them just how they were meant to be. Saying thats a sin is like because someone has red hair (also a genetic mutation) they are going against god. idiot.



  6. 6

    He doesn't actually say that gays should stop being gay directly. Something of that nature is implied though. What is disgusting is that he thinks that because people are some people are bigoted that it would be easier to not risk breaking their apparent "fragile psyches" because anything other than being straight is beneath them. Ironically, he would mostly likely say that gays are weaker than str8s in every area including mental capacity, but not strong enough to deal with the fact that someone may have a different sexual preference. He basically implies, that once people are allowed to be open, then we will inflict our "lifestyle" on them because we just can't "resist" ourselves. He is using that old stereotype that all gays want to do is have sex with anyone they see. If that's the case, what about lesbians? Also, it is clear that Rick Santorum thinks that being gay is a choice. Therefore Senator, I ask you to "choose" to be gay right now. If it is that simple, then you should be able to switch your sexual orientation, and the snap of your fingers.



  7. 7

    Re: Wrenn – actually, your bible is full of nothing but contradictions. It has been proven that gays have no choice in the matter and that it is a genetic mutation (a trisomy). So they were born that way, so saying that its against god? please. "God" made them just how they were meant to be. Saying being gay is a sin is like saying because someone has red hair (also a genetic mutation) they are going against god. idiot.



  8. 8

    The bible also says eating Shrimp and Pork is an abomination, and that adulterers should be put to death. However, Pork BBQs are a staple of southerns diets, and shrimp cocktails are all abundant in GOP fundraisers, and all we do to adulterers is grant them a divorce. So why should we listen to only bits and pieces of what YOUR god says, when you don't detest any other "abominations"? Furthermore, I guess we must bring back slavery since the bible says its okay.



  9. 9

    Re: Wrenn – I am sure you go against the bible every day of your life. Stop using the bible as a weapon against your fellow human beings. If you respect your bible as much as you say you do, use it for good instead of evil. You have given me, and others around you, no reason to believe that the 'god' you choose to worship is anything but a mean-spirited hypocrite.

  10. BZT says – reply to this


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    Santorum is a THUMPING FOOL!!!



  11. 11

    He's entitled to his opinion just like any gay rights leader. Remember, up until a few years ago homosexuality was officially considered a mental illness.



  12. 12

    So your website is now a political forum? This isn't celebrity news……

    BULLY PEREZ
    PEREZ IS A BULLY



  13. 13

    Re: chiro – yeah let's take away all the straight peoples freedom speech….

    your an idiot!



  14. 14

    Re: FoUfCfK – LOL…. you crack me up :D



  15. 15

    Re: Wrenn – you bible thumping freaks make me sick. go fuck yourself



  16. 16

    Re: telredwen – I think you've twisted Wrenn's comment a bit. Wren didn't say "being" gay was a sin … she/he said the "act" of homosexuality is the sin. In other words, "yes, God made you that way. Why? We don't know, but you're just as loved & special as all of his children. But God said you may not have sex with a person of the same gender, so it's fine to BE gay, but God wants you to live a life of abstinence." I think that's what Wrenn was saying. If I'm misunderstanding your point Wrenn, feel free to call me out on it - I don't mean to speak for you or on your behalf. That's just how I interpreted your post.



  17. 17

    Wallace nailing Santorum's ass to the wall with that quote is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Well done sir



  18. 18

    To the hateful Christians who choose the un-Christian path of making the lives of those around them a living hell, I want to ask you one question. How does homosexuality affect you? It doesn't. If the idea of two gay people in love repulses you, I think that says more about your morals than mine. And please stop talkng about this 'gay agenda'. If you have the right to marry and I don't, and you want to keep it that way, then you're the one with the agenda, not me.

    Has it ever occurred to you that I have just as little control over my sexuality than you do with yours? If you think someone's sexuality can be changed at will, I think that says more about your sexuality than mine. Because if you were truly straight, as you want us to believe, there would be no doubt in your mind that sexuality is not a choice. So which is it? Do you choose to be straight or not? Why is this so hard to understand?

    The world would be a better place if we could just stop telling other people it's wrong for them to love someone. Can you imagine that we are really dealing with this issue?
    And last but not least, STOP using the bible as a weapon against your fellow human beings. If you really respect your 'god' you choose to worship, use it for compassion instead of hate. Pick your battles. The fact that I could love a man instead of a woman just doesn't affect you.



  19. 19

    Re: Meggie246524 – actually it says the act of sodomy is a sin…so lesbians are A-ok by that logic. Yet bible thumpers still tell them they are going to hell…do they not?



  20. 20

    He never said, anywhere in that clip that "Gay People should stop being Gay." Instead of posting a banner that said the truth, you lied. You are a liar Mario - that's just as bad as any homophobic person on the planet.

