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January 31st, 2012
04:00 PM ET

Santorum co-chair: Homosexuality 'makes God want to vomit'

Reverend O'Neal Dozier joins Brooke to discuss some controversial statements that he has made in the past regarding social issues.  Dozier, an honorary Rick Santorum co-chair, defends his views that homosexuality is 'disgusting' and 'the paramount sin' in the eyes of God.  He goes on to explain why he thinks that Mitt Romney is unelectable due to his Mormon faith.

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  1. Kris Craig

    Wow, religious AND sexual bigotry wrapped together in one short interview. He's doing the Santorum name proud....

    January 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  2. Kris Craig

    And to think, all this time I thought that things like rape, murder, and genocide were the "paramount" sins in the eyes of the Christian god. But no, turns out it's two dudes kissing.

    Oh and if God is omnipotent and all that, why exactly would he susceptible to vomiting? Wouldn't that suggest that God has a digestive system? If so, does that mean that God would starve to death if he went too long without eating? And if God did die, would he go to Heaven?

    January 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  3. lynn

    Actually, Dozier is not correct. Pride is the sin that makes God very unhappy, for it hurts so many people, according to The Bible. Pride is all about 'I' and looks down on others who do not measure up to its perceived greatness. On the other hand, sexual 'sin' is against oneself, doesn't hurt others (necessarily), The Bible says. Dozier needs to reread his Bible.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  4. Craig

    I was going to sound off on this but "Kraig" did it much better than this "Craig" could.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  5. Kc

    It's this kind of thought that makes true believers in the Christian faith, who love all despite their sin (although no sins are condoned), look despicable. Why anyone would say God would have such a disgusting reaction to his own children sinning is unreasonable and hateful. I can't stand it when people who claim to be a Christian stand on a soapbox and speak completely unBliblical things. I can't speak for Mormonism but the Christian faith speaks nothing of a God who hates homosexual people so much he wants to "vomit."

    January 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  6. david

    What Kris said. It's time to recognise that the biblical argument against gays has run its course. It should now be absolutely obvious to every decent person that it is a distortion of the bible to so vilify gays. It is hypocritical to vigorously marginalise gays, but accept and endorse: greed, gluttony, and sloth, while tolerating adultery. The latter are cardinal sins, the former is not.

    Preaching against gays is a transparent perversion of the bible message to manipulate the sheep of society into achieving the preacher’s own version of a pure society.

    Reject hate.

    January 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  7. Mathew Palmer

    What a disgrace to humanity, Christianity and the Republican Party. Who is this guy?

    January 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  8. linda mccann

    I wish people would stop being obsessed with willies and bums. They have filthy minds and it's none of their business what consenting adults, gay or straight, do in private.

    January 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  9. Sarah Lee

    it's very obvious that neither of you who have posted your comments are in any way or form a CHRISTIAN WHO STANDS ON GOD'S WORD REGARDLESS OF WHAT "OTHERS" may think of you. If you READ the Bible, the fact that God Vomits at the SITE of homosexuality is REAL. Sadom & Gomorrah WAS REAL and if you in anyway believe in God you would know that he is the SAME GOD THEN AND NOW, So for America As A country to make Homosexuality a NORM , we are basically recreating a Sadom and Gomorrah AND SINCE GOD HAS NOT CHANGED FROM THEN AND NOW WHAT MAKES YOU THINK HE WILL NOT CAST AWAY AMERICA AS HE DID SADOM AND GOMORRAH? Remember in Sadam and gomorrah they too had the LIVE & LET LIVE ATTITUDE , but you see how far that got them.

    January 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  10. Jason

    Rev Dozier is accurate, because he's only quoting the Bible. He's doing his job as a believer, and speaking the Word of God whether or not it is politically correct. If you have a problem with the Bible, then that is different than having a problem with this particular scholar who has read it.

    January 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  11. jimbo

    If you don't like the lifestyle, then don't associate with that demographic. It's like the radio, if I dont like what they are playing/saying I can simply choose not to listen or change channels. No one says you have to have gay sex along with them. Get over yourself, your fears and your insecurities. Besides, most guys THIS homophobic turn out to be in the closet and are just afraid so they lash out.......Rick has a slight swish in his swagger....just sayin'

    January 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  12. Robb

    Jason. I don't have a problem with the Bible. I have a problem with people's inturpretation of the Bible. Oh and by the way, the bible is a collection of texts that the catholic church decided what was cannon. In other words MEN wrote it and MEN compiled it and MEN are falable.

