Santorum’s Weird Obsession With Your Sex Life

The more people dig into statements made by Rick Santorum over the last few years, the more it is revealed just how warped the guy is. He seems absolutely obsessed with regulating your sex life, while projecting that obsession on everyone else. This is from a forum he took part in during 2008:
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Prop 8 Backers File for En Banc Rehearing

The group defending California’s Prop 8 in court have filed a request for an en banc rehearing with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Some legal experts thought that was unlikely, that they would appeal directly to the Supreme Court instead. It is rare that an en banc rehearing is granted, but no more rare than the Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case. Here’s an amusing line from the article:
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Badass Quote of the Day

From Garry Wills:

“Rick Santorum is a nice smiley fanatic. He does not believe in evolution or global warming or women in the workplace. He equates gay sex with bestiality (Rick ‘Man on Dog’ Santorum). He equates contraception with the guillotine. Only a brain-dead party could think him a worthy presidential candidate. Yet he is praised by television pundits, night and day, for being ‘sincere’ and ‘standing by what he believes.’ He is the principled alternative to the evil Moderation of Mitt Romney and the evil Evil of Newt Gingrich. He is presented as a model Catholic. Torquemada was, in that sense, a model Catholic.”

Coolest. Republican. Wife. Ever.

This is hilarious. One of the Virginia Republican legislators who supported the mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasound bill told his fellow delegates that his wife had refused to have sex with him because of that. And the level of detail he offered is hilarious. This is how Republican husbands try to get their wives to have sex:
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Culture Wars Radio Debuts

The first episode of Culture Wars Radio debuted on Tuesday. Here’s a link to the show page on the WPRR website, where you can download or listen to it. By the way, now taking suggestions for next week’s long distance dedication. Last week I used the suggestion of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover for Newt Gingrich. Leave suggestions in the comments.

The Bible Means What We Want It To Mean

I have often made the argument that the Bible can be used to justify almost any position. Kind, decent, reasonable people can find plenty of support in it for being kind, decent and reasonable; hateful, barbaric people can find plenty of support for being hateful and barbaric. All Christians pick and choose the parts they like and discard the parts they don’t. Like Rick Santorum’s views on dominion and the environment:
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An Amusing Wingnut Fundraising Email

In the age of internet spam, sometimes you get funny things in your inbox. Some wingnut group I’d never heard of called Public Advocate somehow decided that PZ Myers has an @freethoughtblogs.com email address and they keep sending him — meaning me, since anything sent to an email address that doesn’t exist at that domain comes to me — hilarious fundraising emails. I’ll post the latest one below.
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Fed. Court Strikes Down DOMA

A U.S. District Judge in Northern California, who was appointed by George W. Bush, ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. This is the first ruling to come down since the Obama administration decided not to defend DOMA in court; the defense here was done by the U.S. House. Chris Geidner has some quotes from the ruling:
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