    I AM AN OPENLY GAY MALE and I AM VOTING FOR RICK SANTORUM!



  21. 21

    Re: joethehobo – Tell us how you really feel!



  22. 22

    Re: Meggie246524 – Do you really believe that 'god' would select certain individuals to love members of the same sex, but doesn't want them to do so? That sounds like a far reach in order to justify hating a group of people who simply don't affect you.

    Let's be real here. Your 'god' didn't give someone a machine gun and tell people not to use it. We're talking about love. If you truly believe that your 'god' would frown upon two people loving each other, I feel truly comforted that he doesn't really exist. I apologize if this offends you. If I'm wrong, does the world really win if such a 'god' exists who would command such a thing?



  23. 23

    Re: telredwen – One bible quote is: Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God." So this quote speaks to all homosexuals. Personally, I'm Christian however I support gay rights/gay marriage/gays in the military, etc. I stood up at my best friends' wedding, where both partners were guys. I'm just trying to better understand Wren's comment and I think this is what she/he was saying. DEVOUT Christians adhere to the literal word of the bible, as above, but more liberal/modern/relaxed Christians tend to try & take more of the intent/symbolism of the bible for lessons/how to live your life rather than a hard core literal translation of it.



  24. 24

    Re: joethehobo – JOE: You misread my post. I'm not anti-gay at all. I was just trying to understand Wren's comment. Go back and read my comments.

  25. Eula says – reply to this


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    No straight man want a gay man looking at his nuts while he takes a shower…Stop being gay,You were not born that way you choose to wake up one day and go on your feeling instead of what the Lord Jesus Christ has put into the Holy Bible and a man should not lay with another man and a Women should not lay with another women… I am so glad someone in office has choose not to follow the leader on this subject.. Being gay is a MORAL SIN and for all of you that want to follow this path that only leaves more room in heaven for me and the straight people…I don't find being gay ass person chooses to do instead of getting a back bone and manning up.. Gays are way to sensitive and thy want all these right when thy in fact help spread the AIDS virus because getting fucked in the ass is not the way the Lord intended us to have sex…



  26. 26

    Re: Michmasterflex – YOU GAY THUMPING FREAKS MAKE ME SICK,,, GO AWAY



  27. 27

    Re: Eula – Your comment is reprehensible & you should be ashamed of yourself.



  28. 28

    The soldiers who fight for the right for you people to be able to ram your views down the throat of the uniterested masses dont want gays in the military. bout time they were listened to before its too late!



  29. 29

    Re: Eula – your going to hell you know that right?



  30. 30

    You say he's such a terrible person, yet you still place an advertisement before his clip to profit off of him?

    The majority of presidential candidates are against gay marriage. I guess that means you'll be bullying them on your website from here on out?



  31. 31

    Thank you for continuing to give Santorum the free publicity and the opportunity to get his valuable and intelligent messages out to as many members of the voting public as possible. Santorum for President, the GayNazis can't suppress his constitutional right to freedom of speech. His determination, devotion and conviction are admirable. He's a hero to millions.



  32. 32

    HEY PEEREX if ONE OF YOUR SUPPORTERS says "He doesn't actually say that gays should stop being gay directly." that means you ARE A LIAR AGAIN. FUCKHEAD



  33. 33

    Re: Eula – You just may be the most uneducated stupid bitch on the planet… please educate yourself a little better before spewing this shit that you obviously learned from other uneducated people in your life.



  34. 34

    Re: Rattattattat – PEEREX lies constantly about HIS gay agenda. NOT YOURS HIS. THIS is twice in one day he has LIED about santorum. TWICE!!!. IF THE TRUTH DOESN'T FIT HE MUST THROW A FIT



  35. 35

    You should stop being such a fruit Mario.



  36. 36

    He can stop being gay, so why can't everyone else?



  37. 37

    Re: Wrenn – that is correct. I don't want to or need to believe in an old book of tales, such as the bible.



  38. 38

    Re: Eula – You clearly don't understand that Freedom of Religion is precisely what it means. You may practice you're religion your way and I may practice it my way. So if you don't want to belong to a church/synagogue/temple that doesn't condone gay marriage then that is your right, and I will defend it. However, why does your religious right get too impede my right to choose whatever religion I may believe, that states that God loves all no matter whom they love, or more importantly my LEGAL right to have my marriage recognized about gaining tax benefits, and having rights to see my loved one in a hospital room? How does that honestly affect you? It wasn't so long ago that people were using the bible to prevent interracial marriages, and that blacks carried the "mark of cain." It is such a shame that you say that you follow a religion that talks about the goodness of compassion (Let he without sin cast the first stone) yet you use it to only spread hate. I hope for your sake that you have the ability to open your eyes. I actually feel more pity for you than hate.



