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Santorum: Gay Community Has 'Gone Out on a...Jihad' Against Me

"I would argue"

Former Pennsylvania Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum feels that the gay community has waged a "jihad" against him. Santorum made the comments to a group in Spartanburg, S.C. on Friday:

"So the gay community said, 'He's comparing gay sex to incest and polygamy, how dare he do this,' and they have gone out on a, I would argue, jihad against Rick Santorum since then."

Throughout the primary campaign, Santorum has staked himself as the most steadfast social conservative in the field of Republicans vying for a chance to face-off against President Obama in 2012. The Hill reports on Santorum's past positions in regards to LGBT issues:

"Santorum (R-Pa.) has been an outspoken critic of both Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 Supreme Court decision that struck down state sodomy laws, and state laws that allow gay marriage.

'This is a napkin. A napkin is what a napkin is. It isn't a paper towel. It isn't a car.' You can call a napkin a car, but it doesn't make it a car. You can call a paper towel a chair, but it doesn't make it a chair. Marriage is what marriage is,' Santorum said.

Comments like this have brought particular ire to Santorum in the gay community. In 2003, Santorum argued that the 'definition of marriage' has never included 'man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.'"

But aside from a fourth place finish in the Ames Iowa Straw Poll, Santorum's campaign has stayed in the periphery of most polls and media attention. And despite Ron Paul's complaints about a lack of media coverage, a study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism shows that only Hermain Cain has received less media attention than Rick Santorum among the 11 Republicans running for President.  Minnesota Rep. Thad McCotter was not in the study.

"Jihad" or not, perhaps this explains why the most outspoken social conservative among Republicans running for president is yet to be "Glitter Bombed" by the gay community. It could be that the LGBT community may not be aware of his campaign.

(H/T: The Hill)

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