Rick Santorum’s Moral Delusions by Steve Chapman.
Why is Rick Santorum running for president? Because America is in trouble and he knows why.
Faith and family are under attack. “Moral relativism,” he warns, is breeding “aberrant behavior.” Gay rights advocates are bent on “secularization.” Liberals have brought about a “decaying culture.”
Santorum insists that gay marriage will destroy the family, “the very foundation of our country.” Lamenting the scandal of pedophile priests, he wrote in a Catholic publication: “When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.”
It’s a familiar line of argument among religious conservatives, and it has the virtues of clarity, simplicity, and plausibility. But there is one notable weakness in his case: a mass of evidence that amounts to a thunderous refutation.
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