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VIDEO: Santorum Pressed on Gay Marriage

Students boo Rick Santorum as he finishes town hall meeting in Concord.

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum engaged in a heated exchange with a few students on gay marriage when he spoke to the 2012 College Convention on Thursday in Concord.

Santorum, trying to build upon his second-place finish in Iowa, spoke of the need to protect life and liberty, including opposing abortion rights.

Two of the first three questions were about his opposition to gay marriage. The second question on the issue came from College Convention participant Rhiannon Pyle, of Newburyport High School in Massachusetts, which led to a handful of testy exchanges with the student audience at the Grappone Conference Center.

Santorum received a mixed reaction; some audience members cheered him while others, particularly students, jeered him.

ForThePeople January 05, 2012 at 11:40 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/05/opinion/obeidallah-santorum-sharia/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 This is the biggest problem with this candidate. I don't want someone else's god telling me what to do. Separation of church and state exists for a reason. Most people don't want the Muslim sharia law; I fail to see why it's acceptable for Judeo-Christian biblical law.
J B January 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM
So, if I'm understanding him correctly, his reasoning at the end goes as follows: 1. If it's permissible for two people to be married, then it's permissible for three people to be married (explicit premise). 2. But it's not permissible for three people to be married (implicit premise). 3. Therefore, same-sex marriage is not permissible (implied conclusion). Now, those premises surely don't lead to that conclusion. But if those premises DID lead to that conclusion, then they would also lead to the conclusion that heterosexual marriage is impermissible.
schecky January 06, 2012 at 12:38 AM
By reason he means "agree with" or lack the reason to have a rational discussion. Disagree = you don't know what you're talking about Agree = your a very smart and reasonable person
EnoughisEnough January 06, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Santorum, and anyone that subscribes to his unbelievably ignorant view of gay marriage, is obviously an idiot and it's unfortunate that the American people have to waste their time listening to this junk. His warped religious beliefs have no business in politics, which should be for the good of ALL citizens. His twisted view of the constitution, and our inherent right to pursue happiness, has nothing to do with marriage and he is trying to dump gay marriage in the same basket as plural marriages (to jab another idiot, Romney), and, well, let's extend it to any other things that make certain people happy, such as paedophilia, torture, rape, etc. There is nothing 'rational' about his argument. He has completely missed two big, and completely different, points: we don't have the right to do any damn thing we want just because it makes us happy, and being gay is not a choice.
Ashley January 06, 2012 at 02:08 PM
I can't believe he wouldn't even discuss the issue without her "agreeing" with him that allowing gay marriage would be the same as allowing polygamy. Where is he even drawing that conclusion from!? The same could be said right now... by allowing men and women to marry, it's the same thing as allowing 4 men and 12 women to marry. It just shouldn't exist, I suppose.

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