Santorum Warns Guy Not to Use Pink Bowling Ball
Rick challenges Mitt to Wisconsin bowl-off
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2012 12:51 AM CDT
Updated Mar 29, 2012 7:00 AM CDT
Santorum bowls during a campaign stop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Rick Santorum bowls a good game, but gay rights groups say he talks an offensive one. "You’re not gonna' use the pink ball. We’re not gonna' let you do that, not on camera," he told a young man while bowling with college Republicans in Wisconsin yesterday, the Raw Story reports. "Friends don't let friends use pink balls," he added. Critics say Santorum's remarks are just the latest in a long line of insensitive statements.

"He’s proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect," says a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign gay-rights group. "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 been bowling his way through Wisconsin ahead of the state's April 3 primary, and has challenged Mitt Romney to a bowl-off, according to the Washington Examiner.

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brucke
Apr 2, 2012 3:06 AM CDT
The point of this story is to show that if Santorum can be so petty about a pink bowling ball then what would he do on more important issues regarding LBG
Bentham
Mar 30, 2012 12:25 PM CDT
I am not any sort of fan of Santorum, and I have never voted for a Republican in my life! However, this story is GARBAGE!! Think about it. Who is being judgmental when a person remarks on color preference (not skin color, mind you, but the color of objects!!!!) and is harshly criticized in the media for it. I say the judgers are being prejudicial and judgemental!! This is a non-story!!! Of course heterosexual males do not like to have the color pink on their person. This does not make them veritably "homophobic". Now, Santorum may indeed be prejudiced against gays, and he may indeed be "homophobic", but his preferences in the choice of colors of things is not a reason to ridicule him. For God sakes!!!! the man believes the world is 6,700 years old and that anybody who promotes college education is an unrepentant elitist and that rape victims should not be allow to choose not to have the ill-conceived "baby". There is plenty to object to about this guy, and the preference of non-pink bowling balls ranks about 9,000th on my list of Santorum criticisms. Think!!! All good things are a product of thinking!! Yes, sunshine too! (I believe God has many thoughts, and I believe in a God of magnificently loving and caring and sedulous thoughts. -- I use "thoughts" because we have no better word for the kind of existential invariables that epitomize God.) Think!
ProbolyKnot
Mar 30, 2012 3:16 AM CDT
Santorum gives yet another example as to why he should never be allowed anywhere near a presidential podium.