It's Okay to Hate Rick Santorum: He's Catholic

Yesterday I found this on my twitter feed:  “People will hate Santorum like no other candidate.”

The writer is Fr. Dwight Longenecker a former Anglican priest, now a Catholic priest who writes a blog called Standing On My Head.

At first, I was a bit stunned, but when I thought about it, I realized the good Padre was right.

Rick Santorum is unabashedly Catholic and surprisingly, it appears he always has been.

For quite some time now, I’ve been seeing the bashing of Santorum.  He’s been called a bigot and a racist.  I haven’t paid much attention because frankly, I’ll wait until there are two candidates:  one from each party.  But as Santorum gains momentum in the campaign for the Republican nominee for the presidency, so does the hatred towards him because of his beliefs.

We have gotten to a point in today’s world, that even though we have free speech we have to be politically correct and walk on egg shells on all things.  Heaven forbid we offend anyone … unless of course,  they’re Catholic.  Then you can be as hate-filled as you want.

And that’s politically correct.

 

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  • I won’t vote for Rick Santorum not because he’s Catholic but because of his policies. Having said that, you are absolutely right - A segment of this country find it much easier and useful to bash white Catholic politicians (or Cardinals) than, say, a Muslim Imam despite the seemingly more abhorrent views of the latter religion on topics such as homosexuality and women. Why? Because people in the far-left and many fellow progressives in this country shudder at the thought of being labeled a racist or bigot. After all, only they can label someone a racist or bigot, right? So the far-left mostly remain silent and mute to those who they ought to be the loudest toward.

    (by the way, is there really a priest with the name "Longenecker"?)

  • In reply to gwill:

    When a conservative Muslim Imam runs for President of the United States we'll talk. If you follow the national gay blogs you see many people taken to task for being homophobic. White Catholic politicians and other religious figureheads, including evangelical Christians, have far more political clout than any Muslims in this country. And calling someone out on the consequences of their view point towards a particular segment of the population is not "hate".

  • In reply to gwill:

    Yep. http://gkupsidedown.blogspot.com/ by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.

  • My guy gwill's point is well taken; sometimes people on the left-me included, may be selective- deliberately or subconsciously-with our judgements, and that's neither an enlightened or progressive approach to take with respect to any and all issues of concern. That said, Rick Santorum's social beliefs are not overtly "Catholic" in nature-but rather divisive, hateful, discriminatory, and frankly dangerous. It is wrong...period...to treat homosexuals as defective human beings...as people in need of saving...as being responsible for the "downfall of the America Family"....it's no different than the ignorance, and hate, and propaganda that blacks suffered through for decades upon decades (and in many ways still today).

    I am my brother's keeper is not restricted to heterosexuals..

    http://www.chicagonow.com/offhanded-dribble/2012/01/a-quick-refresher-on-rick-santorum-he-hates-gays/

  • @Siblingless, I don't know if you simply don't check back on your blogs after they are posted or simply don't like my comments since you rarely respond to mine.

    People don't hate Rick Sanatorum because he's Catholic. They hate him because he is, frankly, a douche bag. He would be a hated douche bag if he were baptist, muslim, methodist or even atheist.

    Prediction: someday Mr Stanatorum will be caught in an act of adultery and/or homosexuality and my question to you is: what will you say then?

  • In reply to darkangel:

    Nice to see you again darkangel! Just working a lot - thanks for your comment!

  • If Santorum were for social justice, for civil rights for every American, no matter the sexual orientation, and for closing the obscene gap between the rich and poor in our country, he might get my suuport. But he's not. This has nothing to do with his being a Catholic. In my opinion,, he fails in many ways to follow the teachings of the Church.

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