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“Gay marriage destroyed the traditional Oscars,” claims Rick Santorum

The Daily Edge

 

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While most reviewers gave Oscar host Ellen Degeneres high marks for a breezy, affable and unflappable performance as host of the 86th Academy Awards, Rick Santorum was quick to slam the event as a further example of the way gay marriage is tearing America apart with its emphasis on love, equality and family stability.

“What kind of example does it set for our children when someone so obviously happy and comfortable in her own skin is given a platform to make people laugh and feel good for a few hours?” said Santorum. “Only yesterday I read an article that described Ellen’s 2008 marriage to Portia de Rossi as “blissful” and “tabloid-unfriendly.” I have never felt worse about myself. And being forced to stare at Jared Leto didn’t help, either.”

Santorum highlighted several of the ways that Ellen’s performance as host destroyed the “traditional” Oscars: “Last year, Seth MacFarlane did that hilarious ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ number which was totally straight and only offensive to the 78% of Americans who don’t get Seth’s misogynistic humor. This year, we had none of that. Instead we had a delightfully funny lesbian serving pizza on paper plates, taking selfies that crashed Twitter and being totally adorbs for the entire show. It was disgusting.”

Santorum said he will continue to speak out about the many ways gay marriage is affecting America: “Nothing is more important to the future of America than having children grow up in a home with two loving and committed parents,” he said. “Unless they’re gay. Then, no matter how much those parents love each other, they should get divorced.”

Full story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/03/us-oscars-show-ellen-idUSBREA2205B20140303