11-Year-Old Boy Scout Defeats Santorum at Supermarket Debate

May 28, 2013

120224114310-tsr-santorum-wrong-team-00002007-c1-mainFormer Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum caused controversy today by debating a group of Boy Scouts outside a supermarket in Virginia about their policy on gay rights.

In a 20-minute exchange, Santorum and a group of Scouts argued over the organization's decision to allow membership of openly gay boys - an argument Santorum reportedly lost.

The incident took place outside a Wegmens Food Market in Reston, Va., where some young Boy Scouts were raising money for their annual hike in the Appalachians. As Santorum was exiting the store, the boys asked him for a donation, which he promptly refused.

"I won't be giving money to the Boy Scouts anymore," he replied. "You folks have given into the Gay Agenda. You're part of the problem now.

"First you allow gay scouts into your organization, and then what's next? Polygamists? Child molesters? Urophiliacs? I mean where does it end?"

Be Prepared

The Boy Scouts of America lifted their longstanding ban on openly gay scout members last week, despite heavy opposition from Christian groups that make up a large percentage of its organization.

They kept their ban on gay scout leaders, however, due to continuing resistance within its ranks. Even this concession wasn't enough for Santorum, who told the boys that they were part of an immoral grouping.

"How does it feel kids?" he taunted. "How does it feel to be contributing to the moral collapse of America. Does it make you feel good? Make you feel special?"

Some of the boys began to verbally joust with Santorum, flinging back insults and calling him a "bigot" and a "dinosaur." At one point an 11-year-old scout, Tyler Russell, decided to deliver the coup de grâce against Santorum's intolerance.

"Everybody in this country is equal," he declared. "It's not fair to leave people out because of things they can't control. Some people are black, some people are white. Some people are straight, some people are gay. But we're all Americans and we all deserve respect as human beings."

The assembled crowd cheered Tyler's defense of equal rights, and Santorum, sensing that he had lost the crowd, decided to bow out of the debate.

"You know what, I'm done. Whatever," he said meekly. "I have better things to do. See ya later fellas. Say hi to the devil for me in hell."

Santorum is one of America's most noted anti-gay politicians. He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate between 1994 and 2006 and came in second place to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.

  • an alternative opinion

    he’s probably closeted gay.

  • Rick

    Can’t wait until he’s caught with a male escort! Poetic justice!

  • Old Chicago

    Whether Santorum is correct or not he has conviction and won’t waver.

  • Dameonshade

    he is irrelevant an needs to shut the fuck up .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Oliver/585337698 David Oliver

    As does the Grand Wizard! Not sure that having convictions and sticking to them is enough anymore (or ever was).

  • http://www.fidoseofreality.com/ Carol Bryant

    WOW he is deranged

  • MJtroll

    I feel sorry for his mother!

  • bruhinb

    His flounce is classic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Michel-Sullivan/632508009 Kyle Michel Sullivan

    What a vile, disgusting, despicable excuse for a human being.

  • Jim in TO

    Folks, the Daily Currant is a SATIRE site, not “real” stories.

  • http://twitter.com/Ageoffan1 Mike

    Served by an 11 yr old, yep the GOP is going to die out. And santorum is a piece of… Would be funny if his daughter turns out to be lesbian, oh the fireworks.

  • heretic

    Note: it’s “Wegman’s,” not “Wegmen’s” – when keep your visible knowledge and credibility impeccable, the losers have less material to attack. Thanks.

  • heretic

    - when *you keep

  • Darby Crash

    You’re all aware this site is like the onion, right?

  • Steven Sattler

    I’m very shocked at what Rick said to those children. Not only did he not encourage them, he ridiculed them. It is his right not to agree with a policy, it is not his right to taunt children. Personally, I find his actions to be very disappointing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christ-Pettitt/1525840049 Christ Pettitt

    Daily Currant – Satire. This never /actually/ happened.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christ-Pettitt/1525840049 Christ Pettitt

    Note – It’s the Daily Currant. There’s nothing to attack anyway, it’s a satirical story.

  • http://controversialmarketing.blogspot.com Sam Freedom

    GONNA BE INTERESTING WATCHING THE RETARDS FALL FOR THIS SATIRE.

  • srsly

    I thought Mormons where polygamists? I mean “THE MORMON” as people have referred to him was running for president for his party ffs

  • Jeanette Cave

    what a despicable way to treat young people…this self-righteous idiot hasn’t even READ the bible he thumps….

  • Ambra Dalmiglio

    …why is such people allowed to be in politics? regardless of the autenticity of this article, I mean.

  • http://www.facebook.com/megan.e.rosenberger.7 Megan Elizabeth Rosenberger

    what a turd

  • Mark Bixler

    This is satire, like The Onion but foul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.rohm1 Kevin Rohm

    Isn’t “a hike in the Appalachians” a euphemism for an affair with an Argentine babe?

  • Paoloski

    …along with a crack pipe

  • http://www.tommyjonestheband.com RantingTommy

    It’s pretty bad when the right wing has gone so far off the deep end that their actual positions are virtually indistinguishable from satire.

  • http://twitter.com/frankambessi Frank Ambessi

    An epic beat down ! By an 11 year old no less. There is hope:) The troubling part is how quickly and stridently lil ricky goes off on a group of young kids. The jerkoff

  • BotanyBuff

    Santorum’s reply reads like an Onion article. Did he actually say that?

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    This article is a hoax. It never happened.

  • Omar Spence

    I’d guess so too. He expends a lot of effort making a bunch of noise on all things gay.

  • Omar Spence

    No, he didn’t, It is satire, but the GOP on a whole really has become a parody of itself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777852648 John Carter

    Doesn’t matter. It is more real than the actual news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.weilerortega Karen Weiler-Ortega

    If that smarmy homophobic slime bucket DARED speak to my 11 year old son in that manner, and damn him to boot, I’d have tore him UP!