    January 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  13. KPMCO

    To be perfectly candid, the same passages in Leviticus that call homosexuality an abomination, also calls the eating of shellfish, crab, lobster, and any other sea creature without fins and scales an abomination. But I don't see people calling for the excommunication or villifying of shrimpers, Maine lobster harvesters, and so on. You can't pick and choose what parts of the Bible to follow. If you want to say that homosexuals need to be branded as sinners, you MUST by definition do the same to those who eat unclean seafood. Doing otherwise makes you a hypocrite..and a worse sinner in the eyes of God.

    If Ray Dozier doesn't immediately start a crusade against the seafood industry and all those who consume unclean seafood, his voice should be ignored as that of a hypocrite.

    January 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  14. Korland

    Actually, Jason, Rev. Dozier is quoting the Bible with a very specific purpose in mind. This does NOT make him accurate (try checking what Ezekiel and other major prophets said the actual sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was), it makes him a cherry picker, like most of us. It's always odd to me that christian folks are so ready to claim absolute certainty in what they know and conveniently forget "For now, we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as I am also known." (1 Corinthians 13:12) Let go of your certainty and, just maybe, God will then be able to impart wisdom.

    January 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  15. Rob

    If you are going to quote the Book of Mormon....You might want to pronounce NEPHI the right way...Haha...NEFA??. Come on Rev. Dozier at least make yourself sound reputable. #backfire

    February 1, 2012 at 2:34 am |
  16. Daniel Holt

    The story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19) did not condemn homosexuality. On the contrary, the destruction of the two cities were do to "NUMEROUS SINS"

    February 1, 2012 at 6:37 am |
  17. Mason

    If anyone thinks any sin is paramount and/or unforgivable, clearly they don't know of the Gospel.

    God recognized that we cannot save ourselves through works, so he sent Christ and created a little something called the **NEW** Testament.

    So homosexuals, you guys don't listen to people like this. You have just as much right to the Kingdom as heterosexuals and everybody else

    February 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  18. DCB

    Not to quibble over ancient texts, but an evangelical Christian should see a difference between the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, Jehovah did apparently cast judgment on the behavior of nations, including the Israelites. But in the New Testament, Jesus moved the fight to a new arena: the heart and minds of individuals. A New Testament evangelical Christian should focus on the individual, not the nation, as Jesus did. So if you think homosexuality is a sin, then your job is to lead the sinner to Christ (dealing with your own tendency toward judgment along the way). The fate of nations is no longer the issue. Further, I would suggest reading the last chapter of the book of John, in which Jesus leaves dealing with the sin up to the sinner but makes sure she feels loved.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  19. michelle

    "For now, we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as I am also known." (1 Corinthians 13:12) Let go of your certainty and, just maybe, God will then be able to impart wisdom."

    THE BEST !!!! I too, cannot take the "certainty" that has inevitably divided our country.

    February 4, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  20. K3Citizen

    How long before Rev. Dozier is caught making out with his male associate pastor?

    February 4, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  21. clemen

    I totally agree with Rev. Dozier and Sarah Lee.
    After reading I Corinthian 2:14. I understand why unbelievers do not understand the word of God.

    February 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  22. lv72

    Maybe we should send this preacher back 50 years to the south were other bigot preachers would've said that black people make God want to vomit. see how he likes that sermon

    February 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  23. CH13One

    Could someone explain what the difference is between Santorum's desire to "conform" American law to Christian values and other countries that base their law on Islamic values, (other than you may like Christian values better than Islamic values)?

    February 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  24. Cedarhawk

    Guess who's got THIS guy doing his bidding. Wonder what kind of a bargain was made to rope him in and secure the deal.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:14 am |
  25. oldoc

    It's this sort of position statements that make "Father Rick" Sanctorum un-ready for the presidency. He needs to wake up and smell the Eucharist – drop out and stop wasting other peoples money on pontificating. His NO birth control posture is enough to put him out of consideration...nevermind abortion, etc. Hard to believe the teavangelicals would back an altar-boy type with his catechism platform...almost as bizarre as Uncle Ron with his dismantling the whole country plan or loose-cannon Newt's moon colony. Whew, when is this gonna end....with candidates like this, Obama is a shoe-in!

    February 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  26. Jen

    Don't know why they gave this guy air time, but that's not the point. People have the right to think whatever they want to about God, homosexuals, puppies, fluffy bunnies or even Republicans. They can even use some book that was compiled in the 1200s out of a lot of incomplete texts written by long-dead half-literate would-be prophets to justify their prejudices, if they want to. What they don't have is the right to take their prejudices into government and legislate against groups they don't like. This is a SECULAR society and we do NOT have Christian Sharia here. Separation of church and state. It's in the Constitution. Oh, yeah: Mr. Santorum, you might want to put that on your reading list.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:56 am |
  27. Russ 139

    I think that pink tie is more likley to make God vomit. What was he thinking???

