Rick Santorum on Tuesday told the
mother of a gay son that her son was engaging in unhealthy activity.
Santorum made his comments during an
outdoor campaign stop at Community Christian Academy in Stuart,
on Politics, a blog of The Palm Beach Post, reported.
When a woman asked Santorum why her son
does not enjoy the same rights as heterosexuals, the GOP presidential
candidate responded that the government should only recognize healthy
“Everybody in America should have the
same rights, and I would agree with that,” Santorum answered.
Santorum then added: “There are
certain things that government does that gives people privileges in
order to promote activity that are healthy for society and are best
for society. And those things we promote would give people
advantages or benefits, government benefits because we think, that is
healthy activity. Mothers and fathers coming together, forming
healthy marriages, having children and raising those children. Every
American child has the right, and the government should support the
right to have and know their mother and father and be raised by their
mother and father.”