Today’s Radical Gay Agenda: Vote for Santorum

Today’s Radical Gay Agenda: Vote for Santorum


Ryan Lee, Associate Writer: News & Current Events

The GOP presidential contest has repelled most of America’s LGBT electorate from even contemplating voting for a Republican candidate, but gay voters in Georgia have several reasons to cast a ballot in today’s primary election. After months of listening to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich gleefully demean LGBT rights and people, we now have an opportunity to have a little queer fun at their expense.

With 76 delegates at stake, Georgia is the biggest prize of Super Tuesday, during which 11 states vote to award 419 total delegates (a candidate needs 1,144 delegates to secure the Republican nomination, and Romney currently leads the field with 203). Georgia has an “open primary” system, which means voters do not have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in either party’s primary.

Instead of requesting a Democratic primary ballot to vote for an unopposed Barack Obama, LGBT voters in Georgia ought to pull a Republican ballot on Tuesday in order to vote for one of the most enthusiastically bigoted politicians of our generation: Rick Santorum. While supporting Santorum might seem unfathomable to any LGBT voter familiar with the former Pennsylvanian senator’s wrathful views on homosexuality, there’s a potential windfall of benefits if Santorum wins the Peach State.

Most immediately, it would be absolutely deflating for the egomaniac Newt Gingrich to lose his home state. The former Speaker of the House’s ridiculous candidacy has been floundering for months, and what a delicious treat it would be for LGBT Georgians to help deliver the death-knell to Gingrich’s lost cause.

A win in Georgia would also give Santorum enough momentum to remain in the race for the Republican nomination, providing Santorum and Romney a few more weeks or months to remind Americans why neither one of them should be president. And with enough momentum, Santorum might eventually surpass Romney in the delegate count and win the Republican nomination.

Romney is a far more dangerous candidate in a general election, with enough philosophical flexibility to trick plenty of people into believing he shares their views. Romney is a panderer who is willing to wink-and-nod his way to the White House.

To his credit, Santorum is a true believer, an unadulterated prophet of conservatism. When he says that gay parents are inferior to heterosexual ones or compares homosexuality to bestiality, he is not kowtowing to religious conservatives but rather expressing his genuine understanding of the world and humanity.

Santorum espouses views (not only about homosexuality, but also race and women’s rights) that expired decades, if not centuries, ago; thoughts that smell rotten in modern America. Nothing could boost the trajectory of progressive politics – and by extension the gay rights movement – more than holding up Rick Santorum’s worldview, contrasting it to the worldview offered by President Obama, and asking U.S. citizens to vote on which one they prefer.

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  • Frank Wilms

    Be careful what you wish for. We all thought George W Bush was unelectable. There’s no guarantee that the evil Santorum is unelectable. If we had to suffer through yet another Republican administration, I would prefer Romney, although the whole bunch is about preventing equality for gay people. Not all Republicans agree with this radical hate agenda, but the candidates buy into it to get votes. Santorum has made it clear that his anti-gay stance is not about getting votes; he believes in it. He wants to end gay marriage and nullify existing gay marriages. Welcome to the 1950′s folks!

  • Mickey30981

    “Evil” Santorum?? What planet are you from? How dare you turn the world upside down by trying to make homosexuality “good” and opposition to it evil. That is the definition of evil! You dont want equality; you want total control and acceptance! There is no such thing a gay marriage, gay equlity! Its a lie and it hurting society and its its hurting YOU! The sooner you realize it the better. I was part of the sleeping majority! But you have made me irrate and I, along with millions and millions of others will do everything in our power to put homosexuality back in the closet where it belongs! WAKE UP! the more strident you are the more backlash you are are going to get! Your anti religious, biggotted , y es biggoted agenda is EVIL!

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