Medieval Thinking, courtesy of a Senator

Rick “Burn the Witch” Santorum shows his poor grasp on reality, morality, and basic logic.
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Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.

This is so wrong in so many ways.

These priests he mentions are pedophiles. Pedophiles don’t do what they do because of “liberal society” or because of what professors teach in class. They don’t even do what they do because of their sexual orientation toward male or female. They do what they do because they’re sick people who have a compulsion to breach the trust and consent of children.

I sort of expect ignorant cretins walking the streets to connect same-gender orientation with pedophilia, because it’s the kind of thing the truly stupid and hateful of society tend to assume.

But the idea that an elected official, a Senator no less, would buy in to such wayward and criminally irresponsible thinking — it’s sickening to me. And that a church publication would put it out there without at least saying “um, this guy’s an idiot and we don’t endorse him, but here’s what he had to say” is equally creepy to me.

It was academic and political and cultural liberalism that has championed children’s rights in this country and elsewhere. Without liberalism, they’d still be working in factories and treated as less-formed humans and purely as property.

When is the liberal leadership going to stand up in this country and unashamedly state that being liberal is NOT the same as being relativist?? I hear them tip-toeing around it… and God bless Howard Dean in spite of any eccentricities, he’s chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer phoenix trying to get this message across. But come on. Make a noise. Shoot this stuff down.

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  • http://skebrown.com/ skebrown

    Here, here…

    Actually, I like to think that it was moderate common sense that brought equality to women and children. You can’t be too far to the right or left to think with a clear conscience AND use common sense about such important issues.

    It truly is embarrasing to think that an elected official would think this way. However, we must keep in mind that some still on the floor in congress, have had a racist past. I don’t care of your liberal or conservative… is/was that clear thinking, to support racist belief’s? That does’nt condone stupid thinking, but we must all be aware of these points of view and think with our big heads, instead of our little one’s :)

    Thanks for the space.