See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rick Santorum


Unjustly treated.
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I do not listen to the radio unless I'm driving somewhere and only then after I have finished all twenty mysteries of the rosary.  Likewise, I  rarely if ever listen to talk radio, therefore I don't really know who the characters are unless they happen to make national news for something they've said - like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck - but even then I don't pay much attention.  Lately I've come across the name Dan Savage thinking he was one and the same as Michael Savage - who used to do film reviews or something?  Anyway, I found out Dan Savage* is a writer and that he is so not a conservative talking head.  Not at all.
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Savage has said some evil, wicked things about Rick Santorum - a presidential hopeful I know more about than what I know about the talk show hosts, and I like him very much.  I'm not a political guy, but if Santorum was running for president I'd probably vote for him.  He is a good man, an honest man, and he is NOT a homophobe.  Anyway - here's a story I just learned about today concerning the hate crime Dan Savage enacted against him:
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The 'Google bomb'...
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.- Media attacks on Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum show “just how twisted and vile the LGBT movement can be when anyone dare disagree,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center.
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Members of the media “bash Santorum whenever possible,” Gainor said to CNA on Oct. 6.
Gainor responded to ongoing Google attacks against Santorum by gay sex-advice columnist Dan Savage.
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Santorum is Catholic and has vocally expressed his support for the Church’s teaching on marriage. In recent years, Savage has lashed out at Santorum for his belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.
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In 2003, Savage organized a “Google bomb” against Santorum, setting up a website displaying a graphic sexual term as the definition for the word “santorum.” Through extensive use of links to other sites, he then caused this site to rise to the top of Google search engine results.
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When Internet users perform a Google search for Rick Santorum, the obscene website is the first result. - Finish reading at CNA
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It is disgusting.  Please pray for Rick Santorum and his family.
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*Oh wait!  Savage is the 'it gets better' guy.  Pray for his conversion - because that is the only way 'it gets better'.

10 comments:

  1. Michael Savage and Dan Savage are not the same person, just to be sure.

    Michael Savage can be pretty horrible, but in a different way.

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  2. So this has been going on since 2003? Which would put Santorum in the category of "white martyr" wouldn't it, if he were to die suddenly?

    It seems to me that Google censors at will and could easily correct this situation. Seriously, if company policy didn't allow it in 2003, in all the years since then they couldn't consider amending their policy?

    I will certainly be praying for Rick Santorum, and his family, too! And for Dan Savage, for gay activists, for Google policy makers, and for our society to reject this evil.

    [Hi, Terry! I finally have my own computer--a used Dell laptop! Hooray!]

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  3. While I don't agree with (or even like) Dan Savage and find this tactic repugnant, Santorum is the one who chose to engage in this manner. Savage began his "santorum" campaign after remarks that Santorum made comparing gay people to those who sleep with animals or relatives.

    Santorum is a politician, through and through. I don't pity him.

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  4. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Before my conversion, I read Savage's book, "The Kid," about his journey to adopting a child with his partner. I remember in the book he wrote at length about being bullied in Catholic school and in his parish growing up in Chicago. Seems a lot of his hate stems from those experiences.

    As for his tactics against Santorum, meh...should one really expect anything different when they jump into the political realm of a sick culture?

    Thanks for the reminder to pray for Dan Savage and all SSA people.

    Sue

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  5. Ronnie - I missed you! Hi - hope you are well. God bless you.

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  6. Never did Rick Santorum compare gay people to those who sleep with animals. He simply asked the question of how far our society was willing to go in sanctioning sexually disordered relationships. And I've never heard him complain of the repercussions he's gotten for speaking the truth about what the Catholic church teaches. We all pick and choose at our own risk.

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  7. "Little Way," there's no need to lie.

    Santorum's own well-edited Wiki page says this:

    "Santorum described the ability to regulate consensual homosexual acts as comparable to the states' ability to regulate other consensual and non-consensual sexual behavior, such as adultery, polygamy, child molestation, incest, sodomy, and bestiality, whose decriminalization he believed would threaten society and the family, as they are not monogamous and heterosexual."

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  8. I still don't see where Santorum compared gay people to animals. He may have compared the act of two men or two women fornicating to the depravity of bestiality, polygamy, sodomy and adultery, to name a few of the ways people engage in mortal sin, but I still don't see where he compared gay people to animals. If he did, then he also compared straight adulterers, polygamists and pornographers to animals as well.

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  9. I didn't say that he compared gay people to animals. I said he compared gay people to those who sleep with animals. Which, from the relevant quote that I provided, is patently obvious.

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  10. Thom, they're all disordered.

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