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Rick Santorum Is Elizabeth Edwards’ Gay Inspiration

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Elizabeth Edwards better be careful lest she overshadow her husband John’s campaign. The beautiful 58-year old attorney sat down with Salon to again come out to show some love for the gays. While we all know that Lizzy supports gay marriage – her husband, meanwhile, goes for civil unions – few people understand exactly what motivates her fight. And some of you may be surprised to hear she’s inspired by one of the most virulent homophobes in history:

I remember hearing [former GOP Sen. Rick] Santorum ranting about how homosexual marriage threatens heterosexual marriage. I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don’t know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.

We’re sure Santorum is thrilled to hear that.

Edwards goes on to use her husband’s religion to defend his discriminatory stance on gay marriage:

Well, I think it’s a struggle for him, having grown up in a Southern Baptist church where it was pounded into him. I was raised a Methodist in military churches. Poverty was talked about; I don’t remember homosexuality ever being mentioned. And I don’t think that Christians who aren’t engaged in a political campaign ever talk about it. They talk about poverty and other issues talked about in the Bible. But in churches, in political season, there’s plenty of ginning up this issue.

Christians don’t talk about homosexuality? Was this woman brought up in a cave? Or – gasp – a non-Christian home? Last time we checked, Christians were obsessed with homosexuality. So obsessed, in fact, that they manipulated the Bible to fight against it. But, what do we know? We just hear about it everyday.