Rick Santorum Comments on Cancellation of Grosse Pointe South High School Speech

Verona, PA - Former Republican presidential candidate and Patriot Voices Chairman Rick Santorum issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of his upcoming speech at Grosse Pointe South High School in Michigan: 

"It's a sad day when liberal educators are allowed to influence young minds - extending free speech rights only to those who share their liberal views.  I support traditional marriage; I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.  I'm not sure what the administrators in the Grosse Pointe Public School System are afraid of, but these students deserve the respect to form their own opinion on this important issue.

"Furthermore, anyone who has ever seen me speak knows I rarely use prepared text.  In the case of Grosse Pointe High School - I was never asked for a copy of a speech, nor did I send one.  This has nothing to do with the content of a speech, but rather the context of my convictions."

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commented 2013-04-09 23:04:26 -0400 · Flag
Grosse Pointe is grossly intolerant if they will not allow free speech just because they don’t agree. American freedom depends on our right of free speech. They should apologize and reissue an invitation.
commented 2013-04-09 22:33:11 -0400 · Flag
All though I disagree quite fully with your stance on most things I can’t say I am not sorry to hear If your cancellation. I find it shameful that those of us most vocal about equal rights and our disdain for censorship would be on the same side as those that would deny you this opportunity.
commented 2013-04-09 22:28:35 -0400 · Flag
I am extremely disappointed in my alma mater!!
commented 2013-04-09 22:28:32 -0400 · Flag
This student group ought to find an “off campus” location to house their event.
commented 2013-04-09 22:24:21 -0400 · Flag
I am from that area of metro Detroit and at one time even worked in the police department of nearby Grosse Pointe Park.
I am saddened by this. This is a traditional, family-friendly community. What are they afraid of?
commented 2013-04-09 22:22:56 -0400 · Flag
April 10th youth hiv/aids awareness day. 1, 000 youth ages 13-25 become infected every month with hiv in the U.S.
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