Santorum Touts Support For Criminalizing Sodomy

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Rick Santorum touted his support for outlawing sodomy during an appearance on Bradlee Dean’s radio show on Saturday, telling the rabidly anti-gay host that he still opposes the Supreme Court’s landmark 2003 Lawrence decision, which struck down such legislation. “[I] said this is wrong. We can’t do this, we can’t have a constitutional right to consensual sexual activity, no matter what it is,” Santorum explained:

SANTORUM: I believe that this country is a great country, because as you mentioned we are given rights by God. And that God is not any God — it’s the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and that God when he gave us rights, he also said, ‘here are the laws by which your society is to be governed’ … What we should do is orient our laws to make sure they’re in conformity with the natural law. In conformity with God’s law. And we don’t. And when we don’t, we end up in big trouble.

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Santorum went on to argue that marriage equality would “drive morality out of the laws of this country.” “When people actually focus on this issue, and they realize what their second graders are going to be taught…then they say, ‘oh wait a minute’…don’t try to fundamentally change the entire moral structure of this country,” he added.

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