    February 9, 2012 at 12:44 am |
  28. jwest

    So.....God told you this? You are a stupid homophobic who ought to ostrasized for that kind of thinking. I am totally shocked to hear a man, in the 21st century talk this way. YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!

    February 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  29. macbil

    The Old Testament of the Bible also approves of stoning to death those who commit adultry. So, I assume Rev Dozier will be organizing the stoning to death of Newt and Callista Gingrich. Seems like fair punishment to me.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  30. Zeb

    I love how these guys always know what God is thinking and doing! Another thought I had - most Christian Scriptures depict an old white man with flowing white robes who is supposedly an all-loving God.

    (a) how does that make a non-white person feel?
    (b) if that God is all-loving, why does he visit such misery on people?
    (c) and why does he forgive all these so-called christian people so easily? Given that he ordered the bombing of Sodom and Gomorrah, wouldn't he be just a bit more discerning in his forgiveness?

    Jus' saying....

    February 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  31. eric48181

    You just know this rev tosses andd turns in bed every night fanaticizing about sucking sausage. He just hates the dudes that get to do it.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  32. Matthew

    Where's the Love of Christ with this guy? Quite frankly, his going to church makes him no more a Christian than my sitting in the drive thru at McDonalds right now makes me a sausage biscut with egg and cheese.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  33. mike from iowa

    if Santorum were elected, this diatribe would be everyday life.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  34. Chad Slagle

    It must be hard for him to be that deep in the closet, insisting we all can't tell he's "fighting the feelings". It's his biggest struggle between him and his god. He doesn't want to murder someone, rape someone. This is the thing that tempts him the most and why he is so against it. Just go be gay buddy. Do that High-Top fade a favor and take it out of the closet and into the clubs..

    February 10, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  35. Dave

    "Dozier, an honorary Rick Santorum co-chair, defends his views that homosexuality is 'disgusting' and 'the paramount sin' in the eyes of God."

    Maybe this guy needs to actually read the Bible. According to Jesus, the paramount sin was "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit", whatever that means. Jesus said nothing at all about gays.

    February 10, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  36. Dave

    "Could someone explain what the difference is between Santorum's desire to "conform" American law to Christian values and other countries that base their law on Islamic values, (other than you may like Christian values better than Islamic values)?"

    There's no difference whatsoever. Both are religions from the Dark Ages and totally unsuited to the modern world.

    February 10, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  37. DIANA

    God said he would do the separating when he comes. So why is man trying to do what the Lord has already told you what he will do. OH YES, HE WHO WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.

    February 10, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  38. Demotage

    If God vomits at all, I would guess that it's Santorum that give him the upchucks.

    February 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  39. Demotage

    In the interest of completeness, I would just like to remind that God hates figs just as much as he does homosexuals. Mark 11: 12-14.

    February 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  40. garc

    Interesting that all these SO-CALLED Christians (who ignore all the bits about loving thy neighbor, tolerance, casting the first stone, etc.) feel they alone have been given God's direct fax line and receive faxes from him daily.

    February 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  41. mk

    @garc...don't be silly, I'm sure god texts by now.

    February 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  42. Google "Santorum"

    You know what makes God want to vomit? Santorum! Just Google "Santorum" and find out. This guy has got to be a self-loathing homosexual.

    February 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  43. George

    Honestly, I have to agree with most of what this man said. Hate the sin, not the sinner, check. Stand for your beliefs, check. He's only doing something unique in America guys- that is, be willing to have his own beliefs regardless if they're unpopular. If one actually listens to what he says, he seems like he is very tolerant and accepting of homosexual PEOPLE- just not their sexual lives. Which is a principle that many of whom have posted on here can't say for themselves. Honestly, he is just stating his beliefs. Then you guys, the champions of tolerance and live-and-let-live, jump down this guy's throat in an obvious act of intolerance. What irony. This isn't tolerance at all, everyone- this is just accepting what we wish to accept (homosexuality) and brutally railing against someone who doesn't believe how you do. Good God.

    February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  44. Alexander

    Who cares what he says...he's black!

    February 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  45. perrrob

    What makes me vomit is these self-righteous people that want to tell other people how to live their lives all in the name of their invisible Sky Daddy. This is the 21st century and it's time for people to evolve and forget about these primitive Babble fairy tales. Take your magical invisible friend and put it where the sun doesn't shine.

    Christians are a plight and an obstacle to enligthenment.

    February 10, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  46. Art

    This guy reminds me so much of the Atlanta megachurch preacher, Bishop Eddie Long . . . fiercely homophobic rhetoric from the pulpit, while he was molesting young boys every chance he got . . .

    February 11, 2012 at 2:34 am |
  47. BL

    Word on the street is that Santorum and this guy makes God vomit. These sub humans are about as far away from "religion" as possible, with their arrogance, pride, violent hatred and intolerance.

