Rick Santrorum believes young people
are increasingly supporting gay rights because the “statists” in
the gay community have silenced the church's message.
Santorum joined other Christian
conservatives outraged that Houston attorneys defending the city's
gay-inclusive anti-discrimination law would subpoena the sermons of
pastors in connection with a failed attempt to put the law on the
ballot in November.
Cruz: Pastors may soon be “hauled off to jail” for opposing
“I really believe in this subject
matter at hand with the gay community that a Judeo-Christian
worldview cannot survive with a worldview that is as rabidly secular
as this movement is,” Santorum, a potential 2016 GOP presidential
candidate, told Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative
Family Research Council (FRC).
“One is going to battle the other and
I can tell you that the statists, these secular statists, do not want
the competition that comes from the church and so they are going to
do everything they can to marginalize them, to force them out of the
public square to be quiet.”
As a result, young people, Santorum
claimed, have not heard from the church.
“The arguments are being won among
young people. We are losing in this particular area among young
people not because we’re out there and competing, it’s because
they have effectively silenced the church on a lot of those issues
and young people don’t even know what the opposing view is on these