AP: Speaking of liberalism, there was a story in The Washington Post about six months ago, they'd pulled something off the Web, some article that you wrote blaming, according to The Washington Post, blaming in part the Catholic Church scandal on liberalism. Can you explain that?
SANTORUM: You have the problem within the church. Again, it goes back to this moral relativism, which is very accepting of a variety of different lifestyles. And if you make the case that if you can do whatever you want to do, as long as it's in the privacy of your own home, this "right to privacy," then why be surprised that people are doing things that are deviant within their own home? If you say, there is no deviant as long as it's private, as long as it's consensual, then don't be surprised what you get. You're going to get a lot of things that you're sending signals that as long as you do it privately and consensually, we don't really care what you do. And that leads to a culture that is not one that is nurturing and necessarily healthy. I would make the argument in areas where you have that as an accepted lifestyle, don't be surprised that you get more of it.
AP: The right to privacy lifestyle?
SANTORUM: The right to privacy lifestyle.
AP: What's the alternative?
SANTORUM: In this case, what we're talking about, basically, is priests who were having sexual relations with post-pubescent men. We're not talking about priests with 3-year-olds, or 5-year-olds. We're talking about a basic homosexual relationship. Which, again, according to the world view sense is a a perfectly fine relationship as long as it's consensual between people. If you view the world that way, and you say that's fine, you would assume that you would see more of it.
Um, they were all under the age of consent, Rick. Are going to tell us that boys who can shave and are in the care of Roman Catholic priests are fair game for a "basic homosexual relationship"??? According to America Magazine, half of the victims were middle school aged boys. It's like was using this question to inform us all about the dangers of moral relativism.
Yes, the liberalization and moral relatavism are problems in the Catholic church and every other church. But instead of holding it up as a monster to destroy from without, you first have to make sure that you are right within. This is the difference between Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. One says that some outside force is going to have to make the individual do "right" . The other says that each individual has to be convinced in their own mind, like Paul said.
So Rick, why haven't you done the deep research on moral relativism and where it came from if it bothers you so much? The whole bunch of perversion we see today came directly from the laboratories of Alfred Kinsey in Indiana and was paid for my a handsome endowment from the Rockefeller Foundation. Why didn't you ever seek into why our public school system teaches secular humanism as its official albeit unspoken religion? I did and I found again tax-exempt foundations lobbying and paying for charter programs and foisting mandates upon local school systems by bribing state governments. Why have you not bothered to trace how the liberals and moral relativists infected your own church? Why wasn't it that president of Notre Dame that really let the gates of the Catholic Church here in America down by allowing liberalism in there. And guess what? He was chairman the board at the ol' Rockefeller Foundation too. Wonder if he ever met Dr. Kinsey? Look, Rick! I'm finding dots, why don't you connect some of them if you really care about moral relativism and liberalism in our churches?
But we both know that you can't do that. We know how the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation (brought us feminism and La Raza for starters), and the slew of other similar foundations are very closely interlocked to the nice people who enrich your campaign coffers and keep your bread buttered. That would just not do, so let's just talk about ambiguous terms like moral relativism and liberalism so that we have no chance whatsoever of identifying the roots of our social decay and dealing with them. That works out Jim Dandy for our oligarchical overlords who would like nothing more than to have all vestiges of the family and religion wiped out of memory and replaced with their ghoulish Brave New World.
You can't play both sides Rick. Choose this day whom you will serve.
|Thomas Aquinas says: Rick, Just Follow the Just War Theory!!!|