    February 11, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  48. DavieDice

    Church and State please. I am an atheist, humanist and adhere to enlightened reason. I am unconcerned with the bible, any religious text, or any doctrine you choose to believe in just don't have your belief system imposed on me or involve it in any tax payer funded entity.

    No amount of scripture bears any relevance to governance as dictated by the Constitution clearly. Written for a nation that escaped religious prosecution to begin with. Santorum's desire to "conform" American law to Christian values precisely is not what we had in mind and I hope reasonable people who claim to stand for American values silence any of this nonsense.

    I'm sorry if this comes as a surprise to any of you but the laws of the land applies to ALL institutions funded even in part by tax dollars. In fact you even get a break if you are a religious entity. If you want to base your organization based on donations and private funding do as you please.Go nuts.

    February 11, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  49. Jim Rousch

    Maybe I missed something, but can someone please tell me the difference between Christianity and Islam? From where I stand, there's not much of a difference between the two!

    February 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  50. tct

    Anyone who's studied the Bible and says Sodom and Gamorrah were about homosexuality is a liar. Use an exhaustive concordance, it was about victimizing the defenseless instead of helping them.

    February 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  51. florence

    God hates the sin, but He loves the sinner. The problem is everyone is trying to fix the other guy. we all need to fix ourselves

    February 12, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  52. silverfox

    I've known a couple of gay men who were not happy about being gay, had gone to doctors and psychologists and endocrinologists to find a "cure" ,all to no avail. Basically they were told by these physicians that, that was the way they were born ! So it seems apparent that God made them gay for His own reasons, which we have no right as believers to question. And certainly, being made gay by God, it is inconceivable that He would'vomit' on His own children.
    However He may well vomit at the words of those who attack His children , Rev Dozier !

    February 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  53. IMOS

    RE: Santorum: "Homosexuality 'makes God want to vomit'
    Does former PA Senator Santorum include the boy child molesting Bishops and Cardinals, or are they exempt?
    How can he believe and support such institution?

    February 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  54. Linda

    This is why Santorum could not even win his Pa. office. He is living in the dark ages. The ONE mention in the entire Bible that says anything against homosexuality is in the same verses that say you should not beat your slaves ( condoning slavery) nor stone your women if they are unfaithful. That is the time that these words were written- women were stoned to death ( hence Jesus says "let he who has no sin cast the first stone") The times they have changed Santorum and you are left behind just like those ancient ways.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  55. Mark

    Well considering all efforts to stop this "sin" have failed for the past 14 years, I have given up and accepted life for what it is, and man, life has never been better.

    In the past I have asked God to destroy me, and/or fix me. That has not happened, even despite self denial. I have also acknowledging the benefits of having a family, not to mention the fact the fact that the government seems to think only the select social elite straight get legal benefits for being married, because oh no, if you are gay, you can't possibly love the other person right? Believe me buddy if this was a choice I would not be gay because life is definitely not easy being made that way.

    Instead I have only grown stronger, my career has improved, my outlook on life is better, and I am overall happier. So if God really hated me so much then why are my efforts at working hard and contributing to society paying off? Why am I happy for being honest about how I was manufactured. I don't think God hates anyone. In fact I don't even think humans have the full capability to understand him, her, it. Ever try to explain to a cat or dog what a computer was or what a brain is? Good luck with that. That's no different than God trying to explain what he, she, it is to us. We are likely just as ignorant. After all we are all animals too.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:50 am |
  56. j williamson

    The good pastor is a few sandwiches short of a picnic basket.

    February 13, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  57. The Real Tom Paine

    It should be obvious to anyone that the good Reverend is cherry-picking his way through the Scriptures to make the point the he feels that God is made phsyically ill by homosexual acts: it should also be clear to everyone that a case can be made for anything by selectively culling quotes from scriptures, Star Trek, or Family Guy. Santorum is not running for Pope, he is running for a secular office where the expectation is that personal decisions, like your faith or your sex life, are best left to the individual provided those deicions are made by consenting adults and those decisions do minimal harm. The desire by some mambers of the faith community to inflict their faith on others, to engage in a crusade, jihad, or whatever you want to call it, fly in the face of everything this country stands for. The government is a secular institution in its day-to-day operations, and the sexual behavior of a small percentage of the consenting adults in this country in not the business of the government, nor of religious institutions that engage in acts of gross hypocrisy on a daily basis. No church has the right to tell me what to do, that relationship is between me and God. I can vote a government out of office, churches are NOT an expression of democracy in the American tradition.

