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HRC: Rick Santorum tells boy not to use pink bowling ball

News release from HRC, Human Rights Campaign:

Washington – At a campaign event at a bowling alley in Wisconsin today, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a boy who reached for a pink bowling ball: “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.” Santorum went on to say “Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.” The comments were tweeted by Reuters reporter Sam Youngman.

“This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “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.”

Santorum’s anti-LGBT record speaks for itself: in addition to his frequent and vitriolic remarks about issues like marriage equality or LGBT families, he consistently voted against workplace protections while serving in the U.S. Senate, and was an early and vocal supporter of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.

“Kids have enough to worry about,” added Sainz. “They don’t need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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horse's ass

I wonder how Santorum would answer if he came down with a disease or injury and the ONLY person in the world that could save his life was a very open homosexual? 'nuff said

I'm disgusted with him

Rick Santorum should not be called a "presidential hopeful." The way he treats human beings and his respect for life and equality deem him closer a cult-leader hopeful than anything else. He needs to be stopped before causing mass suicides (which is nearly guaranteed if, by some random act of wretched luck, he's actually elected).

And he gets another pass from the press .... imagine if he'd made a weak black joke about watermelons, or uttered an anti-semitic remark. He'd be TOAST today. But because he only (moronically) slurred gay people he's allowed to telegraph his homophobia to the wingnuts, while IN A ROOM WITH REPORTERS and CAMERAS. And he gets away with it. Why?

http://theologosblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/rick-santorum-doesnt-like-pink-balls.html

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN?

Sorry for the shouting. But seriously, what IS wrong with this man? How does he not understand how very cringe-inducing his entire existence is?

His poor children.

Ha Ha!

i think he was just saying that pink is a girl color, which it is. theres nothing wrong with what he wants to think, its his opinion, and i think it is far fetched to say that by telling a little boy to not use a pink ball he was "comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, and saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents" if you believe in same sex marriage that is your own prerogative but not everyone feels the same as you. This article takes a clear stance with same sex marriage and is in no way biased news coverage, so don't take every dirty comment against rick santorum as pure fact.

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