In his online chat at washingtonpost.com on Tuesday, Washington Post humorist (and former editor of the paper's Style section) Gene Weingarten pronounced on how he believed there was no argument against gay marriage, but when someone raised the subject of Rick Santorum, he replied, "I LOVE it that he is now considered a front-runner. He is a little boy. He LOOKS and SOUNDS like a little boy. I think he may not be a hypocrite, though. He announces that he is a bigot, and that's just the way it is."
This announcement that Santorum seemed immature was smack-dab in the middle of an online chat overwhelmingly devoted to the subject of "pooping." That naturally inspired this rude liberal Santorum question to Weingarten:
Magic rectum? Here in Pittsburgh we speak of the Santorectum. Goes well with the Google on Santorum.
It would seem the questioner sounds more immature than Sen. Santorum. This was the "gay marriage" exchange that came a little earlier:
Q. In the past you've made statements to the effect that gay marrige is fundemental [sic] right that is so obvious that it doesn't even need to be debated (or something like that). Can you elaborate on that? I'm for gay marriage, but I understand why some people aren't. If someone falls back on the Bible or their religion as their reason for being against it, how would you respond?
If their religion requires that sort of naked bigotry, they need to get a new religion. Sorry, but that's sort of obvious, no? You have a crappy religion if it compels you to be a bigot, and hiding behind it doesn't make you any less of a bigot.
If you feel that gays are a group that does not deserve equal rights, then you feel gays aren't as good as other people. You can dress that up however you wish, but you can't escape it.
But in case people think Weingarten is merely an atheist without a deep sense of ethics, this surprisingly angry exchange came near the end:
Q. Seriously, a pig's purpose in life is to provide people with food. Shy should I feel guilty about that? Do you feel guilty walking on grass?
You disgust me.
No, seriously, you do.
Pigs are as smart as dogs. They have feelings. They are treated horribly.