    February 13, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  58. pm

    To Kc: Although I am grateful for you, as a Christian, accepting that everyone sins and God loves us all anyway, but you are implying at the same time that being g*y is a sin. One other thing. Santorum is not Morman, he says he is Catholic. Hopefully, if I get into Heaven, none of these hate mongers is there.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  59. pm

    Hey Sarah Lee: Are you talking about the Old Testament? There is nothing Christian about the teachings in the Old Testament. Isn't the reason Jesus came, to show us all to love each other no matter what our differences are? The Old Testament condones all sorts of violence against women, children, the poor and sinners (aren't we all). Jesus came to show us a better way. If you believe in the litteral interpretation of the bible, then you may want to join a group in Kansas called Westboro...then you can hide behind the Old Testament and hate everyone you don't agree with. There is nothing in the teachings of Christ that demonizes gays. If I'm wrong, show me where.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  60. James C. Samans

    I can accept that for His own amusement, God designed humans to be able to do lots of things, then decreed that it was unacceptable for them to do some of those things. But if God designed us to be able to do these things and finds it actually offensive that we do them...wow.

    If God - who, I'm quite sure, Christian theology would hold does NOT have a digestive system or the capacity for illness - were to be so disturbed by the obvious, predictable behaviors of his creations as to "vomit," the only conclusion would be the our free will was itself an affront. That's not a good showing for omniscience.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  61. tomicT

    controversial pastor....right-leaning conservative religious man......hmmm...Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker and the rest of the TRASH suddenly comes to mind. As a perfectly STRAIGHT American male, I think it's absurd that all you can think of is how horrible homosexuality is. You have no Idea how horrible we every-day, hard working Americans think you and the likes of you are! Get a grip, get a life and lean about PRIORITIES! I assure you, once you are set straight, homosexuality will be the LAST thingh on your mind!

    February 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  62. belinda

    We can all expect this from Santorum , . When an audience member with a child who had cancer, said , i can afford my medicine , but there are other children dying in the same ward, who can't afford this medicine . Santorum complained that people can afford to pay 900 for an iPod , but they don't want to pay 900 a month, for cancer medication !!! This man claims to care , but from what i see, he is as heartless, as the tin man ( Romney ) Do you really want these people in charge of helping one of your loved ones , when you need help ? Think of your children and grand children , when you are not there . He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:29 am |
  63. belinda

    Rick Santorum , makes me want to vomit . I am not gay , but why people continue to think they don't deserve constitutional rights , just like everyone else , flat out amazes me . What makes you think you are better . You are not . This is America .

    February 14, 2012 at 1:35 am |
  64. DogAlrighty

    The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was that of being inhospitable to strangers in need. Read the story again. YOU might find homosexuality the most striking feature of the story, but try to keep up with the plot: The visiting Angels weren't offered food and safety; instead, they were raped. THAT is what angered the Almighty.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:54 am |
  65. vmedlock

    It seems to me that an omnipotent god would have to be pretty silly to create something that makes it want to vomit. There's something wrong with Santorum. I leave it to those brighter than I to figure out what.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  66. Scott

    Reverend O'Neal Dozier just cost Rick my vote :/

    February 14, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  67. Stomach Ache

    I HOPE, if Santorum would get the nomination, that the Democrats and Obama tear him to shreds for "associating himself with such a fascist, homophobic, hateful" minister.
    After all, fair is fair. They tried to undo Obama because of his "associations". Payback time, Sick Rick. I must go vomi.t....

    February 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  68. Tom Legare

    No Santorum makes me and most sane people want to vomit!!!

    February 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  69. Karen

    Not only did Jesus never even mention homosexuality, but it isn't even one of the ten commandments, which I assume were the top ten really important things on the mind of God. I guess this means that adultery, lying, not honoring thy father and mother, etc. must be much more enormous problems with God and Jesus than homosexuality. I never hear Republicans speaking out against any of these types of behavior. While Rick is entitled to his opinion, it appears he comes from the dark ages and is not incredibly intelligent. God help us all if he even gets close to the presidency of the United States of America. When God hears these crazy people say such outlandish things, He does not vomit, He weeps.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  70. ClaudiaL

    The far-right is now committing sacrilege to spew their hatred.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:51 am |
  71. tstorm

    Republicans equal hate and intolerance and God is not the source of hate and intolerance.

    February 15, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  72. Donny R

    God would vomit, huh? So now Reverend Rick is a spokesperson for God...How arrogant! OTOH, it's not news that Rick Santorum is religiously obsessed. He should be running for president...of his church.
    So does that mean he'd be president of all the people...except of course, homosexuals? So if one out of ten Americans are gay...that would take in about 30 million Americans. HMMMMMM!

