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Rick Santorum claims he is victim of “gay jihad”

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Possible Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum claims that the gay community — in response to his statements equating homosexuality with polygamy and incest — has embarked on a jihad against him. He's likely referring, in part, to the efforts of sex writer Dan Savage to equate the name "Santorum" with a fairly unflattering sexual byproduct. 

Santorum enigmatically explains his position on gay marriage, the source of his persecution:

I said, 'This is a napkin. A napkin is what a napkin is. It isn't a paper towel. It isn't a car.' You can call a napkin a car, but it doesn't make it a car. You can call a paper towel a chair, but it doesn't make it a chair. Marriage is what marriage is.

Actually, Rick Santorum, this nonsensical series of "logic" statements, in which you randomly named objects in your immediate field of vision, does not actually prove your point. You're right that calling a paper towel a chair will not magically transform said paper towel into a chair. Really excellent point there. But a marriage is a contract, not an immutable physical object. We can change our contracts to better serve those who want to enter into those contracts; we can reexamine and change definitions within them. This is actually not at all like turning a napkin into an automobile.