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March 30, 2014

'He isn't here to be a scold-- and I think that's...a good thing for the church...'

Former US Senator Rick Santorum applauds Pope Francis for his leadership of the Catholic Church.

The Republican, who is against same-sex marriage and open service in the military, was a guest on the NBC News show Meet the Press.

According to Talking Points Memo, host David Gregory asked Santorum what he felt about the pope's lack of emphasis on issues like abortion and gay marriage.

December 13, 2013

The comedian, 84, scheduled to headline at summit for anti-gay group Legatus

GLAAD is asking TV comedy legend Bob Newhart to not keep his engagement next year with the conservative Catholic organization which maintains that homosexuality is a disorder.

Newhart, 84, is scheduled to appear at a summit for Letagus along with noted anti-LGBT figures Rick Santorum and Bill Donohue.

October 18, 2013

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

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.

October 18, 2013

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

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.

September 20, 2013

Religious commentators Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera criticized the sex columnist and It Gets Better campaign founder for pushing 'a radical, dangerous, sexual anarchist agenda' in asking Christians to embrace the LGBT community

It Gets Better founder Dan Savage has been called a 'nasty homosexual activist' by religious pundits who disagree with his new campaign to unite Christians and the LGBT community.

Critical of Dan Savage's new campaign Not All Like That (NALT), VP of religious group Liberty Counsel Action Matt Barber spoke with president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality Peter LaBarber to slam the sex columnist's latest pro-LGBT efforts.

June 5, 2013

'It 'would be a wonderful turn of events for whoever the Democratic candidate happens to be'

Columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage thinks anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has a realistic chance at securing the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Santorum, the former US senator from Pennsylvania, finished second to Mitt Romney last year.

June 5, 2013

'It 'would be a wonderful turn of events for whoever the Democratic candidate happens to be'

Columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage thinks anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has a realistic chance at securing the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Santorum, the former US senator from Pennsylvania, finished second to Mitt Romney last year.

April 11, 2013

Anti-gay Republican complained it was his views against marriage equality that caused them to try and back out

A Michigan superintendent has invited renowned anti-gay US politician Rick Santorum back to speak at a high school.

Dr Thomas Harwood, the superintendent, says parents will now be able to sign a permission slip to decide if students can attend the event to hear Santorum speak, Click on Detroit reports.

April 11, 2013

Anti-gay Republican complained it was his views against marriage equality that caused them to try and back out

A Michigan superintendent has invited renowned anti-gay US politician Rick Santorum back to speak at a high school.

Dr Thomas Harwood, the superintendent, says parents will now be able to sign a permission slip to decide if students can attend the event to hear Santorum speak, Click on Detroit reports.

April 10, 2013

Says it is his views against gay marriage that caused them to try and back out

Rick Santorum lashed out today at officials at Grosse Pointe High School in Michigan for initially canceling a scheduled speech of his because he did not provide them with an advance copy.

Santorum, a former US senator from Pennsylvania, seemed certain it is due to his well-known opposition to gay marriage.

April 10, 2013

Says it is his views against gay marriage that caused them to try and back out

Rick Santorum lashed out today at officials at Grosse Pointe High School in Michigan for initially canceling a scheduled speech of his because he did not provide them with an advance copy.

Santorum, a former US senator from Pennsylvania, seemed certain it is due to his well-known opposition to gay marriage.

April 9, 2013

'The Republican party’s not going to change on this issue'

Although public opinion is shifting on the issue, former US Senator Rick Santorum insists it would be 'suicidal' for the Republican party to embrace gay marriage.

Santorum, who finished second to Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination last year, remains steadfastly against marriage equality and thinks others in his party should remain so too.

April 9, 2013

'The Republican party’s not going to change on this issue'

Although public opinion is shifting on the issue, former US Senator Rick Santorum insists it would be 'suicidal' for the Republican party to embrace gay marriage.

Santorum, who finished second to Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination last year, remains steadfastly against marriage equality and thinks others in his party should remain so too.

March 29, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden had credited same show with shifting public opinion

Will & Grace ended its run in 2006, but the sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend is still be very much in the current conversation about gay marriage.

