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Santorum: Some Of My Best Friends Are Homophobes, Err… Homosexuals

The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex has said that he actually has gay friends (no, really)… and he said it to recently out CNN anchorperson Don Lemon of all people. Ohh, gurl… stop.

Remember when anti-gay Sarah Palin said she had a “gay friend.”? When can we retire “Some of my best friends are X,” as proof that you are not anti-X? Everytime we hear it, it’s like someone just admitted, “I am anti-gay, but I will happily use my hypothetical gay friend as a shield against anyone who calls me out on it.” Just because you have a friend who tolerates your bigotry in exchange for whatever social benefits you provide doesn’t make you a bastion of tolerance and it doesn’t make them any more enlightened than you aren’t either. If anything it just means that deluded people hang out together.

Our good friends at Towleroad remind us: “Santorum has compared same-sex marriage to sex with dogs, has said that it’s ‘common sense’ to keep gays from marrying and adopting children, wants to reinstate the ban on gays in the military, and has said that gays shouldn’t have the ‘privilege of government benefits’ offered to heterosexual couples, yet Santorum claims he’s not a homophobe.”

Yeah, and we’re not gay either despite that whole same-sex love thing.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jun 12, 2011
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  • 41 Comments
    • robert in NYC
      robert in NYC

      I’m always amused when these right winger wackos claim they have gay friends and love them as if that doesn’t make them any less homophobic. Its a slick trick that just doesn’t work. You’d have to be gullible to believe it, although GOProud would be more than happy to see him in the White House, kissing and licking his ass to gain acceptance.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jay_max
      jay_max

      Call him on it. Who are they? We want names.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      All that I can say:

      Jun 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Apparently Knucklehead Santorum isn’t going to let a little thing like losing his bid for re-election in his own home state of Pennsylvania stop him from thinking he can win the presidency.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Rick Santorum has remade his image and is now the hippest politician ever. We should all vote for him and take more drugs.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      He is no different than the church leaders that used to arrest people for stating that the Sun didn’t revolve around the Earth.

      Facts and science mean nothing to them, they want to take the world back to the dark ages when we were all hudled around tithing to the church and waiting for them to tell us what to do.

      This guy is not only an ignorant theocratic fool….but he’s also kinda frothy.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel
      TMikel

      Mr.Frothy cannot have any friends in the LBGT community. No one would be dumb enough to accept his friendship. This sort of thing was disproved decades ago when some people would say, I have nothing against blacks; some of my best friends are black.” It didn’t work then and it doesn’t work now. NO ONE wants to have a Santorum presidency.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ernest
      Ernest

      Bullshit, it’s just like the racist saying “I have black friends” in actuality they only hang out with the ones that get hung like Christmas ornaments.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      Why don’t we hear heartwarming stories of love & acceptance from the supposed “gay friends” of people like Santorum?? Answer: Because they’re not real people, they’re exgay, or so far up the bigots’ hindquarters that all you can hear are their muffled screams “How do I get out of here….H. E. L. P.”

      Talk about a frothy situation!

      Ooh, did I just become one of those people who ask and answer their own questions?
      Yes, I did.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @Cuttlefish – At least you’re qualified to do so, unlike some people :).

      Jun 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      These Republican morons just love attention.

      Santorum will never be president. He’s too far right. He needs to go out and do something useful with his life. Get a job whereby he’s actually contributing to society.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @christopher di spirito: LOL, “something useful” you say? Santorum’s career has never required him to do something practical, helpful, reasonable, OR useful, so he may end up just as a TV / Radio host, or ambassador to somewhere important like the Vatican or Malta.

      @TheRealAdam: So, you got sick of fending off the “abuser-in-chief” over on the “let me say it for the 12th time” thread? I don’t blame you! It’s like the Prom Queen holding court over there, except that Queen is taking hostages!

      Jun 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @Jeffree: Dude, that crazy little turd! I actually feel bad for the people who have engaged with him. He has idiotically attacked some of the nicest and most reasonable people on Queerty: B, Shannon, timncguy, Caliban, Nat, and you, among others. He lives off of his hatred of white gays.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AUSTIN
      AUSTIN

      This poor delusional pathetic little man will get his contract back with Faux News as soon as this publicity gathering event is concluded. As to his gay friends, I quit having imaginary friends at about age 4.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      “I have ‘gay friends’, I was just with one of them two nights ago.”