    February 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  73. Donny R

    God would vomit? I think Reverend Rick just lost himself the election...and certainly he didn't win any friends for Christianity and Republicans.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  74. John

    No person in their right mind could read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and take away that the place was destroyed because of lack of hospitality,it was clearly the sin of homosexuality.That being said is it a felony or misdemeanor in the courts of heaven?Sin is sin.We all need forgiveness.We all need grace.We all fall short.If you think you are not a sinner,you are already defeated.Jesus died for sinners.That qualifies me.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  75. Dadster

    As a Christian, I am appalled that Rick Santorum thinks that he can speak for God. Christians believe what our Bible says about homesesuality, "A man should not lay down with a man as he would a woman.' Therefore homosexuality is a sin. But we are all sinners. It doen't matter if your name begins with Pope or ends in Graham. The bible states "All have fallen short of the glory of God".To hate someone for their sin is to invite hatred towards oneself for your own sins. Does Rick remember deceiving the state of Pennsylvania for paying for his childrens Cyber School all the while they lived in VIrgina? Deception is a lie and therefore a sin. Should everyone hate you Rick for your sins?

    February 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  76. Neverquit

    Time and time and time again, we see the preachers with an unhealthy obsession with homosexuality are engaged in a desperate attempt to distance themselves from their own personal demons. How else does one rationally explain how what 2 men do in the privacy of their home is worse than murder, rape, etc.? Ted Haggard, Paul Barnes, Lonnie Latham, George Alan Rekers, Eddie Long, and the list goes on and on... some talked about the "ultimate sin of homosexuality," while they were in the midst of practicing it. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to read about Dozier getting caught in his own massive gay sex scandal.

    February 16, 2012 at 2:42 am |
  77. pat

    If there is a god and (he) is all powerful, then nothing upsets him because he controls his emotions like he controls everything.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  78. Joe B

    The story of Sodom and Gomorra only reminds me of one thing:
    The ONE person that God deemed to be RIGHTEOUS – a man named Lot – freely offers his young virgin daughters to a crowd of RAPISTS. If that's the kind of person who God considers to be righteous... well... he's not a very good god.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  79. JOHNNY

    these guys make you think more and more organized religions are actually only exclusive clubs that for some reason people want to be a part of. No matter what these groups judge, are vain and spew more hate and intolerance than other segments of society as for me do unto others as you would have them do unto you is a good start and it becomes more and more obvious we all fall short

    February 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  80. ElizabethR

    We should all be afraid–very afraid!–if right-wing extremism in the form of Santorum & Co. happens to win in November. The "crusade" against women has already begun. We may be only a few steps away from American Sharia law, under which women will lose the rights they have worked so hard to gain during my lifetime, including the right to control what happens to their own bodies. (And here I thought that one good reason for using birth control was to prevent the need for abortion! Silly me.)

    Besides hypocrisy, conservatives (especially those of the ultra-religious stripe) seem to have a huge problem with two things: basic equality between men and women and the 3-5% of the population that happens to be gay. Unemployment, foreclosure, war, child abuse, domestic violence and everything else take a back seat to their preoccupation with those two things. The idea of "President Santorum" should result in a solid victory for President Obama, an outcome every thinking American adult, especially women, should work to ensure.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:26 am |
  81. John Herling

    Even if there were a god, how would Dozier know what would or would not disgust him/her/it?

    February 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  82. yahmez the mad

    I searched for "Santorum" on the internet, and what I found made me want to vomit!

    February 18, 2012 at 5:40 am |
  83. Tony

    Wait ... God vomits? ...So ... God is NOT perfect after all...???

    February 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  84. greg

    he's right homosexuality is an abomination

    February 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  85. Robert welch

    While I believe that homosexuality is a sin and such acts should not be engaged in, no sin is worse than any other. The only thing that cannot be forgivenis non-belief in the Lord. If a homosexual repents, he is able to enter the Kingdom just as any other. All sex is a choice. We choose whether or not to perform a sexual act, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Heterosexuals commit sin when they have sex outside of a marriage. Sex should be a private thing between a husband and wife. His statement about God vomiting was absurd.

    February 19, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  86. Johnn

    ...Then why did "god" create them if they make him sick?

    February 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  87. Itwasbarzini

    Wow – God VOMITS! Cool. I can never understand how this right wing freaks who fellate congressional pages and then duck for cover behind 'alcoholism' and who solicit sex from other men in toilets manage to speak for 'God's' supposed 'nausea'. OK then – I am going to assume that if God were to appear on the plant (our Earth), in this next instant, he would not vomit, but he WOULD SAY THIS: " None of you people get it, even after all my teachings and after all the millenia when you have killed in my name......it is about love and only love and about loving (NOT HATING) each other. I gave you all brains to use and you have squandered my gifts."

