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22 February 2012updated 27 Sep 2015 5:36am

Rick Santorum portrait: the gay porn edition

Picture of GOP candidate made entirely from pornographic thumbnails.

By Rob Pollard

Rick Santorum has had a lot to say about the rights of gay people. He has openly denounced homosexuality, strongly opposed gay marriage and called for gay people to be excluded from the American military.

According to the sweater-vest-wearing Republican candidate, marriage and military service is a privilege not a right, and therefore only those who deserve those privileges can have them. And in Rick’s world, being gay means you don’t deserve privilege.

In 2003 he even went as far as saying that gay people’s sex lives should not be protected by privacy, claiming sexual activity between gay people should be subject to the same kind of regulation as child molestation, bestiality and incest. Or not, if you believe his take on those 2003 remarks in a January CNN interview.

Either way it seems the gay community is getting its own back with this portrait of Santorum made entirely from pornographic images.

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