A stump speech delivered last night by Rick Santorum to a crowd of about 2,000 at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, IL., was interrupted 15 minutes in by shouts of "Mic check! Mr. Santorum! Mr. Santorum!" ("mic check" is a familiar Occupy Wall Street battle cry) -- followed by the sight of two men kissing passionately in the stands. The crowd responded with loud booing and chants of "USA! USA!" as the kissers, identified by The Palatine Patch as Timothy Tross and Ben Clifford, were ejected from the venue.

Asked by the Patch if the kiss was a "public display of affection or merely a symbolic act," Tross replied, "I don’t think the message should be about what my sexuality is. It’s the message that he’s saying about sexuality that matters.” [via Towleroad]