    February 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  88. Maya

    I thought blasphemy, like when a person ascribes his own opinions to God, was the paramount sin.

    February 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  89. TheBibleChanged

    How can homosexuality be a sin if Jesus died already for all sins? He died to remove sin from mankind, so in essence, he's eliminated homosexuality as a sin.

    From a historical point of view, it makes sense as well. back when 1 out of every 4 babies lived, making sure you have the maximum number of potential parents available made perfect sense in order to expand the population. Banning homosexual behavior ensures this occurs, or at least frightens them into closeting behavior, meaning that most people wouldn't become exposed to it, allowing it to be easily enforced.

    But since the rate of infant/newborn death is dramatically lower, that provision for the survival of the species isn't as necessary.

    So, if you're a fan of science, then realizing that babies are being born with very little infanticide means you can allow homosexual behavior to exist, even if you don't participate. If you're a fan of theology, then recognize that the death of Jesus for our sins means that homosexual behavior is now directly forgiven by GOD.

    Maybe we can back off the subject a bit?

    February 20, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  90. james - St. Paul, MN

    Santorum makes me want to vomit--Not sure what that proves.....

    February 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  91. Mr. Izz

    Hmmm... separation of Church and State? I guess he missed that one on the old check list, especially since he is being interviewed as someone who is actively helping/pursuing a political agenda. He is a "co-chair" for Santorum, and he is speaking on terms of religion, in a government that says you should not be judged or persecuted for your beliefs. Seems like a major conflict of interest here.

    I don't care what someone believes, but I want their personal religion to stay out of this government. It does not belong there, and if it ever does, I will renounce my citizenship and move elsewhere. I live in this country for religious freedom, and the second the government says that I have to be Christian, or any other religion, and forces me to do things that I deem are morally wrong based on my beliefs, is the second that I know that this nation is no longer free.

    Governor Boggs in 1838 declared "The Mormons must be treated as enemies and must be exterminated or driven from the state, if necessary for the public good. Their outrages are beyond all description." This was issued with an extermination order where any and all Mormons could be legally killed. It wasn't until 1976. That's right, 1976, until that "order" was lifted. Do people really know what intolerance is? This guy being interviewed... is he any different than Governor Boggs in his rational and statements? He's not saying the gay community should be killed off, but if he had the option, would he, and others, take that option? I'm sure many of you are screaming "no," but you know people that deep down would definitely say "yes."

    The people of Missouri were standing up for their beliefs, and people died. Many innocent people died in numerous massacres. Yet, no one seems to remember these things. They bash away with their incoherent thoughts and ideas. They aren't censored, since this is the internet, there are no repercussions, and yet everything is taken as fact. Pure fact. The media says that we, the people, aren't that stupid as to believe those things. I beg to differ. I think that the country is more gullible today, and believes more today, than they ever have. No one wants to put in the research and time to find things out for themselves; they just want things to be taken at face value, no questions asked.

    February 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  92. Robyn

    So, Rick Santorum is what God upchucked on his way to the vomitorium?
    Definitely more believable than any other theory I've heard.

    February 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  93. Basicbiology

    God's word plainly states that two men having "relations" is an abomination. Abomination, you know, something revolting, disgusting and putrid. Could it be more straight forward?

    February 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  94. Trent

    Don't be upset. Let that man speak his mind and express his feelings as he chooses. No one is going to walk on eggshells for people because they are gay.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  95. Jeff

    Hummm...he who where's a hot pink tie shouldn't be preaching anti-gay rhetoric. But, as they say, "me thinks he protestith too much."

    February 21, 2012 at 12:19 am |
  96. Jon

    Santorum makes God want to puke.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  97. bonon

    Santorum and his like scare the hell out of me. Way to extreme, and way to "God said". Did he personally speak with his God, the bible is a book. Ever played the game "telephone", the stories have been passed down , and more than likely changed to support one group or anothers views on how things should be.

    February 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  98. clearick

    Anyone who thinks he knows the true mind of GOD is fooling themselves! Rather than serving God, this Reverend is serving the devil, dividing people and justifying cruelty towards others. God needs no help punishing or rewarding anyone, by definition.

    February 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  99. Mack

    The bible also condones murder, intolerance, slavery, misogyny, blood sacrifice and all manner of backward 1st century cultural notions. Does Santorum, the reverend and the rest of his cabal support these biblical supported anachronisms? Remember the supposed Obama reeducation camps the right wing whack jobs warned us about? I think it would be fair turnabout to start warning about the coming Christian reeducation camps if a Republican evangelical darling like Santorum were to win the presidency.

    February 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  100. Ran

    Religious people give religious people a bad name.

    February 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  101. Ann

    I can't wait to watch Santorum backpedal away from this guy.

