Today's Washington post reported that homosexual groups are trying to create another Trent Lott situation over Sen. Santorum's analysis of a pending Supreme Court case: By LARA JAKES JORDAN The Associated Press Tuesday, April 22, 2003; 10:45 AM WASHINGTON - Gay-rights groups, fuming over Sen. Rick Santorum's comparison of homosexuality to bigamy, polygamy, incest and adultery, urged Republican leaders Monday to consider removing the Pennsylvania lawmaker from the GOP Senate leadership. A coalition of groups in Washington and Pennsylvania compared Santorum's remarks to those by those last December by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott about Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency. Shortly afterward, Lott was forced to resign as Republican Senate leader. Santorum is chairman of the GOP conference in the Senate, third in his party's leadership, behind Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and Assistant Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. "We're urging the Republican leadership to condemn the remarks. They were stunning in their insensitivity, and they're the same types of remarks that sparked outrage toward Sen. Lott," said David Smith, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay advocacy organization. "We would ask that the leadership reconsider his standing within the conference leadership." In an interview with The Associated Press, Santorum criticized homosexuality while discussing a pending Supreme Court case over a Texas sodomy law. "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything," Santorum, R-Pa., said in the interview, published Monday. ****** No one lectures us more often or loudly about the need for "tolerance" than these homosexual groups. Apparently that tolerance is a one-way street however. Where's the tolerance for Sen. Santorum's viewpoint? He didn't even criticize them or make the comparison they accuse him of making, he merely said if the Supreme Court says you can't prohibit one, then it stands to reason you can't prohibit other private, consensual conduct. No matter. The leftwing groups have made an artform outof screaming "racist, hate-filled, homophobic, mean-spirited, fascist, nazi, right wing, KKK, gunowning warmonger." at anyone who voices the mildest intellectual difference with them. What makes this really fascinating to me is the temper tantrum leftwing actor Tim Robbins has staged over the reaction to his perceived unpatriotic stance. He views the First Amendment as somehow in grave danger if the whole country doesn't applaud when he or Susan Sarandon voice their half-baked, offensive opinions. In his view, he is entitled to use his celebrity status to broadcast offensive tripe, but it is an infringement for the public to react negatively and attempt to remove his platform. He even thinks the Hall of Fame is obliged to give him a platform. Otherwise, we are intolerant. So I am waiting for him to come to Sen. Santorum's defense.