      In other words, “I’m totally gay, was just having gay sex two nights ago but I’m going to be as homophobic as possible so no one suspect at thing.”

      Jun 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Politically Incorrect Thug
      Politically Incorrect Thug

      Great to see reasonable people debating the qualifications of a presidential candidate so intelligently . . . oh wait, what am I thinking? Intelligent debate on Queerty? No, that was a different website. The Marxist harpies on this site just want to spew the vitriolic intolerance they sanctimoniously claim to possess. How ho-hum.

      How likely would it be to see you same hyper-haters addressing the homophobia of blacks, hispanics, muslims, and other groups you embrace, despite their disdain for you? Now THAT would be an interesting debate.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @Politically Incorrect Thug: Try TheNewGay for your reading enjoyment. Don’t come to a Kosher / Halal deli asking for a bacon cheeseburger & feel slighted if they won’t make you one. NOM’s blog has a tasty comment section you might enjoy as well. Don’go o.d. over on WNDaily, though, that would be like crystal meth.

      @TheRealAdam: There could have been some interesting discussions about comedy & homophobia & race/racism over at that thread, but the Prom queen didn’t have the chops to hold court over that topic.

      Some very good comics out there work on strong, edgy material about that stuff, but discussing it requires some degree of maturity & mutual familiarity. (That’s a nice way of saying that we argue like mad, but no one goes home with their pantiees in a bunch!)

      Jun 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_cambridge
      james_from_cambridge

      @Politically Incorrect Thug: Awwww! Somebody hurt Jason’s feelings?? Go away you self-loathing little shit.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel
      TMikel

      Politically Incorrect Thug, I find your postings banal and superficial. Your appear to be quite full of vitriol yourself. Those you name among other minority groups are not national figures that a attempting to run for president of the United States. Why do you read Queerty at all? Surely there are blogs by hate groups that would excite you a great deal more. This is a gay blog in case you are too dense to realize it – get it, a GAY blog. It is my considered opinion that you are either a self-hating gay or a troglodyte, ie, a fool or simpleton, a complete ninny, also a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Politically Incorrect Thug
      Politically Incorrect Thug

      Just tryin’ to keep the conversation lively. Sorry for not being a stereotypical gay sycophant; I try and try, but I just can’t seem to help but think for myself.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      @Politically Incorrect Thug: Oh yes, that offensive and hurtful stereotype that gays have self-esteem and won’t put up with bullshit from breeder thugs like pRick von Santorum.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Martin
      John Martin

      http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=212524155424999&id=114373374508

      Hey guys, can you help me out?

      Jun 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      I would like Mr. Santorum to produce these “gay friends.” Until he does, I will continue to believe they are a figment of his imagination. Matt Hissey and Chris Barron do not count.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BamBam
      BamBam

      What the religious righters, such as santorum and craig, actually mean to say:
      “I have lots of gay friends. Why, I sometimes even have them two or three at a time!”

      Jun 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jcknck
      jcknck

      Kind of a leading question from the interviewer, if you ask me. But, then Santorum backed himself into a corner when he said that his gay friends understood his position. Sorry Santorum, no, they didn’t. And if they did, that’s probably because they were distracted by that bj you were giving them two nights ago.

      Jun 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Santorum is a WORM. I call a spade a fucking spade and Santorum thinks that enjoying rights such as marriage should be afforded to the “straights” and denied to gay people. That is exactly what he said in this interview. He has no gay friends. He is a liar. It is so simple to see that all he wants is to legislate discrimination. Has anyone bothered to tell him to keep his stinking gODD out of our secular government?

      Jun 13, 2011 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      “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.”

      —Former Republican U.S. Senator Rick Santorum

      Jun 13, 2011 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The crustybastard
      The crustybastard

      Politically incorrect thug IS A TROLL!

      Stop feeding it, and it’ll quit shitting the threads.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 2:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @TheRealAdam: What really bothers me is that he and I got off on a nice start. And I think he has some valid opinions, but I feel like he is one of those kids in middle school who always accused me of not being “black enough” because I spoke correct English, made good grades, and didn’t live in the ghetto.

