Santorum Scared of Pink Balls
Rick Santorum seems to criticize everything and everybody. From rival Mitt Romney, to gay marriage, to birth control, Santorum will stop at nothing make sure you’ve heard him preach his conservative viewpoints.
And what’s the next target on his agenda? Pink bowling balls.
Yup. Pink bowling balls. Pink ties don’t seem to bother him but the taint of the pink bowling on a young man sends him in a tizzy.
When the former senator of Pennsylvania made a campaign stop at a bowling alley, all hell broke loose when he saw a young man reaching for a pink bowling ball, the New York Times reported.
"You’re not gonna use the pink ball," Santorum said. "We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera."
The remarks were posted to Twitter by Reuters journalist, Sam Youngman.
"Friends don’t let friends use pink bowling balls," Santorum added.
Soon after the incident made national headlines, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) slammed Santorum in a statement.
"This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people," said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz.
"Whether he’s comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents, or calling open military service a ’tragic social experiment,’ he’s proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect," he continued. "In this case, he’s advancing tired gender norms by implying a boy should be ashamed or embarrassed to use a certain color bowling ball."
Santorum has voiced his opinion on marriage equality a number of times. He’s even told media outlets that if he is elected as the next president he will outlaw gay marriage and "un-marry" all currently wed gay couples.
"Kids have enough to worry about," added Sainz. "They don’t need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing."