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Santorum Admits His Now-Canceled Speech To High School Teens Was About Gay Marriage Not ‘Leadership’

by David Badash on April 10, 2013

in Education,News,Politics

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Rick Santorum was scheduled to speak two weeks from today at a Michigan public high school, but administrators just canceled the event after protests by several teachers. The speech was billed as promoting “leadership,” and supporters claimed the failed GOP presidential candidate was not going to address issues such as same-sex marriage, but in a just-released statement Santorum rebuffed those claims and went on the attack.

READ: Santorum: Abortion, Pornography ‘Symptoms’ Of Colleges ‘Indoctrinating’ Against Christianity

“It’s a sad day when liberal educators are allowed to influence young minds – extending free speech rights only to those who share their liberal views. I support traditional marriage; I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I’m not sure what the administrators in the Grosse Pointe Public School System are afraid of, but these students deserve the respect to form their own opinion on this important issue,” Santorum said, in direct conflict with the claim of his host, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF).

School administrators stated one of the reasons they canceled the event was Santorum refused to submit a copy of his speach.

“Furthermore, anyone who has ever seen me speak knows I rarely use prepared text. In the case of Grosse Pointe High School – I was never asked for a copy of a speech, nor did I send one. This has nothing to do with the content of a speech, but rather the context of my convictions.”

Santorum would have been speaking to the entire student body of Grosse Pointe High School, including more than 1600 teens in grades 9-12, presumably 14 to 17 years old.

“Superintendent Dr. Thomas Harwood cracked down on the event, allegedly telling [YAF Vice President Patrick] Coyle that he believes the politician’s views are extreme (he apparently also noted that he has a gay brother, something that has caused some to accuse him of a personal bias); the event was subsequently cancelled,” the Blaze reports:

Coyle noted that he tried to explain that Santorum would not be speaking about marriage and that, instead, he would be focusing on the more universal subject of leadership — but to no avail.

“Superintendent Harwood is injecting his own personal views into the situation and subsequently keeping students from hearing an American public policy leader discuss the importance of being a leader in their school and community,” Coyle told Breitbart.

And yet Santorum himself, in his statement, above, thoroughly discredits that claim.

Should parents allow their students face to face access with a religious extremist who has said:

“If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does.”

“But what I can say is that the state is not doing a service to the child and to society by not putting that child in a home where there is a mother and a father. This is common sense. This is nature. And what we’re trying to do is defy nature because a certain group of people want to be affirmed by society. And I just don’t think that’s to the benefit of society or to the child.”

“Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?”

“ I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts. As I would with acts of other, what I would consider to be, acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships. And that includes a variety of different acts, not just homosexual. I have nothing, absolutely nothing against anyone who’s homosexual. If that’s their orientation, then I accept that. And I have no problem with someone who has other orientations. The question is, do you act upon those orientations? So it’s not the person, it’s the person’s actions. And you have to separate the person from their actions.”

“In this case, what we’re talking about, basically, is priests who were having sexual relations with post-pubescent men. We’re not talking about priests with 3-year-olds, or 5-year-olds. We’re talking about a basic homosexual relationship.” (On the Catholic Church’s international pedophile priests scandal, in which, for decades, priests have sexually assaulted, molested, and raped young boys and girls.)

Gay marriage will effectively “execute” straight marriage, because “to redefine it then destroys it.”

Students should not be subjected to — forced to sit through — the anti-gay ravings of a religious zealot.

 

Image: Rick Santorum at CPAC 2013, via Facebook

 

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{ 15 comments }

Mahnahvu April 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

"Santorum SILENCED by militant homosexual activist"

fpcinnyc April 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

WHY OH WHY is it OK to lie in the name of God?

BJLincoln April 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

The kids will be spared and that is what is important. So what if the Principal has a personal opinion based on a gay brother. So do most people. EVERYONE has someone in their family who is LGBT ….except Santorum.
Religion has no place in public schools

angloam April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I'm glad the children were spared hate porn.