      I get that racism is alive and well. But not being a direct victim of it doesn’t make me any less black than anyone else, and, to be frank, the homophobia is a much bigger problem on so many levels, and that is what I choose to fight, rather than race baiting on a gay site. Furthermore, the racism on here needs to stop, STAT. I do not condone censorship, you all know that, but the race trolling on this site has long been completely out of control.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Shannon1981: So true. I am still waiting to see Sarah Palin(aurous’) so called gay friends. They don’t exist. Someone should call that ugly minded filth on that. It is long overdue.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      so called gay friends come to the aid of their own friends and that is evidence these nutwings have no gay friends. They should all be called on their own lies. If Anthony Weiner and all the other Demoncons can be held to that standard so can the Repuglycunts. This would be proof they are nothing but liars AND they can be dismissed and out of the running for the leader of this so called “free freagin world” bullshit.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 10:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      @Shannon1981: I recall that Norman Lear’s sitcoms with predominantly black casts were accused of reinforcing racial stereotypes. Yet when The Cosby Show premiered and refused to do racial jokes and went out of their way to avoid racial stereotypes to the point of self-consciousness, these same critics called the show “inauthentically black.” Forgive me for thinking that all one had to do to be black was to have a certain amount of melanin and be able to trace one’s ancestry back to sub-Saharan Africa.

      Racism is alive and well, and only some of it is from whites. Most of it on here is from the likes of losers like IAbuseGayWhiteMen. People who act like jerks and then assume it’s what they are, not who they are, that alienates people.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @Queer Supremacist: To be fair, I don’t know what his issues and experiences are re: racism. I know that bad experiences can give people some major hang ups. Kind of like the way I am about religion. I get very defensive and borderline hateful when it comes to that because of my horrific experiences there. I can’t help it, but its true. At the very least, if you tell me you are tied in any way to organized religion, I will not trust you and I will keep my distance. So, I understand that part of it, and will take some of the animosity with a pretty big grain of salt.

      However, the trick is to be AWARE of your own hang ups, why they exist, and try to tailor your behavior accordingly. Lashing out never got anyone anywhere.

      And there is a huge sub culture of not being “black enough.” Just as there is one of not being “gay enough.” Sucks, but there you have it. Funny, you’d think marginalized groups would be more tolerant. We aren’t though.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in NYC
      robert in NYC

      The only time republicans claim they have gay friends is when they’re cornered on an issue like same-sex marriage. Its a worn out mantra, convenient of course, to get themselves off of the homophobia hook, so transparent. They have hardly any African-Americans in congress, only one token Jew, but use people like Herman Cain as a poster boy as a contender in 2012. Take away his vast wealth, they woudn’t give him the time of day. The Obama birther crap is a perfect example of their deep-seated dislike of minorities. They’ll deny it of course, but that’s what they’re about, the party of hate, divide and conquer by instilling unsubstantiated fear and hate-mongering perpetrated by their masters, the Tea Party scum.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      I’ll fake paying attention to anyone for a few minutes if they give me money. Even Perez Hilton or Delta Work.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHYKOLAETHAI
      CHYKOLAETHAI

      Just like i stated earlier a homophobe can be any color not just black and i don’t think IABUSEGAYS is a loser, u just don’t know his situation so u cant assume that he is a racist. PEACE.

      Jun 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teh Lonely Mon
      Teh Lonely Mon

      At the debate (about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell) he said “Commanders should have a system in place that punishes bad behavior.” The bad behavior he was talking about was apparently being anything but heterosexual.

      Jun 14, 2011 at 1:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teh Lonely Mon
      Teh Lonely Mon

      *At the republican debate he said, about don’t ask don’t tell, “Commanders should have a system in place that punishes bad behavior.” The bad behavior he was talking about was apparently being anything but heterosexual.

      Jun 14, 2011 at 1:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • merp
      merp

      I don’t see why people are complaining when the (gay) reporter asked him the question. What should he have said? “I can’t answer the question you asked, because someone might think I’m lying or manipulating the truth”?

      Jun 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      @Daniel Villarreal “Yeah, and we’re not gay either despite that whole same-sex love thing.”

      I’m gonna try that on someone! Love it!!

      Jun 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PitersGriffing
      PitersGriffing

      I found the answer in google, remove the topic pls.

      Dec 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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