Friday, June 10, 2011

Santorum for the Family

(Posted by Jocelyn)

Did you know that Rick Santorum has a website? Me neither. It's kind of hard to find when you Google him. But Frothy does indeed have a website - and a fancy logo and everything!

Seriously?

On his website, Santorum is billed as a "champion of faith and families."

As a husband and father, Rick Santorum knows the importance of protecting and providing for your family. He believes that at the core of the American experience is the family, and that without strong families, we cannot have a strong and vibrant nation.

During his time in elected office, Rick Santorum fought for the preservation of the traditional American family and for the protection of the most vulnerable in our society. Rick was the author of legislation outlawing the heinous act known as partial-birth abortion and he championed the fight to pass the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” and the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” He also authored legislation to advance adult stem cell research, so that ethical research could take place to fight debilitating diseases without the moral implications associated with embryonic stem cell research that destroys human life. . . .

When activist judges took it upon themselves to redefine marriage, and with it the underpinnings of the traditional American family and our First Amendment right to Freedom of Religion, Rick spearheaded the debate in favor of Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004. Rick successfully fought even members of his own Party and had the amendment brought to the Senate floor for public debate in two successive Congresses. Even though he knew he would be labeled a bigot or worse* by members of the liberal elite, Rick Santorum understood this issue was far too important to the future of our society not to be debated before the American public.

As a proud member of the liberal elite, I don't think I could imagine worse family values. I come from a home with a mother and a father who have been married for a really, really long time. When I was a kid, my mom didn't work, choosing instead to stay home with her kids, clean stuff, cook meals, do various craft projects, and volunteer.

I also grew up in a family with several adopted "uncles," some of whom were partnered and all of whom were gay, who died of AIDS in the early '90s. I grew up with my mom saying "if you get pregnant before you can afford a baby, I'm driving you straight to Planned Parenthood." When I organized a walkout to protest the war in Iraq, my mom came by and brought us pizza. When the Catholic church that my family attended covered their lawn with little white crosses as 'graves' for the 'unborn,' we found a new church. This is my family.

At first glance, I'm sure Rick Santorum would be pretty impressed with my white, upper-middle-class family. If he ever bothered to learn anything about us, however, I doubt my family would be a family he would value. And I know for a fact that there isn't a single gay family in the United States whom Santorum values. I'd venture a guess that the only families Rick values are ones that resemble his own; the rest of us be damned.

So, Ricky may see himself as a 'family values' man, but I, for one, plan on doing all I can to keep my family safe from santorum.

*That's us!

5 comments:

  1. Hey, Frothy figured out how to get his site back to the top in Google - he bought an ad. Not much y'all can do about that, I suppose. He can't keep it up forever though. Good luck!

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  2. I like your family. Frothy's family scares the crap out of me.
    Hahaha--my word verification to post a comment is "mings"!

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  3. Fantastic about the ad ... click on it as much as you can >>runs up his bill the more we click! Spread wealth of Santorum!

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  4. That's a funny little logo. The word "FREEDOM" is printed on one side. But the other side is twelve asterisks, like some ************ has been censored out. What do you suppose was written there? "SURRENDERING Freedom" is my best guess, but you may have better.

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  5. Heh, I just looked at his site trying to find the best image I could, and now he uses one that has stars on BOTH sides. ( https://www.ricksantorum.com/ ) But his fundraising page still has the half "freedom". ( https://www.ricksantorum.com/civicrm/contribute/transact ) Maybe I'm really on to something here...

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