Santorum: Imprisoned Parent Better Than Gay Parent

Santorum: Imprisoned Parent Better Than Gay Parent January 11, 2012

If you thought Rick Santorum had hit bottom in his efforts to become revolting in his anti-gay bigotry, think again. Now he’s telling school kids — including some who have gay parents — that they would be better off if their father were in prison than if he were gay.

For the second time in as many days, Rick Santorum waded into the issue of gay marriage, suggesting it was so important for children to have both a father and mother that an imprisoned father was preferable to a same-sex parent.

Citing the work of one anti-poverty expert, Santorum said, “He found that even fathers in jail who had abandoned their kids were still better than no father at all to have in their children’s lives.”

Allowing gays to marry and raise children, Santorum said, amounts to “robbing children of something they need, they deserve, they have a right to. You may rationalize that that isn’t true, but in your own life and in your own heart, you know it’s true.”

At a private boarding school Friday, the Republican presidential candidate’s voice grew emotional as he argued that only a man and woman should be able to marry. “Marriage is not a right,” Santorum said. “It’s a privilege that is given to society by society for a reason…. We want to encourage what is the best for children.”

Three of the students, who were from a private high school, had gay parents but they were not the ones who asked the question. This man is simply deranged.

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