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Santorum refuses to retract connecting Boston liberalism to church abuses
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Santorum resolute on Boston rebuke
Insists liberalism set stage for abuse
By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff | July 13, 2005

WASHINGTON -- Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, refused yesterday to back off on his earlier statements connecting Boston's ''liberalism" with the Roman Catholic Church pedophile scandal, saying that the city's ''sexual license" and ''sexual freedom" nurtured an environment where sexual abuse would occur.

''The basic liberal attitude in that area . . . has an impact on people's behavior," Santorum said in an interview yesterday at the Capitol.

''If you have a world view that I'm describing . . . that affirms alternative views of sexuality, that can lead to a lot of people taking it the wrong way," Santorum said.

Santorum, a leader among Christian conservatives, was responding to questions about remarks he made three years ago on a website called Catholic Online. In those comments, Santorum said, ''It is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm" of the clergy sexual abuse scandal.
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  -Santorum refuses to retract connecting Boston liberalism to church abuses cyberpj  Jul-16-05 10:30 AM   #0 
  - Yeah, everyone knows the catholic church priesthood is sooooo  WildClarySage   Jul-16-05 10:32 AM   #1 
  - What Sanitarum doesn't know, or if he does would never DARE  Bluerthanblue   Jul-16-05 11:27 AM   #13 
  - So Santorum is saying that all of the training and avowal  wallwriter   Jul-16-05 10:34 AM   #2 
  - And where are the Dems - besides Kennedy - demanding HIS apology?  cyberpj   Jul-16-05 10:35 AM   #3 
  - Kerry made a public statement against Santorum's remarks as well.  bunny planet   Jul-16-05 11:20 AM   #12 
     - There has also been a letter by the complete MA congressional delegation  Mass   Jul-16-05 01:10 PM   #19 
  - Gee that sounds like the old liberal argument that society makes  harrison   Jul-16-05 10:38 AM   #4 
  - yet their party is known for doing animals n/t  seabeyond   Jul-16-05 10:39 AM   #5 
  - How come the only aspect of liberalism the church picks up is something  Inland   Jul-16-05 10:43 AM   #6 
  - Good points. And sounds like at LTTE to me. nt.  cyberpj   Jul-16-05 11:12 AM   #11 
  - It happens in a CONservative institution,...  SHRED   Jul-16-05 10:52 AM   #7 
  - Just like Falwell  Patrick_Star   Jul-16-05 10:57 AM   #8 
  - He's a stupid fucker  Mythsaje   Jul-16-05 11:06 AM   #9 
  - If he said that in my old neighborhood, he would get his ass kicked  RetroLounge   Jul-16-05 11:11 AM   #10 
  - Ban his plastic ass from the city limits!  kenny blankenship   Jul-16-05 11:30 AM   #14 
  - Santorum may imagine that liberalism leads to sex abuse  SpiralHawk   Jul-16-05 11:35 AM   #15 
  - didn't I hear on AAR,  xxqqqzme   Jul-16-05 11:49 AM   #16 
  - Santorum is just pandering to the right-wing base. They might not  mom cat   Jul-16-05 11:54 AM   #17 
  - Santorum, isn't that Latin for asshole?  Hippo_Tron   Jul-16-05 01:04 PM   #18 
  - and Pennsylvania refuses to re-elect Santorum.  bunny planet   Jul-16-05 01:46 PM   #20 
  - From your mouth to God's ear please. nt.  cyberpj   Jul-17-05 01:13 PM   #26 
  - I just watched the old movie, 'Inherit the Wind'...very sad, they used the  leesa   Jul-16-05 05:04 PM   #21 
  - Santorum and Pope Ratzy are both Opus Dei - Ratzy routine protects  Mandate My Ass   Jul-16-05 05:21 PM   #22 
  - Do you know where he said that about American media?  cyberpj   Jul-16-05 11:00 PM   #25 
  - So exactly what has Santorum REALLY done for PA?  SF Bay Area Dem   Jul-16-05 05:38 PM   #23 
  - Santorum is scum  nevergiveup   Jul-16-05 05:45 PM   #24 

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