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  • Ohio Voters Treated to Homophobic Pro-Santorum Robocall

    Mitt Romney is no longer the most disturbing robot in the GOP race. There's a new robocall going out to Ohio voters with the message that only Rick Santorum can save America from Romney's evil gay policies.

    Here's the text

    "Hi, my name is Brian Camenker; I'm a Jew from Massachusetts. And, this is Darcy Brandon; I'm a Christian from California. If you believe as we do that marriage and sexuality should only be between a man and a woman, please help us stop Mitt Romney.

    "As Governor, Romney signed 'Gay Youth Pride Day' declarations, promoted homosexuality in our elementary schools, and unconstitutionally ordered state officals to make Massachusetts America’s first same-sex marriage state. Romney supports open homosexuality in the military, the appointment of homosexual judges, and the ENDA law, making it illegal to fire a man who wears a dress and high heels to work, even if he’s your kid’s teacher.

    "When you vote tomorrow, please vote for social sanity and Rick Santorum, NOT for homosexuality and Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum is the ONLY candidate who can be trusted to uphold traditional marriage, a straight military, and the rights of American children to have both a mother and a father."

    Remember when Rick Santorum said he was mystified by the persistent belief that he hates gays? Yeah, I don't know where that idea came from either.

    The robocall campaign was spearheaded by Jews and Christians Together, an absurdly homophobic organization whose leader was mocked on The Daily Show. Well, at least there's one thing people of all religions can agree on: No one wants Mitt Romney to be president.

    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, LGBT, Ohio, Religion, Rick Santorum, Super Tuesday
  • Tweet Untweet: Nobody Expects the Santorum Inquisition

    Tags: Catholic Church, Primaries, Santorum, Spain, Tweet Untweet, Twitter
  • Rick Santorum Will Protect America from Satan

    After his triple primary win two weeks ago, Santorum is finally achieving mainstream appeal. But in order to retain the support of moderate Republicans, he has to fight the image of being a medieval religious zealot.

    Conservative blogger and avowed Romney supporter Matt Drudge isn't making things easier for the candidate. Today the Drudge Report featured quotes from Rick Santorum's nutty sermon to students at Ave Maria University in 2008

    "Satan has his sights on the United States of America!" Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.

    "Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition"…

    "This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country — the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age?… He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions."

    Hmm. Looks like that list of crazy Santorum quotes might need a bit of an update.

    There's been a lot of speculation about why Rick Santorum always wears thick sweater vests. I guess they just help him ward off the Devil.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, Primaries, Religion, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Satan
  • The Daily Show on an All-Male Panel's Right to Choose for a Women

    I'm really glad that this topic is finally back in the forefront of political and religious discourse, because it highlights the tough decisions that we as a society have to make. Or, at least half of us. (The other half can sit there and look pretty until we've come to a conclusion.)

    Coverage continues with Jon Stewart's Eye on the Ladies after the jump.

    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.

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    Tags: Aasif Mandvi, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Christianity, Contraception, Darrell Issa, Drugs, House of Representatives, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Men and Women, Religion, Sex, The Daily Show, Video, Women's Rights
  • Rick Santorum Attacks President Obama for Worshipping the Earth

    Professional culture warrior Rick Santorum is running for president to fight for Christian family values. In a world of affordable birth control and gender equality, Santorum believes his ultra-conservative strain of Catholicism is under siege. So, he's just fighting for religious freedom.

    Specifically, the freedom to insult everyone else's religion

    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he takes the president at his word that he's a Christian, but said Barack Obama's "world view" is different than that of most Americans.

    Santorum commented in Ohio Saturday that the president believes in "some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology"…

    "Well, I was talking about the radical environmentalists," he told Schieffer… "Energy, this idea that man is here to serve the Earth…I don't believe that that's what we're here to do — that man is here to use the resources and use them wisely, to care for the Earth, to be a steward of the Earth, but we're not here to serve the Earth.

    Rick Santorum's opposition to green energy initiatives and his denial of manmade climate change are perfectly compatible with his other views. He's pro-life, just not life on Earth. Perhaps when the election's over he can join Newt Gingrich on his magic moon colony.

    You see, Santorum does not like our planet or our entire galaxy. He only cares about the fictional universe in which he could actually be elected president.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Christianity, Energy & Oil, Environment, Religion, Rick Santorum