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Felix Ryan
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The most outrageous Rick Santorum quotes express the often controversial and far-right viewpoints of Republican Presidential Nomination hopeful Rick Santorum. Between speaking to students, televised debates and high-profile interviews, Rick Santorum has never been shy about explaining his often extreme views on issues like gay marriage, abortion, birth control, international relations, religion and the economy.

The attorney and United States Senator from Pennsylvania was nearly unknown on a national level prior to 2011 when he threw his name in the hat for the GOP nomination for the 2012 US presidential election. Once Santorum opened his mouth however his often controversial views on the topics made him the top story on news programs and newspaper headlines almost instantly.

While campaigning, Santorum polarized voters with his positions on highly debated topics. As a strong opponent of abortion, contraception and marriage equality under all circumstances, Santorum became the favorite of strict Christian conservatives and the most hated by liberal opponents.

From comparing gay marriage to bestiality, urging rape victims to "make the most" of their gift from God to hinting that he'd outlaw any sexual relations with any other purpose than procreation, the most outrageous Rick Santorum quotes are all loaded ones to say the least. Just as the controversial Michele Bachmann quotes and the ridiculous Sarah Palin quotes put both of those politicians at the front and center of the discussion, the far-right viewpoints and controversial quotes from Rick Santorum have done the same.
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Rick Santorum on Evolution


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There are many on the left and in the scientific community, so to speak, who are afraid of that discussion because oh my goodness you might mention the word, God-forbid, "God" in the classroom, or "Creator," or that there may be some things that are inexplainable by nature where there may be, where it’s better explained by a Creator, of course we can’t have that discussion. It’s very interesting that you have a situation that science will only allow things in the classroom that are consistent with a non-Creator idea of how we got here, as if somehow or another that’s scientific. Well maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn’t explain all these things. And if it does point to that, why don’t you pursue that? But you can’t because it’s not science, but if science is pointing you there how can you say it’s not science? It’s worth the debate.
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Rick Santorum on Global Warming


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Drill everywhere... There is no such thing as global warming.

I refer to global warming as not climate science, but political science. A lot of these environmental sciences are just that – political sciences. They have nothing to do with… real understanding of how we have to value both the environment and its impact on man and the world.
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Rick Santorum on Barack Obama's Muslim Connection


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I think the Democrats are actually worried he (Obama) may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims.
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Rick Santorum on Mormonism


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Would the potential attraction to Mormonism by simply having a Mormon in the White House threaten traditional Christianity by leading more Americans to a church that some Christians believe misleadingly calls itself Christian, is an active missionary church, and a dangerous cult?