Rick Santorum was right! Woman chooses horse as bridesmaid




A newly-married couple in England has nearly fulfilled Rick Santorum’s worst nightmare: They made the bride’s horse a bridesmaid in their recent wedding.

Alex Wells and Graham Sales got married in the English town of Nottinghamshire and felt they couldn’t leave Wells’ 17-year-old horse out of the bridal party, so Toffee became an official part of the wedding.

Bride and horse via Shutterstock

Bride and horse via Shutterstock

You might recall that former Republican Senator, and failed GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum once said they he objected to gay marriage because, you know, he objects to men having sex with dogs.

Here’s an excerpt from Santorum’s infamous interview with AP back in 2003 – do pay special attention to the reporter’s reponse:

AP: OK, without being too gory or graphic, so if somebody is homosexual, you would argue that they should not have sex?

Rick Santorum via Shutterstock (Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

Rick Santorum via Shutterstock (Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

SANTORUM: We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose. Because, again, I would argue, they undermine the basic tenets of our society and the family. And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, this right that was created, it was created in Griswold — Griswold was the contraceptive case — and abortion. And now we’re just extending it out. And the further you extend it out, the more you — this freedom actually intervenes and affects the family. You say, well, it’s my individual freedom. Yes, but it destroys the basic unit of our society because it condones behavior that’s antithetical to strong healthy families. Whether it’s polygamy, whether it’s adultery, where it’s sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family.

Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that’s what? Children. Monogamous relationships. In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality —

AP: I’m sorry, I didn’t think I was going to talk about “man on dog” with a United States senator, it’s sort of freaking me out.

SANTORUM: And that’s sort of where we are in today’s world, unfortunately. The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire. And we’re seeing it in our society.

AP: Sorry, I just never expected to talk about that when I came over here to interview you.

It was this Santorum interview that inspired Dan Savage to rename “santorum” forever.

Of course, it is ironic, that the first step towards including animals in weddings was taken by a heterosexual couple.


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CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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