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One of the Republican Party’s leading homophobes, former Senator and failed Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, is carrying his stirdent anti-gay message even further, urging fellow Republicans to avoid what he calls a “suicidal” endorsement of marrige equality.
Even though polls show widespread public support for gay marriage, Santorum claims the trend if “only a fad” and could destroy the Republican Party is too many from the party of the elephant jump on board.
“The Republican Party is not going to change on this issue,” Santorum told the Des Moines Register in an interview. “In my opinion, it would be suicidal if it did.”
“Santorum is wrong,” John Hartley, a GOP strategist tells Capitol Hill Blue. “In today’s environment, it would be suicidal for Republicans to continue its opposition to gay marriage and other issues involving equality for gays.”
The rabid right wing of the Republican Party continues its virulent opposition to any equality for gays and will likely applaud Santorum’s homophobia, even though it is out of step with the vast majority of Americans.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee claims some conservatives would split from the GOP is the party goes moderate on gays.
Many think that would be a good idea.
“It’s time we got rid of the right wing flakes,” says longtime Republican Garland Watson. “They’ve ruined the party and cost us too many elections.”
Former Congressman Newt Gingrich claims the right wing will “flake off” if the party as a whole supports same sex marriage.
A growing number feels that would be the best that could happen to the GOP.