  39. 39

    Re: Eula – I would love to direct you to one of the more famous poems about why we as humans need to be more accepting of others who are different from us.

    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.



  40. 40

    Re: Meggie246524 – I apologize for jumping at you when you weren't who I should be getting angry at. I hope you'll forgive me, for after reading some of the reprehensible comments on this website, it's hard to tell who is serious and who is not.



  41. 41

    I love it! The GOP candidates are just looking better and better! HAHAHAHA!



  42. 42

    His wife had a miscarriage and they wouldnt allow the doctors to take the fetus and they took it home where they made the children hold it (I swear this is a true story) and then he and his wife slept with it in bed. He ALSO has a picture of it on his desk in Washington.



  43. 43

    Re: FoUfCfK – You don't know hardly any gay people then and your also a homophobe. We would go crying to mommy if put on the front lines? Oh really? Most of us who are gay don't have "mommies" that support who we are and thus we haven't had much of a relationship with them in decades! Most of us have had to grow extremely thick skin and deal with some of the most hatred acting people in this world. So I would say if you put gay people on the front line, they'd probably end up winning! Yeah, I know the stereotypical kind of gay people your speaking of, but it's simply a lie to say that most of us are like that - which is why I know you've been around very little gay people in your life.



  44. 44

    Rock on!!!



  45. 45

    If people would stop and listen to the entire thing, he never says that gays should stop being gay. Listen, sexual activity is a personal issue that makes most people uncomfortable to discuss openly, whether gay or straight. "Don't ask don't tell" applies just as much to straights as gays- who cares about your orientation? I don't understand why homosexual individuals constantly push the issue. Santorum's right- on the fighting frontlines, the issue of sexuality has no business being appropriate. If homosexuals are too caught up and preoccupied with pushing acceptance of their behavioral activities rather than protecting America's freedom- well, then what kind of soldier is that?



  46. 46

    Read the book A YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICLY. Hilarious account of the writer spending a full year following the rules of the bible. STONING adulterers, wearing robes, never cut his hair or beard, no contact with his wife or anything she touched during her menstrual week. Bottom line, we are all sinners. And Jesus loved us all. He was kind and loving to those who sinned. He didn't deny them human rights or dignity or judge them. Get over yourself!



  47. 47

    Perez, you are a liar. Santorum NEVER said those words, nor did he imply the spirit of them. Sexual tension has NO PLACE in a military setting. There is a reason men and women have separate barracks. DADT is there for everybody's benefit, INCLUDING gay people. You have your head up your ass.



  48. 48

    That racist comment was nothing but this is something. Oh and all the liberals saying all conservatives are loons because of this well you are prejudice against the unborn so we both have our loons.



  49. 49

    Re: telredwen – Amen!



  50. 50

    Wow. I have never seen so many misguided people. You all CLEARLY do not understand why Don't Ask, Don't Tell makes sense.

    When you are a soldier, your first priority should be your COUNTRY. If you fuck things up by adding a romantic relationship, then you could be putting your duty towards the USA in jeopardy, particularly if you are faced with a situation where you have to choose. It has nothing to do with homophobia and everything to do with military strategy.



  51. 51

    Mario, ur a fucking idiot. He in no way said that. Once again, you're a fucking liar.

  52. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: triple M – Uhm, he's posted whatever he ruddy well wants since the site's inception, and that includes political gossip and statements. Newbie.



  53. 53

    My God. What is this country coming to? I feel uneasy about him even being a Senator let alone possibly being my president. It's idiots like him that give us a bad name. People see morons like this and assume that all Americans are as crazy as he is…



  54. 54

    good



  55. 55

    Re: raypearson – Stop posting on this site!!, your always so negative, and your the biggest ass whole around. I'm sick of stupid people like you posting on PerezHilton(why post on a site made by a gay male?)



  56. 56

    These right wingers are always the hugest closet freaks-Santorum probably fucked a goat that evening when he got home.



  57. 57

    Dumbasses should stop being dumbasses.



  58. 58

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  59. 59

    Re: joethehobo – Absolutely ok. I know things get blurry with all of these posts. :-)



  60. 60

    Re: Eula – just another thing god/the bible has caused, it caused wars, it caused disagreements, it caused cruelties against people how didnt believe in the same god etc. you know, for a country that is so great (as americans themself say) most of the people are stil petty/narrow thinking.. like someone else stated a homosexual doesnt choose to be a homosexual, he is indeed - even if you try to deny - born that way.. what about the phrase: Love your neighbor as yourself.. isnt that something the bible said? maybe all those god loving people should live a little more to that rule and the world would be a better place



  61. 61

    Re: Eula – oh and i am straight myself, but i dont have the same opinion, does that mean that i dont go to heaven? o well, maybe hell isnt that bad if they only let people like you into heaven



  62. 62

    with this kind of lunatic in there its hard to beleive usa is a actual superpower…maybe why iran is looking to kick some ass

    hey rick ur a fucking idiot …go back to bumping ur balls on horsedick lunatic!!

    gays are born gay they cant ungay
    they cant stop being who they are ..