Finchie88 April 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Of course he was going to talk about the gays. What else would he talk about? It's not as if he knows anything about foreign policy or economics.

MeSoHornish April 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

"School administrators stated one of the reasons they canceled the event was Santorum refused to submit a copy of his speach."

Bravo! Thank God somone learned from all dipshits who let Bradlee Dean make a presentation without reviewing the material.

garthkitty April 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Sorry Rick, we in Michigan do not go for that kind of crap. Our children are near and dear to us so we will not offend them or try and start any bulling by you or anyone else. We support our kids here and what they are and who they are. They are way more important the your ignorant speech. As a matter of fact, most schools in GP aand Ann Arbor have diversity training for students along with anti-bully campaigns. So, Rick, STAY OUT of Michigan schools. I as many other parents do not want you here…

LT_15 April 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm

As a Michigan parent, let me plainly state that many of us do not agree with you hatred towards others who disagree with your position. Schools are to be places of learning, and learning requirements presentation of issues. The bigotry that shuts down free speech because you have a different view is wrong. We have lived that life here in America before and we should not go back to it.

Your bullying towards Santorum is symptomatic of the fear being engendered by many towards those with whom they disagree. Hopefully you are teaching your children better than you are acting here.

LT_15 April 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Um, the statement by Santorum says nothing like the title of this article says. He did not admit he was going to speak on gay marriage. He simply said that people should be allowed to make up their own minds. Apparently you guys disagree with that.

The bigotry, hatred, and intolerance of the commenters here is unfitting for a civil society. You need to crawl back under your rocks until you mature enough to participate in a civil debate about real issues. At the very least, learn to read and analyze what is actually being said.

sacblondie April 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Can you imagine what would have happened at the school that the Santorum's children go to if they had a speaker who wanted to talk in support of gay marriage? I have the right to protect my children from bigotry and religious extremism. I want them to believe in treating others with kindness and acceptance based on what is right not based on some interpretation of religious dogma.

LT_15 April 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Um, treating people with kindness and acceptance is based on what you call "religious dogma." There is no reason to treat people with kindness and acceptance except the teachings of Jesus. That is not the issue here.

The problem for you is that your call to protect your children from bigotry and religious extremism actually is bigotry and religious extremism. In the past, we excluded people from public life because of who they are and what they believed. It happened at the Salem witch trials, in the civil rights movement, and now with those in favor of traditional marriage. Your bigotry is not acceptable. Excluding people from public life because of what they believe is intolerance. If you stand against intolerance, then condemn this treatment of Rick Santorum.

sacblondie April 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

sorry..I do not believe that you have to believe in Jesus or God or any supreme being to be a moral, kind, compassionate person. I am not trying to prevent Santorum from "being in public life". He absolutely has the right in this country to spew his hatred and venom.. I find it interesting that you bring up civil rights, and the Salem witch trials…….much like the treatment of gays….

LT_15 April 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

You can believe whatever you want, but belief has never made anything true. And you can be moral, kind, and compassionate, but you have no reason to.

My point is that you are just as bigoted and intolerant and you claim Santorum is. The problem with your side is you don't really believe in equality and tolerance.

And for those of you weak in history as sacblondie is, gays have never been treated like the Salem witch trials (who were killed) or African-Americans. Let's not confuse issues with bad thinking.

docsterx April 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

WOW, you're very much out of touch with reality. And just a tad judgmental.

LT_15 April 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Huh? Did you read this article or the comments? This was an article that lied about Santorum's speech, followed by a bunch of comments that were hate speech directed at Rick Santorum and those like him. It contained support for blatant censorship of ideas. I simply pointed it out.

There is no rational way to say that I am being judgmental. I am not out of touch with reality. That's just a bizarre comment.

The reality is that Rick Santorum was lied about in this article and unfairly attacked by narrow-minded people who do not want any views but their own being talked about. The judgmentalism came from the other side, not from mine.

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