Rick Santorum has claimed that the
American family would be on the precipice of extinction if gay
marriage where to become legal.
Santorum, who lost the GOP presidential
nomination to Mitt Romney, made his remarks Tuesday at a private
fundraiser in Spokane for the Family Policy Institute of Washington,
which is working against passage of Referendum 74, the ballot measure
which asks voters to uphold – or reject – a gay marriage law
approved by lawmakers.
“This is a turning point in American
history and, yes, the state of Washington,” Santorum said. “This
issue will destroy and undermine the church in America more than any
other movement.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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told his audience that they “are in the front line” and “the
foxhole” in the war against marriage equality.
The former Pennsylvania Senator has a
long history of opposing gay rights.
Santorum's greatest anti-gay moments on the campaign trail.)
In the last weeks of his campaign for
the GOP nomination, Santorum chided reporters for asking him his
views on gay rights and suggested the media had unfairly labeled him