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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.