Gay marriage foe Rick Santorum, the former US senator who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, discussed the show's impact on gay marriage during the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month.

March 29, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden had credited same show with shifting public opinion

Will & Grace ended its run in 2006, but the sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend is still be very much in the current conversation about gay marriage.

Gay marriage foe Rick Santorum, the former US senator who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, discussed the show's impact on gay marriage during the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month.

March 18, 2013

Once again groups gay marriage in with polygamy

In the days since Senator Rob Portman came out in support of gay marriage, other prominent Republicans have been asked if their position might also change on the issue.

Rick Santorum, one of the most outspoken opponents of gay marriage and LGBT equality in mainstream politics, said over the weekend that he is 'not changing my opinion on that issue.'

March 18, 2013

Once again groups gay marriage in with polygamy

In the days since Senator Rob Portman came out in support of gay marriage, other prominent Republicans have been asked if their position might also change on the issue.

Rick Santorum, one of the most outspoken opponents of gay marriage and LGBT equality in mainstream politics, said over the weekend that he is 'not changing my opinion on that issue.'

February 21, 2013

Colin Powell, Dick Cheney and Laura Bush among those in new TV spot

Some of President Barack Obama's historically LGBT inclusive inaugural address was an obvious choice when the The Respect for Marriage Coalition was looking for footage of political figures to feature in its $1 million marriage equality ad campaign that made it debut today (20 February).

But featuring a bunch of well-known Republicans too?

February 21, 2013

Colin Powell, Dick Cheney and Laura Bush among those in new TV spot

Some of President Barack Obama's historically LGBT inclusive inaugural address was an obvious choice when the The Respect for Marriage Coalition was looking for footage of political figures to feature in its $1 million marriage equality ad campaign that made it debut today (20 February).

But featuring a bunch of well-known Republicans too?

February 6, 2013

Board says it needs more time 'due to the complexity of this issue'

The national board of the Boys Scouts of America on Wednesday (6 February) delayed a decision of whether or not to end its controversial ban on gay members and leaders.

The BSA said in a statement that 'after careful consideration and extensive dialogue' within the organization along with outside comments, the board concluded 'that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy.'

February 4, 2013

Says allowing gay scouts and leaders will 'murder' the organization

Rick Santorum, the former US senator who challenged Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, has stepped into the debate over whether gays should be allowed in the Boys Scouts of America.

'When I saw that the Boy Scouts of America executive board is convening on Wednesday to discuss abandoning the organization’s founding moral principles that nurture boys into men, I was saddened, but not surprised,' Santorum writes in a column for WND.com.

February 4, 2013

Says allowing gay scouts and leaders will 'murder' the organization

Rick Santorum, the former US senator who challenged Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, has stepped into the debate over whether gays should be allowed in the Boys Scouts of America.

'When I saw that the Boy Scouts of America executive board is convening on Wednesday to discuss abandoning the organization’s founding moral principles that nurture boys into men, I was saddened, but not surprised,' Santorum writes in a column for WND.com.

January 8, 2013

Comedy group target anti-gay American fast-food chain Chick-fil-A in spoof YouTube clips

A pair of comedians calling themselves the Chick-fil-A Foundation have been exploiting the American fast-food chain's intolerance for gay rights for humor.

The latest YouTube clip shows John, Robert and Harvey the Cow renounce their homosexuality in exchange for a free chicken sandwich.

'Last night Robert and I kind of let our feelings get the best of us,' John says. 'And that's wrong. So we're going to cash in this coupon that says trade your homosexuality for a free chicken sandwich!'

January 8, 2013

Comedy group target anti-gay American fast-food chain Chick-fil-A in spoof YouTube clips

A pair of comedians calling themselves the Chick-fil-A Foundation have been exploiting the American fast-food chain's intolerance for gay rights for humor.

The latest YouTube clip shows John, Robert and Harvey the Cow renounce their homosexuality in exchange for a free chicken sandwich.

'Last night Robert and I kind of let our feelings get the best of us,' John says. 'And that's wrong. So we're going to cash in this coupon that says trade your homosexuality for a free chicken sandwich!'