Presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum appeared Saturday on the radio show of Minnesota “kill the gays” youth preacher Bradlee Dean to endorse so-called sodomy laws, which would imprison all LGBT Americans while sparing millions of misbehaved heterosexuals.
According to the Minnesota Independent:
Santorum pointed to the landmark case, Lawrence v. Texas, where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned sodomy laws that were used to imprison gays and lesbians.
“And I stood up from the very beginning back in 2003 when the Supreme Court was going create a constitutional right to sodomy and said this is wrong we can’t do this,” Santorum said. ”And so I stood up when no one else did and got hammered for it. I stood up and I continue to stand up.”
Santorum added, “I do not believe that sexual orientation should be added to hate crimes, but let me be honest, I don’t believe in hate crimes, period.” (Full audio.)
Like Santorum and Dean, Exodus International leaders including Minnesota activist Janet Boynes effectively contend that violence targeting specific minorities should be punished more leniently, if at all.