Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Liberal Perversions

Rick Santorum , in comments made to 'Catholic Online' a few years ago, blamed Boston liberalism for the pedophilia and sexual molestation scandals that have rocked and continue to rock the Catholic Church in Boston and throughout the nation.
From the Boston Globe:

Santorum, a leader among Christian conservatives, was responding to questions about remarks he made three years ago on a website called Catholic Online. In those comments, Santorum said, ''It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal.
As a native of Massachusetts, a (lapsed) Catholic, and someone who believes Boston to be the greatest city in the country, talk like this just, well, pisses me off. Since Santorum made the remarks in 2002, the scandal has spread far beyond 'liberal' Boston. Naturally, then the good Senator from Pennsylvania/Virgina has withdrawn those remarks, correct? WRONG.
From the same article in the Globe:
Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, refused yesterday to back off on his earlier statements connecting Boston's ''liberalism" with the Roman Catholic Church pedophile scandal, saying that the city's ''sexual license" and ''sexual freedom" nurtured an environment where sexual abuse would occur.

''The basic liberal attitude in that area . . . has an impact on people's behavior," Santorum said in an interview yesterday at the Capitol.

My God. Could the man be any more clueless, insensitive, or moronic? I'm not a big fan of Bob Casey, Jr., but I hope he waxes the floor with the esteemed Senator in 2006. Schmuck.
(Crossposted by Bostondreamer at FloridaBlues)
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