Santorum Denounces ‘Super-Right’ Of ‘Sexual Liberty,’ And The ‘Pursuit Of Pleasure’

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Rick Santorum is continuing his staunch opposition to gay rights — warning that courts have created a “super-right” to sex, which overrides the constitutional right of religious freedom.

In an interview with the Des Moines Register‘s editorial board, Santorum claimed that same-sex marriage was a threat to religious liberty, alleging for example that government could threaten the licenses of marriage counselors who don’t treat gay couples.

“Religious liberty is now trumped because we have now created a super-right,” said Santorum. “We have a right [in] the Constitution of religious liberty but now the courts have created a super-right that’s above a right that’s actually in the Constitution, and that’s of sexual liberty. And I think that’s a wrong, that’s a destructive element.”

Also, the paper reports: “Santorum says if ‘pursuit of happiness’ means ‘pursuit of pleasure,’ we won’t be a country very long.”

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