The Family That Hates Together Stays Together

By: Christopher Donaldson

Clearly, the most irritating thing about Karen Santorum is her GOP presidential candidate husband Rick, who descended from the high-heavens in 1958 just to save humanity from those baby-killing, Satan-worshiping gays (thanks, but no thanks, God).

And guess what? Birds of a certain homophobic feather flock together.

Below, in a video posted online at The Advocate, Karen takes a question from a Greenville, S.C. mother who supports Rick’s bid for the Presidency, but needs help explaining his particularly nasty breed of  anti-gay rhetoric to her gay son’s friends (which, by the way, often leaves her feeling “guilty,” boo hoo). Here’s what went down at Monday’s campaign event in South Carolina:

Mother: “My youngest son is gay. I debated for the longest time how to handle my support of you, because what he's been hearing is, 'Oh, Rick Santorum hates gays. ... I still have that sense of guilt, because his friends react to what they hear. Help me. How do I deal with that?”

Karen: “I think it's very sad [what] the gay activists have done out there. They vilify him, and it's so wrong. Rick does not hate anyone. He loves them. What he has simply said is [gay] marriage shouldn’t happen. But as far as hating — it’s very unfortunate that that has happened. A lot of it is backyard bullying.”

Wrong. Santorum did not simply say gay marriage shouldn’t happen. In fact, on multiple occasions, he has compared same-sex relationships and marriage equality to beastiality, pedophilia, incest and polygamy. He has claimed that the gay community has issued a jihad against him and continues to tell audiences that gay sex will “undermine the fabric of our society.” And amid other vile things, he often ensures that everyone knows that being gay is a lifestyle choice, much unlike being black: “There are people who were gay and lived the gay lifestyle and aren’t anymore," he explained to Fox News in 2011. "I don’t know if that’s the similar situation or that’s the case for anyone that’s black. It’s a behavioral issue as opposed to a color of the skin issue, and that’s the difference for serving in the military."

Oh, and here’s one more irritating thing about Karen (which you can think about while watching the video below, mmmkay): She shacked-up (in sin!) with Tom Allen—a liberal “Pittsburgh obstetrician and abortion provider 40 years older than she,” reports The Daily Beast—years before she married Rick Santorum (sloppy seconds) and became an adamant pro-lifer addicted to the idea that government should strip all reproductive rights away from women, even victims of rape. In any case, she sounds like a dangerous, err, complicated lady.