Former GOP presidential candidate Rick
Santorum believes letting young people know the “truth” about
marriage will dissuade them from supporting marriage equality.
Santorum made his comments during an
interview with CBN's David Brody of The Brody Files.
“How concerned are you that when you
see those 18-34 year old demographics and the percentages of people
who support or say they support same-sex marriage that the train may
be leaving the station and that there's not much people think they
can do about it,” Brody asked.
“What I've always found, and I've
traveled to many a college and universities, some of the most liberal
campuses in America, where the fount of this movement is,” Santorum
answered. “What I found is that shinning light and shinning truth
has still a very strong affect.”
At Yale “the response was
“People coming up to me saying, 'You
know, I never really thought about that. Never understood the
consequences. No one ever sat down and laid out the truth about what
the consequences are of changing a foundational institution.'”
“So, I just think we have to stand by
the truth. It is nature. The idea that two people who are not a man
and a woman can get married is against nature. It is simply is not
true. It's not traditional.”
“Marriage is about a bond. A firm
solid bond of a man and a woman to provide a foundation upon which to
raise the next generation of Americans. That's marriage. And no
other marriage formulation can do that. It's impossible,” he said.
Santorum added that if marriage was
about love, then “any three or four people” can get married.
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