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Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible


Rick Santorum goes after President Obama’s secular values in Ohio. Read below from Politico and then get my quick take.

Rick Santorum made comments at an event while campaigning earlier today as he spoke at an Ohio Christian Alliance event.

Slamming the president's agenda on a range of points, Santorum said the agenda is "not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology."

When reporters questioned what he meant later, Santorum stood by the comments.

"The Catholic church has a theology that says this is wrong, and he’s saying, 'no I’ve got a different, I’ve got a different – you may want to call it a theology, you may want to call it secular values, whatever you want to call it, it’s a different moral values. And the president of the United States is exercising his values and trumping the values of the Church."

He added, "If you don’t want to call it a theology, I’m fine, you can have them let me know what they want to call it, but it is a different set of moral values that they are imposing on people who have a constitutional right to have their own values within the Church, and that’s not a new low. That’s a reflection of exactly what….it is a new low. I should go back, it is a new low. The president has reached a new low in this country’s history of opressing religious freedom that we have never seen before. If he doesn’t want to call his imposition of his values a theology that’s fine, but it is an imposition of his values over a Church who has  very clear theological reasons for opposing what the Obama administration is forcing on them.”

And then, “He is imposing his values on a church that has theological reasons for, and moral reasons for not allowing this type of care to be given through their institutions.”

He insisted he wasn't suggesting Obama, a Christian who has spent years getting hit with false rumors that he's a Muslim, is less of a Christian.

“No one’s suggesting that," he said. "I’m suggesting, obviously we all know in the Christian church there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity. I’m just saying he’s imposing his values on the church and I think that’s wrong...If the president says he’s a Christian he’s a Christian.”

An Obama spokesman, before the press conference, called the remarks about theology "the latest low in a Republican primary campaign that has been fueled by distortions, ugliness, and searing pessimism and negativity."

This is the difference between Santorum and Romney. Romney would never go this far. He would play it close to the vest. Not Santorum, and its part of the reason why evangelicals and the Tea Party like what he has to say. They are looking for a bold candidate at this point in time.

Santorum is coming across as bold. Romney is coming across as blah.

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Comments on this post

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

Does Santorum realize that he's running for president? Has he ever heard of separation of church and state? We just want jobs and economic recovery.
Left by shabach on Feb 20, 2012 1:15 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

The culture wars may have worked if this was more like white America of the 80's. But this is no longer white America of the 80's. I'm through fighting about who is the most God-fearin­g man, because it is irrelevant­. He can claim his religion is self-medit­ation, and I'd be okay with it. A claim to be a religious man obviously does not make one tolerant or qualified to be President.
Left by shabach on Feb 20, 2012 1:19 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

Seems Santorum's only argument and attacks are over religion.
He has no other ideas or platforms to talk about.
This guy belongs in a church on Sunday mornings. Preaching.
Not running for POTUS.
Left by shabach on Feb 20, 2012 1:23 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

JFK almost lost the election because he was Catholic. Not once did I ever hear him mention religion.
Left by shabach on Feb 20, 2012 1:36 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

Dear Mr. Santorum - if we want to vote for a "Jesus Candidate, ­" Jimmy Carter is a much better choice than you. He actually lives like he listens to what Jesus said. You live like you listened to what the Pharisees said.
But personally ­, I don't think we need a "Jesus Candidate. ­" We need someone who is spiritual without being overly religious, or overly judgmental ­. Our founding fathers wanted to avoid a theocracy for a reason - and people like you exemplify that reason.
Left by shabach on Feb 20, 2012 2:37 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

If the President is a Christian then why is he saying a womens right to choose abortion? God is the giver of life.
Left by KellieC on Feb 20, 2012 12:23 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

Romney is as Romney does. He is blah. He reminds me of Eddy Haskell remember leave it to Beaver. Drops millions of dollars of atack adds on other candidates and smiles and says their getting negitive "My mrs. Cleaver thats a lovely dress your wearing today"
Left by kelly on Feb 20, 2012 12:37 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

