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May 8, 2014

Former US senator grilled over anti-gay marriage views on conservative Fox News Channel

Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum said this week that 'liberal study after liberal study' shows that stable married relationships help the economy.

He agrees - as long as you're not talking about same-sex marriages.

'What we need to do is have the father and mother raise those children and that means a man and woman bringing to a child what a man and woman can bring and that's what we should be focused on,' Santorum told host Neil Cavuto during an appearance on Fox News Channel.

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.

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 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.

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.'

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.

August 21, 2012

For its 45th anniversary, The Advocate compiles list of 45 who have been no friends of gays

Gay rights activists protested Pope John Paul II when he made his highly publicized visit to the US in 1987 because of a letter written by one of his cardinals which damned homosexuality as 'intrinsically evil.'

August 2, 2012

Texan joins 'mooovement' against anti-gay US restaurant chain

A lesbian activist dressed as a cow in Texas to protest homophobic fast food chain Chick-Fil-A.

Just Kusko stood outside a branch of the restaurant in Austin holding a sign which read: 'Don't Hate The Homooo!'

The chain is openly against gay marriage and its charitable arm has donated millions to anti-gay organizations in recent years.

'These pictures have really taken off,' Kusko told The Advocate.

August 1, 2012

John Goodman stars as a very gay-friendly, and possibly gay Col. Sanders from KFC

The Chick-fil-A chain has been at the center of a heated debate ever since its top executive went on the record to say he was against gay marriage.

Gay marriage opponents like Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin have rallied to the Atlanta-based chain's defense who marriage equality advocates have spoken out, tweeted and protested.

Some politicians have even gone so far as saying the chain's restaurants are no longer welcome in their state.

But one thing that hasn't surface until today (1 August) is humor.

July 29, 2012

Alabama pastor supports Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's homophobic remarks, and suggests gay activists are 'heterophobic'

If society legalizes gay marriage then it will only lead to another flood that wiped out society like in the tale of Noah’s ark, according to a right-wing US pastor.

Aaron Fruh, a pastor at Knollwood Church in Mobile, Alabama, spoke out against marriage equality on American Family Radio.

In audio acquired by Right Wing Watch, he challenged listeners to ‘find any society in human history that ever tried that experiment and lived to tell about it, they’ve all been destroyed.’

July 20, 2012

The out gay author and activist is nominated for the Youtube video campaign meant to give hope to bullied gay teens

Dan Savage has been nominated for an Emmy Award for It Gets Better project.

The viral campaign was launched by Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, as a response to gay teens who were committing suicide because of anti-gay bullying.

Savage is nominated in the category of Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program

July 4, 2012

According to a hoax, the homophobic politician believed the gay dating app was to find coffee shops

Anti-gay former US presidential candidate Rick Santorum is currently the subject of a hoax which claimed he had Grindr on his iPhone.

Published Tuesday (3 July) on satirical news website Daily Currant, the article joked Santorum was caught by a young reporter who asked why he had downloaded the gay dating app.

Daily Current joked that Santorum thought Grindr, the gay dating site with the ‘world’s biggest network of guys’, was an app to find coffee shops.

May 29, 2012

This episode of Joansmacked takes aim at defender of anti-gay pastor Charles Worley

Back in January, we posted one of the funniest videos we’d seen in a long time.

It was from Gay Carrington who mixed footage of Rick Santorum sharing some anti-gay views during an interview to Chris Wallace of Fox News with Joan Crawford suddenly entering the frame.

She gives Santorum a few well-timed slaps then just starts slapping him silly.

May 16, 2012

Former presidential hopeful says Obama is 'very much out of touch with the values of America'

He may have given what was viewed by many as a lukewarm endorsement of Mitt Romney for US president, but former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum still has some advice for his former rival.

Santorum says that Romney should seize on President Barack Obama's historic embrace of gay marriage and use it to his political advantage in the presidential race.

April 17, 2012

Tells Gay Star News: 'Honey, you are my demographic'

Kathy Griffin's new weekly talk show debuts Thursday (19 April) on the Bravo network and the outspoken comedienne tells Gay Star News she knows darn well who her audience is.

'Honey, you are my demographic,' she said during a conference call this morning.

'The struggle on this show is to get one f***ing heterosexual [viewer]. This show is basically straight bashing at this point. We are very, very LGBTQI-friendly. We talk about those issues. ... My tentacles have been reaching into the community for a long time.'

April 10, 2012

Republican hopeful's anti-gay rhetoric consistantly surfaced during his run

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president leaving Mitt Romney as the party's inevitable nominee.

'We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today, we are not done fighting,' Santorum said at a press conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Tuesday (10 April) afternoon.

March 29, 2012

Candidate tells boy in Wisconsin: 'Friends don’t let friends use pink balls'

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, whose campaign has included extensive anti-gay rhetoric, stopped a boy from using a pink bowling ball at a Wisconsin bowling ally on Wednesday (28 March).

'You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera,' Santorum told the boy. 'Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.'

Santorum's comments were quickly tweeted by Reuters reporter Sam Youngman.

March 27, 2012

Texas governor says Rick Santorum thinks gay marriage leads to 'animal husbandry'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry seems to have developed a sense of hunor about homosexuality now that he is no longer a contender for the Republican nomination for president.

March 25, 2012

While Rick Santorum took a comfortable primary victory, he still lags behind

Last night Rick Santorum had an impressive primary win in Louisiana. Yet, he is no closer to winning the Republican nomination.

The former senator exceeded all expectations by beating Mitt Romney two to one. As reported by The New York Times, Santorum won 49 percent of the vote. Romney was a distant second with  26.7. Newt Gingrich came in third with 15.9 and Ron Paul 6.1.

March 24, 2012

According to polls, Rick Santorum will have a big night in the state of the Big Easy

The Republican presidential primary candidate with the most conservative record on LGBT rights is geared to win big tonight in Louisiana's primary.

According to Public Policy Polling, Rick Santorum has a double digit lead over Mitt Romney. The former Pennsylvania senator is ahead of Romney, 42 to 28 percent. Rounding out the field is Newt Gingrich at 18 percent, 8 for Ron Paul, and Buddy Roemer at 2.

March 21, 2012

Says of LGBT activist/columnist: 'He obviously has some serious issues'

Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said this week that if he ever bumoed into gay columnist and commentator Dan Savage, he would tell him that he is praying for him.

'He obviously has some serious issues,' Santorum tells RealClearReligion.org. 'You look at someone like that who can say and do the things that he's doing and you just pray for him and hopefully he can find peace.'

March 19, 2012

Joe Solmonese shifting focus to getting President Obama reelected

Joe Solmonese arrived at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles over the weekend resplendent in a black tuxedo and his arm in a matching sling.

The HRC president, who steps down in June after seven years in the job, told Gay Star News that he 'tore the bicep off the bone in the ultimate gay cliche: moving a piece of furniture in my bedroom.'

But that didn't stop the Washington DC-based Solmonese from attending the dinner and giving a passionate speech to attendees before introducing his successor, Chad Griffin to the crowd.