Rick “Dick” Santorum to WI youth: “You’re not going to use the pink ball”

This comes from LGBTQ Nation via the blog Christian Nightmares.

Having grown up bowling in Wisconsin and not being a bigot, it upsets me that Rick “Dick” Santorum is visiting WI bowling alleys to warn young boys about playing with pink balls.  Or that it did that once, which is actually the case.

Rick Santorum to young bowler: ‘Friends don’t let friends use pink balls’ from LGBTQ Nation Mar. 28, 2012

At a campaign event at a bowling alley in Wisconsin on Wednesday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a boy who reached for a pink bowling ball, “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.”

Santorum added that, “Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.”

Now, Rick, are you suggesting that the pink ball with make the boy gay or a girl?  Either way, the fine people of my native state of Wisconsin don’t need you spreading your particular brand of exclusionary hatred.

And to the boy who was subjected to this: play with what ever balls you want, just remember to keep your wrist straight before your release and don’t step over the foot fault line.