So Santorum is basically an inarticulate, opportunist moron? Is that what you're trying to say? And Romney, by playing closer to the vest, might be more articulate, but every bit as opportunist. He finds himself in the unfortunate position of being every bit as dishonest but his instrument is too finely tuned for the ears of the "people" he's supposed to be appealing to? Is that you are trying to say? The one you want is the one who can get most of the mob baying for blood behind them? What an unfortunate set of circumstances America finds itself saddled with.
Left by Lew on Feb 20, 2012 9:31 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

BO has already won the election. RS thinks he's has what it takes to win some states when he actually put his on foot in his mouth by attack religious beliefs of the President. One repub down, two more to go meaning MR and NG. Sorry folks Paul is not getting any attention because he's somewhere out in space looking for a planet to land on and Earth is not it.
Left by shabach on Feb 21, 2012 8:36 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

I am not surprised. He is Muslim is he not, passes gay laws against the Sharia,Islamic laws, what I read in the other column reflects the similarity of our small heads. The most important subject that anyone can learn like budgeting, looking at the past years, the trend, then decide how to forward is history. Alas many seem to have totally reduced this in the school as boring subject or if there is, it is about the own country. That leave a very narrow mind Read this and see how deep many go. Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim. To be very honest I read the Rise and Fall of The Third Reich by William Shirer , a book on Germany 1600 odd pages, but there was all murder.Did Osama have sons? Etc can give us the clue of how terrorism started and we can then follow this to kill the terrorism. We know so little we knew not
Left by Mullar on Feb 21, 2012 1:42 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

Europe seals new Greek bailout but doubts remain. The new package to Greece will cost Greece more repayments overall. I keep on paying the bank keeps this as the interest and the main sum is still aside waiting for the bank to knock my door, want and is "accident prone" in coming years. More? It came and went in a flash, a number on a board for seconds at a time, but it’s symbolic power couldn't be dismissed. The Dow Jones industrial average, powered higher all year by optimism that the economic recovery is finally for real, crossed 13,000 the first time since May 2008. The rise in oil follows an announceme¬nt by Iran over the weekend that it will stop selling oil to Britain and France in retaliatio¬n for as planned European oil embargo this summer. Iran will cut off more oil to Europe at $106.25 per barrel on the New York Mercantile , “"They're trying to keep the market hyped up,"“we are exporting more oil than we import according to the GAO and the President, so what is the issue her
Left by Mullar on Feb 21, 2012 6:22 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

We need a bold, courageous man who will tell it like it is and not let fear guide him, but instead be able to tell the truth about this president and reveal what kind of a man we really have in the white house. Santorum needs all our prayers if he is going to win this election. I believe that if he stands for God's principles outlined in the Bible, then Obama will be up against Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the son of the living God! Obama won't stand chance!
Left by Betty on Feb 21, 2012 6:36 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

Rick Santorum 2012
Left by JESUS is the only answere on Feb 21, 2012 8:47 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

I have not seen anything in President Obama's character,lifestyle,lawmaking,friends/aquaintances,plans for our nation's future,etc. that would indicate in any way that he is a Bible-believing,born=again Christian.He does cater to the Muslims,deviants,and baby-killers.He reminds me of "the lawless one" spoken of in God's Word.He thinks that he is above the law of our land.He tramples on everything that is right and good for our nation.
Left by Ruth Hoedebeck on Feb 22, 2012 12:28 AM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

I'm with Santorum. It's about time somebody called it like it is.
Left by Tommye on Feb 22, 2012 5:21 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

As President, Santorum BETTER understand the concept of separation of the government OFF of the church! And last time I checked, that is EXACTLY what he was doing. Try to keep it straight. Oh, and another thing, we DON'T JUST WANT jobs&money. AMERICANS WANT A REAL LEADER WITH DIGNITY AND INTEGRITY TO LEAD AMERICA!!!
OUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS MUST&WILL BE UPHELD!!!
Left by quovadis on Feb 24, 2012 2:48 PM

# RE: Santorum Says Obama's Theology Not Based on Bible

What is this separation of church and state?? Where is that in the constitution? We better care what our president believes. Our founding fathers weren't afraid to mention their God and Creator. Look where "political correctness" has gotten us!
Left by llcrdc on Feb 25, 2012 5:24 PM