Rick Santorum is Right; Homosexual Sex is Wrong
By Scott Spicciati Editor | Scott's Archive
May 19, 2003

I had originally planned to leave the Santorum issue alone, that is until I received a few e-mails from angry readers accusing me and this site of being slanted to the far-left. With the recent addition of “Ann Coulter Watch” and “Bill O’Reilly Watch,” I can understand why someone would think we’re a watchdog against the conservative right. Soon, we’ll be expanding our coverage from O’Reilly to the entire FOX NEWS network. One e-mailer said the reason why I haven’t attacked Rick Santorum is because it would be proof that Aggressive-Voice is a liberal site, and all that we do is attack republicans.

Well I’ve got new for that e-mailer; Rick Santorum is right. He did no wrong, and I completely support what he said in the infamous AP interview that was recorded back on April 7, 2003.

In the interview, the republican senator from Pennsylvania expressed his condemnation towards homosexual behavior. Since the interview, Santorum has been lashed with harsh criticism, mostly from the left, saying he doesn’t tolerate alternative lifestyles. Just yesterday, several graduates from Saint Joseph's University walked out of the ceremony when Santorum stood to deliver his commencement address.

It’s time to clear the issue up once and for all. Santorum did nothing wrong, and he doesn’t deserve the criticism. I’ll be straight; I’m not Santorum’s biggest fan. I disagree with a lot of his policies, especially his claim that liberalism is responsible for hurting American families. That’s just absurd, and another right-wing strategy of tiredly pushing for Bush’s tax cuts.

But in his Associated Press interview, Santorum rightfully supported his case against homosexual acts and behavior. The conversation leading up to the controversial comments started off with a talk about priests engaging in homosexual activity with young boys. Here is a part of the interview, word-for-word.

AP: I mean, should we outlaw homosexuality?

SANTORUM: I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts. As I would with acts of other, what I would consider to be, acts outside of traditional heterosexual relationships. And that includes a variety of different acts, not just homosexual. I have nothing, absolutely nothing against anyone who's homosexual. If that's their orientation, then I accept that. And I have no problem with someone who has other orientations. The question is, do you act upon those orientations? So it's not the person, it's the person's actions. And you have to separate the person from their actions.

AP: OK, without being too gory or graphic, so if somebody is homosexual, you would argue that they should not have sex?

SANTORUM: We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose....And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn't exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold -- Griswold was the contraceptive case -- and abortion. And now we're just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more you -- this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, well, it's my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that's antithetical to strong, healthy families. Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, where it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family.

In case you didn’t observe the bold text I highlighted in the transcript, I will remind you that Santorum expressed more than once that he has nothing against homosexuals. Therefore, why is everyone complaining? Why are so many homosexuals, and others, offended?

Here is the truth. Saying “I don’t approve of homosexual behavior” is the same thing as saying “I don’t approve of breaking the law or committing illegal crimes.” Is there anything wrong with condemning criminal behavior? Of course not. So how is condemning homosexual behavior any different? After all, homosexual sex is illegal!

In my studies as a Criminology major, I have observed the 1986 Supreme Court Case that outlined sodomy laws. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick, ruled that Georgia and other states had the right to criminalize sodomy on grounds of public morality.

It is currently against the law to engage in any form of sex that isn’t straight genital-to-genital. Without spelling it out in graphic terms, it is fair to say that homosexual sex between two men is illegal.

The title of this article is “Homosexual Sex is Wrong.” Until homosexual sex is made legal, the statement is not an opinion, but fact; according to the United States Supreme Court and current law.

So now I will justify myself. I have nothing against gays or homosexuals. I support Bill Clinton’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, a plan that makes it legal for gays to serve in the military as long as they are not open about their sexual orientation. I have no problem with homosexuals in the workplace or them having the same rights as heterosexuals. In fact, I differ in opinion with Santorum when I say I don’t personally believe homosexual sex is wrong. But it is according to the law, so I or anyone else can say that it is wrong until the law is changed.

Politicians should not have to worry about offending the public every time they open their mouths, especially when what they have to say is perfectly fine. And in this case, politicians should not have to worry about offending the public every time they open their mouths, especially when what they have to say is legal and in accordance to the law of the United States of America.

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