GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum‘s homophobia may play well in Iowa but it ran head on into the boo birds in Concord, New Hampshire.
Trying to defend his anti-homosexual agenda and even equating it with polygamy, Santroum faced hoots, boos and catcalls from a gay-friendly crowd at the New England College Convention.
A female student asked Santorum about his anti-gay stance: “How can you justify your belief, based on these morals that you have about all men being created equal when two men who want to marry can’t?”
Shot back Santorum: “How about three men? If reason says that if you think it’s OK for two men then you have to differentiate with me as to why it’s not OK for three?”
When the student tried to explain herself, Santorum interrupted:
“So anybody can marry anybody else? So anybody can marry several people?”
That brought more boos but Santorum didn’t get the message.
“So if you’re not happy unless you’re married to five other people,” he said, “is that OK?”
It wasn’t OK and Santorum eventually walked off stage amid a chorus of boos.
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- Santorum raises polygamy in defending stand against gay marriage – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Students Jeer Santorum on New Hampshire Blitz – New York Times (nytimes.com)