    February 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  102. Nick Sentovich

    As a practicing Catholic, I find this statement wrong on a few levels. First and foremost, homosexuality, the state of having a same-sex attraction, is not a sin. Homosexual activity, gay sex, is a sin. Furthermore, pride is the root of all evil. Homosexual activity is not the greatest sin, nor is it close; it is a sin of the flesh. Sins of the flesh are not as bad as sins of the spirit. While sins of the flesh can give way to sins of the spirit, sins of the flesh are not the worst kind of sins. If I were Santorum I would express that my Catholic faith teaches something very different than what this pastor is saying.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
  103. true_doubter

    Sodom and Gomorrah, really! A fairy tale land from 5000 years ago that has never been proven to exist! Why is this guy in the news and why, oh why, is there even one comment in support of this ridiculous pinhead?

    February 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
  104. Santorum is dog dung

    More blathering idiocy. And these people are in positions of power. Utterly insane.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  105. King Putz

    You know, if Republicans really stuck to their true core conservative values, the nut jobbers in their party would leave.

    February 22, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  106. What?

    Wow. This guy, is by all means and reasoning, a complete and total idiot (real). Hey guys, I have an idea! Lets vote for a blathering mushmouthed idiot who wants to turn the country into a totalitarian theocracy! (sarcasm)

    February 22, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  107. Alien Satellite team #456klu

    So let me get this straight. God created everything and everybody , including homosexuals and homosexuality. But then for some reason, he doesn't like what he created, but instead of destroying it himself, he asks other people that he created to destroy it and get bonus points or something like that for doing it.

    We just want to send an accurate report to our home planet.

    February 23, 2012 at 4:19 am |
  108. Fred Fishman

    If following the bible means that you have to be cruel to people who are doing no harm whatsoever to anyone, then I'd rather follow just about any other tome.

    February 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  109. jaintn

    What a jerk. I absolutely detest people who use the Bible as a weapon and to promote their own personal bigotry. He is a disgrace and if there is a God he will not be spending eternity with her. He's headed one direction and that is DOWN.

    February 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  110. miketofdal

    That's okay, because Santorum and his co-chair make homosexuals want to vomit, too.

    February 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  111. Animalvr

    I was raised Catholic. I was taught to love others and be of service. I was never taught to hate, spew vitriol, tell other people their religion or lack thereof is wrong, or impose my beliefs on others. I was taught to be respectful of others beliefs if I expected to be respected in return. How can people say the Bible is the word of God? It was written thousands of years ago over a nine hundred year period by many men and has been translated over and over and over. Is it inspirational and worth studying and reading, yes, it is to be taken literally, I should hope not!

    February 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
  112. San

    Santorum is starting to look like the carnival side show freak he might truly be...not even for what he himself says...but for failure to manage a reckless, thoughtless, thug who's running around with the keys to the media. The only time I hear this guys name is when he's slamming gays...does he care about anything but legislating people's sexual habits?!?

    February 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  113. AuggieDoggy

    God, I love this guy. We all know that homosexuality is a perversion, just like pedophilia, bestiality, transgenderism. This 5% doesn't represent the needs of the many, just the needs of the few. Heterophobia is a sorry excuse to validate your behavior, which is really right in the garbage pit. Since pedophile mostly molest boys, and most pedophiles are men, well, you forgiving libs, just do the math. Once they get their way, the next bar in social acceptance is pedophilia. Think not? 30 years ago, homosexuals were a joke in the military/ They still are, just don't know it.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  114. Mauve123

    Love these people who want to "speak for God" ...the people who know exactly what God is thinking....Salesmen for God. God doesn't need salesmen, God doesn't ask mere human beings to decide what God thinks. Homosexuality may not make God vomit but the people who are arrogant and try to speak for him might. Remember if you believe in the teachings that men have given us in the name of God...God loves all his children.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  115. Rambam

    If homosexuality causes some god to vomit, it is possible that Dozier and Santorum give the same god diarrhea? Poor god, his children give him/her such a hard time.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  116. Dodi

    Thank you Thom for a mgaesse that proclaims both grace and truth. It is so important for the church to realize the power of the Body of Christ and what it can do to transform the lives of individuals who are broken and hurting. Excellent perspective.

    February 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  117. Thomas

    Well yeah, I kinda feel like I'm going to vomit too.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  118. RC

    Well, at least according to Dante the highest sin is betrayal to one's lords and benefactors (with the greatest possible betrayal being against God). I suppose one could construe homosexuality as some form of betrayal..... though I doubt this is what Dante meant, since the highest form of punishment in hell was reserved for Judas Iscariot indirectly and, in point of fact, Satan directly. I suggest those affiliated with Santorum should read more of the great books..... they would at least sound less low-brow.

    February 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm |

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