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DOMA: First GOP Debate Showcases Santorum's Anti-Gay Politics
The New Civil Rights Movement • May 7, 2011
Thursday night's GOP debate between Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Gary Johnson showcased the anti-gay politics of the GOP, but especially of Rick Santorum. While it took almost an hour for the DOMA and "gay marriage" question to be posed, it was. Rick Santorum, introduced as the most socially-conservative of the candidates, did not disappoint.
Asked, "Are you willing to tone down your positions on abortion and homosexuality in an effort to reach more voters and help the GOP coalesce behind a more fiscally focused platform?," Santorum replied, staking his ground and bashing his in absentia opponent, Governor Mitch Daniels, "Anybody that would suggest that we call a truce on the moral issues doesn't understand what America is all about."
"America is a country that is based on this concept, and the Declaration of Independence, that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. Rights come from God and the first of which is life. The second of which is liberty," Santorum preached.
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