Former Pennsylvania senator and 2012
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said that movie theaters
are the “Devil's playground.”
Santorum, a vocal opponent of gay
marriage, has argued that popular culture is to blame for America's
shift in attitudes on the subject of same-sex marriage, pointing to
Will & Grace, the first prime-time sitcom to prominently
feature a gay character, as sparking that change.
“It wasn't just Will & Grace,
once that happened others and others and others [followed] and then
the needle started moving. You talk to your children, they don't
share the values you do when it comes to that issue [marriage
recently said at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.
Santorum is now part of the movie industry,
running the film studio EchoLights Studios.
In an appearance on the Trinity
Broadcasting Network to plug his company's upcoming film, The
Christmas Candle, Santorum suggested that watching the film will
help defeat Satan.
“This is a tough business, this is
something that we're stepping out,” Santorum
said. “And the Devil for a long, long time has had this, these
screens, for his playground and he isn't going to give it up easily.”
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