  • O D Irony

    What a weed!

  • O D Irony

    Please! Don’t put that on the gay community. Isn’t there enough hatred in the world?

  • Cameron Hood

    Say hello to the devil for me…to an 11 year old who just verbally annihilated him… what an idiot.

  • Sarah Marie

    Typical that Santorum can’t deliver a VALID argument.

  • Rick Lundgren

    When it was founded the BSA also excluded Jews and Catholics

  • mamascrazy

    Shes keepin it classy First most of his fans are kids and two shes been around a few bkocks and three its never a positive to humiliate a man in that way .. good luck big mouth in your future

  • Guest

    Remember

  • Bandguy

    It must hurt his brain to think he is correct all of the time.

  • Karen Medlock

    i’m so proud of Tyler and the other scouts for telling this stinking pile of santorum to shove it where the sun don’t shine. Way to go, boys!

  • wendilee1956

    What a putz. Good going, kid!

  • Guest

    Why is he even arguing with children to make political points. I guess he saw what he thought was an easy target and got out-flanked by an 11 year old..

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    No! Because it’s TRUE!

  • Carole Schneider

    As much as I dislike Rick Santorum, this is satire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Currant

  • http://rogiriverstone.com/ Rogi Riverstone

    What a troll! Fighting with kids? I used to refuse to help Boy Scouts with fundraisers, BOTH because of their required theism & because of their policies on Queers. But I addressed the ADULT leaders, not the children, about it. And I certainly didn’t act like THAT!

  • Belinda Wilkinson

    Really? Ok, let’s forget the topic of discussion but the fact that and ADULT engaged in such a manner with CHILDREN (albeit responsible ones) is what I find most ridiculous! These were CHILDREN and his engaging in verbal debate with them is what is juvenile.

  • Anand Yogendra

    Oh, please God, DON’T LET RICK SANITORIUM COME OUT !!!! WILL SET GAY FREEDOM/EQUALITY BACK TO THE NEANDERTHAL ERA….!!!!

  • Henry Greywlf McWilliams

    I APPLAUD THE SCOUTS ESPECIALLY Tyler Russell,

  • Henry Greywlf McWilliams

    These are Scouts their Morally straight not politicians.

  • Henry Greywlf McWilliams

    and more honest than FOX NEWS.

  • Henry Greywlf McWilliams

    Momma use to tell him to shut his mouth to bad he never learned how.

  • Ragu

    cant wait for his wife’s reaction!

  • Robert Grimm

    Sticking to your convictions is one of the worst traits you can have when it is demonstrated that your convictions are wrong.

  • Bill Lamond

    In a study with college students, young men were wired up with penile strain gages that measure the amount of blood flow to the penis in erection. Then, they were shown homosexual pix and videos. Before they took part in the experiment, they were asked about homosexuality and their own sexual orientation. The result was that the young men who were most strident and virulent about homosexuality wound up having the biggest blood flow to their penises (erections).
    About Mr. Santorum, I think Will Shakespeare say it best, “Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.”

  • Old Chicago

    And “Hope and Change” is working for you guys?
    How about Benghazi?
    “Fast & Furious”?
    The IRS?
    And “The Beat Goes On”!

  • Rachael Gregory

    The GOPers make a lot of noise and the loudest ones always get caught with their pants down chasing boys down the isle’s of Congress.

  • Rachael Gregory

    The GOPers make a lot of noise and the loudest ones always get caught with their pants down chasing boys down the isle’s of Congress.

  • falconlady

    That turned out to be the case with Pastor Ted Haggard of New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

  • falconlady

    And your proof is ???

  • eric

    I guess i should start hating people that are fat, handicapped, ugly, poorly educated?? I am the furthest thing from gay, but i could care less how others live their lives. I mean, i wouldnt want someone else to pass judgements on the people i date?

  • Bob Wright

    The Boys response was exactly what Santorum and many others were discussing. The Homosexual activist are corrupting the young boys so they will theirs. The Boy Scout Oath has “morally straight” in it and the Leaders of the Scouts has corrupted the Boy Scout Oath and the kids. The vote in Texas was rigged.

  • Bob Wright

    Karen, so the religious persecution begins.

  • Bob Wright

    so the US is entering into the same age as Rome did. He is irrelevant There are a huge amount of Boy Scouts mad about the rigged vote in Texas

  • Bob Wright

    The homosexuals need new recruits , so parent will still trust the Boy Scouts, the leaders did not stand by the Oath

  • Bob Wright

    I agree , the religious persecution has begin.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    When people start laughing at you, your toast!

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    Your nuts.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    Booty is booty.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    Look, the story is true, can’t handle it can you?

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    There is a very big republican closet out there full of hipocrites.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    And Jim Baker with his liquor trailer and Tu Tu women’s dress-up. Tail Gunner Joe Mc Carthy used to dress in womens clothing. We democrats are proud of who we are and need no closets.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    Also hoobert Heever used to dress as a woman too.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    It gives him a feeling of superiority.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    That’s right , hold on to you incorrect beliefs.

  • jlmkon

    Dude, you remind me of the dumb kid in class that would take any opportunity he got to make fun of someone for not knowing something. You remember those smart sses? Don’t ruin the fun of the site by telling people it is satire, jerk.

  • jlmkon

    Dude, you remind me of the dumb kid in class that would take any opportunity he got to make fun of someone for not knowing something. You remember those smart sses? Don’t ruin the fun of the site by telling people it is satire, jerk..

  • jlmkon

    Dude, you remind me of the dumb kid in class that would take any opportunity he got to make fun of someone for not knowing something. You remember those smart sses? Don’t ruin the fun of the site by telling people it is satire, jerk…