  63. 63

    Re: phoenixfreak92 – You're right. Rick Perry and Michelle Bachman give that impression too.



  64. 64

    I wonder if Perez is regretting his hatred toward Ron Paul yet. Paul's the only one who would leave EVERYONE alone regarding who they want to marry.



  65. 65

    Re: Eula – Aids comes from apes just saying



  66. 66

    Re: gaygaygay123 – You said it best!



  67. 67

    Anyone else get the impression that Santorum is now deliberately sabotaging himself? Seriously, it's common knowledge that only the most middle-of-the-road inoffensive weenies get the nom, not polarizing dipwits. By coming out with stuff like this, he's guaranteeing that he doesn't make it past the primary.



  68. 68

    No but I think hipocritical Christian assholes should just stay in church & not ever be sports heros or politicians. This guy is gonna lose like a fat lady with her jaw wired shut.
    HA! Watch out for karma Santorum you could be the next Ted Haggard.



  69. 69

    My guess is that within a decade people like this will be back tracking like a mo fo - after you have identified yourself as a bigot or racist it's really hard to make a come back - I look forward to the day that people like this will be mocked as they should be



  70. 70

    I love how he states being black is an "issue"… being gay is an "issue". Fucking retard. We must all be issues, heterosexuals included. Oh, and not to mention.. just because someone is homosexual doesn't mean they jump at any gay or lesbian individual that is in the room simply because they are both gay. Does that mean we have to keep the heterosexuals separate while in bunkers because they might hook up with the next heterosexual who walks through the door? No. That is pure ignorance and stupidity at it's best. Dumb fucking people. It's frustrating to see how close minded people are, still to this day.



  71. 71

    I just can't with this moron's "logic". He is retarded.



  72. 72

    Re: kates83 – and to others like agnijay: There is clearly a misunderstanding of ideas as we it seems that we already have our own definitions. The problem with DADT is that it if a solider were to be "discovered" as identifying as LGBT then they would be served with an unhonorable discharge (to my knowledge). Therefore that means that the simple act of admitting that they were gay would be grounds for dismal. Would a male solider ever be dismissed for simply mentioning that he had a girlfriend or a wife? NO! That is the point that people are trying to make. Straight soldiers have the right to "flaunt" their relationships whenever, wherever they please. THAT is the difference, and therefore produces an inequality. What is so wrong with people expressing their "sexual orientation?" They only open themselves to hate from bigots like you when they do. But they want to live their lives as honestly as possible. Who are YOU to tell them otherwise.



  73. 73

    I don't care about anything this ding dong says but have you noticed Rick is really good at matching his tie to the wall? It's like they give him a snapshot of the background where he's going to be taping and he cordinates accordingly.



  74. 74

    WOW! Smartest comment EVER made! That's just… I'm speechless! GENIUS! WHY didn't anyone think of that? WHY didn't i think of just "stop" being gay? IT'S SO FUCKING POSSIBLE, IT REALLY IS! If i had thought of it a little bit before, i would not have been trough all the things you have to go trough when coming out of the closet! (I know there's stupid people, and there's STUPID people, so just letting you know IT'S SARCASM!)



  75. 75

    OH! And also: "People who were gay and left that lifestyle" = THEY WENT BACK TO THE CLOSET or THEY WERE CONFUSED! Fucking RETARD is a GOVERNOR?! REALLY? MAN! THE END OF THE WORLD IS REALLY CLOSE! IT REALLY IS! And you are NOT Gay just for your "activities" (Does the definition for heterosexual is having sex with the opposite sex OR feeling attracted by the opposite sex?) EXACTLY the same happens with Gays… STUPID ASSHOLE!



  76. 76

    I'm not going to speak for either side of the debate, but this title is misleading and taken out of context. From what I gathered, nothing that he said implies that gay people should stop being gay. He said only that it is his belief that it is possible to live a gay lifestyle and then turn around and live a straight one. I think it is possible. That's not to say it is possible for everyone.



  77. 77

    Re: Eula – Eula, who the hell are you to say how people are born and what people think and feel. To each his own. how does someone being gay affect you in ANY way. It doesn't. I thought so. Oh and for the record, Gay people exist in this world and are a proven genetic fact. Show me ANY proof of your GOD.



  78. 78

    Re: Wrenn – Thats because the Bible is all storytelling with no fact or physically possible events. So no. I do not believe in the bible. It was a book created by a group of people to keep the world in order and brainwash people. Just my opinion. But as we all know…. Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.



  79. 79

    Re: Rattattattat – than you sir are an idiot