Rick Santorum's Homophobic 'Pink Ball' Comment Doesn't Make Him a Real Man

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rick santorumHey, Rick Santorum! We're going to play a game, okay? It's called "The Quiet Game." Whoever doesn't talk for the longest time wins!

Whoops, you lose.

That trick never works on my kids, but I still wish somebody would try it on Santorum. Every time the guy opens his mouth, he offends another segment of the population; usually women, "bla" people, or the gay and lesbian community (though I wouldn't be surprised if that list is actually much longer. Considering the comments he makes when cameras are rolling ... can you imagine what the man says behind closed doors?).

And it just keeps getting worse, as Santorum proved at a recent campaign event held at a bowling alley. Get a load of the mind-warping words he had for a little boy who dared to reach for a pink ball:

"You're not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera."

Seriously, why can't Rick Santorum just be quiet?!?

Now he's stooping to giving some random little kid a gender orientation complex. He must be running out of LGBT targets. Looking back at his previous anti-homosexual statements, I can't imagine who would be left.

Maybe those gay penguins at the Central Park Zoo?

In case you missed any of Rick Santorum's most shockingly intolerant quotes:

1. Santorum compares homosexuality to incest, polygamy, and adultery.

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) 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."

Oh, and bestiality, too.

"In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality.”

 2. Santorum tells children of lesbian couples they'd be better off with a dad in prison.

"He [an anti-poverty expert] 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."

3. Santorum compares homosexual love to the love he has for ... his mother-in-law.

“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?”

4. Santorum plays off the sexual abuse of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church as standard gay behavior.

“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.”

5. Santorum defends Kirk Cameron's assessment of homosexuality as "unnatural" and "detrimental to society," later admitting he didn't actually hear what Cameron said.

"I think both sides need to respect both sides … As someone who’s been very public about this, I respect people who disagree with me. I think they have a right to go out and make their case and sell it to the American public and try to change the law if they see fit. But, I don’t use language that, you know, calls them bigots or haters, and nor should they think that someone, because they simply disagree with them on that subject, should be treated the same. So I think rhetoric on both sides needs to be judicious and fair and respecting people’s difference of opinion."

Which of Santorum's anti-gay remarks do you find the most offensive?


Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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nonmember avatar qwerty

Wait...how did he get all those kids if he loves blue balls so much???

chigi... chigirl1228

Maybe you're right billsfan...maybe he's not homophobic. But that doesn't negate that his quotes are offensive.

Homeb... HomebirthFTW

He'd have a fit here as my 4 month old son is playing with a princess plush doll.

nonmember avatar Faye

Awww I have no ill will for Rick Santorum, and I think he was probably kidding around.

However, I have two little boys. I hate when people say they can't do something because its only for girls. I think its unfair and sells our boys short.

nonmember avatar selfgen

santorum said a dad in jail is better than no dad at all. I can understand that. A son will often succeed in life to show his dad what he has achieved, whether that dad parents him or not. I have seen people who were so overjoyed, simply upon learning the identity of their father, a second mom can't replace that. same for a little girl, i know women who have issues, partly because they were never daddy's little girl. our childhood determines so much of our adult life. boys want to impress their dad, girls want to wrap them around their finger, you know. I don'tcare for the hateful tone of the author of this piece.

Alma45 Alma45

JustMe, thank you. You hit it right on the head.

chigi... chigirl1228

LOL justMe...he doesnt want a boy to use a pink ball on camera because he has an image to uphold with the homophobes of America! Lolololol

bills... billsfan1104

JustMe, i dont have a reason. I personally think its stupid that he just didnt let the kid use the vall. Maybe because he was on TV, he was thinking maybe other boys would make fun of him for using a girlie ball. I dont know what Santorum was thinkjng, nor am I going to assume. I just think its getting old that you cannot have a differerence of opinion anymoe with many on the left without being attacked or called name.

Loref... Lorefield

LOL I think Ricky has been wearing his sweater vest too tight. Not enough oxygen to the brain :)

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