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Santorum: I Would Love A Gay Son Just As Much

At this weekend’s Meet the Press/Facebook presidential debate, candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney displayed some incredible oratory acrobatics by claiming to oppose discrimination against the LGBT community while still opposing gay marriage and adoption rights. We give them a “8” on difficulty and a “0” on morality.

But NBC’s Andy Hiller turned the question of LGBT equality into a very personal one, by asking Santorum what he would do if one of his sons came out to him (at 2:54 mark).

“I would love him as much as I did the second before he said it,” the former Senator answered. “And I would try to do everything I can to be as good a father to him as possible.”

Of course in Rick’s mind, being a good father means he’d:

a. send him son to reparative-therapy camp to get to his “root.”

b. give him some tough love by not paying for his college tuition or health care.

c. pay for him to see a prostitute and “get all this sorted out.”

We can’t help recalling a scene from the twisted black teen comedy Heathers:

 

Photo: NBC News