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Boston Globe columnist opens fire on Santorum

Those of you that are regular readers know that I haven’t exactly shied away from criticizing Senator Rick Santorum. You’ve certainly rarely, if ever, seen me rush to his defense. Tonight, though, I feel compelled to do so as Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory fires a salvo at Rick that is ridiculous, ignorant, and a quiet revelation of everything that is wrong with the Democratic party today. The majority of the column is an attack on Santorum for the Foley incident which is ridiculous on it’s face. McGrory doesn’t blame Santorum, but he does use this as a “naner-naner” moment, reflecting back on what Santorum had to say about Boston during the scandals involving Catholic priests turned pedophiles.

Please allow me to offer Senator Rick Santorum a hearty Boston welcome to the world of the depraved.

It wasn’t all that long ago when Santorum, a conservative Republican from Pennsylvania, was blaming our entire city and seemingly every resident within it for the Catholic priest pedophile scandal that was unraveling all across the country.

Those were dark days, here and elsewhere, though we were fortunate enough to have someone like Santorum shed a little bit of his moralistic light. Specifically, here’s what he wrote:

“When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.”

A Santorum spokesman was kind enough to provide even more clarity last year, telling me, “It’s an open secret that you have Harvard University and MIT that tend to tilt to the left in terms of academic biases. I think that’s what the senator was speaking to.”

So do I. Priests rape young boys, the church hierarchy hushes it up for years, and academics and other assorted Democrats in Boston are to blame. That fact should be obvious to anyone with half a brain, which I think Santorum may have.

Here’s the problem, Mr. McGrory. Santorum is right. I’m so fired up about this idiotic column because I spent the entire hour of my radio show this morning discussing this very issue in light of the Foley scandal. For those of you that haven’t already, read Cal Thomas’ column today, ‘Scandal? What Scandal?‘ Cal’s point, in a nutshell, is that when a society continues to tell people that everything that they want to do is all right, don’t be surprised when someone takes you up on it.

How can you expect to tear down every moral boundary we’ve established and not expect people to then cross those boundaries? Don’t be surprised at pedophiles, because it is the atheist, morally relativist left in this country that has created them. When the only moral test applied to human behavior is, “Do you think that it’s okay,” we should hardly be surprised at what humans are capable of believing is okay.

This is precisely the point that Santorum was making in his statement. It’s no surprise that a bastion of moral relativists has had pedophilia running rampant among them. They live in a society where the motto is, “if it feels good, do it.” Well, guess what? When you tell people that, they WILL. 2016