Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Santorum's America

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Santorum's America

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ADVOCATE.COM EDITOR Lucas Grindley set off a firestorm of discussion with his cover story on Rick Santorum's meteoric rise and what it means for the rest of us. "People haven't realized yet that he's built his whole campaign off of taking away the rights of the LGBT community," one reader wrote. "Heck, if he does get in, I wouldn't be surprised if he took away rights from women too, since originally they were treated merely as property. I think he's just completely taken the context of God into the wrong meaning. If God wanted all of us to love each other, then why does he have no compassion for LGBT people? Santorum, nothing good can come from your views except oppression and despair." Another savvy reader posted, "Like Reagan before him, Santorum doesn't represent most people or the way that real people live, not even most religious people," adding that "Santorum wins primaries because he taps into the fantasies about what people think will 'save' them from the ugly, nasty, icky stuff that modern life is throwing at them. …

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