I am keenly aware that this incident took place a number of years ago now, but given that we might all require a break from Trump News, I thought this would be as good a time as any to revisit it.

As a brief refresher, former Senator and then-presidential candidate Rick “Frothy” Santorum made some lewd, hateful and bigoted comments toward the gay community and homosexuality in general. Don’t worry about it, people. He went after JFK of all people and also the former president, nearly using a racial slur to describe him.

In response, renowned sex and relationships columnist Dan Savage, who is openly gay (I do love that term – and I’m “openly” disabled) held a contest to define the name Santorum as a dictionary term. Their decision was barely repeatable. But I’m going to repeat it, since exercising the 2nd Amendment is kind of what this website is all about, among other things.

SANTORUM: (neologism, sex, slang) A frothy mixture of lubricant and fecal matter as an occasional byproduct of anal sex.
Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/santorum#sZMXVZrmhI0G6TOT.99

Further establishing proof that American politics is far more entertaining than any around the world or anything on Comedy Central, “Frothy” lost his mind over the pejorative, unable to let it go in the press, as the term gained popularity, even listing very high on the search engine Google for a time.

Savage responded by agreeing to stop using the newly-minted word, should, of course, the former senator refrain from attacking the gay community in such an ignorant and vile way. The situation seems to have died down since, particularly with President Trump’s Administration’s antics overshadowing all else in the media these days.

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I have yet to hear a “prominent person” on the Right simply say they disapprove of homosexuality on moral or religious grounds, without trying to start an immature war he or she can’t possibly win. If you don’t like something, you have to destroy it. I’m sure Texans would appreciate if PETA felt that way. But evangelical Christianity and fascism often go hand in hand. These are the American Taliban or the US equivalent of Iran. It’s amazing how much vitriol there is among extremists of varying religions, since on balance, they agree on almost everything – they just can’t agree on who gets to rule over and thrust their inane, totalitarian ideology upon the populace.

At any rate, the Religious Right has hardly gone away in recent years and months under both Obama and Trump regimes. It wouldn’t surprise me if we have another such incident as we had a number of years ago, involving Rick Santorum and Dan Savage or not. What I do know is that George Carlin was right. Being a spectator with little stake in the outcome is a lot of fun.

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