Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) claimed during a radio interview this week that anti-gay marriage business owners are being sent to “re-education camps” for refusing to serve gay customers."If you will," in this case, means "if you will believe me, which you probably will since you're dumb enough to be listening to far-right crackpot Bryan Fischer's radio show." But now a bunch of very dumb Americans will take it as gospel truth that the United States is sending people to pro-gay re-education camps—Rick Santorum said so, after all.
“You now see situations with bakers and florists and photographers who are being forced to provide services for same-sex weddings or get fined, lose their business,” Santorum said during the appearance on the American Family Association’s “Focal Point” radio program on Monday. “In the case of Colorado, there was a Colorado case recently where someone had to go to a re-education camp if you will. And the amazing thing is that in Colorado gay marriage isn’t even legal!"
For the record, sigh, he's talking about the Colorado baker case, where a baker found to have illegally discriminated against a same-sex couple by refusing to sell them a cake for their wedding reception was required to submit future reports on how he would be implementing policies going forward to prevent the same thing from happening again. No camping was involved, nor re-education, and for his part the crabby baker became a national hero to the Rick Santorum crowd so he's doing just fine.
But none of that matters, because just you watch. Your crazy relatives will soon be certain, just certain that there are FEMA camps in Colorado currently processing anti-gay Christians and forcing them to do macaroni art about how wonderful gay people are, and they're going to be sending those emails to you, and to me, and no doubt some exceptional idiot will repeat it on Fox News at some point, months from now, and it's all because Rick Santorum likey the publicity.