Rick Santorum warns that Republican support of gay marriage would be ‘the destruction of our republic’

Anti-gay former US senator also warns of hate crimes prosecutions against Christians

Rick Santorum warns that Republican support of gay marriage would be ‘the destruction of our republic’
18 October 2013

Rick Santorum has is warning the Republican Party that if they ever embrace gay marriage: It will lead to ‘the destruction of our republic.’

The site Right Wing Watch reported Thursday (17 October) that Santorum made his latest anti-gay comments last month at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

Santorum is a former US Senator from Pennsylvania who finished behind Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president.

He complains that the decision last June by the US Supreme Court to strike down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act has changed the climate and made it difficult for Christians to speak out against gay marriage.

Santorum claimed that ‘Christians are the most tolerant people in the world’ but that their opposition to gay marriage is no longer being tolerated and that churches could lose their tax-exempt status.

‘We have hate crimes in this country, for hate speech. It’s coming,’ he warned.

He added: ‘For the Republican Party to even contemplate going along with this is the destruction of our republic.’

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