Exodus News again blames the media, this time for presenting one side of Sen. Rick Santorum’s meeting with parents.
Exodus overlooks the key fact that Santorum’s office refused to comment, thus leaving only one side of the story to report. When antigay and antiprivacy advocates decline to comment, they have only themselves to blame for imbalance in resulting media coverage.
It’s worth noting here that Exodus continues to mislead its audience about Santorum’s intended message. In complaining that his message has been taken out of context by the media, Santorum has said that his original remarks were directed against privacy, not homosexuality in particular.
“My discussion with The Associated Press was about the Supreme Court privacy case, the constitutional right to privacy in general, and in context of the impact on the family,” Santorum said in the statement. “My comments should not be misconstrued in any way as a statement on individual lifestyles.”
Exodus has yet to utter the word “privacy” in its defenses of Santorum.
Exodus is not defending Santorum’s actual message; instead, it is taking parts of Santorum’s message out of context, while ignoring the ex-gay struggler’s interest in preserving his own privacy.