Santorum Says Boys Shouldn’t Play with Pink Balls

By: Jase Peeples
3.29.2012

Yesterday, the presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator—better known as a certain “frothy mix”—Rick Santorum doled out a good old fashioned dose of ignorance, Metro Weekly reports.

While at a bowling alley, Santorum degraded a young man bowling with him when the boy reached for a pink bowling ball saying, “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that on camera.” Santorum’s wise words were then tweeted by Reuters reporter Sam Young and quickly spread online, eventually making their way to The Human Rights Campaign’s vice president for comnunications, Fred Sainz.

Sainz, quickly fired back saying, "This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people," Sainz said in a statement. "Kids have enough to worry about. They don't need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing."

Sainz then added, "Whether he's comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents, or calling open military service a 'tragic social experiment,' he's proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect. In this case, he's advancing tired gender norms by implying a boy should be ashamed or embarrassed to use a certain color bowling ball."

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